We constantly hear the narrative that UT, TAMU, TT, even LSU are more important…more supported…more marketable in the Houston market than the University of Houston Cougars.
I want you guys to look at the evidence in front of us right now to prove that is FALSE.
Right now, UH is in the Final Four and local businesses, local media, and fans (both alums/ students and casual) are rallying behind our Coogs. The same can be said about our 2015-2016 football run. I remember having Go UH functions at my work despite most of the employees not being Coogs. My sister said her office aired the entire UH/FSU game during work hours. And we all know the reaction from the city over the OU/ UH game
Now let’s compare:
They DID make it to the last NCAA championship game. Did Houston go bonkers over the Red Raiders? Because they 100% believe they have more of a market share in Houston than UH. False!
They played in a NY6 bowl game more recently than UH. Did the Houston market go crazy over that?
They also stole our spot in recreating the anniversary of the Game of the Century vs UCLA in Reliant. That proved to be an colossal failure in both attendance, exposure, and profit.
I’m sure someone here can produce the viewership numbers in Houston for the Longhorn Network.
Yes, they are probably the closest P5 competitor from a distance standpoint but does the City of Houston rally behind the Aggies the same way they do around the Coogs…the businesses…the casual fan…the local media…our politicians, etc. Did we light up City Hall maroon because the Aggies were knocking on that playoff door last season? NO!!!
They have fans here but the city of Houston. does NOT rally behind them in the same way. And they’ve won a recent Championship in the most popular sport!
Time and time again…we’ve proven there is endless potential in the outpouring of support, interest, and $$ WHEN the Coogs are good. The ceiling is higher than anything any of those other schools can even dream of…let that sink in. A good UH season OWNS the 4th largest city/ 5th largest market in the United States in a way those other schools never can. Not even in their dreams. I never see us lighting up Houston landmarks burnt orange…NEVER!
Why a P5 can’t see that is still beyond me…the evidence consistently re-appears. Imagine if we had consistency and $$ to.build a real Monster!!
I’m talking to you ACC, SEC, B1G 10, & PAC!