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  • UpNorthHockey
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by FlagDUDE08 View Post
    Good to see this incredibly stupid idea would only take place for one second.
    These gimmicks are the current staples of Milwaukee Admiral Hockey.....VERY popular with the locals.......and they add more of this stuff every year.

    There's generally a live 2 song performance from a has-been pop-star as well...usually someone playing at the local casino that weekend.

    The hockey game is truly incidental, but without this stuff, I can't say the lower deck would be even half full.

    Sorry about the "half-time" misnomer but it does remind me more of football threatrics.
    Last edited by UpNorthHockey; 08-14-2012, 04:02 PM.

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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by UpNorthHockey View Post
    perhaps a giant pirate ship with scantily clad cheerleaders could be hauled out on the rink at half-time and they could shoot fans down the ice with a giant sling-shot.
    Good to see this incredibly stupid idea would only take place for one second.

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  • bigus
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    So either Wisconsin fans are too insecure to accept the possibility of another team or are so desperate for another team that they're inventing it out of whole cloth? Well that makes sense. You guys fight it out and let us know how we really feel.

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  • bigblue_dl
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by UpNorthHockey View Post
    I think the reason the thread won't go away quietly is that Wisconsinites would love to see another D1 team, even if it's only a pipe dream. If you talk about it long enough, it might spark more interest.....

    There have been some places where a college hockey fanbase has been created with little or no hockey culture......Nebraska-Omaha, the Ohio schools. With the right marketing, UWM might build a following, but it would be a long haul. They'd need a lot of help from the UW hockey program, the Admirals organization and the UWM basketball program to fill seats. They'd also need a major sideshow for those who won't understand the game....perhaps a giant pirate ship with scantily clad cheerleaders could be hauled out on the rink at half-time and they could shoot fans down the ice with a giant sling-shot.
    Seriously? Half-time?

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  • ExileOnDaytonStreet
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    Originally posted by UpNorthHockey View Post
    They'd also need a major sideshow for those who won't understand the game....perhaps a giant pirate ship with scantily clad cheerleaders could be hauled out on the rink at half-time and they could shoot fans down the ice with a giant sling-shot.
    This is the exact reason I never got much into the Admirals while I lived in Milwaukee. Going to Gamblers games in GB isn't much better, but at least they mostly stick to ****ty DJ music to assault the fans' experience.

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  • UpNorthHockey
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    Six pages of dismissing every aspect of the notion of UWM starting hockey, from the facility that only exists in theory to the parts where not even college hockey fans who have lived in Milwaukee think there's a market for it.

    But yeah, I'm the only one dismissing it, and surely it must be because I'm a Badger. *thumbs up*
    I think the reason the thread won't go away quietly is that Wisconsinites would love to see another D1 team, even if it's only a pipe dream. If you talk about it long enough, it might spark more interest.....

    There have been some places where a college hockey fanbase has been created with little or no hockey culture......Nebraska-Omaha, the Ohio schools. With the right marketing, UWM might build a following, but it would be a long haul. They'd need a lot of help from the UW hockey program, the Admirals organization and the UWM basketball program to fill seats. They'd also need a major sideshow for those who won't understand the game....perhaps a giant pirate ship with scantily clad cheerleaders could be hauled out on the rink at half-time and they could shoot fans down the ice with a giant sling-shot.

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  • 4four4
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    The moral of the story is Wisconsin just isn't a great hockey market. It's ok.

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  • ExileOnDaytonStreet
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    Originally posted by illwauk View Post
    Yeah, this thread is so trivial that there's six pages of discussion... exactly the "logic" I've come to expect from insecure Bucky fans.
    Six pages of dismissing every aspect of the notion of UWM starting hockey, from the facility that only exists in theory to the parts where not even college hockey fans who have lived in Milwaukee think there's a market for it.

    But yeah, I'm the only one dismissing it, and surely it must be because I'm a Badger. *thumbs up*

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  • Chuck Schwartz
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by illwauk View Post
    Yeah, this thread is so trivial that there's six pages of discussion... exactly the "logic" I've come to expect from insecure Bucky fans.

    The funding for the arena has already been approved. Milwaukee also has a baseball team that plays (a.) what is a dying sport at the collegiate level in the upper Midwest (b.) in another town (c.) at what is, at best, a D3 facility (d.) no closer to campus than the local Major League club. You think there might be the slightest chance the Milwaukee athletic department might find it a better use of those scholarships and the money they're spending on a new arena to start a program that could play on-campus in what would be its flagship venue?
    Tell me more about this facility.

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  • illwauk
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    I've had gas that's lasted longer and been taken more seriously than the idea behind this thread.
    Yeah, this thread is so trivial that there's six pages of discussion... exactly the "logic" I've come to expect from insecure Bucky fans.

    The funding for the arena has already been approved. Milwaukee also has a baseball team that plays (a.) what is a dying sport at the collegiate level in the upper Midwest (b.) in another town (c.) at what is, at best, a D3 facility (d.) no closer to campus than the local Major League club. You think there might be the slightest chance the Milwaukee athletic department might find it a better use of those scholarships and the money they're spending on a new arena to start a program that could play on-campus in what would be its flagship venue?

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  • MadCityRich
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    I've had gas that's lasted longer and been taken more seriously than the idea behind this thread.
    Awesome.

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  • NEWI Badger Fan
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
    I've had gas that's lasted longer and been taken more seriously than the idea behind this thread.
    No more Old Style for you. Too much Kraeusening.

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  • Hammer
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    You need to watch what you eat.

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  • ExileOnDaytonStreet
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    I've had gas that's lasted longer and been taken more seriously than the idea behind this thread.

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  • JohnsonsJerseys
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    Re: UW-Milwaukee exploring adding D-1 hockey

    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    MATC?
    Milwaukee Area Technical College... "The Fighting Mechanics"

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