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Old 01-28-2016, 05:51 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Wonder what happened to A&M's bragging about "we run this state"?
A&M has the potential to be good for a long time in sec. But its not with Kevin Sumlin. They need a better coach.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:22 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Wonder what happened to A&M's bragging about "we run this state"?
Yeh, I guess ya'll can still hang your hat on that last win the Horns put on 'em.

I do miss A&M though; they would make our conference a lot more respectable. I especially miss A&M's cheerleaders.............oh wait.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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Looks pretty accurate for Oklahoma. There might be a little more bleed over into Arkansas and North Texas as Oklahoma has typically been the most successful football program in the Southwest historically.

Also, in regards to Texas, UT, Oklahoma, and A&M own the Dallas market. Texas Christian has a contingent in Fort Worth, but there's still a ton of UT, OU, and A&M fans there too, not to mention Tech & Baylor and even Oklahoma State.

I agree with this...I always remembered A&M having a good deal more fans in the North Texas area, than UT did...it always seemed like UT was just supported because it was the generic Texas school that happened to be in Texas, but as far as die hard fans, I thing A&M wins that throughout much of the state...
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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A&M has the potential to be good for a long time in sec. But its not with Kevin Sumlin. They need a better coach.
I agree with that.
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Old 01-29-2016, 03:03 PM
 
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I thought the SC spread was pretty accurate. I say this because it reflects the UGA lean across the coast/Ga line pretty well. I was still surprised at how lopsided the USC-Clemson fandom was but I went to Clemson so I was probably oblivious to us being that much of a minority even though I knew USC commands a bigger swath of the state.
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Old 02-23-2016, 04:16 PM
 
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It's not accurate at all for my area in Dallas. It overstates the number of Texas fans. The actual number is less than half of what's indicated.
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Old 02-23-2016, 04:22 PM
 
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I thought the SC spread was pretty accurate. I say this because it reflects the UGA lean across the coast/Ga line pretty well. I was still surprised at how lopsided the USC-Clemson fandom was but I went to Clemson so I was probably oblivious to us being that much of a minority even though I knew USC commands a bigger swath of the state.
Mr. Peatie, I grew up in Clemson, and by the time I finished high school I had met or heard of a total of one USC fan. I was shocked at what the map showed in South Carolina. However, it's probably a function of the fact that people who aren't actually fans at all will default to the state's flagship university even if, as in South Carolina (is it true anywhere else?) the state's flagship university is academically and athletically inferior to the A&M school. In other words, it's a mile wide and an inch deep.
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I agree with this...I always remembered A&M having a good deal more fans in the North Texas area, than UT did...it always seemed like UT was just supported because it was the generic Texas school that happened to be in Texas, but as far as die hard fans, I thing A&M wins that throughout much of the state...
Texas will probably always have more fans. But they will also have more fairweather fans as well. It's easily the states best football and sports program historically. No school is really close. Texas A&M does better than Texas slightly in East Texas. Texas Tech makes some ground obviously in West Texas. But Texas is 1st or 2nd throughout most of the state.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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South Carolina's fan base has certainly benefitted from the SEC "me too" effect over the past few decades, but I believe the map overstates the case. When I graduated high school in the mid-70's from the Charleston area and moved on to college at Clemson, there were at least as many Tiger fans in the Lowcountry as Gamecock fans. Throughout the 80's, with a national championship and perennial top ten finishes, this only increased. SC finally found some success for a few years under Spurrier and that certainly grew their base, it will be interesting to see if Muschamp can build on that legacy...
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Old 02-28-2016, 07:23 PM
 
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Very accurate for South Carolina. Clemson is a very niche program. Isolated geographically to the upstate of SC. Clemson like Wake Forest is not even a statewide brand let alone a regional or national brand. Thus your comparatively lower ratings for this year's final four playoffs compared to last years when you had schools with national followings.

But don't tell the Clemson faithful any of this. Clemson's faithful believe that anything beyond the upstate of SC is the wastelands.
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