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notorious
09-16-2012, 08:30 AM
We need to do this to Arrowhead

http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/NwY2gn2WQasm3hCldpqpLQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en/blogs/sptusncaafexperts/656617525.jpg


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/thanks-showing-miami-fans-photo-175408799--ncaaf.html



Thanks for showing up, Miami fans (PHOTO)

By Graham Watson

The University of Miami would like to thank all 300 people who came out today to support the Hurricanes.

This is how the stadium looked when the Hurricanes came out of the tunnel for Saturday's game against Bethune-Cookman. And it didn't get much better as the game went on. Everyone out tailgating stayed in the parking lot instead of watching what was ultimately a 38-10 Miami win.

What fans missed was freshman running back Duke Johnson scoring four touchdowns in three different ways, including a 95-yard kick return, a 50-yard touchdown reception and runs of 1 and 28 yards.

Look, we know it's Bethune-Cookman, and the Hurricanes are coming off an awful loss to Kansas State, but this is just sad. So sad, it's Maryland vs. Boston College-like.

Apparently Dan Sileo's epic rant did nothing to fire up what appears to be an apathetic fanbase.

Inmem58
09-16-2012, 08:37 AM
Bath salts is the new cool.

Frazod
09-16-2012, 08:38 AM
Attendance doesn't even appear to be 50/50. LMAO

Pasta Giant Meatball
09-16-2012, 08:39 AM
Yep. It is a pathetic joke now. The only thing they have to hang on to is that lame ass 30 for 30 piece featuring a bunch of cokeheads mumbling about da ewe:whackit:.

Ceej
09-16-2012, 08:39 AM
If it isn't yet it is damn sure close.

MIAdragon
09-16-2012, 08:41 AM
I wonder how many teams play 20 miles from campus?

chiefzilla1501
09-16-2012, 08:43 AM
Sweep
Sweep
Sweep

That's the sound of the NCAA sweeping Miami under the rug. Just as they did with Oregon. Probably with Auburn too.

DTLB58
09-16-2012, 08:48 AM
Agreed, but before the season tickets are bought. So they are still laying there costing Clark $ otherwise it's just an embarrassment to him.

Al Bundy
09-16-2012, 08:48 AM
Attendance doesn't even appear to be 50/50. LMAO

I see what you did there.... LMAO:evil::thumb:

Spott
09-16-2012, 08:50 AM
Can't say I blame people for not going. Tickets anymore are crazy expensive and the economy is shit. Why shell out a ton of money to watch them play a high school team.

mr. tegu
09-16-2012, 08:53 AM
I wonder how many teams play 20 miles from campus?

What percentage of fans that go to any college game actually live on or near campus?

Chiefshrink
09-16-2012, 08:59 AM
I don't follow college football that closely. What the hell happened to their program that was once a powerhouse?

Baconeater
09-16-2012, 09:00 AM
God I hope it is. And what a joke that stadium is...they should've stayed in the old Orange Bowl, at least it was designed to be a football stadium.

qabbaan
09-16-2012, 09:29 AM
The way scheduling works today, college football basically has a preseason. I wouldn't pay money to see a preseason game either.

qabbaan
09-16-2012, 09:30 AM
I don't follow college football that closely. What the hell happened to their program that was once a powerhouse?

They suck.

MIAdragon
09-16-2012, 09:32 AM
What percentage of fans that go to any college game actually live on or near campus?

I say a large majority, for UM at least.

The Iron Chief
09-16-2012, 09:33 AM
Wow!
Reminds me of this little story..

http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/images/uploads/article/alg_marlins-stadium-overview.jpg

Marlins fan Justin Cohen noticed a few empty seats at Sun Life Stadium -not exactly a rarity - on a sunny Wednesday afternoon for Game 1 of a doubleheader with the Cincinnati Reds.

He decided he would count the number of fans in attendance.

By hand.

He then posted his unofficial findings on Twitter…347 die-hards in the building.

Just in case you were wondering, Sun Life holds 38,560 fans for baseball.

Omaha
09-16-2012, 09:42 AM
I hate all of the noncompetitive blowout games in college football. Why do fans waste their time with that crap? People need to find better things to do.

Al Bundy
09-16-2012, 09:53 AM
I hate all of the noncompetitive blowout games in college football. Why do fans waste their time with that crap? People need to find better things to do.

They go to look at all the skinny chicks at the game.

Omaha
09-16-2012, 09:58 AM
Not in Nebraska

LiveSteam
09-16-2012, 09:58 AM
http://fitsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/crack-pipe.jpg

DaKCMan AP
09-16-2012, 10:00 AM
I say a large majority, for UM at least.

Three years ago the average attendance at UM games was ~47,000. I guarantee you a "large majority" of those people did not live on campus. Hell, the entire student body (undergrad + grad) is less than 16,000.

Baconeater
09-16-2012, 10:02 AM
I hate all of the noncompetitive blowout games in college football. Why do fans waste their time with that crap? People need to find better things to do.
That was a big factor in me giving up my season tickets, I got tired of paying for the mismatches. And I usually ended up just giving the tickets away because no one wanted to pay full price for them.

MIAdragon
09-16-2012, 10:21 AM
Three years ago the average attendance at UM games was ~47,000. I guarantee you a "large majority" of those people did not live on campus. Hell, the entire student body (undergrad + grad) is less than 16,000.

"game actually live on or near campus"

Stand by my statement.

3rd&48ers
09-16-2012, 10:42 AM
They are saving their money to witness the juggernaut of a game playing today

DaFace
09-16-2012, 10:43 AM
For the uninformed, what's the story here? I don't follow college football at all (aside from casual rooting interest for Big 12 teams), and I always thought Miami was a pretty popular program.

3rd&48ers
09-16-2012, 10:45 AM
For the uninformed, what's the story here? I don't follow college football at all (aside from casual rooting interest for Big 12 teams), and I always thought Miami was a pretty popular program.

Miami can't even draw a crowd for NFL games usually

ohiobronco2
09-16-2012, 11:51 AM
I don't follow college football that closely. What the hell happened to their program that was once a powerhouse?

This is how people seem to be in California and Florida when it comes to their programs. When they win, they turn out, when they don't, there is something better to do. Also, Nevin Shapiro.