Pick a Saturday night game against what would be considered an average Conference USA opponent. Then, for three or four weeks prior to the game, advertise that "The Strelz" will be back for an encore performance as PA announcer.
Some who remember Paul Strelzin's booming voice and his Mmm...minerballllllll! will predict a bigger crowd than usual.
There's been an ongoing rift between the UTEP Athletic Department and Strelz ever since, as he says, he and then-AD Bill Cords got into a tiff. That was a long time ago.
Strelz remains well known here as the long-time Diablos PA man - and hockey and indoor football. He goes back generations of El Paso fans.
He's a character all right. He's an El Paso Sports Hall of Famer. There was a time when Don Haskins, Jim Paul and Paul Strelzin were the three most recognizable names in town.
Having "Encore Night - The Strelz" might just sell out The Don.