I cut my donation in a 1/3 recently. I don't claim to know all the ins-and-outs of what goes on in the athletic department, but there are plenty of people who I know personally on this board who are up in arms. With that in mind, as I prioritize my own budget, I have trouble justifying dumping money into something like that. That doesn't make me any less of a fan. My hunch is that there are a lot of people out there making a similar evaluation of their own donation right now.
By the way, I got a nice "thank you for your donation" letter after I cut my donation. Seemed to be an odd message to a donor.
sorry if dumb question...... since I am neither(since I don't live in area), what is the difference between a priority season ticket and a (regular?) season ticket?
$5,000 RCAF $20,000 TAF
Paid for Scott Farmer's NOLA Bowl bonuses
Deciding vote on not hiring Steve Hale
Use influence to keep the status quo
Wow, this says a lot!
And as for my fan stats..
No including meals and fuel and merch..
The last 3 years of support I've passed along to Louisiana and its Atheltics: 13% of my annual income. That's personal donations. My business has kicked in an extra 8% of net income.
That should say enough.
But I must ask: how do you give so much when you saw the football team falling apart 2 years ago, the basketball team being locked in a bad long term contract, and believe that the the whole administration is incompetent and tearing down the program?? That's love right there.
I have bleacher seats for baseball and I pay fees.
To be honest, I didn't realize it was that much. We live close and are almost always at the ball park. With Hud, I believe in the man. I crushed him last year, and my confidence has wavered, but I can't yank my support because of one bad year. I don't give much to Bob, but basketball is further down my list of favorite sports to attend. Baseball gets a lot of my greenbacks. (Forgot to mention that about 3% of that figure was probably spent of drinking with Mel).
About RCAF and admin: You can go back and read my post history. I've begun giving to individual sports after the Hale situation, Farmer ____ ups, and the like. Believe it or not, I was a Savoie guy. Actually, I am a Savoie guy. This summer has been troubling so far and I hope he comes out clean, but this RCAF separation thing is a huge deal.