View Poll Results: s the Cotton Bowl a true neutral site for OU-UT?

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    "Neutral" Fields?

    A great deal of Texas' claim to the Big 12 Championship game is the fact that they beat OU on a neutral field. Tell me, something, when we play Kansas State in Kansas City next year, do you really consider that a truly "neutral" field? And do you think that the Cotton Bowl, in Dallas, in the heart of Texas, ensconced in the middle of the Texas State Fairgrounds (and Fair) really represents a truly "neutral" stadium? Of course, this apllies to the K-State gae the next two years as well.



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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    A great deal of Texas' claim to the Big 12 Championship game is the fact that they beat OU on a neutral field. Tell me, something, when we play Kansas State in Kansas City next year, do you really consider that a truly "neutral" field? And do you think that the Cotton Bowl, in Dallas, in the heart of Texas, ensconced in the middle of the Texas State Fairgrounds (and Fair) really represents a truly "neutral" stadium? Of course, this apllies to the K-State gae the next two years as well.
    I think they are neutral grounds. The Cotton Bowl sits right in the middle of Austin and Norman and there are just as many OU fans at the game as UT fans. As for Arrowhead, I still think it is neutral (possibly leaning towards KSU just b/c of proximity) but still not a home field for either and there should be an equal number of fans at the game for both teams.



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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    The stadium is half full of Oklahoma fans and half full of Texas fans... neutral field.



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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    Well if I am not mistaken, I believe that the Cotton Bowl is actually closer to Norman than it is to Austin. The staduim always looks to be half an half with OU and Texas fans. I would say it is about as neutral as it gets.



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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    It's pretty in the middle, and tickets are sold half to OU, half to Texas. I'd say it's about as nuetral as you can get


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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    There are as many OU alums in the DFW area as there are UT (and probably TTU and ATM fans for that matter.)



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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    My only point would be that it's literally Texas's home ground, but otherwise, it's neutral. Perhaps that's worth some subtle psychological advantage.



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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gordyo5 View Post
    Well if I am not mistaken, I believe that the Cotton Bowl is actually closer to Norman than it is to Austin. The staduim always looks to be half an half with OU and Texas fans. I would say it is about as neutral as it gets.
    Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to Cotton Bowl - 191 miles
    DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium to Cotton Bowl - 195 miles



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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    My only point would be that it's literally Texas's home ground, but otherwise, it's neutral. Perhaps that's worth some subtle psychological advantage.
    So there is never a home field advantage in the Iowa - Iowa State game?


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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    So there is never a home field advantage in the Iowa - Iowa State game?
    I meant that as the sole remaining factor. Obviously all of the others supercede literal "home turf".



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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    It's pretty in the middle, and tickets are sold half to OU, half to Texas. I'd say it's about as nuetral as you can get
    absolutely. you cant really get any more central. one drive is like 6 miles further than the other. and as ia8man said, there are plenty of OU alum in the DFW area. it is a very fair site.


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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    KC is 3 hours away from Ames and 2.5 hours from Manhattan. Seems about as neutral as you can get, unless you want to play at a high school stadium in Cameron, Missouri.



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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    And I guarantee you that all the KU and Mizzou fans living in KC that just happen to attend the game will be rooting for the Clones. Unlike the Clones, the Cats have rivals and/or enemies within the Big 12 North. ISU is everyone's second favorite Big 12 team, unless you happen to be a Clone.



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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    Dallas isn't really deep in the heart of Texas either. If you are coming in on I35, the edge of the Dallas metro area is only like an hour from the Oklahoma border.



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    Re: "Neutral" Fields?

    Quote Originally Posted by iowa_wildcat View Post
    And I guarantee you that all the KU and Mizzou fans living in KC that just happen to attend the game will be rooting for the Clones. Unlike the Clones, the Cats have rivals and/or enemies within the Big 12 North. ISU is everyone's second favorite Big 12 team, unless you happen to be a Clone.
    Sadly true because we pose a threat to nobody.



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