Bulldogs work quickly

Bulldogs work quickly

There are 32 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Nov 14, 2007, titled Bulldogs work quickly. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

College basketball fans know what to expect from Butler's offense. The Bulldogs consume most of the 35-second shot clock on each meticulous possession.

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Smartaleck

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Nov 15, 2007
reddog wrote:
ISU's Gabe Moore says the Dawgs aren't much better. That's something I'd expect from a player no one wanted... grow up. I suspect he's always wanted to be a Dawg but knows he'll never be one!!!!!!!!!
Hey hilljack learn to read. Moore made that comment after LAST year's game, when the Trees defeated the Dawgs handily. After THIS game he said they are a lot better. Read much?
Matt

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Nov 15, 2007
WOW! AJ Graves is one heck of a shooter!! I don't think he missed one three pointer last night. Fun to watch the Bulldogs last night!! GO DAWGS!!!!

Since: Feb 07

Carmel, IN

#24 Nov 15, 2007
State has one of the most pathetic collegiate athletic program in the country. They should just hang on to Track & Field and women's basketball.

Glad to see Butler hand it to them...
Chad

Louisville, KY

#25 Nov 15, 2007
Smartaleck wrote:
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Hey hilljack learn to read. Moore made that comment after LAST year's game, when the Trees defeated the Dawgs handily. After THIS game he said they are a lot better. Read much?
No he didn't you moron. He made the comment last night. Read much.
Shelborne

Elmhurst, IL

#26 Nov 15, 2007
Butler loses money wrote:
Did Mr. Collier's plan to increase revenue work? Here are the results based on the price of season tickets:
Last night's attendance [3555]@$18 each netted $63,990. If last year's average attendance [5734] had shown up @$12 each, it would have netted $68,808. Last night lost $4,818. One would have expected a higher crowd for an in-state rivalry as well. In case you didn't notice, Mr. Collier, people in this city don't like increased prices [taxes], just ask Bart Peterson.
I missed last night's game, not because it would have cost more to go, but because I didn't get out of the office until 6:40 and I would have missed the tip (thanks boss!). If the DAWGS play well, like last year, many fans will come to Hinkle. Remember, last year they had the "buzz" of winning the pre-season NIT before ever hosting a game.
Smartaleck

Indianapolis, IN

#27 Nov 15, 2007
Chad wrote:
<quoted text>No he didn't you moron. He made the comment last night. Read much.
It was a frustrating experience for Sycamores guard Gabe Moore, who scored 24 points in a 72-64 upset LAST YEAR and afterward called the Bulldogs slow.
"Butler is a good team. No disrespect to them," Moore said. "But I don't think they're that much better than us."

Asked to compare Butler from LAST SEASON TO THIS, Moore responded:
"I think they're a lot better."

Pay special attention to the all caps parts. I remember reading Moore's quote in the story from last years game to boot. Again, read much? Hilljack...
quote

Columbus, OH

#28 Nov 15, 2007
Smartaleck wrote:
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It was a frustrating experience for Sycamores guard Gabe Moore, who scored 24 points in a 72-64 upset LAST YEAR and afterward called the Bulldogs slow.
"Butler is a good team. No disrespect to them," Moore said. "But I don't think they're that much better than us."
Asked to compare Butler from LAST SEASON TO THIS, Moore responded:
"I think they're a lot better."
Pay special attention to the all caps parts. I remember reading Moore's quote in the story from last years game to boot. Again, read much? Hilljack...
Here's the quote from the Tribune-Star (Terre Haute's local newspaper)“We have to improve on ball-handling, passes, cuts, everyone has to work on shooting. There’s a lot we need to improve because we’re not ready,” Moore said.“Butler’s a good team, but what was the final score? I don’t think they’re that much better than us. If we had fought all the way to the end, but this loss? I can’t accept it.”

The comment was made after the game last night.
My two cents

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Nov 15, 2007
Butler loses money wrote:
Did Mr. Collier's plan to increase revenue work? Here are the results based on the price of season tickets:
Last night's attendance [3555]@$18 each netted $63,990. If last year's average attendance [5734] had shown up @$12 each, it would have netted $68,808. Last night lost $4,818. One would have expected a higher crowd for an in-state rivalry as well. In case you didn't notice, Mr. Collier, people in this city don't like increased prices [taxes], just ask Bart Peterson.
Keep in mind that last year was a Saturday game too. I spoke to a lot of people who couldn't make it this year to the BU vs. ISU game because it was during the week.
Attendance

Indianapolis, IN

#30 Nov 15, 2007
quote wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's the quote from the Tribune-Star (Terre Haute's local newspaper)“We have to improve on ball-handling, passes, cuts, everyone has to work on shooting. There’s a lot we need to improve because we’re not ready,” Moore said.“Butler’s a good team, but what was the final score? I don’t think they’re that much better than us. If we had fought all the way to the end, but this loss? I can’t accept it.”
The comment was made after the game last night.
The Indystar story is ambiguous. It's hard to tell which quote was made when. This quote explains it. Yet another example of brilliant journalism from the Gannet Star!
DCR

Green Bay, WI

#32 Nov 15, 2007
Go Dawgs!
Beat the Aces!
Long Time Dawg Fans

Carmel, IN

#33 Nov 16, 2007
Mr. Collier is shutting out families, retirees and others that have supported the Dawgs that live on smaller incomes. The variety of folks that attended the games was incredible and a part of the Hinkle experience.

Obviously now money has become the number one issue to Mr. Collier. Even if he only has 2/3 the attendance this year over last year he makes more money. I'm sure this is his thinking, the same thinking that is driving the Big Ten with the advent of their "TV network."

All of this is a shame. Obviously Mr. Collier has completely gotten out of touch with Butler fans during his questionable residency in Nebraska.

Butler is no longer a low cost alternative for the entertainment dollar, a great chance for Hoosiers to watch basketball as it was meant to be played. Now Butler basketball is in competition with too many other alternatives for entertainment. My wife has already told me she would rather got to a nice dinner downtown than go to Hinkle and spend the same money on tickets, a sandwich at Binkley's and gas to the game. She made another good point, Hinkle is not the most fan friendly place to watch a game. It's the greatest basketball arena in the country, IMHO, but she says that if they want to start charging higher ticket prices she'd sure like to see better amenities and concessions. I have to admit she's got a point.

I guess Barry is trying to bring Butler into the big time. But, it is always a kick to see the little league basketball coaches bring their teams to the Butler games and to see all of the families with the little kids. With Bulter's new ticket prices I'd bet some kid's teams will opt to go to Conseco to see the Pacers from the upper deck.

Oh well. It was fun while it lasted. Now it's all about the money.
Long Time Dawg Fans

Carmel, IN

#34 Nov 16, 2007
Oh, and IF Butler loses a couple of key games and drops out of the rankings, with the higher ticket prices watch attendance plummet. We have gone to games through the thick and the thin but would not at the new prices.

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