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2013-12-27 10:57:19 AM  
Going to the games is wildly overrated.
 
2013-12-27 11:00:01 AM  

PowerSlacker: Going to the games is wildly overrated.


I'm thinking  regular season game on campus would be more fun for alumni.
 
2013-12-27 11:33:08 AM  
the headline is bad and the link doesn't work.  i hope bad things happen to subby today
 
2013-12-27 11:37:31 AM  
THIS was greenlighted? Jeez are the admins still hung over?
 
2013-12-27 11:41:32 AM  
This stopped being about the fans a long time ago.
 
2013-12-27 11:43:53 AM  
What is going to happen next season with a playoff system.

Two teams are going to play 3 "bowl" games.

Going to be a pricey proposition to go to all 3 games.
 
2013-12-27 11:56:16 AM  
Who is making money off these scrub games in front of 5000 people? ESPN, I guess?
 
2013-12-27 12:03:44 PM  

Broktun: What is going to happen next season with a playoff system.

Two teams are going to play 3 "bowl" games.

Going to be a pricey proposition to go to all 3 games.


Who would go to all 3? Your team plays 1 at the most.
 
2013-12-27 12:09:14 PM  

PowerSlacker: Going to the games is wildly overrated.


Most of 'em, anyway.

One of my favorite all time childhood memories was going to the Rose Bowl in '78 to watch Warren Moon beat Michigan.   That was an awe inspiring experience.   Losing to Michigan in '81 was only slightly less awesome.

I would guess the Boy-o-Berta-Beef-Arnoie Bowl probably has a somewhat diminished experience, though.
 
2013-12-27 12:18:42 PM  
Just goes to show how far bought college admins are by the bowl organizers. Bowl organizers buy their loyalty with free trips and other perks in exchange for contracting conferences to bowl games that almost end up being financial sinkholes thanks to ticket allotments forced on the schools and the fact that few schools have alumni networks that will go to the actual games. How is it a reward for fans in the Big Ten, for example, to have to shell out $$$ to watch a conference championship in Indianapolis, followed by a semi-final bowl game in Pasadena, followed by a national championship game in Jerryworld (assuming the Big Ten will ever play for another championship)?

Leave it to the powers that be in CFB to fark up something as easy as a playoff. If home site playoff games and a neutral-site championship works for the NFL, it would work in CFB, too. That would reward fans and alums with another home game and give the higher seeds home-field advantage. I'd like to see FSU and Texas playing in Ohio in December or January for a change.

And if we're going to have bowl games, which I'm cool with since it means more football, why can't the conferences just contract with each other and stage the exhibition games on their own without the bowl organization middle men? It makes no sense to outsource CFB's most valuable product - the postseason - to a third party that rakes in all the cash and leaves colleges with the expenses. If schools can schedule four or five out of conference games each season, then conferences can handle putting on the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl without sleazy bowl organizers
 
2013-12-27 12:35:46 PM  
UCF was selling Fiesta bowl tickets for like $165. They returned 10,000 tickets of their 17,500 allotment.

I bought a 14 dollar ticket on stubhub as a souvenir since I can't fly across the country. Those bowl tickets through the unis are a rip off.
 
2013-12-27 01:03:10 PM  
It's a pain trying to plan a bowl trip.  If you are traveling far away, you only have a couple of days (if that) to book your ticket before the 21-day window kicks in and you end up paying through the nose.

I went to the Rose Bowl in 2008 when Illinois played USC and I had to connect twice to fly into Ontario, California.  Then I took a red-eye after the game and connected through Atlanta before flying back to the midwest.  All for the low low price of $500.  The only good aspect to flying in/out of Ontario was that we were headed east of Pasadena after the game whereas, 90k people were trying to drive west towards Los Angeles.

Luckily I got the ticket for face value ($65) and split a $120 hotel room with 3 others, and got a $40 car rental (also split 4 ways) so all in all, it was ~$600 plus whatever I spent in the 32 hours I was in California.

