Fitz on lower attendance

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  1. coit

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    That’s covered in the 10 million credits episode of Black Mirror. People watching have Avatars of themselves in the audience.
     
  2. gtGreg768b

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    But you would have missed the whole Vanessa Carlton fiasco if you hadn't been in the stands for UVA last year
     
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    I was there for this as well. 10 rows up when the Austin twins ran it into the end zone. TV has become a replacement for casual viewing, but we still have a ways to go to replace the big games.
     
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  4. Gobees

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    Preach on, brother. 6 times a year ain't enough. 40 years and counting, good and bad years alike, and it will never get old.
     
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  5. jts1207

    jts1207 Making Stingtalk Great Again

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    Flip to another game
     
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    Fitzgerald’s comments are valid. I do believe that to keep people coming to games TV has to make some concessions. Let game times be set before the season begins so that alums and fans can plan travel. Let each conference have only one 12 PM slotted game each week. We are scheduling too many games in the noon Eastern time slot. One reason is that networks want game goers back home watching 3:30 and 7:30 games. But, fans, especially students, don’t like the noon, or in CDT/CST zone 11 AM starts.
     
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  7. GT flunkout

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    I think he's right about phones and the whole deal with it all of a sudden being a better experience to sit at home and watch it on TV is really overblown.

    No one was going to games because the replay angles on TV weren't very good. It's not like we just got climate control and beer in your fridge at home in the last 10 years.

    It's not even really phones by themselves. It's the fact that they have irreparably altered our attention spans to the point people have to have multiple modes of stimuli at all times.

    At the same time, if your event is cool enough, people will come. Even if it's just to check in on social media to say that they were there.

    Edit - and to the previous posters point 12:00 kickoffs are really not cool
     
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  8. JacketForLife

    JacketForLife No more small ball, thanks

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    Well yeah. But commercial timeouts suck when you’re at the game. Sometimes they’re great when you’re playing, but mostly not, at least imo.
     
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    We need a RedZone channel for each conference and Top 25. Thanks
     
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    Ceiling Cat Helluva Engineer

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    Serving beer would help.
     
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  11. Skydog

    Skydog Eat a Peach

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    This. HDTV. I've missed two GT home games in 20 years but I also have my cave set up with 3 TVs. I love going to the GT games but home is a much better experience for everything else. Take F1 for example. I'd love to go to an F1 race someday. Bucket list kind of thing. But I'm pretty dang sure Sky Sports coverage, in HD, is far more entertaining.
     
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    Agreed, but the guy from the TV crew with the red hat standing out on the field sucks even more.
     
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  13. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    I enjoy going to games with my dad and daughter, so we have 3 generations at every home game.

    I was lucky enough to be at victories over UGAg, the goal line stand against Maryland, the Miracle on North Avenue against FSU, the Kick-Six against FSU. I was also lucky enough to be at FSU for our 2009 victory - which was a long day of nasty people, making that victory so sweet. Dwyer carrying Duke players. Reggie vs. Auburn. Even the Georgia Southern victory where we woke back up for a final drive

    Heartbreaks: BS yellow flag, I hate Bobo. Up 20 against the mutts with a BS PI call in that one near half giving them momentum. Up on Miami in the 4th only to lose. VT handing us our ass 51-7. Wake Forest running 90+ plays in 2002 to death March us all game. And, of course, NC State 2005.

    As for being at home, I can tailgate better there, especially with the new griddle. Made smash burgers last night. I may never use a traditional grill again.
     
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    that never gets old! What a Time to be Alive!
     
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    With F1 on TV, you have the advantage of seeing the entire course, but you lose the perception of speed, acceleration and sound. All three are pretty mind-boggling in person.
     
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    Will our living room vibrate when we run back a blocked field goal?
     
  17. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    Not with the new engines, I suppose. Need to bring back V-12's, V-10's, or V-8's. Sounds like a bunch of Corollas nowadays
     
  18. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    No öööö. I hope the designers of the parking deck on Spring didn't design the upper north. Of course, I have watched a bunch of Bugs Bunny in my life. I know that when something is collapsing down, you just wait until the last second and step off of it.
     
  19. BigGTMike

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    It's not the in stadium experience. It's everything else: short planning time due to tv, parking, traffic, morons, loading stuff, unloading stuff...
     
  20. Skydog

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    Like I said I want to see an F1 race in person .. for sure.