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Old 01-07-2011, 07:08 AM
 
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TV numbers are DOWN. There are always enough alumni out there to fill a stadium.

TV ratings are subjective. This was the first year the bowl games were entirely on cable. Last years Rose Bowl was on ABC, this year it was on ESPN. You are not comparing apples to apples.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:04 AM
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I care about this Cotton Bowl tonight LSU A&M
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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TV ratings are subjective. This was the first year the bowl games were entirely on cable. Last years Rose Bowl was on ABC, this year it was on ESPN. You are not comparing apples to apples.
For a casual fan like me, I'm not going that far out of my way to find a bowl game. I ditched cable, so there's no way I'm going to a sports bar just to watch a meaningless exhibition.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:04 AM
 
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For a casual fan like me, I'm not going that far out of my way to find a bowl game. I ditched cable, so there's no way I'm going to a sports bar just to watch a meaningless exhibition.
Which is why TV ratings might be down. You are a perfect example. I am sure that there are alot of people that might watch a Bowl Game if it was over the air as opposed to being on Cable TV.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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No no ..not that some label meaningless...THEY ARE meaningless. That does not mean you cant enjoy the games but make no mistake ...it is meaningless. It has no bearing on anything other than the game itself it builds toward no goal. Hence an exhibition.
By your logic only the NC game is meaningful.

Would you label the rose, sugar, orange, fiesta, and cotton bowl as meaningless?

Where do you draw the line on which games are "meaningful" and which are "meaningless"?
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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It has no bearing on anything other than the game itself it builds toward no goal. Hence an exhibition.
Of course it doesn't build towards a goal, it is the goal.

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Old 01-07-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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By your logic only the NC game is meaningful.

Would you label the rose, sugar, orange, fiesta, and cotton bowl as meaningless?

Where do you draw the line on which games are "meaningful" and which are "meaningless"?
No!!!If the bowls were used in a playoff they'd all be pointing TOWARD the NC game. All those bowls are just exhibition games.....thats all they are . They have no purpose toward striving to be the best team. I love the bowls..use em for meaningful games...
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:47 PM
 
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The ratings don't suck for bowl games. Even the Walnuts and muffler bowl out ranks the NBA for viewers.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:18 PM
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The ratings don't suck for bowl games. Even the Walnuts and muffler bowl out ranks the NBA for viewers.
That's not really a stretch........
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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Some of these comments are getting a tad salty. I'm inclined to close this thread if the tone continues.

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