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Title: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: warriors78 on August 18, 2022, 09:05:52 PM
Any folks planning to attend?  I'm class of 2001 live in Tampa it's a just a couple hours drive

https://www.fortmyerstipoff.com/

Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on August 18, 2022, 09:09:14 PM
Any folks planning to attend?  I'm class of 2001 live in Tampa it's a just a couple hours drive

https://www.fortmyerstipoff.com/
Going
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on August 18, 2022, 09:15:47 PM
Going

Likewise
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: We R Final Four on August 18, 2022, 10:05:52 PM
Going
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on August 18, 2022, 11:15:12 PM
Want to but not sure yet.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on August 19, 2022, 12:52:10 PM
Possibly.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MarquetteDano on August 19, 2022, 12:58:42 PM
Will be there
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Herman Cain on August 19, 2022, 02:53:15 PM
Possibly
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: 4everwarriors on August 19, 2022, 03:23:31 PM
Want to but not sure yet.



50 cents sez Nads ain't goin', hey?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: YoungMUFan4 on August 19, 2022, 04:04:57 PM
I'll be there
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on August 19, 2022, 04:11:21 PM


50 cents sez Nads ain't goin', hey?

What does that even mean?

I went to the NCAAT rounds in DC in 2013, to the Barclays Center event in 2015 and to the NCAAT game in 2017; and we had tickets for the Charleston tourney last year but I got Covid and couldn't go. I've been to numerous road games over the years, and we usually make the trip from Charlotte to Milwaukee 1-2 times a season for home games. I think Mrs. 82 and I represent pretty well.

We hope to go to the Fort Myers event, but as of today I'm not sure we can. But if we do, Doc, it will be nice to meet you there. I'll even let you buy me a beer.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on August 19, 2022, 04:14:05 PM
IIRC, Charleston wasn’t the first one Nads said he was going to but skipped out on

Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MUUWUWM on August 19, 2022, 05:43:19 PM
You guys are mean!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on August 19, 2022, 06:02:31 PM
IIRC, Charleston wasn’t the first one Nads said he was going to but skipped out on

Thanks for buying my tix, JB.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Viper on August 19, 2022, 06:09:57 PM
I’m going. If you want to find me to discuss my stellar posts here on Scoop, I’ll be wearing a Marquette shirt.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Retire0 on August 19, 2022, 06:57:35 PM
After Charleston, I was ready to follow the team anywhere, Florida is a dealbreaker though.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on August 20, 2022, 09:25:47 PM
After Charleston, I was ready to follow the team anywhere, Florida is a dealbreaker though.

We’ll muddle through somehow without you.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: mubb3434 on August 22, 2022, 02:48:15 PM
I'll be there! 3rd Holiday tournament in a row for us!

Also booked hotels already for Purdue in West Lafayette and Notre Dame in South Bend too. Pumped to travel for MU bball!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: illiniwarriors on August 23, 2022, 08:07:57 AM
Thanksgiving will be in Bonita Springs so 4 of us will be going to both Games.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: muwarrior69 on August 23, 2022, 09:21:10 AM
Thanksgiving will be in Bonita Springs so 4 of us will be going to both Games.

Are all the games on TV?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: drewm88 on August 23, 2022, 09:59:10 AM
Any recommendations on the best way to do tickets for just the Wednesday game? Through MU, through the tournament, Stubhub?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Goose on August 23, 2022, 10:38:16 AM
Lenny

You are the best.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on August 23, 2022, 12:11:16 PM
Are all the games on TV?

All games on FS1
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on August 23, 2022, 12:13:51 PM
All games on FS1
Thank God not on national TV, we always lose on national TV
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU Fan in Connecticut on August 23, 2022, 01:26:55 PM
Thank God not on national TV, we always lose on national TV

...........in baby blues.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on August 23, 2022, 03:02:13 PM
...........in baby blues.
Yes 100%
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on August 23, 2022, 03:37:17 PM
Lenny

You are the best.

Thanks, Goose. Thank God Paradise isn’t for everyone.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Hards Alumni on August 23, 2022, 07:53:27 PM
Thanks, Goose. Thank God Paradise isn’t for everyone.

Travel more :)
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on August 23, 2022, 08:17:25 PM
Travel more :)
Yes his vision of paradise is extremely lame
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on August 23, 2022, 09:06:54 PM
Yes his vision of paradise is extremely lame

Yeah, Naples,Fl is the pits - please stay away.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on August 23, 2022, 10:20:32 PM
Yeah, Naples,Fl is the pits - please stay away.

If things work out that my wife and I can make this trip, I'm looking forward to the big bash at your crib!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on August 23, 2022, 11:00:33 PM
Yeah, Naples,Fl is the pits - please stay away.
Sorry, staying at Naples, but not exactly the paradise I live in...
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Phuket MU Fan on August 24, 2022, 10:53:16 AM
Thanks, Goose. Thank God Paradise isn’t for everyone.

Otherwise know as “God’s Waiting Room”.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Sultan Sultanberger on August 24, 2022, 10:57:36 AM
Otherwise know as “God’s Waiting Room”.


My nickname for RSW.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Retire0 on August 24, 2022, 11:27:47 AM
Yeah, Naples,Fl is the pits - please stay away.

The Zoo's great, but you guys can keep the lemon parties amongst the meat eaters.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on August 24, 2022, 02:15:24 PM
The Zoo's great, but you guys can keep the lemon parties amongst the meat eaters.

Envy, even when poorly disguised, is a bad look.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Retire0 on August 24, 2022, 02:26:47 PM
Envy, even when poorly disguised, is a bad look.

🤣
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Sultan Sultanberger on August 24, 2022, 02:31:21 PM
I get the allure of the whole Bonita Springs / Naples area. The weather is nice when it is bad in the midwest. Good food. My understanding is the golf is good. Close to the beach and water if you are into that kind of thing.

But I also understand why people say "no thanks." It's like a big, non-descript suburb. Old Naples is a bit of an exception, but even that has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years.  And is probably the least diverse place of that size I have been.

Whatever one likes I guess.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Uncle Rico on August 24, 2022, 03:22:56 PM
I get the allure of the whole Bonita Springs / Naples area. The weather is nice when it is bad in the midwest. Good food. My understanding is the golf is good. Close to the beach and water if you are into that kind of thing.

But I also understand why people say "no thanks." It's like a big, non-descript suburb. Old Naples is a bit of an exception, but even that has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years.  And is probably the least diverse place of that size I have been.

Whatever one likes I guess.

We should give Florida back to Spain, tbh
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on August 24, 2022, 03:26:36 PM
What effect would that have on Florida man memes?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Uncle Rico on August 24, 2022, 03:29:22 PM
What effect would that have on Florida man memes?

Florida as a vassal state of Spain seems more likely to spiral out of control and almost certainly end up as a kleptocracy.

There’d be a lot of autonomous warlords based on college football affiliation as well.  We’d have to build a wall for sure
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Sultan Sultanberger on August 24, 2022, 03:32:18 PM
Florida as a vassal state of Spain seems more likely to spiral out of control and almost certainly end up as a kleptocracy.


"End up?"
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Uncle Rico on August 24, 2022, 03:34:17 PM

"End up?"

That’s fair. 
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on August 24, 2022, 05:59:55 PM
I get the allure of the whole Bonita Springs / Naples area. The weather is nice when it is bad in the midwest. Good food. My understanding is the golf is good. Close to the beach and water if you are into that kind of thing.

But I also understand why people say "no thanks." It's like a big, non-descript suburb. Old Naples is a bit of an exception, but even that has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years.  And is probably the least diverse place of that size I have been.

Whatever one likes I guess.

Great weather, clean (best air quality in the US), beautiful beaches, superb golf and fishing (of all kinds), pickleball,  amazing flora and fauna, top notch restaurants, low crime (virtually no violent crime),

Yes, no skyscrapers. Yes, little diversity (the one real drawback, imo). Yes, a high % of old people. But (unlike the Midwest), mostly very active, health conscious old people. Want to sit at your computer or in front of your TV all day? Stay where you are - this place isn’t for everyone.

If you like being outdoors and living an active lifestyle, though, it’s hard to beat.

Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Uncle Rico on August 24, 2022, 06:04:20 PM
Great weather, clean (best air quality in the US), beautiful beaches, superb golf and fishing (of all kinds), pickleball,  amazing flora and fauna, top notch restaurants, low crime (virtually no violent crime),

Yes, no skyscrapers. Yes, little diversity (the one real drawback, imo). Yes, a high % of old people. But (unlike the Midwest), mostly very active, health conscious old people. Want to sit at your computer or in front of your TV all day? Stay where you are - this place isn’t for everyone.

