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Lonergan on your voice mail
Created: 8/31/2014 12:41:35 PMReplies: 14
8/31/2014 12:41:35 PM - bobo - 2,944 posts (#8)

So I'm checking my VM yesturday and a (202) # shows up.  It turns out to be Mike Lonergan who was calling up some of us season ticket holders who haven't yet renewed their tickets yet.  Now I've never met the man, I'm not a big booster by any regards and don't even have that good of tickets.  Still, ML takes time out on a Friday evening to encourage us to renew the tickets, calling me by name (not a recording), talking about the good teams on the schedule and the exciting players on GW's squad.  Ends by wishing my family a happy holiday weekend.

Now I was always going to renew (I do every year), but simply blown away by the care and dedication of ML and the entire athletic department at GW.

8/31/2014 1:37:07 PM - The MV - 4,392 posts (#4)

Like night vs. day.

8/31/2014 2:48:07 PM - Tuna Can - 1,469 posts (#20)

ML tells Bobo to buy his seats and buy them now... Bobo does it. Lonergan tells him to be more agressive on the boards and Bobo claims 9 carroms in next game. Bobo is there man! Part of the team.


8/31/2014 3:27:25 PM - Long Suffering Fan - 3,537 posts (#6)

On one hand, a very classy act.  On the other hand, something sad about a head coach having to sell tickets to the games.

8/31/2014 3:32:37 PM - GW0811 - 260 posts (#82)

Disagree with LSF. We already have more season tickets sold (according to @GWTix) than last year. He didn't have to do this, but good to see a coach reach out to last year's season ticket holders and encourage them to re-up if they haven't yet. He actually cares! 

8/31/2014 5:41:27 PM - thinker - 2,591 posts (#9)

To me this is beyond awesome determination and dedication by ML. Even more awesome would have been to be home to take the call.

8/31/2014 5:47:38 PM - ziik - 2,522 posts (#11)

Cements the idea that maybe GWU is his final stop. Can't see him calling 17,000 terp fans. And, I can't see him recruiting and holding 12-15 players and keeping them happy in College Park, where all they have for fun are orgies and  couch burnings. (Orgies being over-rated, based on my limited experience.) 

8/31/2014 6:55:46 PM - GWSB'11 - 155 posts (#119)

thank you for sharing Ziik 

8/31/2014 6:56:24 PM - GWSB'11 - 155 posts (#119)

and +1 GW0811

8/31/2014 7:07:12 PM - Poog - 3,635 posts (#5)

Guess that's the advantage of having 1,700 ST holders and 17 who hadn't yet renewed

8/31/2014 8:40:32 PM - BM - 4,887 posts (#3)

Just plain awesome. Kudos. 

9/1/2014 12:38:09 AM - GW Alum Abroad - 2,254 posts (#13)

Leave it to ziik to turn a thread about the coach calling deadbeat season ticket holders in to a thread about group sex in the Maryland suburbs and its merits. ;)

9/1/2014 4:01:46 PM - ziik - 2,522 posts (#11)


My point was that this (ML's call) was a good thing. Did anybody miss that? 

Grumble, grumble, grumble

9/1/2014 4:19:58 PM - BC - 1,132 posts (#26)

I don't think anyone missed it,   GWAA was just joshing, Ziik.   I did wonder about orgies in DC and VA or does MD have a monopoly?

9/1/2014 4:36:38 PM - ziik - 2,522 posts (#11)

I enjoy GWAA, BC--How are you? I hope all is well. 

My observations, of course relate to the olden, olden days in College Park.  I covered orgies for a singles magazine. I recall being an observer only. That's my story...

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