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Take a look at this piece.  Number 1 rated stadium in the NFL.  It might not be a college stadium, but its still pretty **** good.....

 The Best

Everyone gets to bask in the sunshine at Tampa Bay's home stadium. (File / Getty Images)

1. Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. At the risk of angering the great fans of the Kansas City Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers, nothing beats attending an NFL game in Tampa, Florida. Raymond James Stadium is a joy  players, fans, and media all love it. A tip of the cap to Bucs' executive vice presidents Bryan and Joel Glazer for overseeing the $3-million pirate ship in Buccaneer Cove. You can't miss the 103-foot long ship. Eight cannons celebrate Tampa touchdowns. The weather is great. The food is great. The location is great.

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now, imagine having an OCS that was rated #1 in college for atmosphere?  we dont get those cannons fired for us...

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In how many ocs's do you get your own arm chair to sit in, in comfort, stand and yell and NOT sit back down on someone?

In how many oc's do you sit on a bench with no back on it?

Call me spoiled, but I'll take RJS over the old sombrero any time.

GO BULLS!

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Physically, the RayJay is one of the best, and I won't argue that.  But when it comes to the Bulls usage there, we get the short end of the straw.  Look at other teams that share games in an NFL stadium (SD State, Pitt, any others??).  Do they play with NFL logos at midfield and in the endzones, I don't know?  All I would ask is that when the Bucs play on the same weekend that the Bulls do that they paint slanted stripes in the endzones, and no logo at midfield, and for weekends one team plays and the other doesn't, just paint the field according to Bulls or Bucs, pending on who is home that weekend.

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JoeB and crew....

You're missing the point of the WHOLE argument!  We know, we know..........everybody loves RJS.  It's an unbelievable stadium, for sure.  But hey, did you notice something about that article???  Those were rankings for NFL stadiums.  You know, they make similar lists for college stadiums, right?  Probably far more of those lists floating around out there.

Now, question:  Have you ever seen our totally awesome stadium (the consensus #1 NFL stadium) even listed on one of those college stadium lists??  Not a chance.  Never once!!  We don't even get a sniff, an honorable mention!  Why??

Back to the original, original, original point that we've always made.

IT'S AN NFL STADIUM!!!!!!!!!

You'll never have TRUE college football atmosphere in that stadium, no matter how many 103-foot pirate ships, padded seatbacks, cupholders, and pewter & red seats are there.

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I think the should let me man the cannons at the games... We can call it BULL BLASTS!

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(Note: I've never heard ANY college or NFL Fan call RJS a "bad" stadium)

Here's a good ranking by Dennis Dodd (CBSsportsline.com) who ranked the Top 25 College Football Stadiums using 4 different criteria: KEY: Atmosphere, History, Tradition, & Architecture.

I can't find one College Team on that list that plays in a current NFL Stadium.

What are these schools listed here doing so wrong?

http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/6437023

The Top 25 Stadiums Ratings Breakdown  

Rk School (Stadium) Atmo Hist Trad Fans Arch Total  

1 Texas A&M (Kyle Field) 10 9 10 10 9 48  

2 Notre Dame (Notre Dame Stadium) 10 10 10 9 8 47  

3 Tennessee (Neyland Stadium) 10 9 10 10 7 46  

4 Florida (Ben Hill Griffin Stadium) 10 8.5 9.5 10 7.5 45.5  

5 LSU (Tiger Stadium) 10 8.5 9 10 7.5 45  

6 Nebraska (Memorial Stadium) 9 9.5 9 9 8 44.5  

7 Florida State (Doak Campbell Stadium) 9 8 10 9 8 44  

8 Alabama (Bryant-Denny Stadium) 9 9 9.5 9 7 43.5  

9 Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium) 9 9 9 9 7 43  

10 Georgia (Sanford Stadium) 10 8 9 9 6 42  

(see link for complete rankings)

http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/6437023

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I'm so tired of this "true" college football atmosphere elitist crap that some spew. You know what makes college football atmosphere? Fans, bands and players. You get 50-60K Bulls fans in that place with a BE championship on the line, you'll get all the college football atmosphere you want. Would it be nice to have the field painted and more pretty Bulls stuff around to look at? Of course, but it's not going to happen for a good while so just enjoy the time in one of the best football stadiums in the country and quit ********.

Only thing I would change would be to have less canned music and more USF band stuff ........... but only if they play LOUDER.   ;)

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Here's a good ranking by Dennis Dodd (CBSsportsline.com) who ranked the Top 25 College Football Stadiums using 4 different criteria: KEY: Atmosphere, History, Tradition, & Architecture.

I can't find one College Team on that list that plays in a current NFL Stadium.

[highlight]What are these schools listed here doing so wrong?[/highlight]

http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/6437023

The Top 25 Stadiums Ratings Breakdown  

Rk School (Stadium) Atmo Hist Trad Fans Arch Total  

1 Texas A&M (Kyle Field) 10 9 10 10 9 48  

2 Notre Dame (Notre Dame Stadium) 10 10 10 9 8 47  

3 Tennessee (Neyland Stadium) 10 9 10 10 7 46  

4 Florida (Ben Hill Griffin Stadium) 10 8.5 9.5 10 7.5 45.5  

5 LSU (Tiger Stadium) 10 8.5 9 10 7.5 45  

6 Nebraska (Memorial Stadium) 9 9.5 9 9 8 44.5  

7 Florida State (Doak Campbell Stadium) 9 8 10 9 8 44  

8 Alabama (Bryant-Denny Stadium) 9 9 9.5 9 7 43.5  

9 Auburn (Jordan-Hare Stadium) 9 9 9 9 7 43  

10 Georgia (Sanford Stadium) 10 8 9 9 6 42  

(see link for complete rankings)

http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/6437023

Who said any of those schools are doing anything wrong? ..... Thanks once again for allowing your ignorance to shine brightly.

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JoeB and crew....

You're missing the point of the WHOLE argument!  We know, we know..........everybody loves RJS.  It's an unbelievable stadium, for sure.  But hey, did you notice something about that article???  Those were rankings for NFL stadiums.  You know, they make similar lists for college stadiums, right?  Probably far more of those lists floating around out there.

Now, question:  Have you ever seen our totally awesome stadium (the consensus #1 NFL stadium) even listed on one of those college stadium lists??  Not a chance.  Never once!!  We don't even get a sniff, an honorable mention!  Why??

Back to the original, original, original point that we've always made.

IT'S AN NFL STADIUM!!!!!!!!!

You'll never have TRUE college football atmosphere in that stadium, no matter how many 103-foot pirate ships, padded seatbacks, cupholders, and pewter & red seats are there.

AWE!  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(  I guess we'll just have to get over it, huh?

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