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Subject: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 21:34:25 01/12/17 Thu


http://brownbears.com/sports/m-footbl/2017-18/releases/20170112sy7m18

If this becomes even a semi-regular thing....

.... I can live without closing with Princeton.

Thanks, Brown!!!

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[> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 22:52:35 01/12/17 Thu

As it's a Friday game I take it the Ivy League will be back on NBC next year. I hope it will be a good crowd to showcase the league on national TV.

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[> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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Brown Bear Fan
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Date Posted: 01:10:18 01/13/17 Fri

Great news! I agree with Son of Eli- getting a crowd will be very helpful for the brand. It looks like it is one of 2 games that weekend as part of the "Football at Fenway" series. On Saturday UMass and UMaine play.

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/213420442/fenway-park-will-host-college-football-in-2017/

Any ideas- will they leave the endzone emblem neutral? I can not imagine they can change it overnight.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 10:37:41 01/13/17 Fri

What a great idea. I suppose that Red Sox marketing people came up with the idea and then shopped it around to New England teams which already had games scheduled over the period of time selected. Glad that it worked out for Bruno and Dartmouth.

Given the three separate games which will be played, I hope that they paint the two end zones with "Boston" and "Red Sox." What an awesome photo that would make.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 11:29:40 01/13/17 Fri

In the recent back-to-back games for Giants and Jets in Giants Stadium, they did not do any team logo in end zone, rather the old-fashioned diagonal stripes. Looked good.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 12:17:38 01/13/17 Fri


I'm betting that the LA Coliseum didn't do anything for end zones in 1960.

They had the Rams, Chargers, USC, UCLA, and the Dodgers all playing that year.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 13:28:23 01/13/17 Fri

It's a fair bet they did not do anything special for the Dodgers' end zone.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Probably just as well


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 13:59:10 01/13/17 Fri


The 1960s Dodgers teams didn't score a lot.

Nor did they give up much.

:)

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Probably just as well


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 08:18:18 01/14/17 Sat

The 1960 Dodgers were third in the League in scoring.

You're the one who raised the subject of Coliseum in 1960.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Probably just as well


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 08:34:30 01/14/17 Sat


Then they didn't need end zones at Dodger Stadium, where 2-1 games were the norm.

Combine the Dodgers 1960s pitchers with the Dodgers 1970s hitters, and you'd end up with a lot of World Series titles.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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observer
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Date Posted: 16:20:27 01/13/17 Fri

Probably expect BC Eagles end zones.

They are most likely the ones footing the bill for most of this... with BC/Fenway asking the other 4 schools to chip in for the privilege of playing there.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 16:38:05 01/13/17 Fri

I am very curious about the economics here. It makes sense that BC is most involved, given that they have the greatest opportunity cost in sacrificing a traditional home date in Chestnut Heights. On the other hand, Alumni Stadium has a small capacity (44,500) so switching to Fenway (38,000 plus temporary seats for football) may not cost them that much, especially if they can hike the ticket prices due to the novelty factor.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Baseball Stadium Trivia Question


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 16:41:57 01/13/17 Fri

Here's an interesting trivia question I came across in checking the capacities of Alumni Stadium and Fenway Park. Try to guess the three baseball stadiums in the US which do not house a major league team.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Baseball Stadium Trivia Question


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 16:42:36 01/13/17 Fri

The three largest baseball stadiums, that is.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Do former homes count?


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 17:01:55 01/13/17 Fri


Several stadia were home to major league teams in the past that are still in existence even after the teams moved onto better digs.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Do former homes count?


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 17:22:37 01/13/17 Fri

Good question to clarify.

No, I'm talking about stadia with current tenants which are not major league teams.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: WAG


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 18:45:49 01/13/17 Fri

I'll try the stadium in Rochester (or is it Syracuse?) used to film The Natural and home to a AAA team.

