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Subject: Re: Football Locker Rooms do matter


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Football Fanatic
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Date Posted: 15:43:16 01/25/18 Thu
In reply to: GreenIvy 's message, "Football Locker Rooms do matter" on 14:24:52 01/25/18 Thu

Agree 100% with GreenIvy that facilities matter, particularly in recruiting battles. These are 17-19 year old kids. Saying a locker room does not matter is like saying not having WiFi doesn’t matter, just because you still use a flip phone.

The LR does not need to be at Oregon’s level, but it has to be a significant upgrade from their high school facilities. Compared to redoing a weight room, a locker room can be entirely redone for a relatively modest amount. Replace the carpet, lockers, add a few TVs and modernize bathrooms/showers. Then paint a few big logos and like magic, it looks impressive.

If you think that stuff does not matter to today’s 18 year olds, you are out of touch. Why do you think most teams have multiple uniform combinations? Hint: It’s not to save on laundry cost.

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Date Posted: 15:55:37 01/25/18 Thu

Football Fanatic is of course correct.

Teams upgrade facilities and buy multiple uniform combinations for the same reason that they currently favor no-huddle spread offenses. They work.

By the way, speaking of people who still use a flip phone, I recently spent some time with a friend who told me that his father still watches television on an over-the-air antenna. He has no cell phone at all, let alone a smartphone, nor a computer. This guy makes *me* feel modern.

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