GMAC Bowl Sets Attendance Record…Or Not
- Updated: January 6, 2009
Instead, let’s just let the crowd speak for itself.Did anyone have a chance to survey the stands? Seriously, there were 12 people in the stadium. OK, maybe a few hundred. Tops. Don’t try to convince me otherwise, I’ve got a nice big TV with high-definition and ESPN was nice enough to provide lots of camera angles.
Can we stop making up bowl games and trying to make them legitimate events already people??!! Now, granted the combination of an absolute blowout, a second-half monsoon and the powerhouses of Ball St. and Tulsa playing in Mobile certainly isn’t exactly the stars aligning in ole’ GMAC’s favor, but take a hint.
At one point, my fiancee claimed that she’d seen high school games with more folks in the stands. I responded by saying most of the high school games in a whole lot of places put more butts in seats.
Now, what does it say that I was actually voluntarily watching this game? You don’t have to answer that. But, if you must know, I took the over — and predictably lost. That’s what you get for wagering on the GMAC Bowl. I am a moron.
Update: Some of the only visual evidence of fans at the GMAC, courtesy of With Leather. If you look realy closely behind the goalposts, I believe that’s 1…2…whaddya think, 8? Plus those hordes along the sidelines, of course.