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    I'm starting to think that we have a lock on a minimum of 7200 fans no matter what the weather or who we're playing. Yesterday's crowd was great (for support; not numbers) and those same fans probably account for 90% of the noise at a game with 14000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWMandSDSU View Post
    Sioux Falls metro area 265,000 people. I would guess not a large % of that are farmers.
    That’s not the base. Let’s be serious about that. It’s a growing segment but the base of our fans live in rural SD. To ignore the situation the farmers are dealing with and thinking that doesn’t affect attendance is living life with blue and yellow blinders on.

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    How about that defense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackJD View Post
    I'm starting to think that we have a lock on around 7200 fans no matter what the weather or who we're playing. Yesterday's crowd was great and those same fans probably account for 90% of the noise at a game with 14000.
    I agree with that 100%. The problem is that when the AD says that increasing attendance is one of their top priorities, that 7200 number is a disappointment. But those that make it to the game at least get to see high quality football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoDakJack View Post
    So we are saying that 7000 farmers and ranchers stayed home the last two weeks? Everyone knows that this is an ag area, but that isn't an excuse for less than 8k to show up in back to back weeks against top tier competition. Those same folks didn't have an issue showing up against NDSU on a nice weekend.

    I’ll bet it was a significant number. 3-4k isn’t out of the question.

    Those same folks couldn’t harvest 3-4 weeks ago. There’s a reason they are just harvesting beans and it’s not that they just felt like waiting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nidaros View Post
    There are a bunch of Hamlin Country farmers that are big fans and were tuning in on WNAX on their combines. I know one family that bought tickets from me. Too bad we canít count them some how. You ought not forget where you came from Hamlin County has been very supportive of SDSU athletics for decades. I bet Rusty Antonen was in the seats yesterday. I guess my lifelong prejudice against SF is showing.
    No idea what Hamlin County (population of 6000) has anything to do with my post. You obviously have no idea what my allegiance to Hamlin County is because if you did you wouldnít question it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackJD View Post
    I'm starting to think that we have a lock on a minimum of 7200 fans no matter what the weather or who we're playing. Yesterday's crowd was great (for support; not numbers) and those same fans probably account for 90% of the noise at a game with 14000.
    Couldn't agree more with this. The Jacks fans yesterday are largely the ones you see at the cold-weather playoff games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestSideRabbit View Post
    How about that defense?
    Definitely. I think I'm underestimating Rogers and Bergstrom. At this rate, we won't need to worry about the 'Yotes poaching them because the Vikes need them even more

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaRabbit View Post
    Iíll bet it was a significant number. 3-4k isnít out of the question.

    Those same folks couldnít harvest 3-4 weeks ago. Thereís a reason they are just harvesting beans and itís not that they just felt like waiting.
    Oh, I know that they didn't feel like waiting and it isn't the farmer's fault that this great program can't draw 10k fans each game. It is the fault of the folks that would rather come up with excuses not to come rather than just head to DJD. In hindsight, we should have probably built a stadium at about 11-12k capacity. Sure we wouldn't have the 19k like we did against NDSU, but it also wouldn't look like the HS championships. Ha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestSideRabbit View Post
    How about that defense?
    I think that we are seeing the fruits of all the playoff appearances. We keep getting better and better freshmen coming into the program. That means we always seem to have a nice mix of experience. It is really amazing to watch how this has been a steady climb in the past 8-9 years.
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