With the Raiders moving to Las Vegas at the end of the season, I posed the trivia question to a few friends of mine as to what would be the closest two MLB and NFL franchises. After a decent back and forth in the group text, I set off to find the truth. I determined the best metric of distance to be from home plate in the MLB stadium to the middle of the 50 yard line in the NFL stadium, the relative “centers of action” of the respective sports. The winner? Detroit’s Ford Field. The farthest (within one market […]

Closest MLB and NFL Teams By Market


Week three saw average attendance drop from 31,002 to 28,896 across all of Division I, another step down from the first week of the season as one would expect, but on a percentage basis, there were very few empty stadiums. But let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 1,362 – Bryant vs Fordham. Bryant athletics aren’t doing so great, often appearing at the bottom of our weekly basketball attendance charts. The Bulldogs made their first appearance this athletic year, but in a twist it’s in football! A rainy, dreary day left the stands quite open: Worst overall […]

NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 3: Packed Houses


The Pirates played in the two windiest games of the week, the first in Chicago and the second in San Francisco. Neat! Meanwhile, the Marlins hosted the Brewers, and no more than 8,000 showed up for any game in the series. In fact, The Rockies highest attended game had more than twice of the entire Marlins-Brewers series. Needless to say they got outdrawn MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams: Miami (11 games), Seattle and Baltimore (5 games each), Chicago White Sox (4 games), Toronto and Detroit (3 games each), Texas (1 game) Time of game once sat near the 3:15 mark, […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/16: ...



Week two saw average attendance of 31,002 across all of Division I, a step down from the first week of the season as one would expect. The biggest home crowd to see a loss has been set at 98,763 as Texas came up short at home against LSU on Saturday. As for the rest of D1, let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 1,264 – Presbyterian vs Mercer. After this showing, I’m not sure many Blue Hose fans will be in attendance for future games. Down 42-0 at the end of the 3rd, the Bears stomped Presbyterian […]

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If the season were to end today, the Tampa Bay Rays would host the AL Wild Card game, yet they managed to only draw 5,962 fans to a game last week. That was the lowest of any team in MLB in the past seven days, despite the playoff implications that every September game has in a tight Wild Card race. Ouch. That also meant the Rays got outdrawn quite a bit by the minor league playoff games last week, along with nine other MLB teams: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Tampa Bay (27 AAA games), Baltimore (16 games), Miami […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Week of 9/9: ...


Week one couldn’t have asked for better crowds. A Labor Day weekend with big crowds from coast to coast, with only one game moved (unnecessarily, mind you, Florida State) due to weather, down from the last two years. The season has begun, what are we waiting for, let’s take a look, shall we? Worst overall Division I attendance: 2,988 – Fordham vs Central Connecticut State. Perhaps it was the new FCS team down the road at Long Island, the former LIU-Post merged with LIU-Brooklyn to become the Sharks, or maybe it was the lack of a big-name draw in CCSU, but […]

NCAA Football 2019 Attendance, Week 1: Full-ish House



Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Marlins are having trouble getting anyone to show up at their billion dollar ballpark. All four games this week in Miami made the MLB’s lowest 12 attended games of the year. Of those 12, 10 belonged to the Marlins and the other two to the Rays. So, yeah. Not great. That meant the Marlins got outdrawn quite a bit by the minor leagues last week: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (84 AAA games), Chicago White Sox (8 games), Tampa Bay (6 games), Kansas City and Detroit (5 games […]

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The Orioles were eliminated from the playoffs last week, and it certainly showed as they managed to only draw 8,153 fans to a game last week. Perhaps more surprising is that the Rays, currently sitting in the middle of the playoff race, managed to draw only 7,455 to their lowest attended game of the week, and even more alarming, only 9,152 to their highest attended game of the week. The overall separation of the wheat from the chaff in the playoff races means that quite a few teams got outdrawn by the minor leagues last week: MLB teams outdrawn by […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Weeks of 8/26: ...


Maybe there has been too much hype for the Josh Rosen era in South Florida. Maybe Tampa was too amped to see former Buc Ryan Fitzpatrick back in town for a preseason game. Either way, MLB didn’t do well in the entire state of Florida last week. The Marlins didn’t draw more than 9,000 fans to any one of their games this week, while Tampa didn’t draw more than 17,500. Those two accounted for the only teams to be outdrawn by minor league games last week: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (33 AAA games), Tampa Bay (4 AAA […]

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2019 Georgia Bulldogs NCAA Football Travel Schedule
Every fall, the college football season fires up and gives fans an opportunity to eschew responsibility in favor of sitting on the couch every Saturday for 15 weeks. What a time to be alive.  With 838 games on the docket for the regular season, plus conference championships and bowls, all of our couch time comes at the expense of plenty of travel for all 130 FBS teams this season. Like always, I took a look at every team’s away and neutral site schedule and determined how much travel is necessary for each team. The list uses a handful of assumptions that I’ll hit […]

2019 NCAA Football Travel: How Far Every FBS Team Will ...


A bit of a ho-hum week in Major League Baseball after 25 ejections the previous two weeks, only four last week, with mild numbers across all other metris. The Marlins managed to get outdrawn by 52 minor league games over the past two weeks after only managing 8,057 fans to their game against Atlanta. Only two other teams were outdrawn by AAA games across the league: MLB teams outdrawn by AAA teams:  Miami (43 AAA games), Tampa Bay (28 AAA games), Pittsburgh (9 AAA games) MLB teams outdrawn by AA teams:  Miami (5 AA games) MLB teams outdrawn by A […]

MLB 2019 Ejections, Attendance & Weather – Weeks of 8/12: ...


Editor note: Again I was unable to update last week so this week combines the past two. Forgive me. Ejections are the major story this week on the back of the major brawl between the Pirates and the Reds last week, which accounted for nine of the last two weeks’ 25 ejections that took place. It certainly helped expand the NL’s lead over the AL to 23 more ejections for the Senior Circuit. The Marlins managed to get outdrawn by 147 minor league games over the past two weeks after only managing 7,048 fans to their game against Arizona. Only […]

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