Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 12/6/12
The college football national title game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish figures to do HUGE tv numbers. Like off the charts figures. Given the interest in South Bend for tickets, getting to the game will command a lot of money, juice, or both. The Notre Dame Ticket Office has answered more than 4,000 emails since late Saturday night November 24th to Tuesday November 27th — and the Ticket Office answered more than 2,500 phone calls on Monday alone. This is pretty much the first time ND football has been nationally relevant in a generation. They last competed for the title in 1993, and last won it all in 1988. So all this interest has been building for decades. Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, a Google News site generating millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Chicago Tribune.com, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports A Fulbright scholar, published author and MBA, Banks has appeared on live radio all over the world; he’s also a member of the Football Writers Association of America, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and Society of Professional Journalists. The President of the United States follows him on Twitter (@Paul_M_BanksTSB) You should too.
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