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Alabama is tracking students' locations to penalize them for leaving football games early

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by FrostedOrange, Sep 13, 2019 at 12:54 PM.

  1. FrostedOrange

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  2. Technut1990

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    As long as people know what they are downloading I see no issue with this, matter of fact I like it, good way to entice fans to the games period.
     
  3. chris975d

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    As said above, with the students knowing this info before they download the app, I have no issues with it. Heck I’d be ok with something like this being implemented for regular/non-student tickets as well. Reward the people that actually show up and support the team!
     
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  5. Supersizethatorder-mutt

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    I love this line from the article --- "But really, this new technology seems relatively easy to work around. I’ll give it a couple weeks until fraternity and sorority pledges are stuck holding dozens of phones for active members."
     
  6. TaxJacket

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    Why? If the two parties agree to it (which you do by downloading the app) then the government should have no say in what is going on there
     
  7. Technut1990

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    whats unethical or illegal ? You decide if you wish to participate in an effort to receive rewards for your attendance which helps the team and school
     
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    Not at all. No one is forcing them to participate. If you want the perks, stay the whole game.
     
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  9. chris975d

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    My thought as well...how is this illegal? I’m sure the app states that your attendance at the game is monitored, so where is the illegality? The student tickets are being offered at a discounted rate (compared to general admission tickets), and I’d assume in high demand at a school like Bama, so why not try to make sure they are going to people who actually attend the games and support the team?
     
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  11. kg01

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    Uhm, does Saban not know that students' job is to go to freaking school, not to support his freaking program? I hope one-a them sue saying they had to leave to go study and were penalized for it.
     
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    Forcing people to consume your product rather than making your product better is a strategy that can't fail.
     
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    And, this is another reason GT will never be a factory. Can you see CGC or any head coach at GT doing this? I cannot. Yes, we want to incentivize them to attend, but I don't believe we would ever punish them for leaving.

    Now, for those folks in the "gold seats", I do think punitive measures should be enforced to make them be in their seats at the start of the game and the start of the 2nd half. j/k :)
     
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    I like where you are going. I'm thinking that the club lounge serves a few different kind of beers before the game and during halftime. Any other time (while the game is going on) it is Natural Light only.
     
  15. Technut1990

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    Caviar conversation, let them eat fish eggs !
     
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    Everyone should embrace and love Big Brother by now. It is the only way to accept his ever watchful eye on you.
     
  17. crut

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    The way this should be done is by having students use Buzzcards to enter/exit. Use a similar points system as Bama, but have their entry/exit times be linked to when their Buzzcard goes through the system. People can potentially use look-alikes to cheat the system, but they would be not getting credit for their own buzzcard, so it's likely a minor issue.
     
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  18. TheSilasSonRising

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    And bama now has tons of out of state students applying there because of the success of the football team.

    Suck it up buttercups.

    Seems as if i read somewhere that students at Army &/or Navy are reqyuired to attend the games. Not sure.
     
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  19. chris975d

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    If they had to leave to “go study”, what type of student are they anyway? The game time and average game length isn’t a surprise. That “student” probably isn’t doing well in school anyway with time management skills that bad.
     
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    How is this a punishment? If you stay for the whole game you get points that allow you to purchase playoff/championship tickets. If you don't stay for the whole game, you don't get extra points for that purpose. It seems more like an incentive to stay than a punishment for leaving.
     
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