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    Quote Originally Posted by THEsocalledfan View Post
    Agreed. This single pass system was LONG over due (like anything Pat S has his hands on). I hope TM does a full blitz making clear to people it is important to sell them when not used. Since I don't think Pat has any semblance of understanding of the situation, I am sure he won't and his "helping the blue collar fan" will blow up in his face with folks discretely drinking EtOH in non-approved areas.
    Your ignorance and over the top behavior is astounding. How old are you? JFC
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    [QUOTE=Bison"FANatic";1205877]Someday if we ever expand the stadium we are going to need those people though. If they want to tailgate without a ticket I say go for it.[/QUOTE

    By the time the new stadium gets built the need will still be there. Plus those folks are going to be 10 years older. Priorities will have changed etc etc.
    If you are going to try and solve a non problem then somebody is going to be inconvenienced.
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    New stadium in 10 years?!? OK. Go on wit yo bad self.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bisonaudit View Post
    New stadium in 10 years?!? OK. Go on wit yo bad self.

    Nah, he meant we'll invent time travel in 10 years so they will only be 10 years older when they go forward to the far future (100 years? sounds right) where there's a new stadium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56BISON73 View Post
    Your ignorance and over the top behavior is astounding. How old are you? JFC
    We shall see. I would LOVE for him to prove me wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEsocalledfan View Post
    We shall see. I would LOVE for him to prove me wrong.
    Youve already been wrong but your just too ignorant to realize it.
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    If we concentrated on the really important stuff in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles"

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    Haven't had much time to follow the different threads containing these discussions so I'm sure I'm missing a bunch that has already been discussed, my apologies if my points have already been raised by others. That being said, my opinion on why myself and others seem to be frustrated:

    - NDSU leadership always seems to be ahead of the curve, especially in the athletic department. It definitely comes off as NDSU being behind the times when people are being turned away, or at least inconvenienced with having to wait hours to get into a tailgate lot. Don't forget, athletics are a celebration of the university, and tailgating is a major part of that when it comes to college football.

    - Going to other schools to tailgate, I don't seem to remember event staff and police officers stalking the lots constantly. I tailgated at the University of Alabama last year, and walking towards the grove where tailgating and drinking is permitted, A cop asked if he could, and then did, open my beer for me on a public street before noon (before giving me a 'Roll Tide'). The group I was with (kids from Bama and two other SEC schools) kept making fun of me because I thought it was a trap for drinking in public. If a police officer opened a beer for anyone waiting in the tailgate line in Fargo, hell itself would freeze over. The state of ND prides themselves on the freedom to do as one pleases, as long as it doesn't hurt others. What exactly does expanding tailgating hurt?

    - There isn't a shortage of space, facilities, fan interest, or any additional cost to NDSU (at least to my knowledge) to expanding tailgating. There are honestly hundreds of schools that have these issues when it comes to tailgating. It is frustrating that it appears that NDSU leadership is the limiting factor to tailgating.

    All I can come up with regarding the tailgate being limited is:

    - The FargoDome won't let them expand tailgating, whether due to a perceived need for increased surveillance in the lots (BS, IMO) or crowd control in the dome (again, BS).

    - The City of Fargo and/or Fargo Police Dept. can't get the stick out of their ass and let people have fun. Judging by the interactions I've had with Fargo Police in the tailgate lots, this might need to be point #1...

    - NDSU leadership has decided to choke off supply to drive up demand and are trying to limit supply of tailgating spots for either the ability to directly increase the cost of reserved tailgating spots, or to indirectly create an air of exclusivity around NDSU football (increasing the ability to drive up prices for tickets in the already supply-choked FargoDome).

    All of that being said, I met PL briefly when he and others brought food to my friends and I when we camped out as students during the 2011-2012 season. I trust and respect him on this issue. I just thought I'd express my frustrations, well-placed or not, on this topic. At the end of the day we're all supporting the same program in the way we think is best...

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    I'm eating asian bombs and enjoying this thread from labbys!
    Stick it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottietohottie View Post
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