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Old 07-20-2019, 10:20 PM
 
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The experience at a lot of College Football games isn't as good, as it once was, and the same teams year in and year out are typically in the hunt. The rest of the country cannot compete with these 4 to 6 teams. I use to go to a lot of College Football games every year and now and it seems every year it gets less and less enjoyable as far as you know this year your team, or teams aren't going anywhere why bother going?
At the end of 2020 the teams in the hunt are

1. Clemson
2. Alabama
3. Georgia
4. Florida
5. Ohio State
6. Oklahoma

The order of this is probably wrong, but close.



Good job NCAA, keep up the great work!
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Old 07-21-2019, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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The experience at a lot of College Football games isn't as good, as it once was, and the same teams year in and year out are typically in the hunt. The rest of the country cannot compete with these 4 to 6 teams. I use to go to a lot of College Football games every year and now and it seems every year it gets less and less enjoyable as far as you know this year your team, or teams aren't going anywhere why bother going?
At the end of 2020 the teams in the hunt are

1. Clemson
2. Alabama
3. Georgia
4. Florida
5. Ohio State
6. Oklahoma

The order of this is probably wrong, but close.



Good job NCAA, keep up the great work!
I've got to agree with this coaches analysis. When I go to college football games, the mix of students vs older fans and alumni seems to be changing rapidly. The percent of students there are steadily dropping. They must find it much more fun to stay in the dorms and play video games. One other observation is the students that are at the games (not just football, but other sports as well) are not nearly as boisterous and involved. I'm sure this isn't at many schools, ESPECIALLY the overwhelmingly powerful programs. Yet, I'd wager that what I'm seeing is at the majority of colleges.
Not very good trends.
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:40 PM
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It's become a lot like the NBA. You may not know who is going to win it all but you know it's going to be either Clemson or Alabama. College Football does have rivalry week though which will always draw eyeballs and get alumni excited. And depending on the bowl and the school(s) involved, bowl season will be a hit too.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:35 PM
 
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Yes he has a good point. The smart phone has changed our society, there is no denying that. Part of the decline is the ticket prices keep going up. Also, you have to factor in parking, concessions, souvenirs, etc.
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Old 07-24-2019, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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It's become a lot like the NBA. You may not know who is going to win it all but you know it's going to be either Clemson or Alabama. College Football does have rivalry week though which will always draw eyeballs and get alumni excited. And depending on the bowl and the school(s) involved, bowl season will be a hit too.
There has never been a wide variety of teams winning football titles.

Clemson is an example of program breaking through and should give hope to other programs that have not won a title.

It wasn't long ago when Miami and Nebraska were winning a lot of titles. Things change.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:48 PM
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There has never been a wide variety of teams winning football titles.

Clemson is an example of program breaking through and should give hope to other programs that have not won a title.

It wasn't long ago when Miami and Nebraska were winning a lot of titles. Things change.
I get that, but Alabama and Clemson are expected to meet again for the championship, they will both very likely go into the championship game undefeated again too like last year. It's been like this for 3 years now. College Football has little parity but it wasn't like you knew which two teams would be playing for the title before the season started.
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Old 07-24-2019, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Clemson wasn't in the title game two years ago. Lost to Alabama in 1st round.
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I didn't know Clemson was going to be in the playoffs the past two years.

Even Deshaun Watson's last year, they had to beat Auburn on the road and FSU on the road.

The last two years, Clemson had a first time starter at QB.
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Old 07-28-2019, 04:33 PM
 
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Gotta say it. It's all about the ticket prices.



I did some quick research. In 1978, Bear Bryant's heyday, a ticket to an Alabama game was $10. In today's dollars, that's around $39.



For 2019, a ticket to an Alabama game starts at $75.



Ticket prices have almost doubled.
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Old 07-28-2019, 05:44 PM
 
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that's because people are willing to pay higher prices.
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:38 AM
 
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that's because people are willing to pay higher prices.
Simple supply and demand for sure, but it will be interesting to see when Saban retires and IF Bama returns to an average or slightly above average program, if the prices stay the same or maybe even go down, because the demand has changed.
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