Eyes on the Cocktail Party

Boffo box office returns for Saturday’s game:

Just imagine what going home-and-home would do for those viewership numbers.

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26 responses to “Eyes on the Cocktail Party

  1. I’ve been such a huge proponent of Jacksonville. There’s not a tailgating scene anywhere that could rival what we have there. We met so many people Saturday who had no stake in the game but wanted to know what the WLOCP was all about. A group of 15-20 guys from NYC were beside us in the Touchdown lot just because they had heard this was the CFB game to attend each year.

    However, the cluster that we’ve experienced the last two years getting into and out of that stadium is beyond unreasonable. 30 minutes to get to the metal detectors, 20 minutes to get out of the stadium itself from the 400 level, and 1.5 hours to get from the Touchdown lot to I-95…

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    • Weirdly enough, this year was the easiest entry I’ve ever had into that place. Shockingly quick.

      My group doesn’t even try to get out of Y lot for at least an hour and a half afterwards. More time to tailgate!

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      • Harold Miller

        Parked in the D Lot this year. Got in and out of the lot pretty quickly by Jax standards. The egress to the stadium is the worst.Really don’t get the need for TSA type security. Also, saw a number of bomb sniffing dogs in the lot.

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      • Russ

        Yeah, I don’t think I ever left the tailgate until a few hours after the game, unless the weather really sucked. What’s the rush?

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      • Go Dawgs!

        Same here, I’ve had trouble getting into the stadium before but this year I walked in about a half hour before kickoff and only had to stand in line with ten people..Getting back out of our tailgate lot afterwards was also easy. We were on I-95 headed out of town about 20 minutes after we got in the car.

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      • I second that on the quick in. Took 15 minutes from my tailgate at the Fairgrounds to my seat in the North endzone. Last year was the line from hell, however.

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      • Debby Balcer

        I go in when they open the gates. The screening was quick and easy. They did have me open my glasses case and hand lotion to prove that was what was in there and they looked through the binoculars. I don’t drink before the game so it is not like I smell like I would be hiding a flask.

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  2. ApalachDawg

    The swamp is as charming as Vanderbilt.
    Instead of stuck up assholes who think their shit dont stink, you are surrounded by a bunch of tank top, gold chain and jort wearing cheese dicks that are doused in aqua velva with mullet hair-dos. At least in Jax, our army size is equal to or greater than the 2bits/4bits army.
    And our re-inforcements in St Mary’s are less than 40 minutes away.

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  3. 4th & Kirby

    Can we not just leave some things alone?

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  4. HiAltDawg

    Reason number 6.978 Million a certain turd network needs to lose the punk ass Noon Kickoffs!

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  5. I don’t know the answer. I love going down and staying in Ponte Vedra for the week prior but I hate the what could have been when we have bad home schedules, knowing that the Florida game would help every other year.

    Someone brought up the time getting in and out- I’ve never experienced anything like the SECC and NC a couple years ago. Not even close and I’ve been to a lot of games and events. Closest thing to TSA I’ve ever seen.

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  6. FlyingPeakDawg

    Well, viewership would go down since more people can fit in Sanford. 😆 #revengeforgoff

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  7. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I have to think that part of the increase in viewership was the unusually crappy lineup of other games. Still, there is just no good reason not to keep this game in Jax.

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  8. WHB209

    Why did 2 million people, all at once, decide to watch the game for 15 min.
    from 6:45 till 7:00?

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  9. Bright Idea

    Me thinks Jax is getting one hell of a deal. Lots of publicity for that city for a measly few million. Even with the extension this debate will continue to rear its head. No doubt all the extras help create logistical problems.

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  10. Cousin Eddie

    That was the only game worth watching that day. Especially in that time frame. The VT/nd game was entertaining and I guess some people could have watched that but the days slate of games were horrible.

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  11. Bulldog Joe

    https://www.sportsmediawatch.com/college-football-tv-ratings/

    GA-FL pulled 2.3M LESS viewers than the GA-ND game in Athens this year.

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  12. soccerdawg

    Parked on Lafayette St. Decent walk to stadium but got in very easy about 45 minutes before game time. Also got out quick just after game. Were on 95 within 15 minutes of getting to car. We wanted to get back to SSI to eat Southern Soul BBQ.

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  13. Ginny

    My hubs and I throw a big tailgate each year. Always a good turnout and fun tradition with friends. 90% of the attendees have no allegiance to either school. They stay behind and clean up when we head to the game. It just means more I guess. Keep it in Jax forever.

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  14. Why would someone watching from home care where the game is played? The viewership was mostly due to no other good games and this being a top ten matchup.

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