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College football bowls/playoff thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cosmo, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    How could you possibly forget? The College Football Championship Game is the pinnacle of sports! The world's eyes will all be glued to their television to watch the Almighty Tahd win their umpteenth mythical National Championship!

    Oh, that's right. Y'all don't live here. NM.
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    There's nothing else on, so I'll tune in for a minute or two.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I don't have four hours to spare.
    BurnsWhenIPee and Neutral Corner like this.
  4. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Well-Known Member

    I believe in terms of fan interest there are "national sports" and "regional sports". What I mean by that is there are some sports where fans have more interest in the league but not so much in the local team. I think the NBA is an example of a sport where fans are very interested in LeBron and superstars and not as interested in their local team. Baseball is an example of a sport where fans are very interested in their local team but not really interested in the pennant race if their team is not involved.

    That is why the NBA finals have ratings that equal the World Series but MLB ratings for local broadcasts generally crush the ratings of the local NBA boadcast. Normally local NBA ratings for an NBA team exceed those of the MLB team only if the NBA tram is really good and the MLB team is pretty bad.

    I think college football is becoming a "regional sport". In the SEC and much of the Big Ten college football is a big deal (NYC and Chicago excepted). But along the Atlantic Coast from Washington D.C. north and the the much of the western United States interest is declining.
  5. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    I really think the lack of fans has made a difference. Empty seats are visible declarations that the world is not normal. The CFP title game is basically on time. But the irregular schedules of the several conferences killed the season’s rhythm.
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    It just means less.
    Neutral Corner likes this.
  7. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    Who do I like? Neither, but I have a feeling about the Buckeyes
  8. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    A urologist can fix that right up.
  9. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    Mine is a graduate of Michigan State
    maumann likes this.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Does ESPN's "ownership" of college football almost make it seem close to the X Games? Do other media entities have much incentive to promote the sport?
  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Looks like a collarbone for Sermon.
  12. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    It certainly hasn't helped in the western U.S. that the Pac-12 has not produced a genuine contender in a while, and the mismanagement of that conference itself has killed off some interest as well.
    Hell, even Boise State's status as lovable underdogs has lost some of its luster.
    In the northeast, the passion for college football was never really there to begin with. People love the NFL, but no one gives a shit about college football.
    I hate to be one of those people that say "College football is so much better when Team X is great," but on a national level the sport could really use a rejuvenation of a traditional powerhouse Pac-12 program like USC or Oregon.
    I Should Coco, ChrisLong and maumann like this.
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