Our fan base is just flat out lame. Always has been and will most likely remain so in the near and distant future. All time record of barely over .500 (806 - 778) has done little to inspire anyone. Generations of fans were subjected to pathetic to average at best teams, see Linn, Westhead, Nestor, Hewitt, and Paulsen. No history of success means people have found other things to do with their time and money. Add to that we've screwed the past 11 years post Coach L. I remain hopeful that KE will break the mold but I am not confident that we'll "sell out" on a regular basis even with the official capacity being lowered to around 7,500. I'm not going to put any money down on a crowd of 6,000. If Duke and Kentucky came to EBA 3/4 of the crowd would root for them. In the meantime I will continue to attend ALL home games, some away games, and enjoy the company of the few rabid Mason fans that exist in Fairfax.
A, it’s too bad some of Mason’s best teams pre-Larranaga had to play against David Robinson and/or play their postseason tournaments in Richmond against either VCU, Richmond, or both. Going to edit this by saying GMU had been in 10 CAA championship games (tied with ODU and Wilmington — who only got to 10 after the CAA lost its best teams, and only behind JMU with 11) and lost to either Davidson Robinson or a Richmond team in the Coliseum 4 times (‘86, ‘91, ‘04, ‘07). This doesn’t include the times Mason lost before the Championship as a higher seed to said Richmond teams in the Coliseum. In other words, it hasn’t been all bad.
B, don’t let Mason’s lame student body off the hook. A freshman entering college during Larranaga’s first year is now 42…