Taxslayer Bowl Crowd

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  1. miles44

    miles44 Varsity Lurker

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    I went to the game and sat up in section 435. Looking across the stadium, the ENTIRE Kentucky side was Kentucky-blue. The announced crowd was over 44k. I'm thinking over 30k of those were from Kentucky.
    My question is: What did UK do to get such a huge following? I'm it's not like they're a great football team.
    Of all the teams we played this year (besides Mercer), who would they have beaten?
     
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    beej67 new around here

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    It was their first bowl game since the 14th century.
     
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    gtfan1147 Dodd-Like

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    #BBN is a real thing, and it's their 1st bowl since 2010.
     
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    I get that wanting to watch GT beat a 6-6 Kentucky team (one of the worst 5 football programs in Div1) is not real appealing but our turnout was poor.
     
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    State school, first bowl game in however long. Don't think anybody doubted they'd fill more seats. Not to mention the fact that a good portion of our traveling fanbase spent a couple grand on Ireland this season.

    Also, not liked it helped them too much - although in their defense they didn't have much to cheer about outside of a couple 1st downs, a blocked punt, and some garbage time scores.
     
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    awbuzz Helluva Engineer

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    Lot of that blue was actually empty seats.
     
  7. cyptomcat

    cyptomcat PostBot Staff Member

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    They thought they were going for a basketball game.
     
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  8. savbandjacket

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    There were lots of Tech fans standing up and cheering at the end. Until then I was thinking that there was a ton of Kentucky on out side. There was some, but not as much as I thought.
     
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    cyptomcat PostBot Staff Member

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    Too many of GT fans wearing blue or navy?

    Or maybe the Kentucky fans were cheering for the end of football season?
     
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  10. savbandjacket

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    I think that had something to do with it. I was admittedly wearing navy.
     
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  12. coit

    coit Posting at a high level

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    The Kentucky fans were very good about wearing that shade of blue. They represented quite well. Our fans typically just wear whatever. IIWII.
     
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    Yeah. I wear whatever because our marketing department sucks at getting colors and designs approved. Check out jackets and such in the official store on RR.com. There are more jackets in "slate" than there are in white or gold. That's why iiwii.
     
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  14. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    I remember being super excited for the All American Bowl in Birmingham
     
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  15. coit

    coit Posting at a high level

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    And you think Kentucky's store doesn't sell colors other than blue? Stop making excuses and buy some white and gold colored gear. It ain't that hard.
     
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    22k undergrads vs 15k undergrads.
     
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    I've got plenty of white and gold. Just not in outerwear. Most of the gold jackets are pretty ugly too.
     
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  18. coit

    coit Posting at a high level

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    You think Kentucky blue is pretty? No. It is for attending the games and showing the team colors. Grow a pair. If trailer-residing, mouth-breathing redneck UGA fans can afford some red gear, I'm sure you can afford some dedicated gameday gear.

    Plenty of good options here:

    http://www.ramblinwreckstore.com/COLLEGE_GA_Tech_Yellow_Jackets_Mens_Jackets

    You wear one of these with a hoodie and you will be warm in just about any conditions.
     
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  19. JJacket

    JJacket 1st to pass for 2500 and rush for 1000

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    I thought GT was bigger than that now
     
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    Kentucky had more fans, but not 30k/43k. Remember that the whole stadium only seats 67k, so filling up their lower bowl isn't all that impressive. They probably had about 50% more than we did, like 24k Kentucky fans and 16k Georgia Tech fans.