I don’t believe the poll for the following reasons:
I doub’t that 40% of the population are football fans because at least half are women and I would bet that at least half of the women are not football fans. Of those that are football fans, what % are UT or aTm fans? Of those that are, how many actually watch football on TV?
How many men in Texas are football fans – not of the soccer type? Of those who are, how many are UT or aTm fans and how many actually watch football on TV? I know that on any Thanksgiving you can find a whole lot of people not watching football on TV. Do we have any facts that say that 40% of the TV’s in Texas were tuned to the whorn/aggie games? If you could produce a tv rating that showed that, it may support the argument; but I haven’t seen any.
Would anyone think that the super bowl is not more popular than the UT/TAMU game? The average number of homes with the super bowl on tv was 46%. In those homes, the game was often on for a party. Most Super Bowl parties I’ve been to had more partying than watching – especially for the women. Most of the parties I went to had the women and some men gathered around the drinks and hors doeuvres and not actually watching the game.
I just don’t believe that 40% of Texans actually watched the game or would if the game were re-instated.