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If Clemsux wins, they're in the Sugar? So, if this is true it seems those necks have more to gain....
This post was edited by noscreenname 20 months ago
I'm sure the team isn't thinking of any game past this one...weird things happen sometimes and who knows with someother teams losing we might be in sb
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What's the ACC bowl pecking order? If the Chick-fil-A picks second that will be a factor. Because the winner of their tallest midget title game gets the Orange. That means Clemson will be the second choice. No way the chick-fil-a passes them to take some near .500 ACC team like NCST or GT. They'd take Clemson and as such wouldn't take us because that game was already played.
Depends...If they don't HAVE to take the #2 ACC team, they could choose State or GT in an attempt to land us as their primary target.
This post was edited by blessedcock 20 months ago
I'll also add this...If ticket sales and attendance is the ultimate objective, is there another match-up they could put together that would guarantee a sell out more than USC/CU even if it is a rematch?
Is it just me or is this not a stupid concept? Regardless of who wins this weekend, it's not like they wouldn't sell out that game a second time around. Right? When the baseball teams have matched up in the post-season, it's a major deal, even tho they've played 4 times in the regular season. Same would go for hoops. I'd think the fans would eat up a second game. But maybe I'm way off?
True but....my guess is they'd look at like this...we can have an "elite" ACC team in Clemson that is fairly highly ranked and will travel well versus a quality SEC team that is ranked and will travel well OR we can take Carolina who will be a top 10 team and will travel well versus some .500 garbage ACC team that will bring 75 people and spend $400 in the local economy.
I'm not sure people would be that excited about playing the game back to back.
In Omaha there were several months between the previous meeting and there was something on the line other than rivalry.
I know I would not want to play Clemson again if we beat them the first time. Rematch might be attractive to loser if it was close, not so much if it was a blowout.
Chic Fil A Bowl sells out every year before they even name the teams.....I read where theres only 1000 tickets left now.....
Maybe I'm in the minority. Win or lose, I'd get up for a second game. What's on the line is more than rivalry - 11 wins. Beating them twice. Finally getting a W in the GA Dome. Momentum heading into the off-season.
It is Ironic that we may fall a spot in the bowl selection by winning the game. If we win, there will be no Chick-Fil-A for sure. They won't pass on Clemons at 10-2 when the alternative is GT at 6-6. With that being said, It is nothing but positive for us if we end up in the Gator.
Correct and there is no way they want to get stuck taking GT. Gt fans, by and large, would be able to drive from their house to the game and then go home. No eating out. No hotel stays. No visit to the zoo, aquarium, world of Coke, etc.
They'll pick teams based on TV appeal and a fan base that will flood the local economy with money.
This post was edited by cockfool 20 months ago
I agree, I don't get it either.
Yeah. Especially if it is a good game as well. With it being the prime game on NYE I think people are going to watch regardless of the match up. I could see if it was one of the NY day games with other games on different channels, but this doesn't make a ton of sense to me either. I'm sure there are factors we don't take into account though.
This post was edited by howardscock1 20 months ago
The Chick-fil-A is a sell-out every year. This is NEVER and objective with them. They simply want the best match-up available.
According to numbers I found from last years Chick-Fil-A Bowl, the ACC team gets an allotment of 18,000 tickets and the SEC team gets 16,000. While the game is close to selling out they know they still have to find an ACC team to sell those 18,000 tickets. Last year, Virginia sold somewhere in the neighborhood of 13,800-14,000 tickets.
They know that there are only 3 ACC teams that can sell all 18,000 tickets with no problems -- FSU, Clempneck, and VT. Then there are 3 more that could probably sell out but it's certainly not guaranteed -- GT, UNC, and NCSU. FSU is going to the Orange Bowl and UNC isn't eligible. VT, GT, and NCSU will all be at about 6 wins and the CFA Bowl is going to want better than that. Assuming we beat Clempson, the Tater Tots are a no-brainer at 10-2. They'll be a 10 win team and likely ranked somewhere around #15 in the country.
As for the SEC team, they know that there are probably 12 teams that could sell their 16,000 seat allotment. USC, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Auburn, Miss State, Ole Miss, LSU, Texas A&M, and Arkansas. They know they have a lot harder time filling the ACC slot than the SEC slot. They can put Clempson up against pretty much anyone in the SEC and it will sell out easy.
1 BCS Orange
3 a bunch of crap the teams lose money going to and no one watches
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