Just a quick hit from one of the best blogs around: (Note: this is a week old, but still relevant).
I am not going to make a huge deal of something this small…because we have talked about the topic a lot since TOB accepted the NC State job and publicly commented on all of the factors that make State’s job so attractive.
But, when I read this quick tidbit I couldn’t help but shake my head a little at the stark difference in the Boston College job compared with other jobs. While local and regional media – not to mention the host of NC State internet media – were covering NC State’s spring football practice with almost daily frequency, I share with you the following:
There was nothing in the papers and nothing on bceagles.com about the first scrimmage on Saturday.
I guess this is simple supply and demand at work. Why should the media cover something that so few people demand? Take for instance the following comparison provided by our readers:
Did you know that NC State’s SPRING GAME drew more fans than one of Boston College’s home football games this year? No shit. 14,682 fans showed up for BC’s game with Buffalo this year.
BC entered the game ranked with a 6-1 record and ranked in the Top 25. (Not that it really matters…but, it was a mild 55 degrees and raining)
Could you imagine the attendance in Carter-Finley if NC State was ranked in the Top 25 and had a guaranteed win coming to town that was going to advance our record to 7-1 and position us for a potential run at a top-flight bowl?
While we are on the topic of BC, NC State’s 2nd opponent of the 2007 football season, it looks like the new coach’s transition has not necessarily been the smoothest in the text book. (Link). EagleinAtlanta has some thoughts on the situation.