“…and Judging By the Attendance, You Haven’t!”

With the MAC Tournament descending upon Cleveland this week, I thought I’d pass along this gem to the North Coast faithful.

You see… Miami University, the defending men’s basketball champion in the Mid-American Conference, generally has its spring break the week of the MAC Tourney. This spring break placement, naturally, leads to less-than-inspiring student sections for the Redhawks. In the 2005 semifinals MU had a nearly vacant student section, while in ’07 when they hoisted the trophy they did so in front of a crowd composed almost exclusively of parents, administrators and Akron fans.

Well… to combat their languishing road attendance, the Miami athletic department came up with a doozy of a slogan for this year’s tournament:

Miami Tourney SloganPresumably the second half of that slogan was “Because over the past three years, you haven’t been!”

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4 Responses

  1. “Be there, you lazy humps. Jeez.”

  2. I went to Miami and Miami traditionally and strategically has its Spring Break scheduled during St. Patrick’s Day.

  3. Doing the Lord’s work, Seaward. Well done.

  4. Man, that’s rough. I swear, our athletic department spends so much money on our sports programs and then they really don’t even try to garner some student support. I’m from Cleveland, and I didn’t even know about the MAC tournament.

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