To say that the showdown between the 5-7 San Jose Spartans and the 6-6 Georgia State Panthers in the first annual Cure Bowl didn’t turn out to be a marquee matchup that drew considerable interest and quality ticket sales would unsurprisingly be a bit of an understatement.
Sadly, the old “if a tree falls in the forest and no one’s there to see it” philosophical thought can be used to describe the actual turnout for the game at the 70,000-seat Citrus Bowl, which the Spartans won 27-19.
The official announced attendance for the inaugural game may have been 18,536. However, even that rather lackluster total seems to be just a bit exaggerated.
The “there are way too many bowls” folks just got another feather to add to their caps.