The Independence Bowl saw Florida State take on Southern Miss on Wednesday, but not like anyone actually SAW it in person...

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LSU vs Notre Dame did pretty good there as well. As far as I am concerned, if we don't get a big time bid, Shreveport is as good of place as any. The place will sell out and it will be like another home game.
Reply7 months
But, but, but Florida State was a Top 5 game for bama at the start of the season...... SCREW bama and free shoes university.
Reply7 months
haven't seen the independence bowl sold out since LSV vs Michigan State and LSU vs Michigan State.......notice a theme....
Reply7 months
LSU vs Michigan State and LSU vs Notre Dame.....
7 months
Is it ironic that people demonstrated their independence and chose not to go?
Reply7 months
Announced attendance: 33,601. Highest in three years.
Reply7 months
FSU spoiled with Fameous Jameis
Reply7 months
The game was at 12:30 on a fricking Wednesday with temperatures in the 30’s. Let’s not talk about the other 16 bowls so far with lower attendance.
Reply7 months
Let’s not waste a chance for all the flat land Livingston cousin frickers that’s never been north of Zachary to shite of Shreveport.
7 months
The fans did not have enough scholarship grants-in-aid to be allowed to attend......
Reply7 months
I was there. They were giving tickets away for free. Its Florida St., its great team watch. The temperature was 35. it cold for those fans. Some guy caught the field goal ball ran out of the stadium with it.
Reply7 months
SHREVEPORT! SHREVEPORT! SHREVEPORT IS IT! SH FOR SHREVEPORT! IT FOR SHIT!
Reply7 months
It's b/c no one cares about watching .500 teams "battle" in the participation trophy bowl series.
Reply7 months
frick these money grab bowls. Why do we need to have 30+ bowl games? Do we really need to let almost half the teams get a bowl game? I hope they all lose profits outside of the playoff games.
7 months
That doesn't look that bad. The New Orleans Bowl attendance looked worse (I was there).
Reply7 months
It's what happens when we've simply had enough of a good thing. We all need to read more books and hug our children/grandchildren.
Reply7 months
The attendance numbers were a disgrace for one of the top tier bowl games (admittedly, the lower end of top tier) in the country.
Reply7 months
What? First, oh nevermind. What?
7 months
This is the largest crowd to ever witness the Walkon's Independence bowl. Period!
Reply7 months
That's actually pretty impressive for a 12:30 game on a Wednesday with 38 deg. weather.
Reply7 months
This simply proves there are too many bowl games. Unless we really go to a true playoff system where EVERY conference champion gets into the playoff (even if we have to divide P5 and G5 conferences), then the rule should be you have to win eight games (all against FBS schools) or else win your conference championship to make a bowl game.
Reply7 months
No. Just less bowl games. Playoffs are a winner though -- as long as the games aren't on Near Year's Eve.
7 months
Playoffs -- as they are currently -- that is.
7 months
or... maybe just don't have bowls start at noon on Wednesday?
7 months
This is what happens when Bowl Games = Participation Trophies - bowls are no longer a reward for a good season, and they're a huge waste of money.
Reply7 months
Waste of money? How so? Every single conference is rewarded for participating in post-season play. The SEC/ACC will take home 50MM each. The bowls themselves, as their own operating entity, are barely profitable and some lose money but that's due to one main reason and is laid out in their IRS filings: exorbitant compensation for bowl committee execs.
7 months
If they were wasting money, you can bet they'd get rid of them yesterday. Rest assured the share holders are making money and as long as that continues so will the bowl.
7 months
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I thought Poulan sponsored this bowl
Reply7 months
For many years they did. But then it changed sponsors a lot of times. Even Duck Commander had it one year.
7 months
The one I attended awhile back was sponsored by Advocare.
7 months
It's sad because I was there and it was a WAY bigger crowd than last year
Reply7 months
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