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aggieram76

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I find the Academy’s attendance astonishing the last 2 decades. In 1968 My


best friend that year as freshman in HS Dad worked at either Lowry or Buckley they took me to every home game. We would go out to the South lawn before and at half time and throw the Ball around with tons of other kids? Going or coming there was a steady stream of cars from the Metro area down and back on I 25. Tons of folks (Ft Carson is Army but with NORAD) came out of the Springs and the Stadium was packed! I think close to 40k weekly both end zones and west side. We sat in Southwest corner up high.

I realize abc had perhaps only 1 National game and later one regional (Big 8 or PAC 8) game back then but man the Academy was packed even without Norte Dame or Army or Navy. It was then I realized Ben Martin after Ara Parsegian had the biggest Booster club = the US taxpayers and a ton of the greatest generation who had fought either in Europe or the Pacific. Martin’s independent Falcons were better than Crowder’s Big 8 bLuffs.

Vietnam went sour and Walter Cronkite our TV brought the scourge of death into our living rooms and times and attendance changed dramatically until DeBerry had it rolling again and Falcon Stadium filled up again in the mid 80’s.

While TV has been a boon to fans being able to see their teams without leaving their lazy boys it has been a bit of a dearth to live attendance for all but the BIG boys at the TOP in the SEC and B1G.

(In response to this post by Givemefletch)

Posted: 10/11/2021 at 3:25PM



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