I told you that Stanford Cardinal fans are the worst in all of college football. Stanford has been to the Rose Bowl 16 times, that’s the fifth most of any school. Yet the Cardinal fanbase is notoriously apathetic. And as a small, elite private school that fan base is tiny to begin with. Stanford couldn’t even sell out a Pac 12 championship game that they hosted. All around the Rose Bowl game, Pasadena and Southern California, green and white absolutely dominated.
Given the stature of their program, Stanford fans really are a joke. The following is cribbed from an ESPN self-congratulatory press release on their ratings. I also translated it from PR corporatespeak into actual readable English.
The 2014 Rose Bowl Game is the most-viewed program on cable television outside of ESPN’s NFL games since the 2013 BCS National Championship. ESPN’s telecast of No. 4 Michigan State over No. 5 Stanford Cardinal averaged 18.6 million viewers.
Detroit, the top-rated market, averaged the highest-r...