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UNT Fandom Poll

UNT Fandom Poll  

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  1. 1. Which best describes your UNT basketball game attendance?

    • Went to as many games as I could during the Benford era and still do
      18
    • Stopped going to games during Benford era and haven’t come back
      9
    • Stopped going to games during Benford era and am slowly coming back
      21
    • Stopped going to games during Benford era but currently make every game I can
      23
    • Attended games sparingly during the Benford era but make more now
      15
    • Stopped attending games after Benford left
      2


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I have made a a majority of games every season since the mid to early 90s believe. Difficult to move out of Denton when ya love the team. 

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After I got my degree, I had to wander in the wilderness of Amarillo and Kansas City, which coincidentally occurred during the Benford era. But living in Denton again has allowed me to make a lot more games now. 

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Haven't lived in the area since 2005, but I will add this to the discussion.  When Benford took over, I basically stopped following the team on the radio/internet like I did during the JJ years.  I would read about the results, usually disappointing, the following day but didn't tune in to the games.  Now, I am watching when possible, listening over the internet or following through the meangreenstats.com page every game.

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where does the "Had a niche college basketball podcast in 2012-to-not watching a single game, UNT or otherwise, by 2016" fall on the poll?

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22 hours ago, UNTDoubleAlum said:

After I got my degree, I had to wander in the wilderness of Amarillo and Kansas City, which coincidentally occurred during the Benford era. But living in Denton again has allowed me to make a lot more games now. 

I never thought I would say living in Amarillo would be better than watching a Benford coached team.

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12 hours ago, Censored by Laurie said:

where does the "Had a niche college basketball podcast in 2012-to-not watching a single game, UNT or otherwise, by 2016" fall on the poll?

Self aggrandizement is a venial sin.

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I had season tickets with Benford but the year before he was fired I am gave them up and just bought a few game tickets, back to season tickets when Mac was hired.

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6 hours ago, Censored by Laurie said:

 

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Bumper! 

And, I voted 'left and haven't come back since'. As my sidekick/hanger-on in our exceptional, exceptionally niche podcast, I assume you're included. 

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17 hours ago, TheTastyGreek said:

Bumper! 

And, I voted 'left and haven't come back since'. As my sidekick/hanger-on in our exceptional, exceptionally niche podcast, I assume you're included. 

It saddens me that you haven’t seen any of the McCasland era squads in person - I do understand why though. 

It’s good basketball and Grant is a good guy. You’d enjoy.

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18 hours ago, TheTastyGreek said:

Bumper! 

And, I voted 'left and haven't come back since'. As my sidekick/hanger-on in our exceptional, exceptionally niche podcast, I assume you're included. 

Why have you not come back?

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19 hours ago, TheTastyGreek said:

As my sidekick/hanger-on in our exceptional, exceptionally niche podcast, I assume you're included. 

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16 minutes ago, UNTLifer said:

Why have you not come back?

Erdoğan won't give him a travel visa. 

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22 minutes ago, Cerebus said:

Erdoğan won't give him a travel visa. 

Highly underrated post. 

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2 hours ago, 97and03 said:

Highly underrated post. 

Agree. +1 Enes Kanter (or maybe -1 Hedo Turkoglu)

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I thought about joking around, saying that I'm too busy these days with my Whirlyball career and touring interest in Civil War reenactment... But, honestly, I stopped coming when I stopped enjoying anything about it. And since then, I haven't really felt like I miss it. 

I'm glad we're seeing success, I hope others are enjoying their respective sport of choice as much as I did my 5 or 6 year deep-dive with this basketball team... But I don't care to get back into it. Quoner and a few others can attest- I was organizing a campaign and ready to buy a group of season tickets mid-season, the day we fired Benford. But... We didn't, and that was really the last straw for me. 

My wife is agitating to buy tickets again for one sport or another because she misses the organized get-together schedule with our friends. But, I've been to one game of the Littrell era and zero games of the McCasland era, and I don't regret it. I really don't miss it much. 

If we make it to the CUSA championship final in Frisco... That's great. But, I'll be at AT&T Stadium, watching Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia. If we make the NCAA tournament... That's great. But, I'll be in Florida. 

I hope this thing keeps chugging along, and it's as fun a ride for everyone following as it was for me once upon a time. And maybe in a year, or five years, or whenever, I'll miss it and want to come back to watch games again. Right now, though, I think I'm out for a while. 

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1 hour ago, TheTastyGreek said:

I thought about joking around, saying that I'm too busy these days with my Whirlyball career and touring interest in Civil War reenactment... But, honestly, I stopped coming when I stopped enjoying anything about it. And since then, I haven't really felt like I miss it. 

I'm glad we're seeing success, I hope others are enjoying their respective sport of choice as much as I did my 5 or 6 year deep-dive with this basketball team... But I don't care to get back into it. Quoner and a few others can attest- I was organizing a campaign and ready to buy a group of season tickets mid-season, the day we fired Benford. But... We didn't, and that was really the last straw for me. 

