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That's true. The ND haters are obviously watching games.
Seemed like I was clarifying the original statement more than I was trying to start an obvious recycle of fact. Everyone knows ND draws their TV deal. It should be fairly obvious that ND also draws haters who want to see them lose.
Bama has no fans north of Tennessee or west of Texas? Wake up Irish,, knute has not been on the sidelines for a while. Bama is not having to wish for someone to lose to make it to the championship game!
His statement was pretty dead on.. Yes, we all know Bama is great! Outside of Alabama and the south region not that big of fanbase. Horrible 8 game, but BC has beaten us a few times when it wasn't expected. 1993
Not knocking Bama - just stating a fact
It is a crap matchup. I was really surprised that they made it a night game.
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Check your fact! You will find that it is fiction!
This post was edited by BamaOne 17 months ago
If you think Alabama has a national fanbase...then I don't know what else to say.
Sure, there may be a few sprinkled here and there in big cities, but nothing like other national fanbases.
In terms of national following(notice I said following instead of fanbase, because loads of people watch ND to see them lose), ND is tops.
NOTE: since you seem to have trouble grasping this, this has nothing to do with current football product. Just eyes
Bama vs LSU was the most watched CFB game of the season. People tune in to watch the big boys play. 7.0 rating to 5.2 rating (ND/OU); 11.349 million viewers to 8.627 million viewers for ND vs OU.
Waaaaay different. #1 vs. #5 is on a whole different level from #5-#8
People watched that Bama-LSU game because it was #1vs.#5 and a rematch of the previous title game. Oh, and it was tight throughout the game. Being Alabama had little to do with the amount of people who watched that game.
The ND-OU game had about as much of a title impact as UGA-USCe earlier this year, and I guarantee you that the ND game had a higher rating...in fact, I'll look it up now
This post was edited by ifinnen 17 months ago
actually, no I won't, because I don't know where to look. Feel free to help me out here lol
Of course - it was the 2 top teams in the SEC, which has dominated CFB lately.
Does not change the fact
Weekend TV ratings, including college football season high CBS' Alabama-LSU, shows why top football going under lights
""""""""If you think Alabama has a national fanbase...then I don't know what else to say.
NOTE: since you seem to have trouble grasping this, this has nothing to do with current football product. Just eyes""""""""""""
What have you been smoking? Jesus man!!!! Bama's fan base is among the strongest in college football.
Up until a few years ago,,, Alabama was the most televised college football team in the nation. That is without its own contract with a national network. Leppy/Ifinnen, you do not do that without a national fan base.
Notre Dame struck its own contract with nbc in the early 90's (i think). Do you realize it took 10 to 15 years for Notre Dame to pull even with Alabama on a televised level,,,,, with its own tv contract... And note, Alabama plays in the SEC which is and has been the best conference from top to bottom for decades. That means more teams are competing for tv time.
Yes Notre Dame has a great fan base,,, but so is Bama's!
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by BamaOne 17 months ago
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