Today, in Mr. Conventional Wisdom

This is actually good news.

Fans are tired of paying premium prices for cupcakes: With the improvement of technology, the in-home college football watching experience is pretty damned good. Fans are still packing the stadiums for the big games but aren’t going to invest the time and money it takes to watch the cupcakes. So the tickets may be sold but if there aren’t fannies in the seats then the money from concessions and memorabilia goes down.

So here’s a thought: If you want fans to come to the stadium then schedule better games.

Evidently, fan friendly is a thing now.  Let’s hear it for us!

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8 responses to “Today, in Mr. Conventional Wisdom

  1. Greg

    Thinks Mr.Obvious also fits. Have always wondered who gave him the Mr. College Football name…..certainly he didn’t, right?.

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  2. FlyingPeakDawg

    Who says hard-hitting investigative journalism and creative writing are dead?

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  3. If Tony Barnhart wrote this then that means that Greg McGarity and Kirby Smart told him that they wanted to reduce the cupcakes on the schedule. Barnhart wold NEVER take a position contrary to the AD and head coach.

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  4. I can’t wait for his next hot take; “Fans won’t watch or attend games when their team is losing.”

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  5. Tony Barnfart

    Guys, another thing I’m predicting on the horizon…….cord cutting. Pay attention, because the TV market is getting ready to change in a big way. Watch out !

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    • Huntindawg

      That’s exactly why you are seeing teams schedule more big games and quality opponents. Cord cutting is ultimately going to result in pay per view and ADs are seeing that. Most of the money is from TV, not stadium seats – that’s rather reason for scheduling change.

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      • McTyre

        True on the revenue motive, but Kirby’s keen eye for identifying new ways to out-recruit peer programs is not to be underestimated as a driving factor in the program’s scheduling approach. The HS kids like a lit stadium and they’re the most lit for big games and our hosting for games is just as vital as the living room pitches. So, more Power5 non conference matchups…. and possibly dropping Jax or at least relegating them to a 4-year rotating basis.

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      • Tony Barnfart

        By the same token, the 30yr move is going to be the slow disintegration of conferences. Big Data is going to eventually be able to quantify who brings what to the table and who is riding coattails. It’s gonna be just the 32ish biggest earners all playing one another

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