Saturday, September 15, 2012

Photo: Hurricanes play before nearly empty stadium



The University of Miami football team played host to the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on Saturday. And you would think this rant by former Hurricane and current radio personality Dan Sielo would ignite some excitement around the program, right? Ah, not so much.

Miami did take care of business on the field by rolling up the Wildcats by a score of 38-10. However, the same cannot be said for the fan support in the stands.

Shown above is a snapshot of how the stadium looked just prior to kickoff. Quick, go to your local Home Depot or Lowes and look around. You'll likely see more fans there than there were at this game.

To be fair, Bethune-Cookman isn't exactly an alluring opponent to go spend your Saturday watching. With that said, Saturday's attendance has to be viewed as a major disappointment and embarrasment for the 'Canes. The program boasts five national championships and has sent a countless number of its players to the National Football League. But in a city with as much to do as Miami, head coach Al Golden is finding it mighty hard to put butts in the seats.

For the record, the attendance listed in the box score was 39,435. Remember, that's the number of tickets sold and not the actual number who went through the turnstiles.

Thanks goes to Graham Watson of Yahoo! Sports for the lead. Photo courtesy of @bycasagrande.

13 comments:

  1. They did it to themeselves. Distanc yourself from the community - they won't attend your games.

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    1. Agree... Pitt fan support isnt much better. lol GO PENN STATE

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    2. You know what's lol, a member of the child rape cult coming here talking smack about anyone. Just shut up and getting ready for the next decade of destruction you clown.

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    3. Soooo gregb818 who/what produced you that you're so perfect to criticize someone you have no idea from whence they came? I'm a proud PENN STATE fan, but that doesn't make me a "member of the child rape cult". But, you are forgiven for your ignorance and arogance. Best keep your thoughts to yourself!

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    4. Will Smith, OklahomaSeptember 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM

      Pretty sure its the fact that your anon and puking "GO PENN STATE." So proud that you wouldn't even list your name? Easy to be the keyboard ninja when your anon. Its funny how people are fanatics before morally responsible human beings. Anyone who still supports PSU, truelly puts the fan in fanatic.

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  2. So what you're saying is that if your coaching staff rape children people will attend your games. Because as far as I know the coaching staff at Pitt and the U don't rape children

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  3. Penn State's going to be lost in the wilderness for a few years. I don't think Paterno realized how much he was enabling Sandusky all those years and a lot of innocent people are going to pay the price.

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    1. If the NCAA had any guts they would have stripped Penn State of every win since they started covering for Sandusky raping children.

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    2. They did...they stripped every win since 98.

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  4. The Fightin' Sanduskys!

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  5. Miami fans have always been fair weather fans.Sandusky was not a member of the coaching staff at the time .Gov. Corbett had more info than anyone at the time he was attorney general.This is what is known as a smokescreen.tHE fbi REPORT WAS PAID FOR BY THE BLIND ALUMNI.Members including Corbett.aS YOU SEE THIS HAS VERY LITTLE TO DO WITH FOOTBALL AND A LOT MORE TO DO WITH POLITICS.To MANY PEOPLE SWAYED BY THE MEDIA,GOTTA BLAME SOMEONE A DEAD MAN IS AN EASY TARGET

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  6. I'm not surprised at all with the low attendance. The Atlantic Coast League is more a basketball conference than a football conference.
    Just live with it until basketball season.
    FatBoy

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  7. Since you pay for player abortions and pay the players themselves why dont you try to pay the fans to show up?

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