The Country's Best College Football Stadium?
The answer from a Bleacher Report blogger last week delighted some, angered others.
Want to start a fight, talk college football.
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Want to start a war — apparently — talk college football atmosphere and stadiums.
A freelance blogger for Bleacher Report posted his ranking of all 124 college football stadiums last week, and the results excited and thrilled many and upset many others. More than 500 comments have been left on the piece.
Clemson University's Memorial Stadium, better known as "Death Valley," was given the distinction of the nation's top football stadium by Alex Callos, a Cincinnati native and Ohio State grad. The honor for the orange and purple delighted Tiger fans everywhere, who know how exciting it is to be in Clemson on a fall Saturday afternoon.
But less than three hours down the road, the opinions of Mr. Callos weren't nearly as fond.
For Williams-Brice Stadium, home to the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, was ranked No. 55 on the list. Half of the top 10 stadiums are in the SEC, but the USC football team was only ranked higher than a couple of other SEC schools.
The discussion boards have now been lit up for days, with people questioning the rankings on both sides. Which is, of course, what such rankings are best used for.
"South Carolina's Williams Brice Stadium at number 55? are you kidding dude? have you ever been to that stadium? lol," wrote one reader.
Just four months ago, another blogger on Bleacher Report released a list of the top 50 stadiums. Michigan Stadium topped the list, while Clemson ranked 15th and USC ranked 29th.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we suppose.
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