It's awesome if you're young enough to be frugal in those ways (i.e. splitting a full-sized bed in a questionable hotel with another dude or sleeping on a floor), but if you're bringing a family, it quickly gets really expensive.

That said, I told my sister (a Michigan fan) that she should take the family to the parade/game once because it is actually pretty impressive.
 
2013-12-27 01:28:30 PM  

Devo: PowerSlacker: Going to the games is wildly overrated.

I'm thinking  regular season game on campus would be more fun for alumni.


The games were originally just a reward for a good season, smaller teams don't travel which is why they get relegated to smaller or local bowl games.
 
2013-12-27 01:38:24 PM  
They are not BCS games but the two bowl games last night only the first level of seats were filled.
 
2013-12-27 02:07:03 PM  

Devo: PowerSlacker: Going to the games is wildly overrated.

I'm thinking  regular season game on campus would be more fun for alumni.


The original reason for bowl games (as in, 100 years ago), was to create tourism during the slack Xmas-NY period.  They were civic booster projects, period.
 
2013-12-27 02:40:09 PM  
The lowest Rutgers-Notre Dame ticket I can find is $139, which is ridiculous. I refuse to believe the demand for a game between a school that just went to the national championship and is now slumming it to the point where part of their fanbase felt this game was beneath their school to even accept an invite to and a team that finished the season 2-5 and whose coach barely avoided getting fired (three assistants gone though!) is that high.
 
2013-12-27 02:40:23 PM  

FrancoFile: The original reason for bowl games (as in, 100 years ago), was to create tourism during the slack Xmas-NY period.  They were civic booster projects, period.


And the reason for half the other ones is for mid-major teams to grow their program. The Fiesta Bowl was created to help improve Arizona State (and Arizona's) national profile from the WAC and got them into the Pac-8 at the time by improving the talent level.

Same reason the Idaho Potato Bowl or whatever it is now (sometimes Humanitarian Bowl) exists - it helped get Boise State up into BCS bowls, eventually.

The problem is that the bowls used for this purpose don't go away once they've achieved their goals.

/the only bowl that matters is the Rose Bowl
 
2013-12-27 02:48:51 PM  

PowerSlacker: Going to the games is wildly overrated.


I've been to many, many college football games and only one bowl game ... and it will likely be my only bowl game unless I head down to Yankee Stadium for a Pinstripe Bowl for shiats and giggles.

Bowl games are the worst when compared to a regular season game against any opponent, even a FCS/I-AA throwaway.
 
2013-12-27 02:51:22 PM  

Imperialism: The lowest Rutgers-Notre Dame ticket I can find is $139, which is ridiculous. I refuse to believe the demand for a game between a school that just went to the national championship and is now slumming it to the point where part of their fanbase felt this game was beneath their school to even accept an invite to and a team that finished the season 2-5 and whose coach barely avoided getting fired (three assistants gone though!) is that high.


Side note: I can't wait until Rutgers whips the shiat out of farking Notre Dame, I cannot stand that university or their football team, partially because of what you said ... "beneath their school."

So, it will be joyous to watch medicore Rutgers (a Big Ten school next year) pants ND and send them right back to where they were from 1997 until two years ago, winless in bowls.
 
2013-12-27 02:54:03 PM  

IAmRight: FrancoFile:

/the only bowl that matters is the Rose Bowl


The single most over rated sporting event in the history of the world
 
2013-12-27 02:59:34 PM  

tennesseemike: IAmRight: FrancoFile:

/the only bowl that matters is the Rose Bowl

The single most over rated sporting event in the history of the world


Going to the 100th Rose Bowl, so I'm getting a kick out of these...

/figured I should go once in my life, going because it is what it is, not these teams in particular.
//50-yard line, low row, bought months in advance of knowing which teams were going.
///still cost me too much money, but at least we're staying with a friend so no hotel costs.
 
