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Should Local & State Reps Have Lobbied for On-Campus CFB Playoffs?


Posted this on the SECr yesterday but no one paid attention, so thought I would give it a try on the MSB

Pro-sports attendance in down across the board and yet CFB new system will expect fans to travel during the regular season and to several different sites for playoffs thus taking revenue away from the Universities and the cities/states that they are located in.

Take Alabama for example. What would the economic impact be for Tuscaloosa and Auburn if both were in the playoffs? According to this article from July 2012, Alabama and Auburn had an estimated economic impact of 500 million in 2011. Why let the additional revenue of on-campus playoffs completely leave one of the poorest states in the country?

If the Universities were unwilling to advocate for on-campus playoffs, why didn’t the local and state governments intercede? Would you have supported their efforts if they had?







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crimsonian
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re: Should Local & State Reps Have Lobbied for On-Campus CFB Playoffs?


I agree, but Bama and AU won't be in the playoffs together. Unless there is a schedule change.





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this is a ticking time bomb of inequality that would materialize and the admins know it

there is a huge divide in budgets of the haves and have nots

within the haves, you'll see a further divide in budgets

just think about how much more money bama would have made compared to the rest of the SEC the past 4 years






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JJ27
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Eventually but not at first. The bowls and host cities would have thrown an even bigger shitfit if they lost the revenue. Easier to establish playoffs before taking away the games.





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Eventually but not at first. The bowls and host cities would have thrown an even bigger shitfit if they lost the revenue. Easier to establish playoffs before taking away the games.

Compromise would be to use the on-campus playoffs to seed the Bowl games that way everybody makes money. Schools are currenly being shafted for Bowl games in having to buy tickets, travel expenses, ect. The only people currenly profitting are the Bowls.

I also think this argument could be made for the empty B-ball tournements that are held. It looks awful on tv and it seems like an even bigger waste of money






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but Bama and AU won't be in the playoffs together

The same way LSU and Bama wouldnt play each other twice in would season? Anything is possible.






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TJG210
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On campus playoffs are the only thing that makes sense.......seriously, how many people will attend a playoff game, only to turn around the following week and travel to the championship destination?

So theoretically you could have LSU traveling to Miami, winning that game, and then playing in Los Angeles the following week for the championship.

If you took your family to the game, you could easily be looking at $10K+ to do this.

I know some fans will attend both, but you could be looking at more empty stadiums like what is currently happening with the BCS games.






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usc6158
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What happen when a team like Oregon St ends up hosting a playoff game in a 45K seat stadium? That's a ton of revenue left on the table for everyone involved. '

I doubt you'll have attendance issues at all for the playoff games. There's certainly no chance that it will be worse than some of the current BCS games.






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Bunk Moreland
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re: Should Local & State Reps Have Lobbied for On-Campus CFB Playoffs?


I think the Pac 12 game is hosted/run by the conference and they divide up that cash. I wish they could do it like that. I am all for on-campus in the first round of 4/8. So some cities get a bigger economic benefit than others. Big deal. That said, there would be some serious monkey business for seeding, but you're going to have that for the selection process,anyway.

On edit, once the TV cash rolls in, I don't think anyone will care much about empty stadiums.



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i'm still wondering how they're going to divide up the playoff money. i don't think it's been set yet (i could be wrong)





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lsuhunt555
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Doesnt matter, there is too much money in CFB right now and the people who have access to it and the people who make it will never let this shite happen.





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crimsonian
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Bama and LSU didn't play in the last game of the regular season. Not going to happen with 4 playoff teams.





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re: Should Local & State Reps Have Lobbied for On-Campus CFB Playoffs?


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Bama and LSU didn't play in the last game of the regular season. Not going to happen with 4 playoff teams


The Iron Bowl loser may be the top one loss team in the country.






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The Iron Bowl loser may be the top one loss team in the country.

This

Also the 45,000 on-campus stadium argument is void when you consider that may be the amount of people that show up for the playoff games in places like L.A., Miami, and Glendale which are unaffordable for the average fan especially within the same month.

My arguement is, why would I want Auburn to generate millions of dollars in revenue for New Orleans when I can keep that money in Auburn and the surrounding areas?






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re: Should Local & State Reps Have Lobbied for On-Campus CFB Playoffs?


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My arguement is, why would I want Auburn to generate millions of dollars in revenue for New Orleans when I can keep that money in Auburn and the surrounding areas?

on the flip side, why would a team from your conference not in the playoffs want to give you an extra home game's revenue?






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on the flip side, why would a team from your conference not in the playoffs want to give you an extra home game's revenue?

That's kinda a moot point if those teams fail to make the playoff. Win and your in

Furthermore, still using Auburn as an example, our proximity to Georgia means that some people would stay in Columbus or some in Montgomery. Also, I'm sure Birmingham and Atlanta would benefit from people flying in from the visiting school. This extends the economic impact across state lines.






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SlowFlowPro
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That's kinda a moot point if those teams fail to make the playoff. Win and your in

not really. it's a very big issue that may allow the rich to get richer

if we're talking Bama/LSU/UF then it's a "wait for your year" thing but what about Arky/UTenn/Auburn, who will struggle to win a title anytime soon? they're going to just get further and further behind in revenue







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re: Should Local & State Reps Have Lobbied for On-Campus CFB Playoffs?


When it goes above 4 teams, the first round will be on campus





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if we're talking Bama/LSU/UF then it's a "wait for your year" thing but what about Arky/UTenn/Auburn, who will struggle to win a title anytime soon? they're going to just get further and further behind in revenue

Auburn has 2 undefeated season, 2 SEC championships, 1 NC, and 1 Heisman winner within the last 10 years. Seems like we're doing okay

This system would probably benefit the smaller schools the most because they are getting revenue and exposure on a national stage



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crimsonian
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Please tell me the last time going into the bowl season that Bama and AU were in the top 4. I will hang up and listen.





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