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Thursday, February 22, 2007

It's who we are

I was browsing through the NCAA News when I came across the most Dog-bites-man grapic of all time.

It was the NCAA football attendance charts.

Michigan was No. 1. Penn State was No. 2. Tennessee was No. 3.

But when it came conference time, the SEC was No. 1, the Big Ten was No. 2 and the Big 12 was No. 3.

None of this is surprising. Michigan has the biggest stadium on the planet. Followed by Penn State and Tennessee.

Where the SEC is strong is at the bottom. Even Mississippi State averaged more than 40,000 fans per game. Vanderbilt was last in the SEC but 65th overall. The conference as a whole was first averaging more than 75,000 per game.

That shouldn't surprise. That's who we are. We are football fans, first and foremost.


Blogger Brian Vernellis said...

Good to see my alma mater can continue to pack them in at Michigan Stadium even if the team can't beat anyone ranked in the top-25.

There may be 110,000 smooshed in like sardines, but it's a quiet 110,000.

4:34 PM  

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