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    Default Re: FB G13 Final Louisiana 19, App State 30

    When there is an economic change of the likes Acadiana experienced, people tend to get economical for a bit before deciding there are extracurriculars they can still afford.

    A lesser economy if stable, can outperform a stronger economy while it reevaluates its priorities.


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    Default Re: FB G13 Final Louisiana 19, App State 30

    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    5 Jake is still on scholly currently
    I was already counting his scholly as going away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    I agree with you, the Boone has something to do with the App attendance, as much as it's location. First, outside of hunting, fishing, hiking or rafting, there is nothing to do in Boone, NC. App State sports, football specifically is the only game in town. While there might be a huge alumni population in Charlotte, what percentage of those fans are driving hours in to Boone to watch App. State football? Sounds like a lot of speculation on your part, without very little to back it up.

    The bottom line is, Boone NC and Lafayette, La. are miles apart in culture and population. There is no major university within hours of Boone NC. We are located 50 miles from the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. We have cultural activities almost weekly in South Louisiana in addition to hunting and fishing traditions of many families. The battle for the almighty entertainment dollar is more difficult when the job growth for the Lafayette area the past year has been a -1.0 %.

    I've been back and forth to the Raleigh- Durham area for two years now. I've driven to Chapel Hill and Winston- Salem and Boone NC seems like light years away from any of those areas socially and economically. There is no comparison between the Lafayette market and Boone, NC.
    The population of Boone Is 17000. Unless everyone in town is going to the game, they are getting lots of alumni from surrounding areas. This is all about tradition and little to do with better things to do. Lafayette fans fell off the bandwagon, plain and simple. Win and they will come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrappDaddy View Post
    The population of Boone Is 17000. Unless everyone in town is going to the game, they are getting lots of alumni from surrounding areas. This is all about tradition and little to do with better things to do. Lafayette fans fell off the bandwagon, plain and simple. Win and they will come.
    So what you are saying is App State that also has a student enrollment of 17,017 is also most of the town's population? LOL!!!! As I said, it's the only game in town, regardless of how many are driving in to games, just like Ruston and Troy, Alabama.

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    IMHO: There's certainly less discretionary income in the Acadiana regional economy due to loss of higher paying oil field related jobs. Healthcare and banking are stable but not generating high job growth as in past due to heightened regulatory environment. Will continue seeing consolidation in both industries. Lafayette is HQ to some major players in both banking and healthcare and that bodes well for us. However neither industry can totally offset the income those energy sector jobs in our economy. Still, we just need to win and consistently promote Cajun football on a regional basis, beyond Acadiana. Season tickets and butts in the seats will follow. Most of the time people will not take the initiative to purchase a discretionary item. Often, we only need to be asked (sometimes more than once)before we buy a product or service.


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    App State's fan base is special. They are the best fanbase I have been around, ever. People were extremely hospitable. Everyone offered food and drinks. Not one fan taunted, but they did have the friendly banter. I walked about a mile through campus to get to my car after the game, and everyone was nice. The students were loud and almost 100 percent interactive through 4 quarters. I drove the 850-900 miles to get there, and even with the loss, it was 100 percent worth it. The win would have been lagniappe. Highly recommend going there in two years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisianaB View Post
    App State's fan base is special. They are the best fanbase I have been around, ever. People were extremely hospitable. Everyone offered food and drinks. Not one fan taunted, but they did have the friendly banter. I walked about a mile through campus to get to my car after the game, and everyone was nice. The students were loud and almost 100 percent interactive through 4 quarters. I drove the 850-900 miles to get there, and even with the loss, it was 100 percent worth it. The win would have been lagniappe. Highly recommend going there in two years.
    Well said, and you couldn't be more right. It's, by far, the best trip in this conference, and one I plan to make as often as possible.

    We need to make an effort to return the hospitality next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisianaB View Post
    App State's fan base is special. They are the best fanbase I have been around, ever. People were extremely hospitable. Everyone offered food and drinks. Not one fan taunted, but they did have the friendly banter. I walked about a mile through campus to get to my car after the game, and everyone was nice. The students were loud and almost 100 percent interactive through 4 quarters. I drove the 850-900 miles to get there, and even with the loss, it was 100 percent worth it. The win would have been lagniappe. Highly recommend going there in two years.
    I was taunted after the game...by my Daughter

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanof71 View Post
    I was taunted after the game...by my Daughter
    😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrappDaddy View Post
    The population of Boone Is 17000. Unless everyone in town is going to the game, they are getting lots of alumni from surrounding areas. This is all about tradition and little to do with better things to do. Lafayette fans fell off the bandwagon, plain and simple. Win and they will come.
    You glossed over the secret to their success when you placed the solution at the feet of "Lafayette fans."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrappDaddy View Post
    The population of Boone Is 17000. Unless everyone in town is going to the game, they are getting lots of alumni from surrounding areas. This is all about tradition and little to do with better things to do. Lafayette fans fell off the bandwagon, plain and simple. Win and they will come.
    Population of Watauga county, where Boone is located, is 50000+

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    We hung 4 App fans before the game 3 of them from Greensboro 2 hours away and 1 from Raleigh, 3 hours away.

    We need that kind of support. All 4 of these guys have season tickets and don't miss a game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginDave View Post
    We hung 4 App fans before the game 3 of them from Greensboro 2 hours away and 1 from Raleigh, 3 hours away.

    We need that kind of support. All 4 of these guys have season tickets and don't miss a game.
    You hung them??? I thought App fans were hospitable. Now you went & done it! No more friendly banter with Cajun fans...


    LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginFan2 View Post
    You hung them??? I thought App fans were hospitable. Now you went & done it! No more friendly banter with Cajun fans...


    LOL!
    At least he confessed to the murders lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouisianaB View Post
    App State's fan base is special. They are the best fanbase I have been around, ever. People were extremely hospitable. Everyone offered food and drinks. Not one fan taunted, but they did have the friendly banter. I walked about a mile through campus to get to my car after the game, and everyone was nice. The students were loud and almost 100 percent interactive through 4 quarters. I drove the 850-900 miles to get there, and even with the loss, it was 100 percent worth it. The win would have been lagniappe. Highly recommend going there in two years.
    I have no doubt App State has a special fan base and great traditions. As others have said, perhaps we can look at their game day activities, decisions and cost and make ours more inviting for our fan base.

    While I respect their accomplishments and traditions, I don't aspire to be their small town program model. That is not the model that get's us to the AAC or any other destination. That is the model that works in Boone,NC or Statesboro, Ga. and not Lafayette. They have a unique model that fits their community and feeds their traditions. With all due respect to them, I don't aspire to be a small town program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginFan2 View Post
    You hung them??? I thought App fans were hospitable. Now you went & done it! No more friendly banter with Cajun fans...


    LOL!
    My bad, hung with, not hung. But looking back on it, maybe it would have helped to have less App support there.

    Just kidding, I have been to App many times for sporting events including, now football, basketball and baseball.

    There fans are about the nicest you will meet in the Belt. PS.....THEY HATE ARK STATE. Every fan I spoke to said that they are the worst fans in the BELT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginDave View Post
    We hung 4 App fans before the game 3 of them from Greensboro 2 hours away and 1 from Raleigh, 3 hours away.

    We need that kind of support. All 4 of these guys have season tickets and don't miss a game.
    That is 4 fans less to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    You can count on it, he's offered a JC QB that is a December Grad this past week. Our starting QB for next season is not on campus.
    That's great to hear T!

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