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Old 01-02-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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uhm last years championship game was the MOST watched game all year since the last championship game ...
And that was because of the excitement Deshaun Watson brought to the table. He was the most exciting player to watch in CFB last year and the most exciting player to watch in the NFL this year. Nobody wants to see Bama-Georgia outside of the Confederacy.

 
Old 01-02-2018, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Nobody wants to see Bama-Georgia outside of the Confederacy.
Meh.. Anybody who enjoys and understands the college game will be watching the FBS Championship. The narrative is pretty good. Former assistant facing former head coach & mentor in a heated rivalry border war game that also may help determine the college choice of several top national recruits.

I'm certain this game holds way more appeal than in just the "Confederacy".
 
Old 01-02-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Meh.. Anybody who enjoys and understands the college game will be watching the FBS Championship. The narrative is pretty good. Former assistant facing former head coach & mentor in a heated rivalry border war game that also may help determine the college choice of several top national recruits.

I'm certain this game holds way more appeal than in just the "Confederacy".
All that is true except calling Alabama and Georgia a rivalry.
 
Old 01-02-2018, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Meh.. Anybody who enjoys and understands the college game will be watching the FBS Championship. The narrative is pretty good. Former assistant facing former head coach & mentor in a heated rivalry border war game that also may help determine the college choice of several top national recruits.

I'm certain this game holds way more appeal than in just the "Confederacy".
Says the guy living in Atlanta.

Two defensive-oriented, run-first offenses are not going to draw the number of eyeballs as a more up tempo, creative, gunslinging offense. Last night's Sugar Bowl was a snooze fest, way less exciting than the Rose Bowl, and I expect to the Bama-Georgia game to be the same.
 
Old 01-02-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Says the guy living in Atlanta.

Two defensive-oriented, run-first offenses are not going to draw the number of eyeballs as a more up tempo, creative, gunslinging offense. Last night's Sugar Bowl was a snooze fest, way less exciting than the Rose Bowl, and I expect to the Bama-Georgia game to be the same.
Well, you're in New York. Not exactly a hotbed of College Football.
 
Old 01-02-2018, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Well, you're in New York. Not exactly a hotbed of College Football.
But more New Yorkers would tune in if it were ND/Michigan/OSU/USC, etc. A media market of nearly 24 million people, which also happens to be the wealthiest market in America, shouldn't be so readily dismissed.

The ratings keep slipping each year:

2015 - Ohio State vs Oregon: 18.5
2016 - Alabama vs Clemson: 15.8
2017 - Alabama vs Clemson: 15.3
2018 - Alabama vs Georgia: ???

So we've got two southern schools again with a far less interesting matchup than the year before. Should be great for ratings. /s

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Old 01-02-2018, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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But more New Yorkers would tune in if it were ND/Michigan/OSU/USC, etc. A media market of nearly 24 million people, which also happens to be the wealthiest market in America, shouldn't be so readily dismissed.

The ratings keep slipping each year:

2015 - Ohio State vs Oregon: 18.5
2016 - Alabama vs Clemson: 15.8
2017 - Alabama vs Clemson: 15.3
2018 - Alabama vs Georgia: ???

So we've got two southern schools again with a far less interesting matchup than the year before. Should be great for ratings. /s
Certainly not denying ratings could be decreasing. Are those just Nielsen TV ratings? There are many forms of media to view and obtain data for major sporting events now without tuning into live TV. I'm curious does this calculate those watching live streams from other sources using various devices?
 
Old 01-02-2018, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Certainly not denying ratings could be decreasing. Are those just Nielsen TV ratings? There are many forms of media to view and obtain data for major sporting events now without tuning into live TV. I'm curious does this calculate those watching live streams from other sources using various devices?
Combined ratings were down.

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The College Football Championship rematch between Clemson and Alabama drew 680,000 fewer viewers on TV and online than last year's game, though combined viewership for all the New Year's Six bowls and title game was up 15 percent, ESPN said Tuesday.
https://collegefootball.ap.org/artic...espn-streaming
 
Old 01-02-2018, 01:00 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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There you have it... UCF will be nothing more than a great mid major.
 
Old 01-02-2018, 01:55 PM
 
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There you have it... UCF will be nothing more than a great mid major.
If that. It's a coach's game and Scott is a great coach, which is why Nebraska snapped him up. But until UCF puts together 3-4 more seasons near the level they just had, it will be a flash in the pan. The only team that really has moved up from the mid-majors into a power conference was Utah.

But one great season does not a dynasty make.

I mean, 27 years ago, Georgia Tech and Colorado shared the crown before slipping back into the pack.

Tulane had a perfect season in 1998. Top ten ranking.

Brigham Young went 14-1 in 1996. Top ten ranking.

Marshall was 13-0 in 1999. Top ten ranking.

Cincinnati was 12-1 in 2009. Top ten ranking.

Anybody remember them now?
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