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Neither Nebraska nor Wisconsin sold out their allotment of tickets.
That game is such a sham.
Usually you've got better material.
Why would Huskers pay to go to Indianapolis when they could go to Pasadena instead? Besides, with out 2013 schedule, we'll see you there next year.
This post was edited by BornToBeRed 19 months ago
Just the facts, mang.
On a serious note, it's not like its a bowl game where people can plan a month in advance to where they want to go. If its in Chicago, still wouldnt make that big of a difference. It's a bitch getting down there AND going to a bowl game for a lot of fans who might have Packer tickets or the like.
Of course, Buckeyes wouldn't know what it's like to play for the championship game and a bowl game in the same season yet, so I wouldn't expect you to know that. Sucks to suck, Devidee.
If God dwells inside us, like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that's what He's getting
It must have been great to be a Badger after the Ohio State game this year.
This post was edited by devidee 19 months ago
Don't worry, we will send you pics of the trophy so you can get accurate photo for you tattoos.
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You're running out of material man, that joke got used by a Buckeye A few threads down. Still happy to be in the position we are in. We earned it off the field, definitely earned it given the circumstances. If we win tonight, and I'm not that stupid to acknowledge its a big ifBuckeye fans are the only ones who are going to be complaining "Well.... They didn't really earn that third championship! We totally would've won if we got the chance" If ifs and buts were candies and nuts, we would all have a merry Christmas
Well who in their right mind would pay for a ticket when they pay seat fillers $100 to be there?
"People always ask me if I wish I were bigger. I tell them no. I always wanted to be a miniature badass." Dustin Pedroia
Why not do both?
Pretty obvious IYAM. Is everything we hear about Nebraska fans reality? If so, why wouldn't they turn on in record numbers for their first chance at a B1G title.
$80 through UNL vs $30 on Stub hub.... which would you buy. We eat, breath and sleep Husker football but we aren't stupid and going to pay more when we don't have to.
Stadium will be half full at best.
The only conference that does the Championship game right is the SEC.
two things come to mind as to why it is so successful in the SEC:
1. The venue is Atlanta which is not a ridiculous distance from any of the SEC schools. Well, you could argue that aTm and Mizzou are a bit of a drive but the rest of the league is within 8 hours at the furthest point. Most are within 3-5 hours tops.
2. The fan bases are passionate about the game. It has been around for 2 decades and it is an awesome experience. These other leagues have teams that have to travel a great distance and the stadiums are getting packed. Part of the reason is the fact that teams don't know if they are going to be in it so they don't plan beforehand.
Disagree. I think the P12 has it right. Give the team with the best record home field advantage. Nothing beats 100,000+ in a college stadium. Certainly not 65,000 in some generic NFL stadium in Indy.
We'll have something to say about that...
This post was edited by UMWolverines 19 months ago
OP is missing the fact that tv share means more money to conference and team than does ticket sales.
Stanford was empty last night
PENN STATE FOREVER
Truth. The other conference should just not play their lame ass games. It's not even close to entertaining
You are confusing the exception with the rule. Would the turnout have been better if the game had been played in SF 49ers stadium? And last year, Autzen Stadium was packed and rocking for the P12CG. Last night was a Stanford thing, though scheduling the game at 5pm on a Friday probably didn't help.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by MrWoodson 19 months ago
You are by far the worst poster on this site.
If they have only done it twice how do we know which is the exception and which is the rule? For all we know Oregon may be the only P12 team capable of selling the thing out.
I think people are starting to see that the SEC has a special set of circumstances that make their CG a better sell to fans. No matter what teams make it the fanbases will be rabid football fans, unlike the P12 or ACC, and the location makes it an easy drive for everyone, unlike the B1G.
Stanford had ~30k at their stadium last night.
I agree home field advantage would be awesome.
What does that have to do with moving the games to NFL stadiums at neutral sites? And it just seems odd to use Stanford's inability to fill its stadium for a CCG (or any school that cannot sell out its home stadium ever) as the measure of whether schools like Michigan and Texas and Nebraska and FSU can do so. I promise you, every B10 home stadium would sell out for a B10CCG. I cannot speak for other conferences, but moving those games to Indianapolis in the B10 hurts attendance, it doesn't help attendance. It's dumb.
Absolutely. Even NW or Indiana would sell-out their tickets if they were hosting the title game.... Ticket prices would easily eclipse $1000 if the game was in Lincoln or Madison this year.
I think the location of this game has as much to do with it as anything... If it were in Chicago, I bet it would be close to sold out even in the cold. Chi-town is only a 50 minute flight from Omaha, and a 2-3 hour drive from Madison? Most fans could make that trip the day of the event, and wouldn't even need to spend the weekend in town if they didn't want to. That would be a much better situation to go to a game on short notice for people like me who have a job & school.
It'll be interesting to see how much the B10 rotates the site of the title game after having poor attendance last year, and probably again this year.
From what I've heard from some friends who are in Indy, there seems to be plenty of other Husker fans in town. Maybe it will be a lower number than most people would expect from NU fans, but a decent showing no less. We'll see soon enough.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by oade 19 months ago
No, the INS isn't chasing him; Taylor Martinez just runs like that. . . .
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