How ESPN Owns College Football:

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  1. Gorm

    Gorm Well-Known Member

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  2. Gorm

    Gorm Well-Known Member

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    Funny how the uniforms look pretty much what they do today...from that angle.
     
  3. WooClone15

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  4. Rhoadhoused

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    Gameday atmosphere slightly different now.
     
  5. iacyguy

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  6. Me State

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    Did the seats in Jack Trice ever not look really faded?
     
  7. 2020cy

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    I'm sure they thought that was a USC picture.
     
  8. Clonehomer

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    Wow, where's OSHA? I can't imagine what would happen today if someone was standing on the back of a pickup.
     
  9. azepp

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    Are you referring to the empty stands, "manly" stretches taking place, or both?
     
  10. junckerl

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    The real question is, How did we get on ESPN back then???
     
  11. Gnomeborg

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    That picture, from 1980, would have been just a year removed from a Hall of Fame Bowl. It was our first loosing season in the previous 4 (we'd had 3 straight 8 win seasons, and 2 straight bowl games back when that took more than just six wins). There was still a lot of hope for Donnie to be a suitable successor to Earl Bruce, plus we had Dwayne Crutchfield starting at tailback. There was a lot of excitement for that team, so I doubt that the lack of people in the stands had anything to do with a lack of people, and more to do with the fact that everyone was wearing hats and coats and it looks like a freakin' cold day, and it's probably still an hour before game.
     
  12. WooClone15

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    Yeah, looking back at it "great" wasn't the best word but I wasn't really looking at the stands. I just always like it when papers show Iowa State photos without meaning to.
     
  13. stateofmind

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    My brother's first year, I believe the team started 5-0 or 6-1 or something and then lost the rest...
     
  14. Gnomeborg

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    5-1 (6-0 if you count the fact that Kansas had to forfeit that victory after the fact, but that's just a technicality), then went on to lose all of the rest except for 1.
     
  15. mtowncyclone13

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    Yeah, why do our stands always look bad. Give em a paint job or something!
     
  16. cyman05

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    I'd have to look it up, but before 2011, the highest attended seasons were the last couple seasons of the 1970's through like 1981. We averaged something like 51000-52000 around that time. It was after the early 80's until the mid-late 90's that our attendance sunk into the mid 30's.
     
  17. ojoe2317

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    ESPN's role in conference realignment can never be called conspiracy theory ever again . . . towards the end of the article:

     
  18. ISUCyclones2015

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    The ISU on the truck didn't give it away? :jimlad:
     
  19. huntt26

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    The sell out crowd covers them up regardless :) Pay as well paint them blaze orange.
     
  20. ShopTalk

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    Mr. Skipper....Mr. Skipper....The Minnow is going down!

    A three hour tour...a three hour tour....
     

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