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Would you attend a national championship game held in the Midwest?

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CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

There should a NC or some bigger bowls held up north especially as D1 football moves more towards a playoff.  The south has such a big advantage in the bowl games because most of them are like home games for them.  It would be good for some of the economic advantages of hosting a major bowl to go towards some of the northern cities.  People will attend the games.  The NFL proves this because people in the north support football games with great passion.  Hopefully we will see a little better balance in the future. I'd love to see a playoff game in Columbus where the Bucks are hosting an SEC school!! 
Go Bucks! 

TMac's picture

Is there any other conference besides the B1G that would want or consider this? The other 4 major conferences all have cites that will host these games within their footprints. 

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

I want to see a major bowl game in Denver.  It's centrally located, beautiful scenery, and it can easily hit 75 degrees here in January.
People think it's always cold here but that's just in the mountains. Denver actually gets like 315 days of sunshine a year, and at this altitude the sun makes a huge difference.  Sun=warmth here, unlike the midwest where it can be a cloudless day but still be 3 degrees.
 

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

This is like asking "Would you have relations with all the girls in the Victoria's Secret fashion show at the same time?"  I think the answer will be a resounding yes.  For the kids reading this, the point you should take away is that the more pretty girls you know, the better chance you have of dating one.  That's what I meant.

InvertMyVeer's picture

Sure it was...

Football is complicated...

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

Shucks ya got me.  I meant date all of them at once and put up with shit from 30 hot girls at the same time.  How long before you off yourself?  I would give myself a week.
Those diamond encrusted brassiers could only hold me over for so long.

Oyster's picture

I would probably attend, and the chances would grow exponentially if it was inside.

cronimi's picture

It would have to be inside. The powers that be would NEVER plan for an outdoor CFB NCG north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Bowls -- including the NCG -- are only partially about actual football. 

Oyster's picture

The true test will be the Super Bowl this year.  If it ends up being popular, look for a change in the mindset to take place.  

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I'd never attend a national title game unless the Buckeyes are playing. ....but I'd love for it to be in the midwest

Oyster's picture

I'd go if another B1G team was playing, well except for one team that is.  But I don't think that will happen anytime soon to begin with, based on how they have been doing the last 6+ years.

OSU_ALUM_05's picture

I hear you on supporting the conference - I just don't think I'd shell out the cash for a non-Buckeye big time sporting event ....TV is just too good these days.  Plus, if the games goes downhill, I can just turn it off and go to bed.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

Oh I thought it was assumed that OSU would be playing in it..?  I mean, this is never gonna happen so we might as well win it all in our dreams, right?

DJRoss926's picture

It's been said before and it will be said many times again, Indianapolis is a city taylor-made for these types of big events. I would love to see the national title held at Lucas Oil.

toad1204's picture

Lets not lie to ourselves, Lucas Oil and Ford Field are the only locations they would consider north of the Mason Dixion in January.  For my money I'd take Indy all day; Better layout, friendlier, not in financial ruin, its not _ichigan. 

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Buckeye 09's picture

Lucas Oil would be a great place for the national championship game. I was really impressed with their downtown when I went to the B1G championship. If they are qualified to host a Super Bowl, I see no reason why they couldn't host a college NC game. 

BuckeyeRealist13's picture

I would prefer the national championship be held outside in the mid west. Keeps the "business types" that begged us to sit down the whole game at the 06 NC out of the game. To the 8% that said no, the SEC blog is somewhere else. In the words of Bone Thugz "Midwest how we ride" 

I've spent time in the South, I don't care what anybody says they don't have the passion for football that us Ohioans have. 

Doc's picture

Indy would be a no brainer, but since the guys running this thing are "no brainers" it won't ever happen.

"Say my name."

