Tony Barnhart's Friday blog covered a variety of topics. One of which being "What's all the fuss about Auburn's Limo." As you've probably read already, the Aubies rented a stretch limo to go "prowling" for recruits. Personally, I'm glad that they are putting seven coaches in the same location for recruiting. It means they can cover less total ground during the Spring evaluation period. However, you can't review this topic without checking out Bulldog in Exile's look at Georgia Tech's possible approach to this issue.
Also, Barnhart points out that the average attendance at the SEC Spring Football games (~38,000) was greater than 63 Division I programs averaged during the regular season. That's a jaw dropping stat in and of itself.
The fact that ESPN is now covering spring practice on the flagship network and SportsCenter means that these events are considered important in the eyes of many fans. This...I would argue...explains the explosion in attendance. Wondering aloud here....when the SEC / ESPN marriage takes it next step in September, and they expand coverage of all SEC sports via ESPN2 and ESPNU, I wonder how far away we are from them deciding that College Baseball is important.
Currently Disney World Bristol only covers college baseball's post season. If they ever deem the sport worthy of full season SportsCenter coverage, we're going to need a dramatically larger facility than the current or even proposed renovation. Think they won't eventually stumble into the value of the sport as cheap TV inventory? The NHL is mainly on Versus because women's college softball outdrew pro hockey's ratings.
Sorry for the ramble. Just a stream of conciousness type of day.