- Aug 26, 2011
Nothing groundbreaking but a decent overview/review w/ no easy answers:
Then integrate the two, these highlights brought to you by...First - the stadium needs a massive upgrade to its wifi and cell coverage. People want to upload and download buckets of data during games scoreboard watching and goofing on social media.
Next, this wont really turn the tide, but I would like to see a mega dose of live in game highlights from other games all around FBS shown on the jumbo tron during TV time outs. Celebrate college football everywhere with more than a basic out of town score board. For teams in a conference the obvious choice would be to show other conference mates and how they are faring with clips. For independents like us I would like to see what other teams on our schedule are doing. I know this would eat into their promo time which they sell to Mo's and other local companies. I'm just looking for a simple way to further integrate the opponents on the schedule with the fans, plus I love watching anything on that screen, especially highlights.
Yeah, this is a silly idea - not something that will really impact the turnstile.
The root cause? The current generation of youth is not as passionate about sports viewing for dozens of reasons...This is where not having a commissioner of college football hurts. Everything through committee which waters stuff down. Too many competing ideas etc. college football will have a hard time innovating as a result Hell. They can even settle on the root cause. Lots of theories but no real data to support
That’s true and to the extent they are interested it is for individuals not teams. People care more about how many passes Roger Rabbit completes rather than whether The Fighting Hares win the game. Or how many points JT Sugardaddy scores against the NJ Dental College Fighting Dental Floss Is more important than whether the Fighting Floss defeat The Tooth Decayers.The root cause? The current generation of youth is not as passionate about sports viewing for dozens of reasons...
Stadium sizes indeed need to be reduced. Nowadays, Every game is available on TV or covered via a streaming service. Even when ESPN Gameplan was introduced, it only made about 25 more out of market games available (no control on which), over and above what Big Ten games (typically Mich, OSU, or PSU) were aired on ABC or SEC on CBS.The sports’ TV ratings are as good as ever.
The stadium experience just can’t compete with the comfort of home for many,
make stadiums smaller, provide high-quality wi-Fi, sell beer
There is absolutely no proof that interest has wained.I think the football playoff has hurt the interest in much of the football season. It used to be winning the conference championship and going to a good bowl was something 15-20 schools could aspire to. Now, you can know after one game if you have a chance fo make the playoff. Who could have imagined we would be in a spot where the Rose Bowl, the Orange Bowl, or the Sugar Bowl could be essentially meaningless bowls on the level of the Liberty Bowl, or Music City Bowl.