2013-12-27 03:11:56 PM  

tennesseemike: IAmRight: FrancoFile:

/the only bowl that matters is the Rose Bowl

The single most over rated sporting event in the history of the world


Kentucky Derby. The only sports event with a worse action to broadcast time ratio than football.
 
2013-12-27 03:14:48 PM  

ElwoodCuse: tennesseemike: IAmRight: FrancoFile:

/the only bowl that matters is the Rose Bowl

The single most over rated sporting event in the history of the world

Kentucky Derby. The only sports event with a worse action to broadcast time ratio than football.


And the Orange Bowl is worse than the Rose Bowl.  What's the deal with a 50-minute half-time show that's full of over-ambitious crap, which inevitably flops?
 
2013-12-27 03:47:09 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Who is making money off these scrub games in front of 5000 people? ESPN, I guess?


ESPN for the ones they own (which is most of them, I think).  Executive Director of the applicable bowl committee for the others.
 
2013-12-27 03:47:33 PM  

lecavalier: Imperialism: The lowest Rutgers-Notre Dame ticket I can find is $139, which is ridiculous. I refuse to believe the demand for a game between a school that just went to the national championship and is now slumming it to the point where part of their fanbase felt this game was beneath their school to even accept an invite to and a team that finished the season 2-5 and whose coach barely avoided getting fired (three assistants gone though!) is that high.

Side note: I can't wait until Rutgers whips the shiat out of farking Notre Dame, I cannot stand that university or their football team, partially because of what you said ... "beneath their school."

So, it will be joyous to watch medicore Rutgers (a Big Ten school next year) pants ND and send them right back to where they were from 1997 until two years ago, winless in bowls.


Notre Dame could play a game on the moon and it would sell out. This is the first they had to open up the 400 level seats to the public for this bowl and those were snapped up. You'll never see Yankee Stadium this way again unless somehow Nebraska ends up here.

/ND wanted to schedule with RU a lopsided series with only a few games at MetLife. RU told them to pound sand. I hope we can take it to them.
 
2013-12-27 03:49:31 PM  

ElwoodCuse: The only sports event with a worse action to broadcast time ratio than football.


I was under the impression that baseball beat it (football), but just barely? We're talking "live ball, in play" action.

(checks)

Nope, football is still less actual play.

By WSJ calculations, a baseball fan will see 17 minutes and 58 seconds of action over the course of a three-hour game. This is roughly the equivalent of a TED Talk, a Broadway intermission or the missing section of the Watergate tapes. A similar   found that the average action time for a football game was 11 minutes. So MLB does pack more punch in a battle of the two biggest stop-and-start sports. By seven minutes.
 
2013-12-27 03:53:38 PM  
I went to the Chik-Fil-A bowl several years back just to watch the game after buying the tickets before the teams were picked.

It was fun, but watching it on TV is better.
 
2013-12-27 03:56:02 PM  

tennesseemike: IAmRight: FrancoFile:

/the only bowl that matters is the Rose Bowl

The single most over rated sporting event in the history of the world


The parade is cool though.
 
2013-12-27 04:07:28 PM  

SDRR: tennesseemike: IAmRight: FrancoFile:

/the only bowl that matters is the Rose Bowl

The single most over rated sporting event in the history of the world

The parade is cool though.


I was in the parade.  1987.  One of the coldest winters on record in Miami.  Quite a disappointing coda on my 4 years in marching band.
 
2013-12-27 04:15:45 PM  

tennesseemike: IAmRight: FrancoFile:

/the only bowl that matters is the Rose Bowl

The single most over rated sporting event in the history of the world


You spelled the Olympics wrong.
 
2013-12-27 05:01:22 PM  

ElwoodCuse: The only sports event with a worse action to broadcast time ratio than football.

 

grinding_journalist: I was under the impression that baseball beat it (football), but just barely? We're talking "live ball, in play" action.

(checks)

Nope, football is still less actual play.