My wife is agitating to buy tickets again for one sport or another because she misses the organized get-together schedule with our friends. But, I've been to one game of the Littrell era and zero games of the McCasland era, and I don't regret it. I really don't miss it much. 

If we make it to the CUSA championship final in Frisco... That's great. But, I'll be at AT&T Stadium, watching Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia. If we make the NCAA tournament... That's great. But, I'll be in Florida. 

I hope this thing keeps chugging along, and it's as fun a ride for everyone following as it was for me once upon a time. And maybe in a year, or five years, or whenever, I'll miss it and want to come back to watch games again. Right now, though, I think I'm out for a while. 

I miss you buddy.

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1 hour ago, TheTastyGreek said:

I thought about joking around, saying that I'm too busy these days with my Whirlyball career and touring interest in Civil War reenactment... But, honestly, I stopped coming when I stopped enjoying anything about it. And since then, I haven't really felt like I miss it. 

I'm glad we're seeing success, I hope others are enjoying their respective sport of choice as much as I did my 5 or 6 year deep-dive with this basketball team... But I don't care to get back into it. Quoner and a few others can attest- I was organizing a campaign and ready to buy a group of season tickets mid-season, the day we fired Benford. But... We didn't, and that was really the last straw for me. 

My wife is agitating to buy tickets again for one sport or another because she misses the organized get-together schedule with our friends. But, I've been to one game of the Littrell era and zero games of the McCasland era, and I don't regret it. I really don't miss it much. 

If we make it to the CUSA championship final in Frisco... That's great. But, I'll be at AT&T Stadium, watching Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia. If we make the NCAA tournament... That's great. But, I'll be in Florida. 

I hope this thing keeps chugging along, and it's as fun a ride for everyone following as it was for me once upon a time. And maybe in a year, or five years, or whenever, I'll miss it and want to come back to watch games again. Right now, though, I think I'm out for a while. 

Says the dude who took time to research the last time we were 13-1

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9 hours ago, TheTastyGreek said:

I thought about joking around, saying that I'm too busy these days with my Whirlyball career and touring interest in Civil War reenactment... But, honestly, I stopped coming when I stopped enjoying anything about it. And since then, I haven't really felt like I miss it. 

I'm glad we're seeing success, I hope others are enjoying their respective sport of choice as much as I did my 5 or 6 year deep-dive with this basketball team... But I don't care to get back into it. Quoner and a few others can attest- I was organizing a campaign and ready to buy a group of season tickets mid-season, the day we fired Benford. But... We didn't, and that was really the last straw for me. 

My wife is agitating to buy tickets again for one sport or another because she misses the organized get-together schedule with our friends. But, I've been to one game of the Littrell era and zero games of the McCasland era, and I don't regret it. I really don't miss it much. 

If we make it to the CUSA championship final in Frisco... That's great. But, I'll be at AT&T Stadium, watching Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia. If we make the NCAA tournament... That's great. But, I'll be in Florida. 

I hope this thing keeps chugging along, and it's as fun a ride for everyone following as it was for me once upon a time. And maybe in a year, or five years, or whenever, I'll miss it and want to come back to watch games again. Right now, though, I think I'm out for a while. 

"Hello, my name is Tasty G"

everyone: "hi Tasty G!"

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On 1/10/2019 at 8:49 PM, TheTastyGreek said:

I thought about joking around, saying that I'm too busy these days with my Whirlyball career and touring interest in Civil War reenactment... But, honestly, I stopped coming when I stopped enjoying anything about it. And since then, I haven't really felt like I miss it. 

I'm glad we're seeing success, I hope others are enjoying their respective sport of choice as much as I did my 5 or 6 year deep-dive with this basketball team... But I don't care to get back into it. Quoner and a few others can attest- I was organizing a campaign and ready to buy a group of season tickets mid-season, the day we fired Benford. But... We didn't, and that was really the last straw for me. 

My wife is agitating to buy tickets again for one sport or another because she misses the organized get-together schedule with our friends. But, I've been to one game of the Littrell era and zero games of the McCasland era, and I don't regret it. I really don't miss it much. 

If we make it to the CUSA championship final in Frisco... That's great. But, I'll be at AT&T Stadium, watching Errol Spence and Mikey Garcia. If we make the NCAA tournament... That's great. But, I'll be in Florida. 

I hope this thing keeps chugging along, and it's as fun a ride for everyone following as it was for me once upon a time. And maybe in a year, or five years, or whenever, I'll miss it and want to come back to watch games again. Right now, though, I think I'm out for a while. 

Then why do come to the GMG fan forum?   Just curious if you no longer enjoy the sports at UNT why waste your time on this?

By the way the bb games are fun again. I stopped buying season tickets the second year into the Benford era.  It was a sad time indeed. I am happy to say I no longer hear the ball being bounce off the floor during the game.  It was not that way under the Benford years.  

I do understand giving something up and not missing it at all.  I lost interest in the NFL and have not watched a game in four years and could not tell you who is in the playoffs. 

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