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Paul Finebaum Identifies ‘Serious Problem’ For College Football
Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports
Paul Finebaum believes college football’s attendance numbers dropping over the last seven years is a major problem. According to a report from CBS Sports, attendance numbers are dropping across the sport. Average attendance was reportedly down 7,000 per game – 15 percent – from a record 2008 mark of 46,971.
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“It’s much easier to sit at home and watch all the games provided as opposed to spending a fortune driving however long it is to deal with traffic,” the SEC Network analyst said on the radio this week.

“It’s a serious problem,” Finebaum said. “It’s been going on for a number of years. When I travel, I talk to the athletic directors and I think every single one – maybe not Alabama – has told me it’s a big concern.”

“I don’t want to say it’s not worth it,” Finebaum said. “When you can turn the TV off at midnight and just got to sleep, maybe it isn’t worth it. I think it is a real problem. I think all these other things are secondary, but they are adding to it.

“Over a certain age, it’s becoming a real turn off with what we love and talk about everyday here.”
(The Spun)
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LSU fan 24628 months
This started 10 years ago
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BlackPot28 months
He's not wrong. I loved seeing the expansion go up, and it's an experience to see the stadium full at night. BUT. It doesn't happen often. Spending that money on renovations and just good upgrades would have been better in hindsight. Long Long time season ticket holder, but we've been to maybe 2-3 games a year the last 5 of so years.
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Leopold28 months
He ain't wrong
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rob6228 months
Covid and the BLM crap damaged attendance and it will take several years for interest to return to pre-covid levels.
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homeless128 months
tell that to the black football players and find an all white team to compete against them.
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biglego28 months
That’s a nonsense response, homeless
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baobabtiger28 months
1. Tv made the games too long. 2. Recruiting became big business that forced schools to make more money to pay for it. 3. The fans day experience was ruined by paid parking on campuses. 4. Average Fans started realizing the school didn’t care about them because of corporate sponsors. 5. Leftist wokeness and race baiting pushed Left a really sour taste. 6. Transfer portal killed any loyalty from athletes. 7. NIL Sad part is that most fans who have lost interest are probably like me. It’s not any one thing but a death by a thousand cuts.
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marchballer28 months
I see lots of people here blaming the woke left but how did y’all let lefties take over college football. Half my liberal friends don’t care about football. How’d y’all let us take control of football and sports in general.
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RECConspiracy28 months
They own the media and college administration. But you probably know that already.
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idlewatcher28 months
Bama fatigue is realz fellers
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GeorgeTheGreek28 months
The games use to last three hours, now they last 4+. They’ve upped the price of everything and added on pricing for tailgaiting. Not to mention, closed down many lots and pushed people to the extremities of campus. It’s simply not worth it anymore.
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deuce98528 months
For me personally, I don't want to deal with politics surrounding LSU anymore. I also feel like it's way too much of a hassle to go in+out with the way they've done tailgating, consistent rise in prices, parking, in/out traffic, etc. It's just not worth it anymore when you can sit at home BBQ, drink beer, and enjoy yourself. Money and politics ruined LSU's tailgate scene years ago.
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ThatTahoeOverThere28 months
The loud horrible pumped in rap music is what turned me off last time I went.
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panzer28 months
x10000
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Robber DeNiro28 months
It's those damn Trump supporters and Republicans ruining everything. Leave that hate at home!
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CanebreakCajun28 months
Republicans are like 80% of the college football fan base dude.
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HalfCocked28 months
Last I checked you fig's wanted the anthem gone not us. We just want you to shut the frick up and go away.
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Hurricane Mike28 months
Were you born with Trump's dick in your mouth or did he put it there in the last 5 years?
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KillTheGophers28 months
I won’t lie….we enjoy watching CFB at home, grilling and just relaxing. Going to games became too much work.
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CDawson28 months
It’s the woke left wing BS that keeps me away. I want football not politics.
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eddieray28 months
Your signal has been received
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Choupiqueboy28 months
Paul Finebaum did not invent this idea, nor do I need his obnoxious skinny azz to tell me!!
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3down1028 months
This might make sense if not for the large numbers in the TV contracts.
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jimmy the leg28 months
They get you to the lights by the interstate and then leg those control the pace of the traffic. I say keep that shite moving ALL THE WAY to the interstate. Contra flow just gets you to the choke points quicker, and then traffic backs up from there. It’s stupid.
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genuineLSUtiger28 months
With gas headed to 8-10 dollars a gallon expect those numbers to continue to nosedive.
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1928 months
Nick Saban, circa 2000, on pricing-out LSU fans: "They can watch em win on TV, or lose live."
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Wolfmanjack28 months
Ha, this administration is taking us in a steep nose dive and they won’t be pulling us out. The average family is gonna struggle to feed themselves much less go to a football game.
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WildTchoupitoulas28 months
lol
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TNoon28 months
How much is gas under this ridiculous administration ?
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Robber DeNiro28 months
Yes like this administration hasn't had any major problems to deal with.
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LSU Bayou Jim28 months
Yes DeNiro, but is the problems they have created..........
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