No, not really, per the same source you are quoting (different WSJ article).  Not for "live ball, in play" action.

The almost 18-minute average included balls in play, runner advancement attempts on stolen bases, wild pitches, pitches (balls, strikes, fouls and balls hit into play), trotting batters (on home runs, walks and hit-by-pitches), pickoff throws and even one fake-pickoff throw. This may be generous. If we'd cut the action definition down to just the time when everyone on the field is running around looking for something to do (balls in play and runner advancement attempts), we'd be down to 5:47.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142412788732374080457859793 2 341903720
 
2013-12-27 05:20:07 PM  

velvet_fog: Just goes to show how far bought college admins are by the bowl organizers. Bowl organizers buy their loyalty with free trips and other perks in exchange for contracting conferences to bowl games that almost end up being financial sinkholes thanks to ticket allotments forced on the schools and the fact that few schools have alumni networks that will go to the actual games. How is it a reward for fans in the Big Ten, for example, to have to shell out $$$ to watch a conference championship in Indianapolis, followed by a semi-final bowl game in Pasadena, followed by a national championship game in Jerryworld (assuming the Big Ten will ever play for another championship)?

Leave it to the powers that be in CFB to fark up something as easy as a playoff. If home site playoff games and a neutral-site championship works for the NFL, it would work in CFB, too. That would reward fans and alums with another home game and give the higher seeds home-field advantage. I'd like to see FSU and Texas playing in Ohio in December or January for a change.

And if we're going to have bowl games, which I'm cool with since it means more football, why can't the conferences just contract with each other and stage the exhibition games on their own without the bowl organization middle men? It makes no sense to outsource CFB's most valuable product - the postseason - to a third party that rakes in all the cash and leaves colleges with the expenses. If schools can schedule four or five out of conference games each season, then conferences can handle putting on the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl without sleazy bowl organizers


Ohio? Pfft if you are gonna have an outdoor game up north in winter for people that like to watch games in the snow do it in Green Bay WI.
 
2013-12-27 06:02:38 PM  

Dr.Fey: ElwoodCuse: The only sports event with a worse action to broadcast time ratio than football. 

grinding_journalist: I was under the impression that baseball beat it (football), but just barely? We're talking "live ball, in play" action.

(checks)

Nope, football is still less actual play.

No, not really, per the same source you are quoting (different WSJ article).  Not for "live ball, in play" action.

The almost 18-minute average included balls in play, runner advancement attempts on stolen bases, wild pitches, pitches (balls, strikes, fouls and balls hit into play), trotting batters (on home runs, walks and hit-by-pitches), pickoff throws and even one fake-pickoff throw. This may be generous. If we'd cut the action definition down to just the time when everyone on the field is running around looking for something to do (balls in play and runner advancement attempts), we'd be down to 5:47.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142412788732374080457859793 2 341903720


All of those people ignore the strategy to get the play set up which is still part of play.

My favorite are soccer people who scream its 90 mins of non stop action, when its really just keep away for over half the game before they attack.
 
2013-12-27 06:14:18 PM  

steamingpile: Dr.Fey: ElwoodCuse: The only sports event with a worse action to broadcast time ratio than football. 

grinding_journalist: I was under the impression that baseball beat it (football), but just barely? We're talking "live ball, in play" action.

(checks)

Nope, football is still less actual play.

No, not really, per the same source you are quoting (different WSJ article).  Not for "live ball, in play" action.

The almost 18-minute average included balls in play, runner advancement attempts on stolen bases, wild pitches, pitches (balls, strikes, fouls and balls hit into play), trotting batters (on home runs, walks and hit-by-pitches), pickoff throws and even one fake-pickoff throw. This may be generous. If we'd cut the action definition down to just the time when everyone on the field is running around looking for something to do (balls in play and runner advancement attempts), we'd be down to 5:47.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142412788732374080457859793 2 341903720

All of those people ignore the strategy to get the play set up which is still part of play.

