Jump to content
SiouxSports.com Forum

Telly33

Members
  • Content Count

    96
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Telly33

    Al Pearson Bus

    <Hopefully this post will be allowed to remain in this forum> I'm sure most of us know or are at least aware of who Al is, but he's pretty much the undisputed #1 Sioux hockey fan of all-time. He's been organizing Sioux hockey bus trips for the last 46 years. He and his daughter Joanna are running one for this weekend's series in Omaha and Joanna has stated it's possible it could be the last one ever due to Al's declining health. They are still looking for more people to sign up. Joanna stated this morning that the bus will go no matter what, but as the numbers shake out right now the Pearsons will have to come out of pocket for the breakeven shortage at significant expense to themselves. If anyone is on the fence about going to Omaha this weekend or is going but was planning on driving, get in touch with Joanna ASAP and get signed up for the bus instead and help them out.. Link to the info on her FB page is below. Feel free to share the info with anyone who might be interested. https://www.facebook.com/events/1992162090859976/ Thanks.
  2. Telly33

    .

    .
  3. Telly33

    Filling the Ralph

    1.) They need to start dropping the price of general admission tickets and/or running ticket promotions every damn week if need be. If they have to sell those upper level tickets for $10 then do it, youth ticket free with purchase of an adult ticket, whatever. It's better than having entire sections empty up there. If they're going to capitalize financially when we have great teams then bad teams should have financial consequences too. It's easy to put butts in the seats when we have exciting teams...Parises, Toews, Oshies, Boesers.....people will pay a premium for the tickets to see those teams. It's embarrassing what it costs per person for a night at the arena with the teams we've had the last couple years. Everything included $100+ per person to see them get swept by Western Michigan. Where do I sign up? 2.) If season ticket holders aren't going to use their tickets for a particular game be a fan and get them to someone who will. You don't have the golden ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, stop trying to get $75-$100 each for them. 3.) Get off your damn phones and watch the game. How about some 20 sec. public service announcements on the video board about putting the phone down instead of encouraging people to be on the UND app or whatever. Voting for the player of the game on your phone adds zero to the overall experience and just encourages distraction. There's nothing like a critical moment in the game and the announcement to get on your phones and vote for the POG to really get the fans mentally checked out of the game and focused on getting the stupid app to load. 4.) As far as the team, it's nut check time. Well actually nut check time was last Saturday, but they reached down and didn't find any. Time to check again. It might be time to send a message to some big names with a night off on Saturday if the effort and result isn't there on Friday. We've got nothing to lose at this point. Maybe some of the guys that aren't getting ice time will be hungrier. Sometimes there's nothing like a little reality check for guys who think they're locked into the lineup every night to stir the pot a little. It'll be interesting to see what the crowd looks like tomorrow night especially when a more exciting team will be playing a couple miles away at Purpur Arena that night.....
  4. Telly33

    UND vs. DU

    Has Jason said when the last time was we had 15 or fewer shots in a winning effort? Has to have been decades.
  5. Telly33

    .

    .
  6. Telly33

    Filling the Ralph

    We better come away with a couple W's this weekend or they're going to be giving away the tickets.
  7. Telly33

    Filling the Ralph

    Depending on my kids sometimes I need an extra ticket just to get one through the door. Last night we sat in the suites and I needed one. There was a guy in the lobby last night that just gave me one for free. I never worry about it at all. They're always available out front or worst case scenario if not you just walk up to the ticket window and buy what you need. Really no risk at all, check TM before you leave your house if you want to be sure, but better off making the actual purchase from the window to avoid the TM fees.
  8. Telly33

    Filling the Ralph

    Yep, for sure Dave. I bring this up all the time and I think you and I have even talked about it in person. The "Let's Go Sioux" chants are always half-hearted these days and usually fizzle out quickly. "Hawks" chants are of course non-existent. I think it's just something that's going to take time to work itself out. Or maybe there's a happy medium in there somewhere like "U-N-D!" or something more generic like that that everyone might be willing to get on board with.
  9. Telly33

    Filling the Ralph

    Great, so if ticket sales aren't the issue then that brings us back to getting those paid for tickets used by somebody which also brings us back to my original idea of a system to release them back out. But, I was told there are too many unsold tickets each night for that to be a viable concept. So which is it? Yes, we all know that we by far lead the nation in attendance. I said that in the very first post. We can do better though because we've done better in the past. That's the whole point of this thread.
  10. Telly33

    Filling the Ralph

    Yeah, that was probably him. I can sort of picture what he looked like, but it's been a lot of years obviously. He'd run over to the opposite side of the ice from the student section at the old arena and get the season ticketholders going every once in a while, etc.
  11. Telly33

    Filling the Ralph

    Is the guy who invented "Sioux Yeah Yeah" on this message board? He used to run around the inner ring at the old Ralph and fire everyone up. Maybe we need to hire that guy to come back to some games and get some new stuff going. lol
  12. Telly33

    2019 WEST REGIONAL - SCHEEL'S ARENA

    Yep, exactly. And I think everyone who's not in the Champions Club gets that they can join it.
  13. Telly33

    2019 WEST REGIONAL - SCHEEL'S ARENA

    Very, very few would be my guess. I'll bet there were hardly any actually available to the general public.
  14. Telly33

    Filling the Ralph

    Fair point. They do sell SRO tickets though so that might account for a decent chunk of the people packed into the bars.
  15. Telly33

    Filling the Ralph

    Maybe it's just my imagination, but I think there's a big misconception out there that the games are generally sold out. It's why you see people paying more than face and why you see people with upper bowl tickets marking them up on the secondary market. Maybe they're doing all they can to get the word out that tickets are still available and maybe they're not. There's also a segment of the market that will pay face value (or more) for lower bowl tickets, but aren't interested in upper bowl seats at all and would rather stay home instead. The general admission tickets available are almost exclusively upper bowl, so I think there's room for my idea as well as others.
×