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Title: BUS
Post by: 1841 on July 13, 2017, 02:21:58 pm
Silly question but does Fordham have its own bus for athletics ?
This summer I've seen Lehigh, Fairfield, Cornell and Manhattan College busses around the city. I've never seen a coach bus for Fordham.
Just curious.


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: Chaka001 on July 13, 2017, 05:19:58 pm
I do not believe so.
I would imagine the folks on rose hill have done the due diligence of owning a bus?

some of these schools do a great job as they are moving advertisements.


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: 85 on July 14, 2017, 09:04:11 am
Those things can cut both ways. Nice for the exposure, but an open target for vandalism and the like from drunken fans of opponents.


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: DamnRam on July 14, 2017, 09:25:52 am
I've thought the same thing that it would be a good rolling advertisement.

I didn't consider the vandalism aspect, good point 85.  However, per Chaka buses are very expensive to buy and maintain, and Fordham is really stretched on budget. 

There are also the legal and PR implications that come with owning the bus and hiring the driver, should there ever be any sort of accident.  BTW, finding a good reliable driver with a CDL license and clean driving record (important in case there is an accident and lawsuit) is no small feat given the competition for those folks.


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: NYRam07 on July 14, 2017, 10:12:35 am
We have the Ram Vans. I think we're okay on this front.


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: ace93 on July 14, 2017, 10:22:33 am
I've thought the same thing that it would be a good rolling advertisement.

I didn't consider the vandalism aspect, good point 85.  However, per Chaka buses are very expensive to buy and maintain, and Fordham is really stretched on budget. 

There are also the legal and PR implications that come with owning the bus and hiring the driver, should there ever be any sort of accident.  BTW, finding a good reliable driver with a CDL license and clean driving record (important in case there is an accident and lawsuit) is no small feat given the competition for those folks.

I doubt most of these schools own the buses. I also doubt it is their own driver, though they might get the same ones based on contract with the bus company.


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: Ramer on July 14, 2017, 11:45:11 am
I saw a Monmouth U bus as well. Very impressive.  Perhaps these buses can be leased?  Good PR/exposure for the school, and very cool for the athletes as well......evokes pride and prestige. 


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: ace93 on July 14, 2017, 11:48:51 am
I saw a Monmouth U bus as well. Very impressive.  Perhaps these buses can be leased?  Good PR/exposure for the school, and very cool for the athletes as well......evokes pride and prestige. 

I am 99% sure they are leased in most cases.


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: RickFC77 on July 14, 2017, 12:16:17 pm
Knowing Fordham, when they decide to do it, instead of advertising themselves on a bus, they will do it on the cheap by placing it on smart cars.


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: DamnRam on July 14, 2017, 05:02:11 pm
Knowing Fordham, when they decide to do it, instead of advertising themselves on a bus, they will do it on the cheap by placing it on smart cars.

I can see it now...

FORD
The J
of Ne


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: Scott W 86 on July 16, 2017, 01:55:49 pm
I can see it now...

FORD
The J
of Ne

Give'm a break DR!  The other side will read...

HAM
esuit School
w York


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: DamnRam on July 16, 2017, 04:32:26 pm
Give'm a break DR!  The other side will read...

HAM
esuit School
w York


Can you imagine how many buses they would need if they went with that newer tagline ("New York is my campus")?  They might need some of those accordion type buses.


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: pjd on July 16, 2017, 05:55:17 pm
Georgetown is the bus I've seen the most


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: xtey92a on July 17, 2017, 11:42:10 am
We use Academy, been using them for years. West Point has nice buses too.


I'd rather use the money for painting maintaining and keeping a bus on scholarships.



Title: Re: BUS
Post by: Scott W 86 on July 17, 2017, 03:38:31 pm
We use Academy, been using them for years. West Point has nice buses too.


I'd rather use the money for painting maintaining and keeping a bus on scholarships.



Keeping a bus on scholarship violates NCAA rules!


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: ZonaRam on July 17, 2017, 05:20:17 pm
Keeping a bus on scholarship violates NCAA rules!

Not necessarily so, it depends on whether the bus hired an agent or not.


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: DamnRam on July 17, 2017, 05:59:28 pm
They say that with Academy, you give them the business, they take you for a ride!


Title: Re: BUS
Post by: Ram1 on October 01, 2017, 12:33:47 pm
A bus wrapped in athletics images would be great marketing.  Do something.  Make a deal with the bus co.  Think outside the box, think big, take a shot.  Surprise me to the upside.