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  1. Sorry but you don't know your head from your ass when it comes to things like this. I worked in the front office of a professional sports team for several years. It is a mandated policy of the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL that every team announce tickets distributed which includes paid tickets as well as comp tickets. The actual attendance was known by the team but was legally restricted from being announced. Almost all college teams follow that same protocol. The actual attendance is important for planning purposes though as through regression we could determine projected attendance given certain variables so staffing could be set to the correct amount and estimates of per capita concession and parking take could be known well in advance. Also using those projections we could provide potential signage and promotional sponsors with very tight estimations of attendace which solidified the value of those activities.
  2. Perhaps for the opposing schools...
  3. SDSU should be in that league. Terrible shame that we nixed our men's volleyball program after winning a national championship in it a few years earlier. I believe it was a title 9 casualty IIRC. Now we just have a club team that won the "club/(it doesn't count)" national title this year.
  4. Spray paint. Most MLB teams that have grass end up having to spray paint it. But then that costs $ so perhaps you are correct about them going to this as a way to save $.
  5. My bucket list is to see a game in every FBS stadium. Still have a long way to go.
  6. It is really tough to schedule SC home and home. They only have three non-conf games and one is dedicated to Notre Dame. So really they only have two available non-conf games and they have scheduled ND games such that every year they will have five home games between the Pac schedule and ND. They usually like to schedule one of the two non-conf games against a P5 on a home and home basis (this year it is Texas) and then fill that last slot with a G5 at home. Given the money they can make playing an extra home game I don't blame them.
  7. Agree with ECA on everything. I see an 8-4 season.
  8. Time and sunlight are the friend of SDSU and then enemy of FSI...
  9. I think that guy was Half Neslon. I've heard he is a bad ass.
  10. Little Italy that is lol. This is Rocky's dig at Michigan. Classic Rocky here at 0:20 to 1:05 and from 3:50 to 5:10
  11. For the most part Boise only runs tempo when they get a first down which I think is a smart way to go. A big first down and while the D is getting back to the line and waiting for a call the offense runs a play to catch them off guard and use the momentum of a first down to pick up yards so that you have second and short. The rest of the time I'd rather go slow. But I agree that to be a good offense you should be able to run at any tempo to catch defenses off guard and be able to kill the clock. Running tempo all the time kills your defense
  12. I"m getting it on my ipad but not on my pc's if that helps.
  13. Well I was wrong about Nico - at least at the combine. He slimmed down and put up really good numbers across the board - I think he was top 5 in every OL category. If he keeps up the work he has a good shot. I always viewed him as lazy and overweight - he admitted as much a couple of times and said he would drop weight and get into shape but it never happened.
  14. Ratings for the NFL were down 10% this year. The NBA ratings are down 15%. Nascar is down 50% in the past 20 years. Part of the NFL and NBA is cord cutting I imagine, but the younger generation just isn't into watching sports as much as those who preceded them. Look at the ratings for those video game tournaments broadcast on tv and online. Same for drone racing etc. Kids today are watching youtube videos of some guy playing a video game - and the guy is making lots of money doing so. There will come a time in the future where sports might be played entirely by robots - it may not even be modern day sports but something entirely new and conjured up.
  15. There will come a time when each school will retain their own broadcast rights that will aired online by the school. Each school will be able to set the price for viewing just like they do for tickets to see the game live. I know that USC is very upset about the lack of Pac tv money relative to the SEC and B1G and have thought of different ways to generate more revenue.