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Why can't Cal sell tickets?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Doesn't Cal have a brand new, shiny stadium? New coach?
     
  3. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    I'm sure the stadium will be full for lady gaga.
     
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  4. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    College football is basically ignored in the bay area.
     
  5. CVilleBuff

    CVilleBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Because Cal's wine and cheese fan base + irrelevance doesn't mix. Keep in mind they did major downsizing of the seating capacity.
     
  6. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I have never understood this. While it's absolutely true, it doesn't make sense to me. The area is teeming with Cal and Stanford grads. Did these people never go to games when they went to those schools? What gives? My affinity for Stanford has been documented. I make no apologies for the fact that I think that place is incredibly cool. If I lived on the peninsula, I'd be a season ticket holder. The tailgating there is fantastic. Tickets are cheap. The stadium is beautiful. Oh, and they have a kick ass football team, too.

    The ambivalence towards college football in the Bay Area has always baffled me.
     
  7. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Football players beat most of them up in their youth and they haven't forgotten.
     
  8. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Cal is the toughest sports job in California.
     
  9. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Every Stanford grad I know didn't care about football when they were in school and don't care now. They were too busy being smarter than everyone and trying to lose their virginity before graduation.
     
  10. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    It's called apathy
     
  11. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Who wants to take the chance of being exposed to liver flukes?
     
  12. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    They can't afford to.
     
  13. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    The bay is a resort area. Duh.
     
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    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    What is strange are Cal fans are some of the best fans in the league. They just need something to motivate and excite them again.
     
  15. Buffellow85

    Buffellow85 Well-Known Member

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    Stripper poles?
     
  16. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    LMAO. Good job guys!
     
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    krom Club Member Club Member

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    Much like the Denver media gives the Broncos and other pro sports a reach around the Bay Area media does so for the Giants Niners and Warriors. The A's and Raiders get some run but not as much. Add in the fact that many Bay Area residents are transplants that have no ties to Cal or Stanford and you get college sports apathy. The radio gives colleges a little run but yesterday they did a pac12 preview on KNBR680, the biggest sports station and Niners and Giants flagship. It consisted of Cal Stanford Oregon and USC previews and that's it. Tom Tolbert, noted UA honk who I usually like, even went on to state that he was too disinterested in other teams to preview. 2 segments then back to Niner hype and Giants coverage of the worst WS title defense in history, not counting the Florida Marlins. Pathetic. They did mention CU though and that teams who didn't get the Buffs on their schedule did not catch a break and mention of GBs rant on Katie Hnida.

    Help me HCMM, you're my only hope!!
     
  18. Daaah

    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    What makes you say that? I had season tix a year they were ranked in the top ten and the stadium seemed dead.
     
  19. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    2 to poo?
     
  20. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

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    I lived in LA and I can honestly say that most of the die hard USC fans were not USC grads. In fact, many hadn't finished 12th grade. But they had their team. This was during the time that LA had two pro teams as well. Talk radio wasn't NFL-all-the-time.... This market is so messed up with Orange.
     
  21. The Monk

    The Monk Club Member Club Member

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    How many tickets did Cal sell for the CU-CSU game?
     
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    Flukes
     
  23. liverflukes

    liverflukes Resident Bear Club Member

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    We're supposed to get excited over these wankers and their 500 fans or so who show up acting like they own Ohio State and Michigan?

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    Ohio State and SC will be the only sold out games this year. The prior staff traumatized the fan base. Still, this game will come close to being a sell out by tomorrow.

    Good luck against the sheep.
     
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    I don't think you are going to get much sympathy for traumatized fan bases on this board. The folks here are the hardened core of CU fans, if we survived the last 8 years we can survive anything short of the death penalty.
     
  25. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    You should be getting excited about college football! Especially with a ranked BCS opponent coming in. :huh:

    On another note, that's a unique schedule Cal has hosting 2 Big 10 teams.
     
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    To be honest, Cal has a hard time selling Labor Day games because everyone wants to get the hell out of the urban jungle for the holiday weekend. Coming off a 3-9 season, bay bridge closed, late night game, nice TV at home. All of it adds up. Plus, for the games Cal was getting 70k+, the opponents (Usually furd, UCLA, USC and Oregon) the opponents were bringing 10k+ fans. I don't think NW came even close to selling out the visitor section, and we didn't give them that many tickets to begin with.

    All I can do is say I'm going and have 3 friends in tow. Sure hope the place is rocking. If Cal can manage to win, I think fans will jump on board pretty quickly, but Cal alum are notorious for their pessimism and wait and see attitude (since we've been waiting... since 1959).

    I am afraid the Buckeyes will travel well and bring a sea of red.
     
  27. SINKRATZ

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    It's the visiting team's fault - they should be selling more tickets to our stadium. We're doing our part.

    -Cal fan
     
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    That wouldn't work there. But halftime math challenges might.
     
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    Berkley is not a college town, it's a hippie/geek town. Those two demographics don't pay attention to football.
     
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