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  • #31
    Originally posted by ShockerFever View Post

    Do we really set the bar at the Missouri Valley level?

    It can be done. It’s a matter of caring enough to do it. After nearly a decade of putting up with this, it appears the athletic department doesn’t really care, as long as they are cashing in those promo checks.

    Maybe there’s something in the contracts that makes internet inadequate which forces masses to watch a mindless promo.
    He made an exceptionally unreasonable comparison with no validity. I called it out.

    I agree that either someone doesn't care or doesn't have the budget to address the situation.

    I recommend one of the irritated nerds on here spearhead the effort. WSU generally puts out top-level athletics. WSU does not have top-level athletic department funding, staffing numbers, etc. It is what it is.

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    • #32
      ShockerFever, SHOCKvalue and I co-authored this under pseudonyms:

      https://potloc.com/blog/en/why-stadi...o-sports-fans/

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      • #33
        Originally posted by shoxlax View Post
        Some of those geomapping/smart stadium things mentioned would be GREAT projects for students to work on and gain some experience. I would be OK with such helper things being a bit on the glitchy side if I knew it was helping students hone their skills.

        In this day and age, making reliable wifi available should be a no brainer to get done, I'm guessing cost has to be the thing in the way right now. But considering what we pay for tickets, my expectations are equal to the relative high cost.

        As for the concessions, I went to an event in Altanta at MB Stadium. Not only did they have the stated list of relatively inexpensive items (and more expensive premium ones too), but the sodas were refillable! All they handed you was the empty cup. And by keeping concession prices down, and making the customer happier, said customers are more likely to drop $$$ on other things like souvenirs.
        Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss

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        • #34
          I wonder if they quit messing with wifi and just put cell phone repeaters for the public. The cell service seems much better now than the wifi ever was.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by SB Shock View Post
            I wonder if they quit messing with wifi and just put cell phone repeaters for the public. The cell service seems much better now than the wifi ever was.
            That would definitely be adding multiple zeros over the upfront price tag of a wifi solution. Would be interesting to look at it from a long term perspective with 5G coming out though.
            Kung Wu say: "If Chuck Norris had a coach, his name would be Gregg Marshall."

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            • #36
              Originally posted by SB Shock View Post
              I wonder if they quit messing with wifi and just put cell phone repeaters for the public. The cell service seems much better now than the wifi ever was.
              In the football stadiums without WiFi, the cellular providers upped the capacity which obviously is a smart move to entice customers to use more data.

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              • #37
                So I tried a little experiment based on an article I read. I turned off my LTE data on my phone and went with straight 3G thinking less traffic. Lo and behold it worked. No issues with slow or stalled loads at all. Yes we still need WiFi but at least now I can follow Twitter and look at the game stats.
                Last edited by shoxlax; 3 days ago.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by shoxlax View Post
                  So I tried a little experiment based on an article I read. I turned off my LTE data on my phone and went with straight 3G thinking less traffic. Lo and behold it worked. No issues with slow or stalled loads at all. Yes we still need WiFi but at least now I can follow Twitter and look at the game stats.
                  Who needs game stats when you can tabulate them in your head, or stare at the scoreboard for the entire halftime waiting for them to show up for 7.5 seconds between garbled commercials? Pffft... go to Panera you non-hardcore fan!

                  Seriously though... foul replays have shown back up in CKA. Anyone notice that? Score one (just one) for the WSU AD.
                  There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.
                  - Ernest Hemingway

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by SHOCKvalue View Post

                    Who needs game stats when you can tabulate them in your head, or stare at the scoreboard for the entire halftime waiting for them to show up for 7.5 seconds between garbled commercials? Pffft... go to Panera you non-hardcore fan!

                    Seriously though... foul replays have shown back up in CKA. Anyone notice that? Score one (just one) for the WSU AD.
                    you say that, but you should see the cat-fight over the halftime stat sheet that is printed and placed in the saso room and the champions club. i've never seen little old ladies and men go nuts for stats.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by SHOCKvalue View Post

                      Who needs game stats when you can tabulate them in your head, or stare at the scoreboard for the entire halftime waiting for them to show up for 7.5 seconds between garbled commercials? Pffft... go to Panera you non-hardcore fan!

                      Seriously though... foul replays have shown back up in CKA. Anyone notice that? Score one (just one) for the WSU AD.
                      I’ve noticed several times the wrong players are on the scoreboard compared to what is actually on the floor.

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                      • #41
                        I can be like the 100 yr old guy at the NBC tournament a few years ago and start bringing a basketball scorebook with me.

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