There’s an interesting Marist Poll out about football viewing habits. Regionally speaking, interest in college football is pretty consistent throughout most of the country, except in the Northeast, where it’s clear that they could care less.
No wonder the Big East is rumored to be chasing TCU.
By the way, I know we think the college football hot house we inhabit is somehow representative of the larger world around us, but that ain’t so.
54% of U.S. residents are college football fans. This includes 12% who watch college football a great deal, 10% who enjoy a good amount of it, and 32% who say they follow it a little. 46% do not watch college football at all. [Emphasis added.]
Orrin Hatch, take note.
(h/t Jonathan Chait)