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Old 12-02-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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Pac10, Big10, you name it. There seemed to be almost no one in the stands. What gives?
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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The best teams didn't play in them...

Oregon is the best pac12 team

Ohio State is the best Big10 team
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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I was surprised by the PAC12. I know it was raining but still. No one was there. Stands were always packed for the Big12. SEC packs it in as well.

Tickets for the ACC CG were going for $4. LOL.

You'll see the same thing with some of these BCS Bowls. The Orange and Sugar in particular.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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The best teams didn't play in them...

Oregon is the best pac12 team

Ohio State is the best Big10 team
It was still a home game for Stanford though. I thought it would have sold out. They haven't been to the Rose Bowl in awhile.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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Oregon sold out last year. But, Stanford has absolutely no fan support. It's rather pathetic to see a half empty stadium. Sadly, it is like that every game.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:02 PM
 
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It was still a home game for Stanford though. I thought it would have sold out. They haven't been to the Rose Bowl in awhile.
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Oregon sold out last year. But, Stanford has absolutely no fan support. It's rather pathetic to see a half empty stadium. Sadly, it is like that every game.
Yea... But Stanford is just not a football school. No matter how you slice it. Oregon should have been playing in that game. Maybe the divisions should be removed except for scheduling. And the top 2 teams should just play.

and does anyone in the pac12 consistently sell out besides the Oregon schools?
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:08 PM
 
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Yea... But Stanford is just not a football school. No matter how you slice it. Oregon should have been playing in that game. Maybe the divisions should be removed except for scheduling. And the top 2 teams should just play.

and does anyone in the pac12 consistently sell out besides the Oregon schools?
No. Oregon is the only school that sells out every game and has a SEC like gameday experience (minus the tailgating- however, we have a great inside beer garden that sells some great Oregon IPAs). Larry Scott also needs to move the game to Saturday and not Friday at 5 pm Pacific Time.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:13 PM
 
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You're asking fans to make a trip for a conference title game and then turn around and make a trip to a bowl game. Unless the teams are within a realistic drive, say 3-6 hours, most schools aren't going to bring a ton of fans. Lincoln is a 10 hour ride to Indy. Besides, Indy is not exactly a big draw of a city for people to visit aside from sports. If it were in say Chicago, that would give fans a reason to come besides the game.

The ACC has it the worst as far as distance is concerned for fans.

The SEC has it the best: Bama, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Ole Miss and Miss State are within a 5 hour ride of Atlanta.

This is no different than the BCS bowl games. Aside from the title game and the Rose Bowl (sans 2003), every other bowl game does not sellout on a regular basis.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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Stanford and Oregon's stadiums have the same capacity. How damn hard is it to fill a stadium of only 50,000 seats? Hell, Ohio St. packs the horseshoe and it seats more than 102,000.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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IMO the SEC Championship game is the only one that is always a success each and every year. ACC is a joke. Pac, Big 12 and B1G 10 are decent, but the atmosphere/attendance are dependent on the matchup.

I agree the Pac-12 game should be on Saturday. I didn't even realize it was Friday until I was looking for it Saturday night. Is it always played on a Friday, or just this year?
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