If you like being outdoors and living an active lifestyle




NM
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Retire0 on August 24, 2022, 08:36:25 PM
Great weather, clean (best air quality in the US), beautiful beaches, superb golf and fishing (of all kinds), pickleball,  amazing flora and fauna, top notch restaurants, low crime (virtually no violent crime),

Yes, no skyscrapers. Yes, little diversity (the one real drawback, imo). Yes, a high % of old people. But (unlike the Midwest), mostly very active, health conscious old people. Want to sit at your computer or in front of your TV all day? Stay where you are - this place isn’t for everyone.

If you like being outdoors and living an active lifestyle, though, it’s hard to beat.



Naples has superb golf? 😂

It has plenty of golf, but NM.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on August 24, 2022, 08:44:59 PM
Naples has superb golf? 😂

It has plenty of golf, but NM.
Lenny a par COLE for golf
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on August 24, 2022, 09:03:11 PM
Back to the topic.  MU about a 3:2 favorite?  Thoughts on the line-up? 
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on August 24, 2022, 09:36:14 PM
Back to the topic.  MU about a 3:2 favorite?  Thoughts on the line-up?
Boring
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on August 24, 2022, 09:50:37 PM
Naples has superb golf? 😂

It has plenty of golf, but NM.

Awfully small nit you picked, but yes. .Not public, but if you belong to a good private club you also have reciprocity at the other top ones from May 1 through October 31. Every year (in addition to my own course) I play Royal Poinciana, Mediterra, Bay Colony, Colliers Reserve, Hole in the Wall, Hideout, Pelican Bay, Talis Park and many, many more.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: TAMU, the Wizard of MU Basketball on August 24, 2022, 10:45:50 PM
My parents winter in Naples. Nice little area. Great beaches, great restaurants, an awesome zoo, some cool hiking trails (if you don't mind stepping around gators. I always enjoy my visits. Personally would never want to live there for an extended period time but see why others would.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Retire0 on August 24, 2022, 10:48:14 PM
Awfully small nit you picked, but yes. .Not public, but if you belong to a good private club you also have reciprocity at the other top ones from May 1 through October 31. Every year (in addition to my own course) I play Royal Poinciana, Mediterra, Bay Colony, Colliers Reserve, Hole in the Wall, Hideout, Pelican Bay, Talis Park and many, many more.

Yeah, I’m familiar with some. Leaving out the heavy hitters though.

You say many, many more like it’s a good thing. Tip of the cap.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on August 24, 2022, 11:24:42 PM
Awfully small nit you picked, but yes. .Not public, but if you belong to a good private club you also have reciprocity at the other top ones from May 1 through October 31. Every year (in addition to my own course) I play Royal Poinciana, Mediterra, Bay Colony, Colliers Reserve, Hole in the Wall, Hideout, Pelican Bay, Talis Park and many, many more.
Entitled, probably cheats, biggly....
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: real chili 83 on August 25, 2022, 06:17:24 AM
I get the allure of the whole Bonita Springs / Naples area. The weather is nice when it is bad in the midwest. Good food. My understanding is the golf is good. Close to the beach and water if you are into that kind of thing.

But I also understand why people say "no thanks." It's like a big, non-descript suburb. Old Naples is a bit of an exception, but even that has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years.  And is probably the least diverse place of that size I have been.

Whatever one likes I guess.

Don’t you live in DePere?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Hards Alumni on August 25, 2022, 06:27:17 AM
Don’t you live in DePere?

Given the choice, I doubt Sultan is deciding to retire to DePere though.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: We R Final Four on August 25, 2022, 07:24:20 AM
Given the choice, I doubt Sultan is deciding to retire to DePere though.
……..or Naples.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Sultan Sultanberger on August 25, 2022, 08:50:00 AM
Don’t you live in DePere?

No.


Given the choice, I doubt Sultan is deciding to retire to DePere though.

We will likely retire to the Milwaukee area, but that isn't for quite awhile yet.  Plenty of time to figure that out down the line.  And don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind spending a month or so in a place like Naples, but that's about it for me.  It's just not what interests me.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Viper on August 25, 2022, 09:11:14 PM
My parents winter in Naples. Nice little area. Great beaches, great restaurants, an awesome zoo, some cool hiking trails (if you don't mind stepping around gators. I always enjoy my visits. Personally would never want to live there for an extended period time but see why others would.
my folks reside just north of Naples and I agree 100%. Winters? Solid. May 1 -late Sept.? Nope.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on August 25, 2022, 10:46:29 PM

We will likely retire to the Milwaukee area, but that isn't for quite awhile yet.  Plenty of time to figure that out down the line.  And don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind spending a month or so in a place like Naples, but that's about it for me.  It's just not what interests me.

Sultan

There’s no right or wrong answer - whatever makes one happy. And I like Milwaukee - short visit in the summer, an MU game or two in the winter.

That said, it’s a place that (generally speaking) people retire FROM, not TO. Naples, OTOH….
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on August 26, 2022, 02:31:57 PM
So, back on topic, instead of a city almost 60 miles away from the tournament.

Doc Ford's Rum Bar is a solid choice for seafood and drinks. Local Florida author Randy Wayne White is the owner. There are now three locations in the area.  His books are about the area in the John McDonald vein.
This is in addition to the area staples Mucky Duck and Tween Waters Inn on Captiva. 
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on August 26, 2022, 03:40:59 PM
So, back on topic, instead of a city almost 60 miles away from the tournament.

Doc Ford's Rum Bar is a solid choice for seafood and drinks. Local Florida author Randy Wayne White is the owner. There are now three locations in the area.  His books are about the area in the John McDonald vein.
This is in addition to the area staples Mucky Duck and Tween Waters Inn on Captiva.

Love Sanibel and especially Captiva. It's a bit of an effort getting there (and finding parking), but beautiful beaches and, as you said, some good eats/drinks.

Thanks for the tip on Doc Ford's. Haven't been there.

Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on August 26, 2022, 04:49:59 PM
So, back on topic, instead of a city almost 60 miles away from the tournament.

Doc Ford's Rum Bar is a solid choice for seafood and drinks. Local Florida author Randy Wayne White is the owner. There are now three locations in the area.  His books are about the area in the John McDonald vein.
This is in addition to the area staples Mucky Duck and Tween Waters Inn on Captiva.

Us Beef Jerky Heads will be based at Bert's on Pine Island.
http://www.bertsbar.com/phone/index.html
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: real chili 83 on August 26, 2022, 06:31:33 PM
Don't forget the Green Flash.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: real chili 83 on August 26, 2022, 06:45:02 PM
Mucky Duck is just beer and wine.  No bloodies😱

Doc Ford's is solid.

Top O the Mast is unfortunately no more. Used to get wicked twisted there on boat drinks.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Retire0 on August 26, 2022, 06:46:29 PM
No one is reliving the glory years down at the Lani Kai?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on August 26, 2022, 08:19:42 PM
No one is reliving the glory years down at the Lani Kai?

That’s the St. Louis alum headquarters. OCB is right across the street.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Retire0 on August 26, 2022, 08:25:01 PM
That’s the St. Louis alum headquarters. OCB is right across the street.

Don’t sleep on Yo! Taco or Heavenly Biscuits down the street.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on August 26, 2022, 08:57:19 PM
That’s the St. Louis alum headquarters. OCB is right across the street.

Cue dgies  ;D
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: real chili 83 on August 27, 2022, 06:27:45 AM
Fresh catch Bistro for really good chow and amazing sunset views.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: dgies9156 on August 28, 2022, 01:55:23 PM
Great weather, clean (best air quality in the US), beautiful beaches, superb golf and fishing (of all kinds), pickleball,  amazing flora and fauna, top notch restaurants, low crime (virtually no violent crime),

Yes, no skyscrapers. Yes, little diversity (the one real drawback, imo). Yes, a high % of old people. But (unlike the Midwest), mostly very active, health conscious old people. Want to sit at your computer or in front of your TV all day? Stay where you are - this place isn’t for everyone.

If you like being outdoors and living an active lifestyle, though, it’s hard to beat.

1) NO skyscrapers in Naples, but we have 'em elsewhere in Florida. Wanna see skyscrapers, drive from Miami through the Palm Beaches. They cover the waterfront. Some even don't fall down!

2) Diversity in Florida -- You're kidding right. I suspect there's more Cubans here than in Cuba. And in some places, we're Puerto Rico North. Our African American population mirrors or exceeds national levels as well.

3) Active Lifestyle -- Very true.

4) High Percentage of Geezers -- Well, the percentage is falling but yeah, I can't argue with this. At our church in Vero Beach, Ms. Dgies and I are the Catholic Youth Organization. Average congregant is being measured for a casket!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Sultan Sultanberger on August 28, 2022, 02:09:19 PM
1) NO skyscrapers in Naples, but we have 'em elsewhere in Florida. Wanna see skyscrapers, drive from Miami through the Palm Beaches. They cover the waterfront. Some even don't fall down!

