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re: Tennessee 7 @ Jacksonville 20 Final - NFLN - TomRollTideRitter
NFL needs to give up on Thursdays...
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re: Worst song affiliated with your school - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]Myles sings the song in the video. He was in the band at LSU. Overall awesome dude.[/quote] Myles unfortunately cursed your team :lol:...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]if someone is rooting for college sports, or prefers it to pro sports[/quote] I don’t think I’m rooting for anything. I like pro and college sports for different reasons. [quote]Many athletic departments generate revenue in excess of the MLS and NHL.[/quote] Yes but almost all that r...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]If they weren't required to field Title IX sports, most would shutter them.[/quote] Why do they field other men’s teams then? It’s not like it’s just the women’s sports that lose money. Baseball usually posts some of the highest losses of any college sport. [quote]I don't get the arg...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
Those are pretty good deals. I’ve never had to consider that because I always followed the Predators in hockey, so I could just get them on FoxSportsSoutheast. I just started following MLS when Atlanta got a team and get their games easily as well. I’m not sure yet if I’ll switch to Nashville...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
For the record, I don’t begrudge pro teams for doing everything they can to make money. That’s what they exist for, but I don’t believe colleges act that same way. I fully acknowledge colleges do lots of greedy things, but I don’t agree they act just like professional franchises. If they did, mos...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]There are over 40+ FBS teams that have sponsors. PapaJohns Stadium, etc... [/quote] When I said our stadiums, I was referring to Alabama’s stadiums across multiple sports. Rather or not I find a corporate named stadium in college embarrassing depends on the team. A lot of G5 and lower prog...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]I'm pretty sure that comes from the hotel tax, which is largely paid by out of state people.[/quote] Sort of. Arthur and company snuck a lot into that contract. The Guardian had a good write up on it. [link=(https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2017/sep/29/why-are-georgia...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]Maybe we could finally get rid of our bleacher seats. [/quote] No the way they do that is having billionaires hold taxpayers hostage. But despite the fact that Georgians paid a quarter of a billion and will pay an annual check for operations at Mercedes Benz Stadium, the team doesn’t ackno...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]That's a silly thing to actually care about. [/quote] It doesn’t matter who cares about what. The comment was college teams act just like pro teams. If that was true, we sure as hell wouldn’t be playing in a stadium named after a former coach. We’d be playing in AT&T stadium and Golden Fla...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]If more studies confirm the most serious affects to where lawsuits are rampant[/quote] Right now CTE can only be diagnosed after death, so it’s sort of a hard thing to sue over. There are still very, very few cases of head-related deaths due to football. If a person doesn’t die from it, I ...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]In what way does it not? [/quote] Our stadiums aren’t named after corporations. Our team mostly still plays its historical rivals. Our jerseys don’t have advertisements. We fund sports that have no hope for a return on investment. We don’t play a ridiculous number of regular season gam...
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re: Worst song affiliated with your school - TomRollTideRitter
Kind of the opposite of your OP, but I thought the LSU Championship Bounce was pretty lit [link=(https://youtu.be/mm7T-NTLo5k)]LINK[/link]...
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re: SEC OOC Opponent Comparison - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]Me too - I'm ok with 1 every 4-5 years, but the every year thing just flat out sucks.[/quote] I’d rather we never play one again. It was cool pre playoff, but now we have to go to 3 neutral site games to end the season. I only went to 1 of our 4 neutral sites last year- Orange Bowl agai...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]higher ticket prices, expanded playoffs causing more off campus games with high ticket prices, increasing coach's salaries,[/quote] All of these things can be changed quickly enough that I don’t really see them being a threat to kill the sport. The attendance is an issue, but so far, te...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]I feel like the reason professional sports continues to do well is, they don't lie about what they are. They are a business, and act as such. [/quote] If college teams acted like professional teams, I wouldn’t watch at all. There would be no point. It’d just the professional experience wit...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
[quote]Maybe that's a bit alarmist or hyperbolic, but it certainly can't survive at its current trend[/quote] What current trend? Just declining attendance? It’s still the only college sport that makes lots of money, and despite declining attendance it’s making more than ever before. Football ...
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
The neutral site games I am starting to pass up for TV a lot more. There’s just too many of them, and the atmosphere is usually mediocre at best. The only pro stadium I like going to is the Falcons stadium....
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re: Is Bama having hard time selling tickets? - TomRollTideRitter
I’ll say I still like going to the games more than sitting at home. I just have a lot more fun being in and around BDS than on the couch. I think they should make the games shorter though. Honestly, I would be fine going to 12 minute quarters. They could pass it off as promoting player safety. ...
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