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Friday offseason one-liners

Steve Addazio AP

Some links from around college football on a Friday because why is your boss making you come back to work today?

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  1. alligatorsnapper says: Jul 5, 2013 1:16 PM

    The SEC has initiated a study to determine the factors why seats are often empty at various games. Southernpatriots has been telling me for years now the major reason was the cost of tickets, adding to that the cost of hotels, meals, and with gas at the price it is, the entire cost of a weekend at a college football game is getting out of the range for many fans.

    With resale prices being so high already, and with the major resale prices being with SEC teams and games headed by Alabama-TAMU, and continuing with LSU-TCU and others, it demonstrates the demand for those tickets for the SEC and other major contests this season.

  2. 8to80texansblog says: Jul 5, 2013 1:34 PM

    The cheapest ticket on Stub Hub right now for the A&M v Bama game in $401.00 for nose bleed seats.
    Lower bowl tickets are in the $1000-$1500 range…. each.

    Who can afford that?

  3. dmcgrann says: Jul 5, 2013 8:15 PM

    There have always been empty seats at even “sold out” games, especially when season ticket holders pick and choose what they want to see. I personally know season ticket holders for ACC teams that really don’t even want to bother to go to games unless they’re conference games of “big” OOC games. A lot of them will “skip the Duke game”.

    I have a friend who’s a big UGA fan and has had season tickets for many, many tears. He’ll buy them until the day he dies, probably. But, he lives in Waco, TX. He’s just not going to make every game, but he doesn’t want to screw around finding a ticket if some late season game means something in a particular year. Plus, he wants those points to get decent bowl game tickets. Last I heard, he also was getting Baylor tix as well.

    At my poor, piddly FCS school, our stadium is very small and is usually shown as a sellout. But I have a friend who makes sure there’s an empty seat at every game, because he buys two season tickets. One’s to go to the game. The other is so he can step outside of the stadium at halftime for a smoke and then return.

    I’ve often heard that the fans at a Steelers game consist mostly of folks traveling on the corporate dime. That would be a sad thing to happen in college football. You don’t want to lose the “rah-rah” factor to a bunch of folks who buy tickets to games they don’t plan to go to so they can be assured of good tickets to bowls and such.

    Old Dominion is moving up to FBS with a teeny stadium, and they have “flex Season Tickets”. You buy a “flex” ticket, and you might not get to go to every game and you may get really bad seats, because the seat that you get will be from unsold visiting team allotment or another kind of “return”. Better than nothing for some folks.

  4. tuscaloosaguy says: Jul 5, 2013 11:34 PM

    Here in Tuscaloosa, we loved the way the Sooners took “Fraud”-chonie to the back of the woodshed 77-0. One can still see that classic pic w/Fraud’s hands on hips w/the 3rd Quarter 77-0 graphic on the TV screen.

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