2) Diversity in Florida -- You're kidding right. I suspect there's more Cubans here than in Cuba. And in some places, we're Puerto Rico North. Our African American population mirrors or exceeds national levels as well.

3) Active Lifestyle -- Very true.

4) High Percentage of Geezers -- Well, the percentage is falling but yeah, I can't argue with this. At our church in Vero Beach, Ms. Dgies and I are the Catholic Youth Organization. Average congregant is being measured for a casket!


We were speaking specifically about Bonita Springs / Naples and diversity.  It's not very diverse.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on August 28, 2022, 02:32:26 PM
1) NO skyscrapers in Naples, but we have 'em elsewhere in Florida. Wanna see skyscrapers, drive from Miami through the Palm Beaches. They cover the waterfront. Some even don't fall down!

2) Diversity in Florida -- You're kidding right. I suspect there's more Cubans here than in Cuba. And in some places, we're Puerto Rico North. Our African American population mirrors or exceeds national levels as well.

3) Active Lifestyle -- Very true.

4) High Percentage of Geezers -- Well, the percentage is falling but yeah, I can't argue with this. At our church in Vero Beach, Ms. Dgies and I are the Catholic Youth Organization. Average congregant is being measured for a casket!
Seems very racist to me brother dgies, but you're a sick bird fan so it makes sense.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: panda on August 28, 2022, 05:16:49 PM
1) NO skyscrapers in Naples, but we have 'em elsewhere in Florida. Wanna see skyscrapers, drive from Miami through the Palm Beaches. They cover the waterfront. Some even don't fall down!

2) Diversity in Florida -- You're kidding right. I suspect there's more Cubans here than in Cuba. And in some places, we're Puerto Rico North. Our African American population mirrors or exceeds national levels as well.

3) Active Lifestyle -- Very true.

4) High Percentage of Geezers -- Well, the percentage is falling but yeah, I can't argue with this. At our church in Vero Beach, Ms. Dgies and I are the Catholic Youth Organization. Average congregant is being measured for a casket!

What’s the quality of the female drivers ?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on August 28, 2022, 07:32:44 PM
What’s the quality of the female drivers ?
Female drivers not allowed
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: real chili 83 on August 29, 2022, 06:50:30 AM
Driving in the Publix parking lot is a major health hazard.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Hards Alumni on August 29, 2022, 12:03:20 PM
What’s the quality of the female drivers ?

Is this an Andrew Tate reference?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on August 29, 2022, 03:50:20 PM
Driving in the Publix parking lot is a major health hazard.

LOL - very true, Chili
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on September 16, 2022, 03:13:56 PM
Tix on sale now for season ticket holders & B&G Fund donors. Assigned seats, but at a later date.

$268 sideline center
$188 sideline
$148 corner/baseline
$108 baseline Aka the MU82 special

I think general tourney presale is Monday with tix available to all a couple of days later.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: We R Final Four on September 16, 2022, 03:33:14 PM
Tix on sale now for season ticket holders & B&G Fund donors. Assigned seats, but at a later date.

$268 sideline center
$188 sideline
$148 corner/baseline
$108 baseline Aka the MU82 special

I think general tourney presale is Monday with tix available to all a couple of days later.
Link?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on September 16, 2022, 05:23:56 PM

$108 baseline Aka the MU82 special


Too pricey. I plan to sit on top of the roof if I go.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Afroman on September 20, 2022, 01:08:29 PM
I'm going. Mom and Dad live 4.5 miles away from the arena. Pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: saucy1_23 on September 21, 2022, 12:15:15 AM
Agreed, link for the MU ticketholders?

Link?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on September 21, 2022, 02:44:15 PM
I'm going. Mom and Dad live 4.5 miles away from the arena. Pretty sweet.
Extra floor space? :)
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MUUWUWM on September 21, 2022, 09:10:10 PM
Extra floor space? :)

yes please
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: dgies9156 on September 22, 2022, 08:34:35 AM
Debating what to do.

Live three hours away on the Treasure Coast. It's just a ride past the gators and through the swamps.

Pluses: Get to see my beloved Warriors in Florida. Also, my good buddy Newsdreams is coming! That's worth the trip from a lot further than Florida's east coast. Maybe he'll learn to be a Cardinal fan or we can break bread at OCB!

Minuses: Going to Chicago for Thanksgiving on Wednesday.

Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on September 22, 2022, 08:42:05 AM
Debating what to do.

Live three hours away on the Treasure Coast. It's just a ride past the gators and through the swamps.

Pluses: Get to see my beloved Warriors in Florida. Also, my good buddy Newsdreams is coming! That's worth the trip from a lot further than Florida's east coast. Maybe he'll learn to be a Cardinal fan or we can break bread at OCB!

Minuses: Going to Chicago for Thanksgiving on Wednesday.

Be there or else....  ;D
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on September 22, 2022, 08:49:38 AM
Debating what to do.

Live three hours away on the Treasure Coast. It's just a ride past the gators and through the swamps.

Pluses: Get to see my beloved Warriors in Florida. Also, my good buddy Newsdreams is coming! That's worth the trip from a lot further than Florida's east coast. Maybe he'll learn to be a Cardinal fan or we can break bread at OCB!

Minuses: Going to Chicago for Thanksgiving on Wednesday.

Oh boy. Cardinals fan and OCB. No surprise here.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: 4everwarriors on September 22, 2022, 09:44:04 AM
Debating what to do.

Live three hours away on the Treasure Coast. It's just a ride past the gators and through the swamps.

Pluses: Get to see my beloved Warriors in Florida. Also, my good buddy Newsdreams is coming! That's worth the trip from a lot further than Florida's east coast. Maybe he'll learn to be a Cardinal fan or we can break bread at OCB!

Minuses: Going to Chicago for Thanksgiving on Wednesday.




Gotta goe. Could be worth da schlep just ta meat Nads, hey?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: TAMU, the Wizard of MU Basketball on September 22, 2022, 10:02:14 AM
Oh boy. Cardinals fan and OCB. No surprise here.

OCBeisity?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on September 22, 2022, 10:35:03 AM
Gotta goe. Could be worth da schlep just ta meat Nads, hey?

About that ...

We have some great news - our daughter, son-in-law and two grandkids just moved to Charlotte from Seattle. It's fantastic to have them here and to get to see our grandkids grow up. It's really what life is about.

But as a result, Mrs. 82 wants to stay home for Thanksgiving, and I can't really blame her. We talked my brother and sister-in-law into driving down from Philly, and it will be a whole shebang. We haven't had a big family Thanksgiving in many many years, so we're really looking forward to it.

So I'll be watching on TV and rooting for y'all to bring two wins home from Fort Myers.

My MU buddies and I are already discussing a couple of possible shorter (as in time commitment) trips to make during the season - maybe Butler, maybe Georgetown, possibly DePaul, certainly a game or two at Fiserv. I think Shaka's crew is gonna surprise some people this season.

We Are Marquette!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on September 22, 2022, 10:43:45 AM
^^^ knew dis was comin
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on September 22, 2022, 10:48:08 AM
Good for 82.   And, much like the Seth Davis article, why do you GAF?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on September 22, 2022, 10:49:00 AM
^^^ knew dis was comin

I wish you would have told me even 4 months ago that my family was moving to Charlotte, because it was a surprise (and a great one) for me and Mrs. 82.

But yes, this proves I'm no Marquette fan. I actually hate the team, the school and everybody associated with Marquette, and have been just pretending for years. You caught me.

Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: 4everwarriors on September 22, 2022, 11:01:26 AM
About that ...

We have some great news - our daughter, son-in-law and two grandkids just moved to Charlotte from Seattle. It's fantastic to have them here and to get to see our grandkids grow up. It's really what life is about.

But as a result, Mrs. 82 wants to stay home for Thanksgiving, and I can't really blame her. We talked my brother and sister-in-law into driving down from Philly, and it will be a whole shebang. We haven't had a big family Thanksgiving in many many years, so we're really looking forward to it.

So I'll be watching on TV and rooting for y'all to bring two wins home from Fort Myers.

My MU buddies and I are already discussing a couple of possible shorter (as in time commitment) trips to make during the season - maybe Butler, maybe Georgetown, possibly DePaul, certainly a game or two at Fiserv. I think Shaka's crew is gonna surprise some people this season.

We Are Marquette!


Nothin' better! Happy for ya, kin, hey?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on September 22, 2022, 03:49:51 PM
I wish you would have told me even 4 months ago that my family was moving to Charlotte, because it was a surprise (and a great one) for me and Mrs. 82.

