Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 1/2/14
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 was the second highest-rated market followed by Birmingham (22.2), Dayton, New Orleans and Portland, Ore, Kansas City, Austin, Greenville and Seattle. Frisco? Frisco? From Oakland and back down?? Sacramento? Sacramento where you at? Quoting Dr. Dre and 2pac in California Love there. Because no northern CA markets made the top ten. In fact ZERO total CA markets made the list. Good job Stanford Cardinal “fans.” Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also an analyst for multiple news talk radio stations across the country; with regular weekly segments on NBC and Fox Sports Radio. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and RSS Catch him Tuesdays talking Illini and Northwestern for KOZN 1620 The Zone, Fridays talking Chicago Bulls and Bears for WAOR 95.7 The Fan The post Stanford Cardinal “fans” DON’T CARE about Rose Bowl, TV ratings verify appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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