Posts Tagged ‘BCS National Championship’

Why was the 2010 BCS National Championship the Most Watched TV Show in a Year?

January 9, 2010

IS VIOLENCE MORE APPEALING TO AUDIENCES THAN SEX NOW?

Not only Alabama won big Thursday night, but so did ABC.  According to By the Numbers,  the 2010 Citi BCS National Championship Bowl not only got more viewers than all the other major networks combined during the same time period,  it won the largest TV audience in a year’s time.  By the Numbers says  30,800,000 people watched.

Why? Well, it had almost everything: violence, action, combat, conflict, tragedy, joy, comedy, pathos, music, and a tremendous amount of suspense.  What it didn’t have was romantic sex. 

Maybe violence is a greater attraction than sex now.  The last few times I have been in a movie theater the endless previews of coming attractions showed one violent movie trailer after another, every one of them with that resounding, too-loud, electronic crashing sound and frantic music that accents every violent action.  I thought they really went too far when they ran that effect with a guy putting on his hat.  Ever hear of a hat making that kind of sound when you put it on?

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ALABAMA IS DEFINITELY NUMBER ONE

January 8, 2010

ALABAMA  BEATS TEXAS  37 – 21  IN THE BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.

YEA,  ALABAMA!

(Gotta hand it to Texas, though, for putting up a good fight after losing its star quarterback to a shoulder injury. The team’s 18-year-old freshman quarterback did a remarkable job, but Alabama  just was not beatable.)

(What’s more, ABC showed both the Alabama Million Dollar Band and the Texas Band during the half. The sports guys didn’t yak for the whole half this time. Yea,  ABC!) 

Alabama’s Return to the Rose Bowl is Special

January 7, 2010

Alabama’s participation in the BCS National Championship game in the Rose Bowl is very special, and not just because it is the national championship, but because it’s the first time Alabama has played for the National Championship in the Rose Bowl since 1946. 

It all started in 1926, the game that  has been called the one “that changed the South.”  Alabama, being a Southern Team, was not supposed to win because Southern teams were thought to be no match for teams in the North.  Alabama beat Washington in that game and continued to return to the Rose Bowl to win most of the games it played there.

The Tuscaloosa News has a very good story about Alabama’s football history. You can check it out by clicking  this link.

Update: Not All Million Dollar Band Members Go to Pasadena

January 5, 2010

It turns out that not all members of the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band are going to Pasadena for the National Championship game between Alabama and Texas.  The size of the band at this point is 388 members, but only 349 of them, plus 26 support and administrative personnel, are going.  Band spokesperson Jane Hall says the Citi BCS National Championship organization is paying for the flight and specified the number of people it would transport.  She did say that some band members who live in other states may go on their own.