But yes, this proves I'm no Marquette fan. I actually hate the team, the school and everybody associated with Marquette, and have been just pretending for years. You caught me.

Congratulations to your promotion to free baby sitter!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on September 22, 2022, 07:46:10 PM
Congratulations to your promotion to free baby sitter!

Thanks. We’ve already earned $0.00 … and loved every minute! (Though I ain’t gonna lie - it was nice when they went to bed!)
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on September 23, 2022, 01:52:24 PM
Y'all are assuming there is going to still be a functional arena in Ft Myers at Thanksgiving.

#td9
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on September 24, 2022, 10:22:19 AM
Y'all are assuming there is going to stull be a functional arena in Ft Myers at Thanksgiving.

#td9

Current models show it going well west of Ft Myers thankfully! Hopefully it stays that way.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: real chili 83 on September 26, 2022, 07:49:46 PM
OCBeisity?

OCB is dead.  Y’all need to meet up at Waffle House.

https://locations.wafflehouse.com/fortmyers-fl-2174#/?zoom=15&lat=26.606399999999965&lng=-81.87220000000002

Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on September 26, 2022, 09:27:56 PM
OCB is dead.  Y’all need to meet up at Waffle House.

https://locations.wafflehouse.com/fortmyers-fl-2174#/?  zoom=15&lat=26.606399999999965&lng=-81.87220000000002
Waffle House or bust.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: dgies9156 on September 27, 2022, 07:19:07 AM
Waffle House or bust.

Ish
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on September 27, 2022, 08:12:22 AM
Only after driving slowly for miles in the left lane with your blinker on.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MarquetteDano on September 29, 2022, 06:11:01 PM
Well the AirBnB we were renting is basically gown.  Have to think there is some hotels damaged too?

Any chance the tourney gets moved/cancelled?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: brewcity77 on September 29, 2022, 06:24:42 PM
Well the AirBnB we were renting is basically gown.  Have to think there is some hotels damaged too?

Any chance the tourney gets moved/cancelled?

I reached out to Broeker to ask. Maybe the Al could host.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on September 29, 2022, 06:24:54 PM
Y'all are assuming there is going to still be a functional arena in Ft Myers at Thanksgiving.

#td9

Bump
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Uncle Rico on September 29, 2022, 06:51:15 PM
Well the AirBnB we were renting is basically gown.  Have to think there is some hotels damaged too?

Any chance the tourney gets moved/cancelled?

Heard it’s moving to Concordia in Mequon
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: wadesworld on September 29, 2022, 06:55:08 PM
Heard it’s moving to Concordia in Mequon

Phew. Safe enough area for me to attend a game for once.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: We R Final Four on September 29, 2022, 07:44:19 PM
Well the AirBnB we were renting is basically gown.  Have to think there is some hotels damaged too?

Any chance the tourney gets moved/cancelled?
Dano—were you on the beach? Lower floor?
I have upper floor of condo on the beach but no word as of yet.
Any idea if the campus/court was spared? Can’t imagine it was.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Sultan Sultanberger on September 29, 2022, 08:05:22 PM
Dano—were you on the beach? Lower floor?
I have upper floor of condo on the beach but no word as of yet.
Any idea if the campus/court was spared? Can’t imagine it was.

Campus was definitely not spared.  That being said I think the biggest problem will the lodging and not the arena itself.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Hards Alumni on September 30, 2022, 06:17:50 AM
Dano—were you on the beach? Lower floor?
I have upper floor of condo on the beach but no word as of yet.
Any idea if the campus/court was spared? Can’t imagine it was.

Have... you looked at the damage????
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: We R Final Four on September 30, 2022, 07:19:10 AM
Have... you looked at the damage????
Yes—i know some condos with raised first floors survived ok….on the upper floors.
Can’t imagine the canpus was spared.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MarquetteDano on September 30, 2022, 07:42:56 AM
Dano—were you on the beach? Lower floor?
I have upper floor of condo on the beach but no word as of yet.
Any idea if the campus/court was spared? Can’t imagine it was.

My apologies for the confusion. The owner reached out to us for the place we were renting in Fort Myers Beach over Thanksgiving week and told us there is nothing left.

We are safe and sound in the midwest.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: We R Final Four on September 30, 2022, 08:00:56 AM
My apologies for the confusion. The owner reached out to us for the place we were renting in Fort Myers Beach over Thanksgiving week and told us there is nothing left.

We are safe and sound in the midwest.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on September 30, 2022, 11:25:16 AM
Campus was definitely not spared.  That being said I think the biggest problem will the lodging and not the arena itself.

I just did a quick check on Marriott properties for this week. Only two available out of almost a dozen. I assume that most unavailable is due to them being damaged.
The arena itself appears to be fine, but like you said, I think it would be the lodging that is an issue. I suspect this gets canceled or moved.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Uncle Rico on September 30, 2022, 11:34:02 AM
I just did a quick check on Marriott properties for this week. Only two available out of almost a dozen. I assume that most unavailable is due to them being damaged.
The arena itself appears to be fine, but like you said, I think it would be the lodging that is an issue. I suspect this gets canceled or moved.

Seems to me it would be difficult to move it based on availability at other venues for the duration of the event. 
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Sultan Sultanberger on September 30, 2022, 11:36:18 AM
I would think it would need to be an on-campus facility of one of the participants.  Like Georgia Tech.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: ATL MU Warrior on September 30, 2022, 11:55:28 AM
I would think it would need to be an on-campus facility of one of the participants.  Like Georgia Tech.
I would love that!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on September 30, 2022, 12:35:21 PM
I would think it would need to be an on-campus facility of one of the participants.  Like Georgia Tech.
While that makes sense, given the home court advantage, I wonder if they look at a third party on-campus facility like USF or UCF.

BTW, after a bit of further thought, even if hotels are habitable, they will likely be taken up by work crews and not sure the area would want tourists this soon.  The infrastructure (hotels, restaurants, etc.) probably will be strained.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on September 30, 2022, 02:51:13 PM
While that makes sense, given the home court advantage, I wonder if they look at a third party on-campus facility like USF or UCF.

BTW, after a bit of further thought, even if hotels are habitable, they will likely be taken up by work crews and not sure the area would want tourists this soon.  The infrastructure (hotels, restaurants, etc.) probably will be strained.
FEMA trust me experience, badged
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: mubb3434 on October 02, 2022, 10:54:31 AM
A good alternative might be moving the tournament to Orlando (ESPN). The Orlando Invitational doesn't start until the 24th so the Mon/Wed schedule for the Ft. Myers could work out...(unless they have a different event their those days of course)

Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on October 02, 2022, 10:58:47 AM
Games are broadcast of FS1, so doubt ESPN opens their doors.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on October 03, 2022, 10:07:06 AM
Some good news about Captiva. From the owners of 4 resorts, including the fabled Tween Waters Inn:

Dear Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts friends and fans,

On behalf of all of our team members, we sincerely appreciate the outpouring of love and support we’ve received over the past several days. Thankfully, everyone is safe, secure and accounted for. To best monitor our resorts, my wife, Paige, and I remained on island during the storm. And thanks to our first responders, we were airlifted off via helicopter on Friday afternoon, while Tony and Angie Lapi were evacuated the day prior.

It’s hard to fathom what’s unfolded over the past days, and unimaginable how something so calm and beautiful can become so angry and destructive. During my time on island after the storm, I was able to tour our four properties by bike to witness the devastation firsthand. 

Castaways and Beachview are now memories, for the most part, with many cottages completely gone. On the brighter side, ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa and West Wind Island Resort are remarkably in good shape. With water, power and access to the islands, we could open in a few days; unfortunately, we know the infrastructure rebuilding process will take months.

Rest assured that Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts is ready and committed to rebuilding all of our four beach properties into a renewed, reimagined, reenergized form of themselves.

I’m amazed at the resiliency of our team. Many have experienced damage to their own homes and vehicles but continue to reach out to me to ask how they can help. The love and support from all of you and our team members are what makes Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts so special.

We’ll do our best to keep everyone updated on social media and email updates as we work through this process. This will take time, and we’ll have setbacks along the way, but we’ll succeed. We’ll evolve. Please continue to send your love and support; it’s what fuels our passion to serve and satisfy you. Thank you all.

