UMN Announces “Stripe Out” for Homecoming



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Don't be surprised when it falls flat.
Ah, the classic Minnesota pessimism.

Saw plenty of people saying the same thing about the Penn State “Maroon Out”, and that turned out looking great. All it takes is good marketing from the athletic department and a bit of word-of-mouth. If you get ~75% of people to do their part, it will still look good.
 


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Ah, the classic Minnesota pessimism.

Saw plenty of people saying the same thing about the Penn State “Maroon Out”, and that turned out looking great. All it takes is good marketing from the athletic department and a bit of word-of-mouth. If you get ~75% of people to do their part, it will still look good.
I totally get where Tikited is coming from, but it's also worth giving it a try.
As others have said, probably would work better if they put a shirt on every seat.
These things tend to work better in the warmer weather as later in the year everyone will just be wearing black jackets.
 


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Perhaps it won't be as good as we would like it to be. It will get better each year. What particularly helps in a situation like this is for the fans to be more positive about an attempt to do something good.
Exactly. Keep doing it every year (preferably when it's warm(er)) since it seems a lot of cold/rain gear is maroon) and it will become better and better. You can't do it once every 5 or 10 years and expect it to work well.

People who don't participate this year, might be like damn, that was cool...I better buy a gold shirt for next year...hopefully it just keeps improving yearly.
 

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Perhaps it won't be as good as we would like it to be. It will get better each year. What particularly helps in a situation like this is for the fans to be more positive about an attempt to do something good.
Ya the key is to do it every year. Make the homecoming game known as the stripe out.

Then maybe the people who didn’t know any better this time won’t be caught with their pants down the next time.
 

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Exactly. Keep doing it every year (preferably when it's warm(er)) since it seems a lot of cold/rain gear is maroon) and it will become better and better. You can't do it once every 5 or 10 years and expect it to work well.

People who don't participate this year, might be like damn, that was cool...I better buy a gold shirt for next year...hopefully it just keeps improving yearly.
Well said. Have to start somewhere. Hopefully we’ll get some good fall weather to start October, but their hands were kind of tied with no solid home games earlier than that. I do remember that the Penn State game was supposed to be pretty cold, so I was expecting minimal maroon out there. I think the sun came out unexpectedly and made it very comfortable.
 

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Ah, the classic Minnesota pessimism.

Saw plenty of people saying the same thing about the Penn State “Maroon Out”, and that turned out looking great. All it takes is good marketing from the athletic department and a bit of word-of-mouth. If you get ~75% of people to do their part, it will still look good.
I think you are confusing pessimism with realism.

If they want it to work, then find a sponsor to give everyone a shirt with the appropriate color code.
 



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Ya the key is to do it every year. Make the homecoming game known as the stripe out.

Then maybe the people who didn’t know any better this time won’t be caught with their pants down the next time.
All good if they are wearing Maroon color boxers (or Gold depending on whatever section the have purchased tickets).
 

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Ah, the classic Minnesota pessimism.

Saw plenty of people saying the same thing about the Penn State “Maroon Out”, and that turned out looking great. All it takes is good marketing from the athletic department and a bit of word-of-mouth. If you get ~75% of people to do their part, it will still look good.
I hope you are right, but I've seen this movie before. I will do my part.
 

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Perhaps it won't be as good as we would like it to be. It will get better each year. What particularly helps in a situation like this is for the fans to be more positive about an attempt to do something good.
I do my part. It's everyone else... Kidding.
 

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I think you are confusing pessimism with realism.

If they want it to work, then find a sponsor to give everyone a shirt with the appropriate color code.
Yeah, kind of like the alcohol at church dinners. They couldn't sell you a drink since they didn't have a liquor license, so they'd get alcohol donated from the local bars and then "give" you a drink in "exchange" for you dropping a buck or two into some collection bowl.

Do the same here. Get 50,000 shirts printed out and "give" them to people who need one, in "exchange" for them donating a dollar or two.

If they do this every year, I bet it will catch on no matter what. But if it bombs this year and they don't do it next year, it'll be tough to catch on.
 




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smart to do it early, I think one eyar they tried maroon out late in the year when people tend to wear jackets

I'll be in gold
 


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Yeah, kind of like the alcohol at church dinners. They couldn't sell you a drink since they didn't have a liquor license, so they'd get alcohol donated from the local bars and then "give" you a drink in "exchange" for you dropping a buck or two into some collection bowl.

Do the same here. Get 50,000 shirts printed out and "give" them to people who need one, in "exchange" for them donating a dollar or two.

If they do this every year, I bet it will catch on no matter what. But if it bombs this year and they don't do it next year, it'll be tough to catch on.
Personally, I am grateful for whatever fans shell out their good money as well as allocate their time to attend the game and cheer on the Gophers to really be concerned with what they are wearing.

My own situation, I am in a designated Maroon section. About 80% of my game day gear will work out. I'm good. If it was less than 60 degrees (& I sat one section over either way), I have squat for Gold outerwear. I would not envision myself going out and purchasing something, especially with the poor reviews of the Gopher Stadium/Fanatics store.

All the kids with Maroon and Gold bib overalls, is there a special section for them?
 
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I love this and I hope it works. I think you would have greater success if you just made the lower bowl maroon and the upper bowl gold. Sometimes people just can't figure things out.
 

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Couldn't they get a sponsor to print off the shirts? Put whatever company's logo on the sleeve or something.....
Maybe ask for donations for the shirts and put the $$$ into some NIL fund......???
 

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I love this and I hope it works. I think you would have greater success if you just made the lower bowl maroon and the upper bowl gold. Sometimes people just can't figure things out.
I dig it. A few teams, especially in the BIG, already do the stripe-out. Never seen this before.
 




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Get a sponsor and have a free tshirt giveaway waiting on every seat

It will work for sure if they give away free shirts
Maybe they could give out gold pinnies, the pull-over jersey like shirt worn in sports scrimmages. Then fans that need them can just wear it over the shirts they wear to the game. They also cost very little.
 

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Maybe they could give out gold pinnies, the pull-over jersey like shirt worn in sports scrimmages. Then fans that need them can just wear it over the shirts they wear to the game. They also cost very little.
I am just gonna spray paint my whole body. I might have extra maroon paint if ya want?
 

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Will give credit where it is due...Marketing is doing its part far more than in the past. Also will admit the maroon-out for 2019 PSU wasn't bad just not great.

Gold gear is the weak link for us. If the students can pull off the East End Zone then maybe okay...
 

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There are two elephants in this room. The spotty history of “gold outs” is the more obvious problem. People don’t tend to have gear with gold as the main color and Minnesotans don’t like to be told what to do.

The other elephant is attendance. Color coordinated plans tend to lose their impact when there are a lot of empty seats. That aspect might look even worse with a striping plan. Does the homecoming game have a shot at a sellout?
 



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There are two elephants in this room. The spotty history of “gold outs” is the more obvious problem. People don’t tend to have gear with gold as the main color and Minnesotans don’t like to be told what to do.

The other elephant is attendance. Color coordinated plans tend to lose their impact when there are a lot of empty seats. That aspect might look even worse with a striping plan. Does the homecoming game have a shot at a sellout?
Make that three.
 




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