Page 8 of It is becoming increasingly obvious to me that there are subtle signs that the Sweet 16 is in decline. 1) Ample parking, despite when you arrive. Dimin... 110 comments | 12658 Views | Go to page 1 →
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Article in Herald about how our Sweet 16 is doing in relationship to surrounding states, and other states of comparable size, some single class and some multi-class. Sad thing is "misery loves company" as our decline compares favorably to all states mentioned. Hate it, and have to admit the NFS webcast allowed me to see every game from afar for $10 total and avoiding the horrendous costs of everything. But, and I loudly say BUT, I missed seeing old friends and socializing face-to-face.
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Mar 27, 18, 07:10 AM #108
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Mar 27, 18, 12:36 PM #110The costs have gotten a little extreme across the board. Tickets, parking, lodging, concessions (at $4.50 an ice cream is priced 25 cents per lick).
But I’ll still go every year, just like I have since the 1970’s with the exception of a few years it was in Louisville. I love the state tournament. However, I did notice what someone else mentioned in this thread, those in attendance are the older generation. At 63 I guess I’m joining that group. It’s a lot harder for me to get from row H to the top than it once was.
The younger generation is not as excited about the state tournament unless they have a team in it. The crowds will probably get less and less every year.
On on a side note, I have the worst luck with avoiding catching flu-like symptoms while there. For the 3rd straight year I came back home sick. This year it put me in a doctor’s office Monday for 2 shots and antibiotics, followed by 3 days in bed. Everyone wants to shake hands while at the tournament and about half the time I forget to squirt that germ killing sanitizer stuff on my hands. I carried a small bottle but didn’t use it enough. Also, the handrails on the stairs is another germ culprit. I think next year I’ll wear surgical gloves throughout the entire tournament, lol.
Mar 27, 18, 11:23 PM #111^^ I have similar reactions when I used to go to Vegas.
Runny nose, sore throat, clogged sinus - generally miserable.
Simple fix - Simulcasting rescued me and I no longer go to Vegas.