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2017 Bowl Game Attendance

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  1. HuskerinBig10

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    As usual, Bahamas Bowl has the lowest attendance

    Bowl Game - Winning Team - Losing Team - Attendance

    Las Vegas Bowl Boise State Oregon 36,432

    Armed Forces Bowl Army San Diego State 35,986

    Dollar General Bowl App State Toledo 28,706

    Birmingham Bowl South Florida Texas tech 28,623

    New Mexico Bowl Marshall Colorado State 26,087

    Boca Raton Bowl FAU Akron 25,912

    New Orleans Bowl Troy N texas 24,904

    Hawaii Bowl Fresno State Houston 20,546

    Cure Bowl Georgia State W Kentucky 19,585

    Potato Bowl Wyoming Central Michigan 16,512

    Gasparilla Bowl Temple FIU 16,363

    Bahamas Bowl Ohio UAB 13,585

    These two bowl games attendance so bad, they did not print them

    Camelia Bowl Middle Tennessee Arkansas State under 10,000

    Frisco Bowl LA Tech SMU under 10,000
     



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    Now post television ratings.
     
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    Did you know that Nebraska played in the Major College Bowl Game with the
    least attendance all time?

    You did win the game though.

    You beat Miami 36-34 at the 1962 Gotham Bowl in front of 6,000 fans.

    Forget, exactly what stadium it was played in. I believe it was Yankee Stadium,
    but it may have been the Polo Grounds.
     
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    btw...The capacity of the Camellia Bowl is 25K. The Capacity of the Frisco Bowl is 20,500.

    Those 10,000/15,000 empty seats don't look near as bad as the 50K empty seats in Brimingham
     
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    Those numbers are such bullshit.
    Maybe tickets sold or something, but I watched some of those and they had a few thousand people there.
     
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    Gotham Bowl - Wikipedia
     
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    No way the Hawaii bowl had 20k. Maybe 2k. Stands were empty.
     
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    I agree. They slip up and show the stands every now and then and there is no way those attendance numbers are correct in some of these games.
     
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    None of those games exceeded 5K in actual seats. None. And most came nowhere close to 5K.
     
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    Is this a roundabout way of whining about being able to watch football at pretty much any time between December 20 and January 1?
     
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    And the ones for people that didn't have money on the games.
     
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    you come nowhere close to being a respected contributor to this forum
     
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    We all know the attendance numbers are bogus.

    I am pretty sure attendance includes, the band, the concession people, the coaches, the cheerleaders, the mascots, the players, the TV crew, the press credentials, the City Government people in attendance, the Sponsors people in attendance.

    It also includes free tickets given away.

    I like calling the one bowl the Beth Mowens Gasparilla Bowl. it is actually the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl, but it is just too close to Beth Mowens for me.

    Here is some food for thought

    Bowl game executive pay soaring around $1 million

    The pay for Bowl Game Executives are fricking TAX EXEMPT!!

    In 1991, the University of Michigan’s creative financing was to use money from a National Science Foundation research grant to pay the bowl bills. The feds found out, and the Wolverines got penalized—so it’s not a good model for other colleges to imitate.
     
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    Too many bowl games.
     
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    Honestly, that really doesn't have anything to do with attendance.

    If the same people were required to attend all the games it would matter, but it is highly
    doubtful that any one person attends two different bowl games in two different cities.

    The before Christmas Bowls will always struggle for attendance because folks are Christmas
    shopping and preparing for Christmas. Very few are gonna venture far away from home
    before Christmas.

    Now for the folks in the North, taking a winter vacation...those people are pulling out
    on the morning of the 26th. You can set your clock in Florida on Christmas Day.
    Traffic is heavy on Christmas eve with folks shopping and visiting...but those are the
    locals. On the 26th every major road turns into a parking lot as Florida begins its two
    week winter tourist season that is swelled by 5 Major Bowl Games.

    On the 2nd of January...Good Luck trying to make any time on I-75 Northbound. It'll
    be bumper-to-bumper from the Turnpike/I-75 ramp in Wildwood all the way to Valdosta.
    You've got all the vacationers and all the bowl traffic headed home.

    Wisconsin folks headed for Miami, Michigan for Tampa, LSU for Orlando, South Carolina
    for Tampa (they'll use I-95 to I-4) Notre Dame folks to Orlando. VPI folks to Orlando
    that's mainly I-95-I-4. (Okla St will probably fly). Louisville crowd to Jax and Miss St
    to Jax (I-10). UofL is I-75 to I-10.

    Central Florida always gets their fair share of Gator and Orange Bowl fans who only head
    to their bowl destination a day or two before. Nothing to do in Jax but drink, so if you're
    bringing your family you head to Orlando first. Orange Bowl fans stop before heading on to
    Miami.

    You can go to the Magic Kingdom or Disney Springs and count sweat shirts and know which
    teams have brought the most fans.
     
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    Well I don't know about you, but I sure in hell wouldn't want to go see a couple of 6-6 teams play in a bowl game. Too many bowl games with teams with 6-6 and 7-5 records.
     
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    Aw come on OT. Us old farts have to get with the times man.

    Don't you know all these bowls for 6-6 teams are needed to meet the "everyone deserves a trophy" mentality many of these kids grew up with. Hell, these 41 bowls are even cutting it for that group. Too many teams are being left out of the bowl experience.

    My Miners deserve a bowl too! Even though they didn't win one single game...they showed up to play all of 'em. They should get rewarded with a bowl game...aka "a trophy".
     
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    Yep!

    Personally, I'd be embarrassed (as a team), to be 6-6 and playing in a Bowl game. I mean, " YAY! We're playing in the 'Beth Mowens Bowl' game! YIPPEEEEE!!!". Yep! Everybody's impressed now... :tsk:

    AND listening to those announcers try to 'spin' some positive stuff about those 6-6 teams. SHEESH.... :L

    I love watching GOOD college football, but I'm not that much of a diehard fan wanting to suffer thru these usually b-o-r-r-i-n-g games. Yeah, I know... Every now & then there are some very good watchable "Toilet Bowl" games, but I haven't seen too many over the (zillion bowl games) era.

    BUT... Good Luck to these teams anyway... :nod:
     
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    Yeah 6-6 teams don't have much to celebrate. But those players get to go have some fun and for a lot of them, it's the last time they will ever play football ever again.

    You don't know if some teams or players really want to be there and the evidence is my fucking terrible pickems performance.
     
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    That depends on circumstances.

    Many, many, many years ago...I would usually go to the Tangerine Bowl game whether
    FSU was playing or not. It was close by and it was a football game.

    I watched all levels played there. I remember watching West Chester St play Morgan St
    there. Also watched Tampa end Kent State's long winning streak there and then Miami of
    Ohio win 3 straight vs Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The Florida game was played in
    G-Ville because the T-Bowl was being enlarged.

    One of FSU's Orange Bowl years, I went to a T-Bowl game the week before when LSU faced
    Wake Forest. To me it was always something to do extra over the Holidays, it was close by
    (25 miles) and it was a football game. I just enjoyed going.