Seriously, what’s the big deal?

I sort of chuckled Tuesday afternoon when an email from Colorado State popped into my inbox declaring CSU had sold its allotment of tickets to the season opener against the Buffs.

In past years when this game has been played in Denver, receiving such as email in mid-July would qualify as news to me, a major accomplishment even.  But the game is in Folsom Field in Boulder this year and the Rams were allotted only 3,000 tickets.  So I have to ask, what’s the big deal?

CSU has had trouble selling its allotment of approximately 30,000 tickets in past years when the game is in Denver, but is selling 3,000 tickets to the season opener being played roughly an hour drive from your campus really that big a deal? Apparently, either that or it was a slow news day Tuesday. The story made our paper and the Denver Post.

Guess it’s just an example of the different level of passion for the game people feel here compared with other parts of the country. It wouldn’t surprise me if 3,000 folks in Alabama or Georgie or Tennessee were already tailgating for their season openers, home or away.

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Daily Camera college sports beat writer since 2004. Previous experience covering the University of New Mexico and Denver Nuggets. A Colorado native.
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2 Responses to Seriously, what’s the big deal?

  1. JPT says:

    Spot on as usual Kyle.

    Different parts of the country, but also a different size of school. CSU's football program is nowhere near the size or scale of any of the SEC or Big 12 programs.

  2. Jim says:

    Not a big deal, but there is nothing else to report on. Same reason you wrote this.