My favorite are soccer people who scream its 90 mins of non stop action, when its really just keep away for over half the game before they attack.


Soccer is objectively the most boring sport there is.   That is a simple measure based on scoring opportunities.  In football, that is every time the ball is snapped.  In baseball, it is every time the pitcher delivers the ball.  In hockey and other field sports, it is based on shots on goal.  Soccer teams average *8* SOG in a 90 minute match.  Eight.  And that's in the EPL, the highest level of the game.  Every 11 minutes, you get a scoring opportunity.   woo woo.

Soccer also suffers from the bizarre notion that winning the game isn't everything.   That farked up points system is actually an incentive for some teams to simply not score.  Hey, we got the goal we needed to move on, so fark it.  Keep away!

It is a peasants game played and appreciated primarily by peasants.
 
2013-12-27 07:01:36 PM  

Rent Party: steamingpile: Dr.Fey: ElwoodCuse: The only sports event with a worse action to broadcast time ratio than football. 

grinding_journalist: I was under the impression that baseball beat it (football), but just barely? We're talking "live ball, in play" action.

(checks)

Nope, football is still less actual play.

No, not really, per the same source you are quoting (different WSJ article).  Not for "live ball, in play" action.

The almost 18-minute average included balls in play, runner advancement attempts on stolen bases, wild pitches, pitches (balls, strikes, fouls and balls hit into play), trotting batters (on home runs, walks and hit-by-pitches), pickoff throws and even one fake-pickoff throw. This may be generous. If we'd cut the action definition down to just the time when everyone on the field is running around looking for something to do (balls in play and runner advancement attempts), we'd be down to 5:47.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142412788732374080457859793 2 341903720

All of those people ignore the strategy to get the play set up which is still part of play.

My favorite are soccer people who scream its 90 mins of non stop action, when its really just keep away for over half the game before they attack.

Soccer is objectively the most boring sport there is.   That is a simple measure based on scoring opportunities.  In football, that is every time the ball is snapped.  In baseball, it is every time the pitcher delivers the ball.  In hockey and other field sports, it is based on shots on goal.  Soccer teams average *8* SOG in a 90 minute match.  Eight.  And that's in the EPL, the highest level of the game.  Every 11 minutes, you get a scoring opportunity.   woo woo.

Soccer also suffers from the bizarre notion that winning the game isn't everything.   That farked up points system is actually an incentive for some teams to simply not score.  Hey, we got the goal we needed to move on, so fark it.  Keep away!

It is a peasants game played and appreciated primarily by peasants.


Rugby blows away soccer in terms of excitement, it shocks me that its no bigger internationally than soccer or that its not bigger in the states.
 
2013-12-27 07:02:22 PM  
Meh, other than the National Championship and the Rose Bowl, the matchups are shiat.  I'm as big a homer as anyone, but no way Oklahoma was worthy of a BCS game this year.
 
2013-12-27 07:16:42 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: THIS was greenlighted? Jeez are the admins still hung over?


No they are warming up for New years.
 
2013-12-27 09:20:35 PM  

Imperialism: The lowest Rutgers-Notre Dame ticket I can find is $139, which is ridiculous. I refuse to believe the demand for a game between a school that just went to the national championship and is now slumming it to the point where part of their fanbase felt this game was beneath their school to even accept an invite to and a team that finished the season 2-5 and whose coach barely avoided getting fired (three assistants gone though!) is that high.


Their fans are mostly trashy high school dropouts from the Northeast and Rust Belt who couldn't find South Bend on a map.  Between the goombahs and the suburban dipshiats who claim they're half-Irish, I'm surprised tickets are that low.
 
2013-12-27 09:29:42 PM  

steamingpile: Dr.Fey: ElwoodCuse: The only sports event with a worse action to broadcast time ratio than football. 

grinding_journalist: I was under the impression that baseball beat it (football), but just barely? We're talking "live ball, in play" action.

(checks)

Nope, football is still less actual play.

