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Carrier Classic Today
« on: November 11, 2011, 12:18:45 PM »


With only 700 tickets available (most of the 7,000 seats in the open-air stands are reserved for the five branches of the military), officials had to decide how to divvy them up. The solution: about 100 to the chancellor's office, about 100 to the basketball office and roughly 500 to the Rams Club, the athletic department booster organization. The largest donors shelled out $4,000 per couple to help defray any school expenses not covered by the game's promoters.

Then there was the packing. With weather conditions in flux -- the latest forecast predicted a high of 69 degrees, with a 20 percent chance of rain, but who knows? -- the team had to ponder more than ever how many layers to take. Long-sleeved T-shirts in case the wind crept in? Long socks?

The Tar Heels brought along both, head manager Teon Watson said, making sure that the extra clothes were in color-sync with the special Carolina blue-and-white camouflage uniforms the players will don Friday.

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/page/Veterans-111111/a-look-life-uss-carl-vinson-site-carrier-classic-college-basketball

I have to admit I am curious to see this. Not sure about using one of carriers for this purpose but I want to see how they set it up.
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Re: Carrier Classic Today
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 12:26:07 PM »
Looks amazing though
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Re: Carrier Classic Today
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 12:30:17 PM »
Yep, I'm going to look around for some better photos later on today. I bet it will look spectacular on TV and they'll no doubt show a time elapsed video of how they put it all together.
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Re: Carrier Classic Today
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 12:32:01 PM »
Hopefully they make a lot more this than it costs.  :-\
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Re: Carrier Classic Today
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2011, 12:50:38 PM »
As far as I can tell some combination of Quicken Loans (who is sponsoring it) and private donations are funding this. It's not at all clear and you make a good point. Running an aircraft carrier is not cheap.
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Re: Carrier Classic Today
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011, 01:00:31 PM »
As far as I can tell some combination of Quicken Loans (who is sponsoring it) and private donations are funding this. It's not at all clear and you make a good point. Running an aircraft carrier is not cheap.

So it's like a morale boost for the troops? That's cool.  8)
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Re: Carrier Classic Today
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2011, 01:20:33 PM »
As far as I can tell some combination of Quicken Loans (who is sponsoring it) and private donations are funding this. It's not at all clear and you make a good point. Running an aircraft carrier is not cheap.

So it's like a morale boost for the troops? That's cool.  8)

Well, I guess so...Only 7,000 get to watch though. If I weren't one of the lucky ones and had to do extra work to put this on my morale would probably suffer. Then again I'm cranky.  ;D I just don't want any tax bucks going to this, peripherally or otherwise. I think it's unavoidable. Ah, screw it.
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Re: Carrier Classic Today
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2011, 07:36:56 PM »
Wow, it looks super cool but Obama is using it to campaign, giving a speech to the nation.  ::)

I guess I'll choose to look on the bright side and just note he is paying his respects to the vets  ;D
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Re: Carrier Classic Today
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2011, 08:00:26 PM »
I just saw NC do their line up thing or whatever. I don't watch African round ball.  ;D It looks like a cool if expensive setup.
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Re: Carrier Classic Today
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2011, 08:15:23 PM »
I just saw NC do their line up thing or whatever. I don't watch African round ball;D It looks like a cool if expensive setup.

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