Sincerely, Doug Babcock, Chief Executive Officer and Island Lover
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on October 03, 2022, 10:15:12 AM
“Good news”, eh?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: swoopem on October 03, 2022, 10:50:57 AM
Hopefully the mucky duck survived. That’s a great bar
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on October 03, 2022, 11:52:02 AM
Hopefully the mucky duck survived. That’s a great bar

https://www.news-press.com/story/weather/hurricane/2022/10/01/fort-myers-beach-sanibel-captiva-what-restaurants-survived-hurricane-ian-florida/8134972001/
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: We R Final Four on October 03, 2022, 08:24:09 PM
Some good news about Captiva. From the owners of 4 resorts, including the fabled Tween Waters Inn:

Dear Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts friends and fans,

On behalf of all of our team members, we sincerely appreciate the outpouring of love and support we’ve received over the past several days. Thankfully, everyone is safe, secure and accounted for. To best monitor our resorts, my wife, Paige, and I remained on island during the storm. And thanks to our first responders, we were airlifted off via helicopter on Friday afternoon, while Tony and Angie Lapi were evacuated the day prior.

It’s hard to fathom what’s unfolded over the past days, and unimaginable how something so calm and beautiful can become so angry and destructive. During my time on island after the storm, I was able to tour our four properties by bike to witness the devastation firsthand. 

Castaways and Beachview are now memories, for the most part, with many cottages completely gone. On the brighter side, ‘Tween Waters Island Resort & Spa and West Wind Island Resort are remarkably in good shape. With water, power and access to the islands, we could open in a few days; unfortunately, we know the infrastructure rebuilding process will take months.

Rest assured that Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts is ready and committed to rebuilding all of our four beach properties into a renewed, reimagined, reenergized form of themselves.

I’m amazed at the resiliency of our team. Many have experienced damage to their own homes and vehicles but continue to reach out to me to ask how they can help. The love and support from all of you and our team members are what makes Sanibel Captiva Beach Resorts so special.

We’ll do our best to keep everyone updated on social media and email updates as we work through this process. This will take time, and we’ll have setbacks along the way, but we’ll succeed. We’ll evolve. Please continue to send your love and support; it’s what fuels our passion to serve and satisfy you. Thank you all.

Sincerely, Doug Babcock, Chief Executive Officer and Island Lover
“TIME TO GO”
      —-the Mayor, County Sheriff, Governor, every official in Florida

“No thanks…….I’m gonna stay put”
                         —Doug B
12 hours later……

“911?……yeah this is Doug……can you get me off the island? Its exactly as bad as they said it was gonna be 2 days ago!”
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on October 04, 2022, 08:02:52 AM
Yeah, I was shocked local author and restaurant owner Randy Wayne White stayed on Sanibel. Thought he was smarter than that. Had to be rescued by seals.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Sultan Sultanberger on October 04, 2022, 08:10:23 AM
Yeah, I was shocked local author and restaurant owner Randy Wayne White stayed on Sanibel. Thought he was smarter than that. Had to be rescued by seals.


(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSiGWm5ng1OvJ2yVwPzjzLZUK0cAGs50SvsmA&usqp=CAU)
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: cheebs09 on October 04, 2022, 08:36:04 AM

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSiGWm5ng1OvJ2yVwPzjzLZUK0cAGs50SvsmA&usqp=CAU)

Live look-in at Muggsy reading this.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VYKJVq6Gjtg/UMD0z-O6RLI/AAAAAAAADt8/aKwM45AX6PE/s1600/damn-right.gif)
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Uncle Rico on October 04, 2022, 09:53:49 AM
Live look-in at Muggsy reading this.

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VYKJVq6Gjtg/UMD0z-O6RLI/AAAAAAAADt8/aKwM45AX6PE/s1600/damn-right.gif)

Seals can’t overcome string or six-pack holders.  They couldn’t rescue a human
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: warriorchick on October 04, 2022, 11:17:55 AM
“TIME TO GO”
      —-the Mayor, County Sheriff, Governor, every official in Florida

“No thanks…….I’m gonna stay put”
                         —Doug B
12 hours later……

“911?……yeah this is Doug……can you get me off the island? Its exactly as bad as they said it was gonna be 2 days ago!”

The Weather Channel interviewed some moron who stayed on his boat in Fort Myers Harbor during the hurricane.  He survived somehow, but his boat was destroyed.  During his on-camera interview, he cried about how he lost literally everything, including all of his important documents, which were on the boat.  Cut to Jim Cantore, who had his hands on his hips, looking down, shaking his head.

People are idiots.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Hards Alumni on October 04, 2022, 11:19:56 AM
The Weather Channel interviewed some moron who stayed on his boat in Fort Myers Harbor during the hurricane.  He survived somehow, but his boat was destroyed.  During his on-camera interview, he cried about how he lost literally everything, including all of his important documents, which were on the boat.  Cut to Jim Cantore, who had his hands on his hips, looking down, shaking his head.

People are idiots.

I don't understand.  If I have a boat with everything important in it... would I stay where the hurricane is headed for... or WOULD I TAKE MY BOAT AND LITERALLY LEAVE UP THE COAST.

HELP ME GUYS.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Uncle Rico on October 04, 2022, 11:55:31 AM
I don't understand.  If I have a boat with everything important in it... would I stay where the hurricane is headed for... or WOULD I TAKE MY BOAT AND LITERALLY LEAVE UP THE COAST.

HELP ME GUYS.

That’s because you want the Lame Stream Media to win
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU Fan in Connecticut on October 04, 2022, 12:02:53 PM
I don't understand.  If I have a boat with everything important in it... would I stay where the hurricane is headed for... or WOULD I TAKE MY BOAT AND LITERALLY LEAVE UP THE COAST.

HELP ME GUYS.

Darwinism?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: dgies9156 on October 04, 2022, 01:01:27 PM
A good alternative might be moving the tournament to Orlando (ESPN). The Orlando Invitational doesn't start until the 24th so the Mon/Wed schedule for the Ft. Myers could work out...(unless they have a different event their those days of course)

I could be most happy with that.

Definitely there if they move to MCO.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on October 04, 2022, 02:18:14 PM
I don't understand.  If I have a boat with everything important in it... would I stay where the hurricane is headed for... or WOULD I TAKE MY BOAT AND LITERALLY LEAVE UP THE COAST.

HELP ME GUYS.

Just out of curiosity, move to where, when?
The hurricane was forecast to go up the entire west coast of Florida. It only turned right the last 24 hours or so. And the models were split that it might hit the panhandle or even Alabama.
But hey, if you can forecast the future, you would make a fortune during hurricane season.

ETA: The guy is still a moron for riding out the storm in his boat and not saving the important papers beforehand.  He could have easily left to a shelter.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Hards Alumni on October 04, 2022, 07:42:52 PM
Just out of curiosity, move to where, when?
The hurricane was forecast to go up the entire west coast of Florida. It only turned right the last 24 hours or so. And the models were split that it might hit the panhandle or even Alabama.
But hey, if you can forecast the future, you would make a fortune during hurricane season.

ETA: The guy is still a moron for riding out the storm in his boat and not saving the important papers beforehand.  He could have easily left to a shelter.

There were models.  Drive the boat away from where the models are aiming the worst of the storm.  This isn't rocket surgery.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on October 04, 2022, 08:17:27 PM
The models showed it going up the whole west coast. Oh and many of the models were wrong too.
Again, since it isn’t rocket surgery, where and when? Show your math too.


Cone of confusion: Why some say iconic hurricane map misled Floridians

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/10/04/hurricane-cone-map-confusion/
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Hards Alumni on October 04, 2022, 09:31:12 PM
The models showed it going up the whole west coast. Oh and many of the models were wrong too.
Again, since it isn’t rocket surgery, where and when? Show your math too.


Cone of confusion: Why some say iconic hurricane map misled Floridians

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/10/04/hurricane-cone-map-confusion/

You see where those lines are?  Away from there.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on October 04, 2022, 10:54:31 PM
You see where those lines are?  Away from there.

You do realize a hurricane is wider than those lines right? The seas were running 6-10 ft days before the storm hit for hundreds of miles.
But thanks for clearly demonstrating you have absolutely no clue what you are talking about.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: We R Final Four on October 05, 2022, 07:24:25 AM
Below is a response from FM tip off:

We are still planning on hosting the event in Fort Myers this November and we are in contact and working with local officials and our contacts to determine what is best for Fort Myers and Lee County.  We will be in contact soon with updates as we learn more.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on October 05, 2022, 07:28:46 AM
The arena is currently being used for emergency shelter.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on October 05, 2022, 07:51:06 AM
As it should be. 
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: NCMUFan on October 05, 2022, 08:48:56 AM
There should be schools available from the tournament to play if the tournament is cancelled.
They should make a decision ASAP so schools can make other plans if they must.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on October 05, 2022, 08:55:25 AM
 I assume there are several parallel discussions happening
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Sultan Sultanberger on October 05, 2022, 08:57:44 AM
I am assuming they will play the tournament somewhere. As I mentioned, Georgia Tech has an on-campus arena in a large metropolitan area. If worse comes to worse, I assume they can move it there at almost the last minute.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on October 05, 2022, 10:24:02 AM
I am assuming they will play the tournament somewhere. As I mentioned, Georgia Tech has an on-campus arena in a large metropolitan area. If worse comes to worse, I assume they can move it there at almost the last minute.

