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Old 01-02-2018, 04:22 PM
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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".
I'm from the ATL and have no interest in this game. Alabama and UGA are just bland fan-bases and programs. These two schools are small town oriented & it shows...SEC fans are the worst man. The winning team's fanbase would seriously think that their team can push around this year's Cleveland Browns.

 
Old 01-02-2018, 04:32 PM
 
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vs last year? Wow.. What noone has mentioned here is the fact that last years games were all on New Years Eve. You would think that the ratings would be better this year simply due to the fact that the games were on New Years Day..

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It's clear that Watson made Clemson's--and now Houston's--offensive line look better than it really is.


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I wouldn't give that as the only reason, though it is without question a valid reason.. Watson and Williams were a deep threat.. Cain and Bryant certainly were not. You have to have that deep threat to open up the running game and I saw no reason that Alabama should have feared Clemson even attempting a deep pass.
 
Old 01-02-2018, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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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
Ratings are the percentage of TVs on, not the number of people watching.

ratings mean nothing without context.

Also, the Big 10 got Rutgers in an attempt to slip into that market, it didnt work.
 
Old 01-03-2018, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm from the ATL and have no interest in this game. Alabama and UGA are just bland fan-bases and programs. These two schools are small town oriented & it shows...SEC fans are the worst man. The winning team's fanbase would seriously think that their team can push around this year's Cleveland Browns.
So, because the schools are located within small towns with fervent, insular fan bases, they should be excluded from NCAA championship contention because no one outside the SEC has interest?
 
Old 01-03-2018, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Ratings are the percentage of TVs on, not the number of people watching.

ratings mean nothing without context.

Also, the Big 10 got Rutgers in an attempt to slip into that market, it didnt work.
Read my earlier post. There were fewer total viewers.
 
Old 01-03-2018, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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So, because the schools are located within small towns with fervent, insular fan bases, they should be excluded from NCAA championship contention because no one outside the SEC has interest?
Well, you can't please everybody.. Any college football fan whose team got snubbed is gonna have a beef with this game..

Its hard to argue that Georgia and Alabama are not the 2 best teams in college football this year... especially after Monday's games... Obviously it will be hard to top the Rose Bowl game for excitement but i expect Alabama/Georgia Championship game to be one of the best games played this year...

Still, I personally think OSU should have been in and Alabama out, not because OSU was better.. maybe they were, maybe they were not but i think a power 5 Conf Champ deserves to go over a Power 5 Non conf champ.. JMO.

They can fix that by expanding to 8 teams with the 5 Power Conf Champs getting an auto bid and then 3 at large bids. I hope this will happen soon but you will still have naysayers about who got in and who got left out. You can't please everybody!
 
Old 01-03-2018, 02:15 PM
 
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[quote=mco65;50582901]Well, you can't please everybody.. Any college football fan whose team got snubbed is gonna have a beef with this game..

Its hard to argue that Georgia and Alabama are not the 2 best teams in college football this year... especially after Monday's games... QUOTE]

A good case can be made as of now for Georgia, but consider that Alabama's best win is Clemson.

Clemson's best win was against Auburn, which lost to 12-ranked UCF, but did beat both Alabama and Georgia. Clemson's victory over Miami looks hollow after Miami was beaten by Wisconsin by ten points on Miami's home field in the Orange Bowl. Was Clemson really that good this year?

With Georgia's win over Oklahoma, on paper, it's the better team compared to Alabama.

With the inclusion of three Southeast regional teams in this year's championships, there are a lot of incestuous relationships that really mask the quality of the teams. That's why I would like the committee to reward teams that play other Power 5 conference powers, especially outside their region, on a home-and-away basis. The SEC and ACC simply don't schedule as toughly as the other three power conferences by this standard, and this year, in the opinion of many, it comprises the quality and certainty of the national championship.

Mayfield faded badly against Georgia in the second half, not surprising for someone who had been battling the flu. Too bad.
 
Old 01-03-2018, 03:36 PM
 
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Read my earlier post. There were fewer total viewers.
ALL TV viewership is down... this is not a sports, college football, football, SEC, or southern cause. And 2 southern schools played in the national championship game last year. And the year before that... And 2 years before that... and so on. Even in 1998, the first BCS title game it was 2 southern schools, Tennessee and Florida State.
 
Old 01-03-2018, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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ALL TV viewership is down... this is not a sports, college football, football, SEC, or southern cause. And 2 southern schools played in the national championship game last year. And the year before that... And 2 years before that... and so on. Even in 1998, the first BCS title game it was 2 southern schools, Tennessee and Florida State.
Hmmm.

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/12/5/1...en-league-pass

https://www.forbes.com/sites/maurybr.../#70cb03f62313

There is no iron law that says ratings go down each and every year. Viewership can decline Y-o-Y when you have a boring matchup (Spurs vs Cavs in '07) and rise substantially Y-o-Y when you have an interesting matchup (Warriors/Cavs, Cubs/Indians).
 
Old 01-03-2018, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Around and about
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Basically. This game will probably have the lowest ratings of any championship game in recent years. It was bad enough with 2 southern schools last year, but at least one of those teams had an exciting offense. Georgia and Alabama bring nothing but boredom to the table.
Yep, Bama and Ga. play grown man football.
Boring to video game fans but a delight to football purists.
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