Told you Staford Cardinal fans are some of the worst in college football. The Stanford Cardinal have been to the Rose Bowl 16 times, that’s the fifth most of any school. This year marked a back-to-back trip to Pasadena. However, their fanbase is notoriously tiny and apathetic. They couldn’t even sell out a Pac 12 championship game that they hosted. Green and White absolutely dominated here. Everywhere.
Not just at the Rose Bowl, but in southern California. The following is cribbed from an ESPN self-congratulatory press release on their ratings that they sent out a couple hours ago. I also translated it from PR corporatespeak into 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-rated bowl game ever on ESPN in the market. Columbus wa...