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    I have to believe last night was a positive for our brand. The atmosphere in the Dome reminded me of the old days. From the beginning when the national anthem was played by a Cajun accordion musician folks were into the affair. The blackout was a success, the fans had enthusiasm, halftime entertainment was outstanding, the band/students exhibited energy throughout the game, and of course the effort by the team capped it all. Hopefully much of this came across in the television broadcast. I bet some did but it was probably difficult to capture it all. Those of you who watched it will have to answer how our brand was reflected in the broadcast. Kudos to the administration for the work that went into make last night happen. Another positive may have been that the JC recruits we are targeting may have had the opportunity to watch. Let's hope so.
    I thought last night's telecast was outstanding. The facility looked great and the announcers were complimentary of our coach, the team and the university. I was a little worried pregame as ESPN showed Georgia State ve Louisiana Lafayette. But, when the game actually came on, it was Louisiana all the way. I thought it was a very positive night for our brand and for UL basketball.

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    I thought last night's telecast was outstanding. The facility looked great and the announcers were complimentary of our coach, the team and the university. I was a little worried pregame as ESPN showed Georgia State ve Louisiana Lafayette. But, when the game actually came on, it was Louisiana all the way. I thought it was a very positive night for our brand and for UL basketball.
    Agreed. I watched the replay today and it definitely painted our brand in a good light. Except for the court. That thing gotta go

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    I thought last night's telecast was outstanding. The facility looked great and the announcers were complimentary of our coach, the team and the university. I was a little worried pregame as ESPN showed Georgia State ve Louisiana Lafayette. But, when the game actually came on, it was Louisiana all the way. I thought it was a very positive night for our brand and for UL basketball.
    Well all I've got is a Cox index of channels. They're stuck on lafayette. I can't speak for ESPN because I hardly ever get their index of programs, but today's softball says Louisiana Ragin'Cajuns just like Texas Longhorns is used.

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    You're too nice Mike. Marlin knew exactly what he was conveying, and it was screw those not here. Sometimes things aren't literal.
    Like I said, I did not hear it but some people who did hear it thought nothing of it. It is to each his own how to interpret a remark. Only the individual who uttered it knows what was meant. However what he said was accurate in that it was an entertaining game.

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    I thought last night's telecast was outstanding. The facility looked great and the announcers were complimentary of our coach, the team and the university. I was a little worried pregame as ESPN showed Georgia State ve Louisiana Lafayette. But, when the game actually came on, it was Louisiana all the way. I thought it was a very positive night for our brand and for UL basketball.
    Good to hear. Last night helped our brand and our administration needs to be complimented on the things they did to help promote the atmosphere around the game. I will say that our team has lots of limitations and all of us need to congratulate them in the effort they put out enabling them to defeat a team much more talented than they.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    Like I said, I did not hear it but some people who did hear it thought nothing of it. It is to each his own how to interpret a remark. Only the individual who uttered it knows what was meant. However what he said was accurate in that it was an entertaining game.
    No need to mention people not attending. He lost me in the second year. As I was exiting a game we'd won after a non great start of season he's commenting on the lack of fans. I think he should have focused on those who made a big effort to attend like I did. Eyes of the beholder, okay, and ultimately that's what matters. You're not converting people by sly insults.

    And the large negative response confirms it's not well received.

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    No need to mention people not attending. He lost me in the second year. As I was exiting a game we'd won after a non great start of season he's commenting on the lack of fans. I think he should have focused on those who made a big effort to attend like I did. Eyes of the beholder, okay, and ultimately that's what matters. You're not converting people by sly insults.
    At one time or another, every friend I've ever had has told me "you should've been there."

    Almost universally it was after they had a good time.

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    No need to mention people not attending. He lost me in the second year. As I was exiting a game we'd won after a non great start of season he's commenting on the lack of fans. I think he should have focused on those who made a big effort to attend like I did. Eyes of the beholder, okay, and ultimately that's what matters. You're not converting people by sly insults.

    And the large negative response confirms it's not well received.
    Not well received by some but I am not sure how large the negative response is. Sure lots of posts about it here by a few folks but as I went around town today and the game became a topic no one was worried about what was said post game. They just wanted to enjoy the victory. What is said here does not always represent the universal viewpoint.

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    Not well received by some but I am not sure how large the negative response is. Sure lots of posts about it here by a few folks but as I went around town today and the game became a topic no one was worried about what was said post game. They just wanted to enjoy the victory. What is said here does not always represent the universal viewpoint.
    Yeah he's got a golden cornucopia of good will. We're not even coming close to filling the lower bowl. Why he's gonna be an arse looking to challenge people. Yes, in spite of what Turbine friends say, tone matters.

    But believe whatever you wanna believe.

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    Yeah he's got a golden cornucopia of good will. We're not even coming close to filling the lower bowl. Why he's gonna be an arse looking to challenge people. Yes, in spite of what Turbine friends say, tone matters.

    But believe whatever you wanna believe.
    I take everything into account when I form an opinion about something. What is said here, on other social media platforms, and conversations I have with people all play a part in forming a view. Taking all that into account is how I came to firmly believe that the comment about people missing a good game is no big deal to the great majority of people. That being said, what I know is that the team has so many limitations that it is not reasonable to expect performances like last night to be the norm. Lack of overall talent and depth resulting in inconsistent performances is the main factor in more people not showing up regularly. Turbine asked the other day how come we are in this poor depth situation. Answer is simple, poor recruiting decisions were made. It appears that was not the case in the recent class brought in back in November but we won't know more about that until next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunsmike View Post
    You are right in the one game thing. Team has plenty of limitations which I have outlined too often. Can't expect results of last night every game but I hope to see the same effort every game. To be fair we made a few shots early and the Panthers missed a few early. That gave us energy which lasted the whole game and the crowd helped. Let's see how hard we play when shots don't fall and opponent is hot. Hustle is our only chance in those situations.
    I think you nailed it, we don't typically start off strong. It was nice to see.

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    I agree. While Justin does not have the typical basketball body and skill set, his career numbers will be better than some other "bigs" who were considered good players--Lonnie Thomas was a good post player for the Cajuns--Justin is on pace to have more points and rebounds than Lonnie. Justin is on pace to have more points than Marcus Stokes. He is on pace to have more points and rebounds than Dwayne Mitchell. He is on pace to have more rebounds than Marvin Winkler, Kevin Figaro, Larry Simon, Brett Smith, Michael Southhall, Dan Gay, Wayne Julien, Graylin Warner and Bryan Collins.


    Instead of focusing on his faults, we need to enjoy what be brings to the team. He is a vocal leader on a team that is lacking vocal leadership. Gant and Stoman are great players but they are not vocal leaders--they are very quiet by nature.


    One of my favorite presidential speeches is "The Man in the Arena" by Theodore Roosevelt. Justin is the man in the arena.
    Well said. As flawed a player as he is, he gives us his all. And he makes a lot of clutch plays.

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