Maybe the minor league stadiums in Richmond and a final guess - Pawtucket.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: I'll guess


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Go Geren
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Date Posted: 10:31:22 01/14/17 Sat


I'll guess Civic Stadium in Portland, home of the "Battered Bastards of Baseball."

I do recommend the film if you have Netflix streaming. Great story of Dartmouth grad Bing Russell (Kurt's dad) buying a minor league team. About as close to a real-life "Major League" as its going to get.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: I'll guess


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 11:44:18 01/14/17 Sat

Civic Stadium is not correct, but it does have the distinction of being the largest (former, since destroyed by fire) stadium with a high school team as a tenant.

I'll give you the answer for the largest non-MLB stadium and you can probably then correctly guess the second largest. The largest non-MLB stadium is Howard J Lamade Stadium (40,000) which houses the Little League World Series. Therefore, the next largest non-MLB stadium is. . . .

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: I'll guess


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sparman
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Date Posted: 09:36:05 01/15/17 Sun

TD Ameritrade Stadium in Omaha used for CWS holds 30,000+.

Is there a Pony League stadium?

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Correct!


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 16:59:23 01/16/17 Mon

Excellent guess. TD Ameritrade Stadium is the correct answer as the second largest baseball stadium with a current tenant which is not an MLB team.

I thought that Lamade Stadium and Ameritrade Stadium were answers which could have been logically guessed because their tenants are unique, non-minor league, entities.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Truth be told...


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 16:35:23 01/16/17 Mon


I just wanted to get a plug in for "Battered Bastards of Baseball."

Although Civic Stadium *did* look pretty big in the movie.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Re: WAG


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YAGreen
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Date Posted: 12:01:42 01/14/17 Sat

I believe that was Buffalo, the other AAA New York team, but the stadium has long since been replaced.

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[> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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IvySportsJunkie
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Date Posted: 13:06:38 01/13/17 Fri

Curious to see what clever ideas Dartmouth and Brown come up with for planned alumni events near Fenway or in the Boston area to try entice additional alumni to come for the game and/or reunion events. Since a ton of Dartmouth and Brown alums live in the Boston area, this could bring out new alums to this Fenway football weekend. The bars by Fenway are loved by Millennials. I know from experience, that many of the alums will have so much fun during their “pre-game activities” that they may miss part of all of the game.

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[> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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Brown Bear Fan
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Date Posted: 08:48:16 01/14/17 Sat

The idea of a Boston/Fenway themed end zone seems most likely. Maybe something like "Fenway Football". Very unlikely it will say Boston College. UConn is in fact the home team for that game (like Notre Dame was in the Shamrock Series game in 2015). UConn is guaranteed more seats (and over $1M in ticket revenue), but BCs numbers may be bigger in the end.

Definitely a chance for Brown and Dartmough alums/fans to gather in Boston

Other interesting aspect- Brown and Dartmouth will likely be on the same side of the field. This video shows how it was used for the Notre Dame - BC game.

https://vimeo.com/153291880

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[> [> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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Calvin
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Date Posted: 11:18:20 01/14/17 Sat

That video shows a LOT of work to make the field football ready. Can they really recoup that from revenue for an ivy game?

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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Upper Valley
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Date Posted: 09:55:17 01/15/17 Sun

I am very impressed that the Fenway grounds crew puts down new grass (or FieldTurf) to cover up the infield dirt. I can't think of any other stadium which does that.

Did everybody notice the reference to Dartmouth shutting out Syracuse at Fenway?

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[> [> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 11:51:04 01/14/17 Sat

I read another article about the triple header in Fenway. It turns out that UConn is the nominal home team for the headliner "main event" game because it was the Huskies, not the BC Eagles, who gave up the home game.

So it's a win-win for BC. The Eagles give up an away game in return for a de facto home game in an iconic stadium with their own ticket allocation and a likely "home" crowd.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Brown v. Dartmouth at Fenway


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Brown Bear Fan
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Date Posted: 10:44:17 01/17/17 Tue