But!!!  This is about ME!!!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Hards Alumni on October 06, 2022, 06:50:20 AM
You do realize a hurricane is wider than those lines right? The seas were running 6-10 ft days before the storm hit for hundreds of miles.
But thanks for clearly demonstrating you have absolutely no clue what you are talking about.

I do.  He sat in the danger zone.  He shouldn't have done that.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: We R Final Four on October 06, 2022, 09:00:32 AM
UPDATE:


We are working with local officials to determine next steps.  Everything at this point looks positive and we plan on being in Fort Myers this November but we should make an official announcement very soon.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on October 06, 2022, 09:45:02 AM
Stay at the new official team hotel, located a convenient 80 minutes northwest of the arena!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on October 06, 2022, 11:15:06 AM
80 minutes NW is permanently wet.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on October 06, 2022, 03:15:02 PM
80 minutes NW is permanently wet.

And 80 minutes NE is lovely Venus Fl. The Fisheating Creek RV park is about 80 minutes away, The Ramada and Holiday Inn Express are a bit closer to 100 minutes away, but sometimes one must sacrifice for such luxury.  ;D

Seriously though, I would be stunned if it took place there. But good on them for trying. I am sure the tournament is not high on city officials lists right now.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on October 06, 2022, 03:55:47 PM
 Sarasota and Tampa are west of north.   So, JB, my apologies.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MUUWUWM on October 06, 2022, 05:33:14 PM
Stay at the new official team hotel, located a convenient 80 minutes northwest of the arena!

lol
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on October 12, 2022, 05:16:36 PM
Their Twitter account tweeted today for the first time since the lil storm.

Anyone heard anything definitive? Everyone still planning on going?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: 4everwarriors on October 12, 2022, 06:43:28 PM
Nads ain't goin'. He'll buy his own beer, hey?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MUUWUWM on October 12, 2022, 07:17:36 PM
i have cousins in Bradenton.....might go if its on.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on October 12, 2022, 07:44:11 PM
Their Twitter account tweeted today for the first time since the lil storm.

Anyone heard anything definitive? Everyone still planning on going?
Still going, let's drink brother
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on October 12, 2022, 09:16:52 PM
Nads ain't goin'. He'll buy his own beer, hey?

You going, Dribs?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: 4everwarriors on October 13, 2022, 03:40:45 AM
Nah, I got peeps ta take care of, hey?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: kmwtrucks on October 13, 2022, 06:54:18 AM
im plannning on going so if anyone hears let me know.   Im working on flights now.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on October 13, 2022, 08:24:16 AM
Nah, I got peeps ta take care of, hey?
You mean torture?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: 4everwarriors on October 13, 2022, 09:28:01 AM
So yo, next tyme ya got a tootache, kall a plumber, hey?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on October 13, 2022, 09:48:29 AM
Nah, I got peeps ta take care of, hey?

Me too. They're called "family." Good chat, Dribs.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: 4everwarriors on October 13, 2022, 10:30:15 AM
Solid, my brother, aina?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on October 13, 2022, 02:00:26 PM
So yo, next tyme ya got a tootache, kall a plumber, hey?
No, I go to good decent dentists
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on October 14, 2022, 08:03:09 AM
We're in Maui in 2023. Do we know about any holiday tournaments beyond that?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MUUWUWM on October 19, 2022, 01:20:10 PM
Any updates regarding Ft Meyers?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Florida Warrior on October 19, 2022, 07:23:56 PM
As far as I know, it is still on. I'm in West Palm and definitely planning to go. Three-hour drive.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: rocky_warrior on October 20, 2022, 10:44:51 AM
Ok, cleaned up the topic and a few posters who apparently couldn't read.  Back to Ft Meyers updates.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on October 20, 2022, 10:46:04 AM
What does that do to their post count?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: real chili 83 on October 20, 2022, 10:52:45 AM
Ok, cleaned up the topic and a few posters who apparently couldn't read.  Back to Ft Meyers updates.

Do tell,who got a TO?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on October 20, 2022, 11:01:41 AM
Ok, cleaned up the topic and a few posters who apparently couldn't read.  Back to Ft Meyers updates.

What is Ft Meyers?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: rocky_warrior on October 20, 2022, 11:04:57 AM
What is Ft Meyers?

The fortress where cleaning products are created.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: ZiggysFryBoy on October 20, 2022, 11:45:34 AM
What is Ft Meyers?

Anyone that goes should help support local places on Sanibel and Captiva.  Love those islands.  The causeway is reopen (in record time), imagine those folks could use the business, assuming they still there....
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: rocky_warrior on October 20, 2022, 12:20:01 PM
Anyone that goes should help support local places on Sanibel and Captiva.  Love those islands.  The causeway is reopen (in record time), imagine those folks could use the business, assuming they still there....

It's currently only open to residents (and utility/restoration folks).  Much of the island still without power and water.  Perhaps that will change in another month, but currently if you're not a resident or there to help fix the place up, don't head out!

https://www.mysanibel.com/news-announcements/news/hurricane-ian-daily-update-tuesday-october-19-2022
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on October 20, 2022, 12:21:50 PM
I appreciate the heroes doing the work.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on October 20, 2022, 01:44:08 PM
Anyone that goes should help support local places on Sanibel and Captiva.  Love those islands.  The causeway is reopen (in record time), imagine those folks could use the business, assuming they still there....
Open only to residents so far. Captiva might not have power until sometime in November. Believe there is no water at either yet.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Billy Hoyle on October 20, 2022, 02:01:14 PM
I appreciate the heroes doing the work.

It has been impressive. The Pine Island Bridge was rebuilt in three days. The Sanibel Island Causeway bridge was already fixed temporarily, in less than three weeks, with the permanent fixes almost done. Incredible work on vital infrastructure down there.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on October 20, 2022, 02:06:15 PM
It has been impressive. The Pine Island Bridge was rebuilt in three days. The Sanibel Island Causeway bridge was already fixed temporarily, in less than three weeks, with the permanent fixes almost done. Incredible work on vital infrastructure down there.
LOL
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: dgies9156 on October 20, 2022, 02:10:15 PM
It has been impressive. The Pine Island Bridge was rebuilt in three days. The Sanibel Island Causeway bridge was already fixed temporarily, in less than three weeks, with the permanent fixes almost done. Incredible work on vital infrastructure down there.
If there is any state that has figured out how to clean-up after a hurricane, it is Florida.

Period.

Doesn't matter the governor, the state's clean-up is quick, efficient and compassionate.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: rocky_warrior on October 20, 2022, 02:22:23 PM
Seriously folks, don't make me say this again.  This is not the "Post Ian Florida Infrastructure Repair" thread.

I realize Sanibel is close to Ft Myers, but has little relevancy to tournament updates.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Uncle Rico on October 20, 2022, 04:20:31 PM
Seriously folks, don't make me say this again.  This is not the "Post Ian Florida Infrastructure Repair" thread.

I realize Sanibel is close to Ft Myers, but has little relevancy to tournament updates.

I don’t like the name Ian
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: #UnleashSean on October 20, 2022, 05:03:24 PM
I appreciate the heroes doing the work.

Much during covid.... I believe that will be forgotten in a few months 😉
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: ZiggysFryBoy on October 20, 2022, 05:45:42 PM
I don’t like the name Ian

Lots of guys named Ian were working in the causeway.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on October 20, 2022, 09:00:28 PM
Lots of guys named Ian were working in the causeway.
In reality not a lot of people needed for what was done there.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Its DJOver on October 21, 2022, 01:28:41 PM
https://twitter.com/BenSteeleMJS/status/1583513335458189312?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: lawdog77 on October 21, 2022, 03:40:05 PM
I don’t like the name Ian
(https://parade.com/.image/t_share/MTkwNTc5Mjc2MDE3ODM3MTgx/140727-ian-ziering-ftr.jpg)
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on October 21, 2022, 05:19:53 PM
On as scheduled...I hope there is enough Miller Lite in stock.

https://mailchi.mp/fff0e7a174db/purchase-your-travel-package-before-its-too-late-5250308?e=acbe50dd2b
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on October 22, 2022, 09:24:57 AM
Maybe rethink that dip in the gulf during the tournament.

Dangerous flesh-eating bacterial infections increased in Florida after Hurricane Ian
https://www.cnn.com/2022/10/18/health/rare-bacteria-hurricane-ian-floodwaters/index.html

There have been 65 cases of Vibrio vulnificus infection and 11 deaths in the state this year as of Friday, according to the Florida Department of Health, up from 34 cases and 10 deaths reported across the state in all of 2021.
Many of the infections are in Lee County. Ian made landfall as a Category 4 storm on September 28 in Lee County, which includes Fort Myers and Sanibel Island in Southwest Florida.

Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MU82 on October 22, 2022, 12:01:02 PM
(https://parade.com/.image/t_share/MTkwNTc5Mjc2MDE3ODM3MTgx/140727-ian-ziering-ftr.jpg)

Much better:

(https://www.indiewire.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/deadwood.jpg)
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on November 05, 2022, 08:47:22 AM
Looks like the pregame will be at the arena. Team heads home Wednesday night after the game. Are people staying for thanksgiving or heading out that Thursday morning to make it home for Thanksgiving Dinner?
We were thinking dinner at Cabbage Key. A little slice of old Florida.

A list of what’s open in the area:
https://www.visitfortmyers.com/open
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 05, 2022, 01:51:59 PM
Looks like the pregame will be at the arena. Team heads home Wednesday night after the game. Are people staying for thanksgiving or heading out that Thursday morning to make it home for Thanksgiving Dinner?
We were thinking dinner at Cabbage Key. A little slice of old Florida.

A list of what’s open in the area:
https://www.visitfortmyers.com/open
Staying until Monday 28th
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on November 10, 2022, 09:20:15 AM
You guys doing the MU sponsored pregame thing? I think I will on Monday. Not sure on Weds.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on November 10, 2022, 09:58:43 AM
You guys doing the MU sponsored pregame thing? I think I will on Monday. Not sure on Weds.
Probably the same. Since the arena is nowhere near, well, anything, it seems to make sense to go. They never are great, food's bad, beer's limited, but hey, it's Marquette.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: mubb3434 on November 10, 2022, 11:21:45 AM
Probably the same. Since the arena is nowhere near, well, anything, it seems to make sense to go. They never are great, food's bad, beer's limited, but hey, it's Marquette.

We are driving up for Orlando so no go for the sponsored pregame.

Also hitting up Mackey on our way down to Florida on Tuesday...
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 20, 2022, 09:54:26 AM
Already arrived Florida
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on November 20, 2022, 11:17:20 AM
Flight turned around mid-air. Back in MSP. May leave 6 hours behind schedule, might not. Fml

I need a drink. Another one I mean. We’re tearing up this airport bar rn. Forced to drink!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Uncle Rico on November 20, 2022, 11:23:11 AM
Already arrived Florida

Sorry to hear that
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 20, 2022, 11:47:33 AM
Sorry to hear that
Yes, they offered me a flight to Martha's Vineyard
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Uncle Rico on November 20, 2022, 11:50:20 AM
Yes, they offered me a flight to Martha's Vineyard

That’s the least they could do
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on November 20, 2022, 11:55:56 AM
Yes, they offered me a flight to Martha's Vineyard
I may be mistaken, but there is a chance that is one of the greatest posts in the history of scoop.

If you are going with it where I think you are.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Shooter McGavin on November 20, 2022, 12:36:17 PM
I may be mistaken, but there is a chance that is one of the greatest posts in the history of scoop.

If you are going with it where I think you are.

I agree Tower.  Newsy made me spit my drink out.  Pretty funny.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 20, 2022, 01:27:24 PM
I may be mistaken, but there is a chance that is one of the greatest posts in the history of scoop.

If you are going with it where I think you are.
Oh I'm tempted to go
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on November 20, 2022, 01:41:30 PM
Yes, they offered me a flight to Martha's Vineyard

Until they found out you are a Friend of DonQ.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: real chili 83 on November 20, 2022, 01:52:51 PM
Btw, if anyone is thinking of a fishing charter, I HIGHLY recommend Chris Argiro and Sea Reaper Charters.

I’ve done Chris’s charter twice, and he’s the real deal. We’ve hooked hammerheads, mangrove snappers, 60+ inch tarpon, keeper cobia, etc. Chris has it really dialed in for permit too.

Chris is FMB based guide.  Chris had his boat destroyed by Ian, but got “lucky” as he had a new Dorado on order that got delivered right after the storm. It’s a beautiful looking boat and laid out to this second generation charter captain’s exacting specifications.

If you go to his FB page there are pics of me and another MU alum hoisting fish of a lifetime from both of the trips I’ve done with Chris.

GO WARRIORS!!!  Time to hang another banner.  If we don’t, clearly it will be Newsie’s fault.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 20, 2022, 02:01:40 PM
Until they found out you are a Friend of DonQ.
The Don did the trip, you must partake.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 20, 2022, 02:02:25 PM
Btw, if anyone is thinking of a fishing charter, I HIGHLY recommend Chris Argiro and Sea Reaper Charters.

I’ve done Chris’s charter twice, and he’s the real deal. We’ve hooked hammerheads, mangrove snappers, 60+ inch tarpon, keeper cobia, etc. Chris has it really dialed in for permit too.

Chris is FMB based guide.  Chris had his boat destroyed by Ian, but got “lucky” as he had a new Dorado on order that got delivered right after the storm. It’s a beautiful looking boat and laid out to this second generation charter captain’s exacting specifications.

If you go to his FB page there are pics of me and another MU alum hoisting fish of a lifetime from both of the trips I’ve done with Chris.

GO WARRIORS!!!  Time to hang another banner.  If we don’t, clearly it will be Newsie’s fault.
Keep on blaming me for all your jinxes
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: real chili 83 on November 20, 2022, 02:08:53 PM
Keep on blaming me for all your jinxes

Global warming is your fault.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Sultan Sultanberger on November 20, 2022, 02:15:19 PM
Global warming is your fault.

Cause he keeps flying to Martha’s Vineyard
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 20, 2022, 03:20:52 PM
Global warming is your fault.
ND sucks
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: 4everwarriors on November 20, 2022, 04:46:59 PM
Shoulda taken it, dude. Or, are ewe holdin' out for a spot in Kamala's hood, hey?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: BrewCity83 on November 20, 2022, 05:35:30 PM
Looks like the pregame will be at the arena. Team heads home Wednesday night after the game. Are people staying for thanksgiving or heading out that Thursday morning to make it home for Thanksgiving Dinner?
We were thinking dinner at Cabbage Key. A little slice of old Florida.

A list of what’s open in the area:
https://www.visitfortmyers.com/open

Cabbage Key -- cool place.  The original Cheeseburger in Paradise!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: BallBoy on November 20, 2022, 08:11:38 PM
Down in Marco Island and hitting the games tomorrow.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: pbiflyer on November 20, 2022, 10:34:41 PM
Hotel bar tonight was sparse but definitely a Marquette slant.
Not any of these guys in sight other than the lobby.
https://youtu.be/U7BMCZdXSlk
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: GoldenEagles03 on November 20, 2022, 11:46:40 PM
What's up with the staggered start times?

Just noticed that Utah/Georgia Tech is at 3 PM CST and Marquette is 4.5 hours later at 7:30 PM CST.

Is that strictly for TV?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on November 21, 2022, 07:02:38 AM
What's up with the staggered start times?

Just noticed that Utah/Georgia Tech is at 3 PM CST and Marquette is 4.5 hours later at 7:30 PM CST.

Is that strictly for TV?

Source?  I see 6 EST and 8:30 EST.

https://www.fortmyerstipoff.com/2022-tournament-central/
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: panda on November 21, 2022, 07:15:49 AM
Correct game does start at 3pm in Los Angeles lol
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: dgies9156 on November 21, 2022, 07:50:09 AM
Driving over from home in Vero Beach and driving back after the game. Two hours through the Florida swamps.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on November 21, 2022, 07:52:23 AM
Driving over from home in Vero Beach and driving back after the game. Two hours through the Florida swamps.

From whence you cometh, so you will returnith.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 21, 2022, 08:07:48 AM
From whence you cometh, so you will returnith.
The creepy old man cometh
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on November 21, 2022, 08:09:28 AM
The creepy old man cometh

Yadigator
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 21, 2022, 08:11:04 AM
Yadigator
;D
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: GoldenEagles03 on November 21, 2022, 08:32:08 AM
Source?  I see 6 EST and 8:30 EST.

https://www.fortmyerstipoff.com/2022-tournament-central/

CBS Sports app had 3 PM CST yesterday, but it appears to be updated to 5 PM CST.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on November 21, 2022, 10:41:35 AM
What is the location and time of the pregame reception? Can you pay at the door? How far is it from the Sun Coast Arena?

Thanks to anyone with information!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 21, 2022, 11:31:01 AM
What is the location and time of the pregame reception? Can you pay at the door? How far is it from the Sun Coast Arena?