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

Miami, New Orleans, Pasadena, Indy? HAHAHAHAHA
If there were a dome in Chicago or New York then you have an argument.  And there is always Denver but you are playing roulette with the weather.  It's either 70 or 20 on any given day in January.  It's weird.  But yea, Chi town, NYC, maybe Boston, Washington but thats kinda south, yeah idk..

yrro's picture

It's got as good of a claim as Glendale.

alust2013's picture

Why not Indy though. I realize it's not a big attraction city by itself, but it could handle the people and has a great stadium. If it's good enough for a Superbowl, it should be good enough for another bowl, if not the NCG.

...and Michigan still sucks.

Doc's picture

Well 22, I guess a city that has done Super Bowls and is easy to navigate, fun, clean and safe shoud be off the list.  The B1G championship was done very well and Indy seemed to enjoy having the people in town.  I have friends that went to the Super Bowl festivities when it was there and they had a blast.  I walked from Lucas Oil to the car after the game with my 9yo and felt perfectly safe and comfortable.  Not once looking over my shoulder wondering when I was going to be jumped.  So, yeah, let's not consider Indy.  DERP.

"Say my name."

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

OK so if history is the best indicator of the capabilities of a city I guess we should expect a strong KKK presence at any future bowl games played in Indianapolis?
Look, I didn't mean to get you so riled up you said Derp, which is just an extremely irritating word.  It's an empty grouping of letters, like "thats hot" or "you go girl".  I have no idea how I was able to derp my way onto this website.  The visual I have in my head is somebody slamming their head against their keyboard while cross eyed and then hitting submit.  I can assure you that's not what I did when I said that Indy doesn't measure up to the three other cities I mentioned.
By the way, Phoenix has some spectacular desert landscape in it's vicinity.  And the average high in Phoenix in January is a full 43 degrees higher than Indy at the same time.  Much better for tailgaiting.

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

That derp thing might actually be legit material.  I could do it right after I do this bit I just came up with where "i grew up in a really tough neighborhood when I was younger.  Everyday is a strugge when the Jones family on your block is rich as shit and they all are tri-athletes.  It all came to a head when I walked in on my dad with his sharper image neck massager mounted backwards, just trying to end it... etc..."
Probably looks stupid here but delivery is like 80% of it.

Spikebone's picture

Seems like a silly poll question seeing how most of us currently live in, were born\grew up in or at least went to school in the midwest for 4-5 years. 

Stuck in Ann Arbor for work, I can confirm she is indeed a whore.

alust2013's picture

I'd go to a bowl game in the Shoe, just to do it, provided TTUN wasn't playing. Elsewhere in the Midwest, it would have to involve the Buckeyes for me to consider going.

...and Michigan still sucks.

luckynutz's picture

Absolutely yes. Like mark pantoni said in a tweet a couple months back, they are eventually going to have to play in the cold some day. And a large portion of this country and by that measure a large portion of professional teams deal with tough weather. The whole rewarding these kids for their accomplishment with a free trip to a nice warm weather locale is a nice gesture. But it also puts those same kids at a disadvantage in that they have longer trips. Their fanbases have a tougher time traveling. And they get stuck in de facto road situations against teams from that region. I know, our fans travel extremely well. But not all teams fanbases do. I mean hell, even the super bowl is being played outdoors in new york this year. I'm not saying do it every year. Or every 5. But once a decade should suffice. Give us midwest fans a chance to see college footballs best. I probably wouldnt go if ohio state wasn't involved, but I could see myself wanting to check out bama live. Or usc. Or oregon. Or stanford. Or florida state. Indy would be great. St. Louis could work too. Thats all I'm saying...throw us a bone every once in a while.

Maestro's picture

Without a doubt.  Drove the 1,000 round trip for the B1G CCG.  No problemo.

vacuuming sucks

FROMTHE18's picture

be a tremendous equalizer for the epic bias that happens during bowl season. Rose Bowl is in the middle of Pac 12 country, Sugar is in the middle of SEC country, Fiesta is right near Big 12 country and definitely in Pac 12 country, and the Orange is in ACC/SEC land. I understand travel destinations being a point of bowl season but really its about the game and its been a travesty that the major bowls arent balanced across the country. It can be argued that about 70-80% of the country's teams are located in areas that experience cold weather/snow, so Im not sure why the bowls dont express this more. 

