I posted this in the basketball forum last night, I will share it here too.
-It was a Tuesday night, there was work, traffic and school the following day
-It was a no-name opponent
-Final exams are around the corner
-There’s a diverse crowd there cheering on the Coogs
I tackled all of the horsecrap excuses people around here use to prove a point. You want better football attendance? Win.
I’ll send CDH an email and let him know
Since it’s obvious CDH isn’t the coach to get us there, I read the post as a condemnation of all the bs excuses not related to winning, and a supportive responsible administration, of why attendance is awful for football.
Love him or hate him, CTH proved it can be done.
Hey hey hey, not too much now on calling out fans.
Some of our fans have the excuses below:
I had to attend my kids Christmas talent show at school.
I have league bowling night on Tuesdays
I got bingo night at the local bingo hall
I have to play in a billiards tournament at the pool hall.
I got porn to watch since it is about the same topic as “Cougars playing around with college guys”
I had to go buy socks and underwear for my husband for Christmas.
Put those 6000-7000 in TDECU and see what it looks like
It would probably look better than the crowd for the Tulsa game.
We’re a pro town with losing NBA & NFL. We have the #1 team in country currently so this what people want to see.
Heard Bama tix going for a good price. I’m in 102 and tickets are going for $343 each
Who cares what our crowd looks like. Proud to be amongst a great group of Cougars! Anyone who looks around the crowd and counts racial groups is sick. JMO
Tell that to your fellow coogs who blamed us minorities for attendance woes.
What coach we can hire do you think gets us ranked #1 in the country in football?
What? I have not seen that here. I have heard unneeded discussions about so called diversity hurting attendance but no groups pointed out but nothing about specific groups.
Geez get over it. We need to win and be happy with everyone who shows up
Who exactly are you telling to “get over it”?
Anyone who wants to continue this silly conversation. Or better yet go to the political board with it.
Nice attempt at deflection.
Lol I am not deflecting anything. It’s just some on here make up reasons to be upset or hurt about.
I go to Cougar games to enjoy myself, nothing else
Just win every game and be ranked #1. That’s all it takes to get fans to show up.
We can’t hire anyone because the administration screwed up.
While winning does wonders, there is a big difference in filling a 7,100 seat venue and filling a 40,000 seat venue. I would be willing to bet that more than half of those same fans at the basketball game last night are also football season ticket holders and regularly go to the games. There is a reliable core group of UH fans and there’s a group of bandwagon riders. The trick is to win enough to keep the wagon riders and attract casual fans.