Sell out streak

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  1. frogoffbuddy

    frogoffbuddy Newbie
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    If games are played at home with no fans allowed do we keep bumping the streak up since all tickets that could be sold were?

    Mostly asking in jest because I think it is an empty tradition.
     
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  2. HominidHusker

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    Maybe just an * in the record books
     
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  3. scarletred

    scarletred Nebraska Legend
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    Do too the pandemic and only allowing so many in the stadium the streak will still continue but the 2020 will have a asterisk by it..
     
  4. Crazyhole

    Crazyhole Sophomore
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    If they only sell 20k tickets and people buy them all, it's a sellout. No asterisk needed.
     
  5. Huskerfan2112

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    Exactly. If they make one ticket available and it sells, its a sellout.

    not sure why the bitching about this streak continues. Would some people be happy if we were K state and sold 60 percent for each game?
     
  6. Husker4real

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    The sellout steak is cool, and since it is the last domino to fall in the great tradition of NU football, I can see why some fans cling to it.

    I’ll trade a half-empty stadium for a winning football team right now. The sellout streak, again - very cool - doesn’t even register with me as having any great importance. The top 50 things I care about with NU football all have to do with fixing the product on the field.
     
  7. TheBeav815

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    Don't underestimate the importance of the streak, it ties directly to $$$ which is very important. That kind of ticket and concession money buys a lot of stuff like private jet flights to go secure commitments half a country away in December.

    NU earns a lot more money than it might strictly merit lately because our fans tune in, and that makes it worth putting on tv.
     
  8. TheNewNU

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    Sell out streak is a nice thing to brag about for prospective recruits and coaches. Doesnt mean much other than that. Its just marketing at the end of the day
     
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  9. jedimasterjed

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    Its something that sells the program and its brought up each time the huskers play. I think it's big to keep it going
     
  10. spinner4

    spinner4 All-American
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    A lot of Karen’s on this board hate the streak because they are bitter old fools. It shows a passion for football we have here like no other school.
     
  11. husker2612

    husker2612 Graduate Assistant
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    exactly you can't sell what doesn't exist.
     
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  12. husker2612

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    I don't think it is the old people that have the issue with it. I think it is the younger crowd who for whatever reason hate it.
     
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  13. Lincoln100

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    It is their truth.
     
  14. spinner4

    spinner4 All-American
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    Sorry didn’t mean old - in age.

    Old meaning -
    used to express an attitude of affection or amusement
     
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    Business question

    if you cancel all season tickets for this year and sell all single game tickets for say a capacity of 20k. How much above regular prices can you charge and still get 20k - 2x 3x 4x?

    follow up — given a hypothetical 20k for sellout purposes would you rather get 20k for base price or 15k fans at 3x base price but sellout streak ends ?
     
  16. Rick Chick

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    Just like mythical national championships that were awarded by polls not by a real playoff system.
     
  17. Crazyhole

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    A playoff doesn't make anything real. Its all opinion no matter what.
     
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  18. scarletred

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    Didn’t need a playoff system when you beat the #2,#3 and # 4 teams in the country at seasons end (1971) and beat 3 of the team in the top 10 in your conference and #2 Florida 62-24 convincingly (1995)..

    You Herky’s know nothing about history..
     
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    And their mythical title they claim is downright comical.
     
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    And luck of the drawl. If Ohio State gets Oklahoma last year and beats them and Plays LSU for the title, the Buckeyes May have matched up much better with LSU then Clemson even though Clemson beat LSU
     
  21. bleed husker red

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    Let it die. That way if we continue to circle the drain it wont be due to our performance
     
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    Did grizzly Adams have a beard
     
  23. Rick Chick

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    Still needs an asterisk on account before the playoffs.
     
  24. Huskers12

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    I totally agree! As someone who has participated in the continuing the sellout streak, I'm proud of all my fellow HUSKER FANS that keep the streak alive and well. You're darn right it shows a passion for HUSKER FOOTBALL and it is like no other school. I think the closest to Nebraska's streak is Notre Dame and they aren't all that close. In fact, Notre Dame had a 273 sellout streak going until last year, on November 14, 2019, their game against No. 21 Navy was not a sellout. And I cannot find who is 3rd on the list, I'm sure if I tried I could find who is, but why waste my time. LOL

    GO BIG RED!!!
     
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  25. scarletred

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    No it doesn’t...

    Run along now and shine your only Rose Bowl Trophy..
     

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