No, not really, per the same source you are quoting (different WSJ article).  Not for "live ball, in play" action.

The almost 18-minute average included balls in play, runner advancement attempts on stolen bases, wild pitches, pitches (balls, strikes, fouls and balls hit into play), trotting batters (on home runs, walks and hit-by-pitches), pickoff throws and even one fake-pickoff throw. This may be generous. If we'd cut the action definition down to just the time when everyone on the field is running around looking for something to do (balls in play and runner advancement attempts), we'd be down to 5:47.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142412788732374080457859793 2 341903720

All of those people ignore the strategy to get the play set up which is still part of play.

My favorite are soccer people who scream its 90 mins of non stop action, when its really just keep away for over half the game before they attack.


Soccer is like golf or tennis, its exciting to play but honestly boring as hell to watch and this is coming from someone that used to play it and enjoyed playing it, ITS FARKING WATCHING PAINT DRY BORING TO WATCH
 
2013-12-27 09:43:55 PM  

Oldiron_79: steamingpile: Dr.Fey: ElwoodCuse: The only sports event with a worse action to broadcast time ratio than football. 

grinding_journalist: I was under the impression that baseball beat it (football), but just barely? We're talking "live ball, in play" action.

(checks)

Nope, football is still less actual play.

No, not really, per the same source you are quoting (different WSJ article).  Not for "live ball, in play" action.

The almost 18-minute average included balls in play, runner advancement attempts on stolen bases, wild pitches, pitches (balls, strikes, fouls and balls hit into play), trotting batters (on home runs, walks and hit-by-pitches), pickoff throws and even one fake-pickoff throw. This may be generous. If we'd cut the action definition down to just the time when everyone on the field is running around looking for something to do (balls in play and runner advancement attempts), we'd be down to 5:47.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142412788732374080457859793 2 341903720

All of those people ignore the strategy to get the play set up which is still part of play.

My favorite are soccer people who scream its 90 mins of non stop action, when its really just keep away for over half the game before they attack.

Soccer is like golf or tennis, its exciting to play but honestly boring as hell to watch and this is coming from someone that used to play it and enjoyed playing it, ITS FARKING WATCHING PAINT DRY BORING TO WATCH


It doesn't translate to TV very well, football does as does rugby, I can see rugby gain in ground soon since even the states have teams now too.

Kind of disappointed no CFB threads since 3 games have been going on today.
 
2013-12-27 10:50:19 PM  
That headline made my brain hurt. Once the pain subsides, I may actually read TFA.
 
2013-12-27 11:03:20 PM  
Been to an Orange Bowl, a couple of Chik-Fil-A Bowls,  a Beef O'Brady's Bowl, and a Sugar Bowl (FSU and USF alum).  Had a good time at all of them and didn't pay face value for any of the tickets.

The Orange Bowl was a complete dump, but I love Miami, so it was fun.
 
2013-12-27 11:20:28 PM  
Moodybastard: This stopped being about the fans a long time ago.
 
2013-12-28 01:23:01 AM  
Keep the BCS rankings.  Raise the bar to a bowl game to 8 wins, which gets rid of about half the current games.  End all bowl games on New Years Day, no need for a bowl game to be on January 3.  Select the top four teams based on the BCS Standings on January 2, with the premise that you must win a bowl game (in this case, Florida St.'s auto-bid to the Orange Bowl, they would have to beat someone, like, say, Ohio St. or Alabama, if they lose, sorry, they're out).  If you are undefeated at 13/14-0, then you can finish in the top 10 and knock someone off in front of you.  One full weekend between Jan. 2 and the following Saturday, higher seed hosts, get the NFL to rearrange their Divisional Round.  Rotate championship between current BCS sites, as well as Cotton and Sun.
 
2013-12-28 02:29:48 AM  
After the Bama disappointment in not playing the big game, they will spend NYE on Bourbon Street heavy.

And my Sooners are going to stomp your ass so hard that you are going to demand that we change our name to Utah!!
 
