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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #100 on: May 17, 2017, 09:49:05 AM »
No, because I've been to meets at Arkansas (power house program), Sun Belt conference meets, University of Wisconsin, KU, K-State, Big 12 meets, Drake Relays, Footlocker Championships, National Championships, etc. Attendance just isn't a big thing unless it's a major event and even then, it's mostly family and friends. It's just not a sport people come craving to watch for fun. I enjoy it because it was part of my life for so long, but there's not many people out there that want to watch a guy run 8 laps. It's got a NASCAR feel, minus the white trash.
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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #101 on: May 17, 2017, 10:54:05 AM »
Lol, it's not like I was expecting to see tens of 1000's of people jammed into the stadium.   I just didn't expect the place to be empty. 

Again, the last 2 times Kstate has hosted at peak times there was easily 3-4,000 people at RV Christian track.

There was 20,000 at the Pac 12 Championship. 

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #102 on: May 17, 2017, 10:55:26 AM »
track is boring so its not really a surprise that no one wants to watch it

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #103 on: May 17, 2017, 11:08:49 AM »
Baseball is boring AF, lots of people still watch it.

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #104 on: May 17, 2017, 11:30:55 AM »
don't compare baseball to track, that's beyond dumb

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #105 on: May 17, 2017, 11:39:29 AM »
don't compare baseball to track, that's beyond dumb

Yes, I said it was exactly the same. 

Once track meets start rolling through the finals on the last day, they can be very exciting.  It looked like there was maybe 500 people at KU for the finals.   All one side was completely empty.   At a school with a good track heritage, with a men's team in contention for a title.   


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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #106 on: May 17, 2017, 11:43:45 AM »
ok

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #107 on: May 17, 2017, 03:44:53 PM »
No, because I've been to meets at Arkansas (power house program), Sun Belt conference meets, University of Wisconsin, KU, K-State, Big 12 meets, Drake Relays, Footlocker Championships, National Championships, etc. Attendance just isn't a big thing unless it's a major event and even then, it's mostly family and friends. It's just not a sport people come craving to watch for fun. I enjoy it because it was part of my life for so long, but there's not many people out there that want to watch a guy run 8 laps. It's got a NASCAR feel, minus the white trash.

But nearly everything you mentioned there is either a major event or at a place that takes T&F very seriously.

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #108 on: May 17, 2017, 03:53:19 PM »
That's just my perception of growing up around it, is there would be some nice sized events, but nothing like i'd see like on Friday night lights. A huge sample of the ppl I met at these events were family members/friends, which made me always wonder where a sport like that would be without them. I met very few just casual fans at most of his events. Just my perception.
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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #109 on: May 17, 2017, 03:55:39 PM »
There was 20,000 at the Pac 12 Championship.
That's not a fair comparison since it was at Eugene. The birth of track and field, nike, and prefontaine. It's one of thee very few places that really appreciate the sport.
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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #110 on: May 17, 2017, 04:06:08 PM »
There was 20,000 at the Pac 12 Championship.
That's not a fair comparison since it was at Eugene. The birth of track and field, nike, and prefontaine. It's one of thee very few places that really appreciate the sport.

I didn't say nor even imply that there needed to be 20,000 in Lawrence.   But the RCP track seats 4-5,000 people.   There was about 500 give or take there.

It was the Big 12 Championship, KU has won conference titles, they have won national titles, their men's team was quite strong this year.  I expected a little better showing at least for the finals on what appeared to be a beautiful evening. 


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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #111 on: May 17, 2017, 04:07:00 PM »
That's fair
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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #112 on: May 17, 2017, 04:53:57 PM »
College conference track meets where you have a rooting interest in a team competing for the championship are very fun.

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #113 on: May 17, 2017, 04:54:44 PM »
Hey mom, happy mothers day! You want to go to the big 12 track and field championships? yeah, me neither

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #114 on: May 17, 2017, 05:14:11 PM »
That's just my perception of growing up around it, is there would be some nice sized events, but nothing like i'd see like on Friday night lights. A huge sample of the ppl I met at these events were family members/friends, which made me always wonder where a sport like that would be without them. I met very few just casual fans at most of his events. Just my perception.
Yes. I am also curious where a sport would be without parents to provide offspring to compete. Haha :D

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« Reply #115 on: May 17, 2017, 06:14:21 PM »
Hey mom, happy mothers day! You want to go to the big 12 track and field championships? yeah, me neither

The main finals weren't held until the evening/night.

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #116 on: May 17, 2017, 08:18:21 PM »
they don't even bother to boozehound it in lawrencetucky like an itch drake relays?  surprising

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #117 on: May 18, 2017, 09:57:03 AM »
sorry mom.. we can have lunch but I gotta head out here in the prevening to catch up on the main finals for the big 12 track and field championships!

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #118 on: May 30, 2017, 03:02:23 PM »
KU has attendance for crap, is his point you idiots.

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #119 on: May 30, 2017, 03:06:37 PM »
yeah and my point was that track meets are boring

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Re: K-State Track
« Reply #120 on: May 30, 2017, 03:23:22 PM »
yeah and my point was that track meets are boring

so is college basketball but those metal head farmers don't miss a game