Colt Brennan is in town. He said he will be attending tonight’s game.
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It’s probably just me, but I’ve never understood the fascination with UH’s attendance figures and money situation. I suppose it would be important if I were an athletic director, but since I’m not even an athletic writer, and every time I go to a UH event the electricity appears to be working, then UH is doing OK. I mean, do you go to L&L and count the customers or worry if they’re able to cover next year’s chicken katsu supplies?
I suppose attendance is tied to popularity, which, by extension, is tied to worth, which, by extension, is tied to UH’s economic health. Then again, the popular movies never win Oscars, because they’re not as worthy as the artsy movies we pretend we like. Notice the artsy-fartsy have to tell you what they saw on PBS while the rest of us just have to say, “The Situation,” and we all know what we watched?
The point of this rant is that tonight’s UH-Nevada game is important whether 20,000 show up or they “pack it.” It’s important because it’s an elimination game between two WAC teams. After all, the Fresno media declared Fresno State dead in the WAC race after it suffered its first league loss last week.
People might talk about the fans’ wait-and-see approach, but then again, UH had a wait-and-see marketing plan. Nevada is the only marquee team on UH’s home WAC schedule, but the pitch for this game didn’t start until this past Monday. Just because the team takes it one game at a time does not mean that it should be marketed that way.
So worry about Colin Kaepernick escaping defensive containment. Take bets on when Chris Ault will make his replay challenge. But don’t be concerned about the gate. The lights work, right?
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Avis has selected ballpicker as the winner of the HI Pride UH T-shirt. Text me at 256-0223 for dropoff info.
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A very happy birthday to Ronnie.