2013-12-28 02:53:23 AM  

lecavalier: Imperialism: The lowest Rutgers-Notre Dame ticket I can find is $139, which is ridiculous. I refuse to believe the demand for a game between a school that just went to the national championship and is now slumming it to the point where part of their fanbase felt this game was beneath their school to even accept an invite to and a team that finished the season 2-5 and whose coach barely avoided getting fired (three assistants gone though!) is that high.

Side note: I can't wait until Rutgers whips the shiat out of farking Notre Dame, I cannot stand that university or their football team, partially because of what you said ... "beneath their school."

So, it will be joyous to watch medicore Rutgers (a Big Ten school next year) pants ND and send them right back to where they were from 1997 until two years ago, winless in bowls.


i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-28 06:11:16 AM  
JJRRutgers:You'll never see Yankee Stadium this way again unless somehow Nebraska ends up here.

And if for whatever reason - maybe the AAC/B12 conneection crumbles or they are short eligible teams - and a 7-5 Nebraska team does show up at the Pinstripe Bowl, the entire state of Nebraska will show up proud as hell and they'll be met by thousands of members of the Nebraska Society of New York or Connecticutians for Nebraska .... and they will all be happy to be there and proud to represent their alma mater and/or favorite team.  And, as long as we have been alive, which university is more decorated?

I know I shouldn't get so worked up, but I am a huge, huge, huge college football fan - I love watching San Jose State as much as I do an SEC game - and the way ND and their farking fanbase acts sends me nuts.

Oh, and Te'o was lying the ENTIRE time; there wasn't a catfish.

/Breathing
 
2013-12-28 01:23:51 PM  

RickyWilliams'sBong: Imperialism: The lowest Rutgers-Notre Dame ticket I can find is $139, which is ridiculous. I refuse to believe the demand for a game between a school that just went to the national championship and is now slumming it to the point where part of their fanbase felt this game was beneath their school to even accept an invite to and a team that finished the season 2-5 and whose coach barely avoided getting fired (three assistants gone though!) is that high.

Their fans are mostly trashy high school dropouts from the Northeast and Rust Belt who couldn't find South Bend on a map.  Between the goombahs and the suburban dipshiats who claim they're half-Irish, I'm surprised tickets are that low.


Plus it's near New Year's -NYC is more packed than usual...and while you make the trip, you could check off several things that sports fans should at least be mildly interested in, even if the value of those things has taken a huge hit recently.

-See a Notre Dame game
-See a game in Yankee Stadium
-See a bowl game.

And they almost always have Rutgers because it's basically NYC's university with a football team. Dunno if Rutgers helped create the bowl to improve their profile, though.
 
2013-12-28 06:37:13 PM  

SevenizGud: After the Bama disappointment in not playing the big game, they will spend NYE on Bourbon Street heavy.

And my Sooners are going to stomp your ass so hard that you are going to demand that we change our name to Utah!!


Yeah Oklahoma couldn't beat this years Utah team and will get smoked by bama, OU fans are more delusional than Florida fans were earlier this year.
 
2013-12-28 06:38:43 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: lecavalier: Imperialism: The lowest Rutgers-Notre Dame ticket I can find is $139, which is ridiculous. I refuse to believe the demand for a game between a school that just went to the national championship and is now slumming it to the point where part of their fanbase felt this game was beneath their school to even accept an invite to and a team that finished the season 2-5 and whose coach barely avoided getting fired (three assistants gone though!) is that high.

Side note: I can't wait until Rutgers whips the shiat out of farking Notre Dame, I cannot stand that university or their football team, partially because of what you said ... "beneath their school."

So, it will be joyous to watch medicore Rutgers (a Big Ten school next year) pants ND and send them right back to where they were from 1997 until two years ago, winless in bowls.


That didn't work out as you'd hope, did it?

Funny to see all the new big10 teams falling in line and losing to mediocre teams.
 
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