Thanks to anyone with information!
https://alumni.marquette.edu/2022-MBB-ft-myers?srctid=1&erid=219a312a-6966-42c2-9833-b82215c97004&trid=219a312a-6966-42c2-9833-b82215c97004
It is now walk ins only. I understand is right outside arena
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on November 21, 2022, 11:42:32 AM
New question has arisen… can anyone confirm there are booze sales in the arena? (By booze I mean light beers).

Also remember to ID yourself as a Scooper by wearing teal
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on November 21, 2022, 11:50:57 AM
New question has arisen… can anyone confirm there are booze sales in the arena? (By booze I mean light beers).

Also remember to ID yourself as a Scooper by wearing teal

The Mope Squad goes commando.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on November 21, 2022, 12:49:31 PM
https://alumni.marquette.edu/2022-MBB-ft-myers?srctid=1&erid=219a312a-6966-42c2-9833-b82215c97004&trid=219a312a-6966-42c2-9833-b82215c97004
It is now walk ins only. I understand is right outside arena

Thanks, Newsie.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on November 21, 2022, 12:52:22 PM
Thanks, Newsie.

What will you be wearing (nh)? Would love to say hello!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on November 21, 2022, 01:32:08 PM
Thanks, Newsie.

They will take credit cards for walk-ins.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on November 21, 2022, 02:07:24 PM
What will you be wearing (nh)? Would love to say hello!

Pullover with MU logo, white baseball hat with MU logo

Look forward to meeting you, JB
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Goose on November 21, 2022, 02:10:44 PM
Lenny,

Are you bringing any of your golfing buddies from MU to the game or flying solo?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on November 21, 2022, 03:48:05 PM
Lenny,

Are you bringing any of your golfing buddies from MU to the game or flying solo?

Goose

Wife and a buddy I went to MU with and his wife - they’re down here visiting
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Goose on November 21, 2022, 05:19:44 PM
Lenny,
Are you meeting up with dgies and Jay bee?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: GoldenEagles03 on November 21, 2022, 05:26:35 PM
1st game is already over.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on November 21, 2022, 05:35:17 PM
Lenny,
Are you meeting up with dgies and Jay bee?

Hope so - how will I spot them?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Goose on November 21, 2022, 05:39:51 PM
Lenny

Great question. Hopefully they both saw what you were wearing tonight and they find you. Very jealous and wish I was there. Have a great time!!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on November 21, 2022, 05:41:38 PM
Lenny

Great question. Hopefully they both saw what you were wearing tonight and they find you. Very jealous and wish I was there. Have a great time!!

Thanks - further info - I’m in section 117 row Q
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on November 21, 2022, 06:17:53 PM
1st game is already over.
Classic scoop hot take.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: panda on November 21, 2022, 06:23:13 PM
1st game is already over.

Can you start reverse jinxing us?! You’re pretty good at it.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: rocky_warrior on November 21, 2022, 06:23:33 PM
Classic scoop hot take.

Was just coming back to ask if it's still over.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: GoldenEagles03 on November 21, 2022, 06:25:39 PM
Can you start reverse jinxing us?! You’re pretty good at it.

I've tried, it doesn't work.

Mississippi State 69
Marquette 64
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: panda on November 21, 2022, 06:26:07 PM
I've tried, it doesn't work.

Mississippi State 69
Marquette 64

Guaranteed mu win
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: tower912 on November 21, 2022, 06:33:19 PM
If GT and MU win, the championship game could be in the 80s.   I hope MU has practiced their zone offense.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: GoldenEagles03 on November 21, 2022, 06:41:10 PM
How's the MU turnout in Ft. Myers? Looks like a pretty small crowd in the 1st game.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: 4everwarriors on November 21, 2022, 06:41:47 PM
Lenny Man, any Nads sightings, hey?
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: rocket surgeon on November 21, 2022, 06:51:58 PM
Pullover with MU logo, white baseball hat with MU logo

Look forward to meeting you, JB

  what?  no pants?  no need for hat and pullover to be the identifying factors then, eyn'a?  no one is gonna want your seat either
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: GoldenEagles03 on November 21, 2022, 07:06:32 PM
1st game is already over.

Never in doubt. Utah had this one all the way.

😅

I have to imagine our game doesn't start at 7:30 with how many reviews this 1st game had.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MuggsyB on November 21, 2022, 07:06:41 PM
How's the MU turnout in Ft. Myers? Looks like a pretty small crowd in the 1st game.

True dat.  Utah is about to win??  Shocked. 
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: GoldenEagles03 on November 21, 2022, 07:09:52 PM
True dat.  Utah is about to win??  Shocked.

Both of those teams looked pretty bad.  Hopefully Marquette can take home the hardware.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MuggsyB on November 21, 2022, 07:11:33 PM
Both of those teams looked pretty bad.  Hopefully Marquette can take home the hardware.

I just caught the last 2 mins.  Ya....we need to take care of business. 
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Retire0 on November 21, 2022, 07:18:22 PM
After watching the first game, I retract my previous statement.

This game is enormous, truly.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: GoldenEagles03 on November 21, 2022, 07:22:27 PM
After watching the first game, I retract my previous statement.

This game is enormous, truly.

Georgia Tech is probably more talented than Utah. That game was just ugly. Would be tough to lose and play the tougher team.

Losing not an option tonight though. Win, win, win.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: GoldenEagles03 on November 21, 2022, 07:24:50 PM
Wrightsil OUT again today.

Not that he'd play much anyways at this point.

Tip at 7:41 CT
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: MuggsyB on November 21, 2022, 07:25:54 PM
Wrightsil OUT again today.

Not that he'd play much anyways at this point.

WTH??  Ughhh.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: wadesworld on November 21, 2022, 07:52:04 PM
  what?  no pants?  no need for hat and pullover to be the identifying factors then, eyn'a?  no one is gonna want your seat either

I’m having a bellyaching laugh.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: GoldenEagles03 on November 21, 2022, 07:56:38 PM
This gonna be a blowout?

We can't even get shots off.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: rocket surgeon on November 21, 2022, 08:00:38 PM
I think I’ll take the under
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: GoldenEagles03 on November 21, 2022, 08:02:27 PM
Did they have any gameplan?  They look completely outmatched.  They are struggling to get shots off.  Thankfully Mississippi State is struggling to make shots, but at least they are getting decent ones.

This has the makings of a good ole fashioned spanking.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: GoldenEagles03 on November 21, 2022, 08:07:07 PM
We haven't scored in 8 minutes.  That is awful.  I think we might just not be good.

Hardworking, but not good.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 21, 2022, 10:25:21 PM
Lenny,
Are you meeting up with dgies and Jay bee?
As far as I know it didn't happen...
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Lennys Tap on November 21, 2022, 11:08:38 PM
As far as I know it didn't happen...

True - almost as disappointing as the final score.

Would have also liked to have met you, Newsie.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 22, 2022, 07:22:13 AM
True - almost as disappointing as the final score.

Would have also liked to have met you, Newsie.
Wednesday? I'll even throw in JB for you.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: dgies9156 on November 22, 2022, 09:48:37 AM
True - almost as disappointing as the final score.

Would have also liked to have met you, Newsie.

Lenny,

I wished I had known you were there. Would have made a point to introduce myself.

Unfortunately, am flying back to Chicago on Wednesday for Turkey Day (no, I definitely was NOT the dude wearing the turkey flock shirt) so I won't be a the game tomorrow. Be be sure to look up Newsie, Doc and JB. They're all great folk and a lot of fun.


Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: dgies9156 on November 22, 2022, 09:51:23 AM
Thanks - further info - I’m in section 117 row Q

Damn, I was in 117, Row A.

We probably walked right past each other.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Newsdreams on November 22, 2022, 10:02:35 AM
Thanks - further info - I’m in section 117 row Q
Q, hey? Same seats Wednesday? My gang is @ 113. But you need to meet us outside for some quality rum.
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: rocky_warrior on November 22, 2022, 10:50:48 AM
Quote from: Newsdreams link=topic=63541.msg1482325#msg1482325
But you need to meet us outside for some quality rum.

Damn, now I wish I was there. Too many people don't understand good rum. And 20 yr aged versions can be had at a bargain!
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on November 22, 2022, 11:19:07 AM
I think we will head over around 4p for the pregame deal again on Wednesday. The MU folks made a nice dent on the alcohol inventory at the arena

Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on November 22, 2022, 11:35:22 AM
I think we will head over around 4p for the pregame deal again on Wednesday. The MU folks made a nice dent on the alcohol inventory at the arena

Drank 'em dry.  Fact
Title: Re: Marquette Thanksgiving Tournament Ft Myers
Post by: Jay Bee on November 23, 2022, 04:31:19 PM
True - almost as disappointing as the final score.

Would have also liked to have met you, Newsie.

You here??