WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby dunbar » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:42 am

Muchups wrote:
thebam wrote:
mainejeff wrote:Since the camera never really showed the "home"/larger side...how could any of us that weren't there really be able to tell how big the crowd was?

That's fair. I can only go by what I saw. That side looked sparse . Not sure what the camera side holds for numbers, people standing, etc..
Looking forward to a good crowd at Fenway this weekend.


Home side was overflowing and there were hundreds standing. I've seen crowds of 10,000 at Fitzpatrick for Deering-Portland Thanksgiving game. I didn't question the 7,200 official attendance. It felt about right.


The first five or six rows on both sides were virtually empty. When the place only seats 6000, it's very easy to dispute the official figure. It was an average crowd, but definitely not large enough to play there again.
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby fafan » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:28 am

At least we can agree to disagree about some of the Portland issues. I could certainly see playing one home game in NOVEMBER ONLY every 3-5 years, assuming we can get a normal schedule of 5-6 home games. Ok, lets be real 5 games.
The Portland rental jumbotron sucked and just like ours the inability to zoom in on any replay pretty much lends itself to being useless.
I would have said actual fans in the Fitzy were greater than the W&M game a week ago. Wanna bet the S&B game will be half as much. ;)
Not all Universities have stadiums in rural areas, ie Nebraska is downtown Lincoln, how about Holy Cross stadium, sits right on I-290 in Worcester!!!
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby MacP » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:07 pm

I attended the game and don't doubt whatsoever that there were at least 7,000 in attendance. Home side was mostly full, visitors side 60% full, many standing down at the Beer Garden and elsewhere.
I was at the Portland game (mid 1980's) way back when QB Mike Buck and WR Sergio Hebra were such a dynamic tandem and I believe there were around 10,000 in attendance for that game with many folks standing.
Have Also been up to Orono in mid November with about 1,500 in attendance.
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby dunbar » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:23 pm

MacP wrote:I attended the game and don't doubt whatsoever that there were at least 7,000 in attendance. Home side was mostly full, visitors side 60% full, many standing down at the Beer Garden and elsewhere.
I was at the Portland game (mid 1980's) way back when QB Mike Buck and WR Sergio Hebra were such a dynamic tandem and I believe there were around 10,000 in attendance for that game with many folks standing.
Have Also been up to Orono in mid November with about 1,500 in attendance.


Home side = 3500 x 100% full = 3500
Away side = 2500 x 60% full = 1500
Total = 5000


Math.
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby Blackbear27 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:29 pm

MacP wrote:I attended the game and don't doubt whatsoever that there were at least 7,000 in attendance. Home side was mostly full, visitors side 60% full, many standing down at the Beer Garden and elsewhere.
I was at the Portland game (mid 1980's) way back when QB Mike Buck and WR Sergio Hebra were such a dynamic tandem and I believe there were around 10,000 in attendance for that game with many folks standing.
Have Also been up to Orono in mid November with about 1,500 in attendance.


Correct there was a few other very great names on that team and stadium was packed hills end zone and there was 13,500. But it was against UNH for the Yankee conference Championship. Still the biggest game ever until they play off game at Maine. That was arguably the best Maine team ever. It was 1987 football year class of 88. Cold game even the The Governor Mc Kernan was there. I remember it well. Back then the attendance was off the charts.
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby Blackbear27 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:44 pm

thebam wrote:
Blackbear27 wrote:
basketball_guy wrote:7,200+ at the game. Only CAA game this week with larger attendance was at Elon who is #2 in the conference.

The outcome is a shame because in many ways Maine outplayed Delaware outgaining the Hens by over 100 total yards. They just didn't play a clean game, made mistakes in key moments, turned the ball over, didn't play call well or execute crisply... Unfortunately, it feels like a really talented team is wasting its season with these types of things whenever it plays a decent opponent.

That is not bad for a one time deal at least in terms of Attendance. I would like to see Maine play a couple games down in Portland a year. Maybe add one more game at Orono. Unfortunately the result(score wise) was not what people would have hoped for but I am encouraged by the ticket sales in Portland and number of people who did show up. It just stands to reason it makes sense to play in Portland for at least a few games. If they were able to draw over 17,500 official attendance at Fitzpatrick that would allow them to play an FBS opponent in Portland but a lot has to happen with Fitzpatrick before that can happen. An expanded stadium perhaps would draw more fans which certainly has to be considered very encouraging.

I believe Maine can beat UMASS.


I can't believe it but I don't hate you yet. You are making sense and I realize you are just making a point with the attendance record. Oh and the bam as we know him as "MORON" IS REALLY CLEVER!

What attendance " record"??? Go back to the basement


You are the biggest MORON ever " the bam". This gentleman made a reference to if U Maine could draw a larger attendance in a particular venue it could draw a better game. It was a thought clearly things that you do not have. You have no idea what you speak and you are really stupid especially when you use big words like millennial. Thank you for reusing my basement comment like I reuse you.
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby footballIQ » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:08 pm

THE BAM..... Yo really are dense. Read what people write and if there is a typo read substance.... you miss a lot of points. Although i do not agree with BB27 all the time, he does have your number.
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby footballIQ » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:20 pm

I look up prior post you are reusing BB27 post. Pathetic! I am not trying to be confrontational but the "thebam" you are called out. The truth is the truth.
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby footballIQ » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:23 pm

bcbc55 wrote:
dunbar wrote:Fake home game. Should be fun.


dunbar: Good one liner.


Real good! NOT
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Re: WEEK 10: Delaware vs. Maine in Portland

Postby Blackbear27 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:32 pm

Yea what ever IQ....... I do not not need any ones validation. You seem to have a clue but I am watching you. Wright bad sign for Maine! Hyperextension are some times not bad.
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