An OU football still had mostly sell outs during the worst of the last oil bust.
Originally Posted by OkieIron
How long has Tim Duncan been with the Spurs ?
Originally Posted by OU48A
And Bennett and Presti are building a level of success that can be sustained. They are not idiots, far from it.
And there's not gonna be an oil bust. There's really not a boom right now, when compared to the 1970's . And if you talking bust in nat gas, well that's happened. There's nothing that is gonna drive the price of oil much lower than it is today.
And if this " oil bust " happens, that you think will come, its gonna hit OU right in the mouth also.
Who you kidding ?
Originally Posted by Soonerside
Conference championships mean nothing to the arrogant OU fan base ........... hahahaha
Yeah , great celebration.
As I said above, the NBA franchises that are well managed, do well.
Originally Posted by Big Pimpin'
The kids on my street play hoops. They are out every day, year round, shootin hoops in the driveway with their Thunder gear on. The basketball courts at the park where I walk, are busy year round except in the heat of the day in the summertime. I don't see a whole lot of kids playin football.
When these kids get older, that's the future Thunder fan base, and that's when the culture here will change greatly.
And who wants to watch this brand of CFB we are seeing, that more closely resembles arena football than the football I know. These 55 to 49 games suck , in a big way. Who wants to watch that **** where defense is irrelevant. It sucks. Games last over four hours and whoever has the ball last, is the winner. Screw that ****.
The Oklahoma City Blazers, a low level minor league hockey team, drew an average of 10,000 fans per game.
Originally Posted by OU48A
And you really think the Thunder are " gonna spiral down " ?
You don't understand OKC. There's a whole lot of people here, who want something different than OU vrs OSU. And from the people I meet at Thunder games, that extends across the state. The seats next to mine, are scalper owned. Different people there every game, and most of the time they are from rural Oklahoma. They've been from Boise City to Grove to Lawton.
There's a whole group of sports fans in this state, who have been waiting for something other than college sports.
Stanford was a top-15 team this year, in a metro with 7.5 million people, and only averaged 60,000 in attendance.
Originally Posted by soonerbldr
Especially conference titles we back into.
Originally Posted by Hermit
Originally Posted by Jbaker
I'd say 60K is pretty good for that market when you consider that Stanford is an elite private school sharing the market with two D1 playing state schools. Then consider the pro teams in the market. Then consider that probably better than 50% of the people in the metro are from someplace besides Cali. Consider that the people in the immeidiate area are computer nerds.
And finally a lot of the people immeidiately to the west of Stanford care about saving whales and spotted owls and interior decorating shows more than they care sports.....Not that there is anyting wrong with that.
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Originally Posted by Yuck Fu
Couldn't agree more.