ATLANTA, GA – January 3, 2018 – Citing the “perfect storm of emotion and proximity” MELT (www.meltatl.com), the award-winning sports, entertainment and culinary marketing agency, CEO Vince Thompson “accurately predicted several weeks ago,” that if The University of Georgia defeated The University of Oklahoma in The Rose Bowl and made it to the January 8th National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, that it would be the “most expensive ticket in the history of college football.” Thompson also said later on The Paul Finebaum Show, that “against The University of Alabama it would the most electric crowd in the history of college football too.”
And, according to Tucker, Thompson, and others, the first part of that equation has happened with “walk-in” prices (the price of admission to the least favorable seat) exceeding $2,500 dollars or more and some executive suites selling for as high as $150,000 dollars. And, for one of the few times in history, the demand created by Bulldog fans within one hour of the thrilling New Year’s Night victory over the Sooners, actually crashed the StubHub website for nearly 30 minutes.
That was all before The University of Alabama defeated Clemson University in The Sugar Bowl, and before today’s announcement of President Donald Trump’s attendance at The National Championship Game. President Trump and Bulldog great Herschel Walker are long-time friends, which has led to speculation of why President Trump would attend the game. The game also pits Alabama Coach Nick Saban against his former protege Georgia Head Coach Kirby Smart in their first head-to-head match-up since Smart left Saban and Alabama for Georgia.
“It’s going to be as big or bigger than the Super Bowl, at least in these parts,” said Thompson. “It truly is a perfect storm that couldn’t be scripted any better than if you had written a Hollywood script.”
And, on Monday night, all of the college football world will be watching for the “perfect ending,” whatever that might be!
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