Qujo's picture

Playoffs yes, NC game, NO. I want it to be a destination, but am more than willing to watch first and second rounds in the MW and the cold. Then I want to party like it is 1999 in South Beach or Nawlins or SoCal. that way southern teams would or might have to play in the cold before they ever reach the proverbial NC. If they can get through that then I think a neutral bowl site is acceptable. So if that, then let's take it to a fun place to celebrate... I would also not allow the NC in a programs backyard such as LSU/NO, USC/Pasadena. Don't give a shit about needing to know in advance where the game is held, figure it out. To much money on the line. 

"Tough times don't last, tough people do" - Gregory Peck

Bucks1's picture

Only if...YES!

"I will pound you and pound you until you quit." - Woody Hayes

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

1 seed vs 4 seed- If the 1 seed is a northern team, the game is played north of some arbitrary marker, like Tennessee.  If it's a southern team, you pick a location in the southeast.
2 vs 3 game should be played in a pre-determined location out west or down south if neither team has ties to the region.
National championship could be the Rose Bowl, Orange Bowl, ( the following only if a massive expansion was done: ) the stadium at U of Hawaii, Dallas Stadium, etc...
The 1 seed deserves a little bit of an advantage, because a 4 team playoff is going to match 4 very even teams in terms of talent.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

I normally would say DC would be a great location, except FedEx Field is not a good site for a title game for many, many reasons.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

buckeyestu's picture

Even if it was held outdoors, i would go, unless, the temp went below minus 10 windchill effect. However if the buckeyes were in that game, i would go even if it was minus 25 windchill, minus 30 windchill. Minus 40 windchill? Maybe not, maybe just stay home and eat hot wings and watch on the telly vision. And hire a guard to keep Hoke away from my hot wings. I bet he can smell hot wings 400 miles away. I bet he is slobbering and drooling now as he prepares his scum team for that whatever bowl game they are in now.

Calgarybuck's picture

Take it for what it's worth, but I'm sick of this whole north/south debate, your playing in 70-80 degree weather the same weather you had your spring game/summer practices and the first 5-6 regular season games in, yea you play in cold weather in the winter time but to think it makes that much of a difference is crazy.  I'd much rather play in A) A Dome B) In Cali/Florida then have all the bowl events indoors where currently on off days I can go to the beach and chill and not wear a coat for 2 weeks for prep, girls in bikini's at the beach sounds alot better then taking the subways in NYC/Chicago.  
The one thing I'm looking forward to this winter is going to Mexico to party, you honestly think a bunch of kids would be just as amped to spend their bowl prep in -10 Chicago for 2 weeks of prep and events?

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

You gave me a half baked idea... Estadio Azteca would be sick for the NC game one year.  123,000 seats, deep in Mexico... It would be hard to say whether the game or trying to get back north without getting kidnapped would be more exciting.

DisplacedBuckeye's picture

Temperature changes make a big difference. I experienced that while I played, and again while I was in the Marine Corps. Running in North Carolina when it's 65 degrees, then going home on leave to run in single digit weather is quite a difference. To think otherwise is naive, or SEC homerism. There's a reason everyone ran their PFT in the summer when I was stationed in Maryland.
Where are these girls in bikinis on the beach in December/January? I live in Florida, right on the beach, and I can tell you the locals aren't running around in bikinis when the temperature drops even below 80, let alone 60. If it drops into the 60's, you're talking about parkas and snow gear.
Call me crazy, but I always thought they should be focused on what they're doing, not how much and what kind of partying they're going to be able to fit into their schedules. 

BuckeyeAtHeart22's picture

Hey man you're a little late to the party but it's cool grab a beer we will all pretend you weren't copletely rude right there...   ;)
No it's actually good that more people are getting involved.  Now the SEC might actually take our opinions into consideration.