QUOTE(Doug Snyder @ Oct 9 2011, 02:26 PM)
Nothing. I love it that soccer is doing so well. I have my Costa Rican friends in California following the Zips now because of Brenes.
But why use one Zip program as a basis to denigrate another??
If you look at the football attendance thread, I've shown that football attendance has increased 19% this year over last year. I don't see where I'm denigrating another program.
I made an argument in that thread, which was Akron Soccer program could outdraw Akron Football. It officially did for one football game being last year against Buffalo. Overall, I gave up on this argument because it can not be proven based on official attendance. If you look at the football attendance thread, there's speculation about how they come up with that number. Because of the speculation, it's hard to take that number as a serious measure to compare with Akron soccer. So if you want to continue thinking Akron football outdraws Akron soccer, I have no argument against that. But you have to at least respect that you would have a poor argument to say Akron soccer does not outdraw Akron football based on actual butts in seats.
I'm not here to argue with you, I grew up playing American football and it's still my #1 sport. I think what we have with our soccer program is special and make observations that are unique to Akron, like attendance.
I did not edit the original chart, sorry if it created confusion. There have only been 13 home games (8 last year and 5 this year) so far over the past 2 seasons if you don't count the playoffs, which I don't.
Although official football attendance is up 19%, it doesn't represent the actual situation our football team is in. Akron soccer attendance is up 28% and does represent their situation better.