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2011 Rose Bowl Aerial Shot During Flyover

Discussion in 'Scott Nix Frog Fan Forum' started by yurintroubl, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. No larger version available yet (to my knowledge), but here ya go...


    Source: West Coast Aerial Photography Blog



    New images added on January 13, 2011

    I've found a few more images around the web the last week or so... I'm going to go through my history and properly credit their sources (Give me a day or so... If an image is yours - I promise you will be acknowledged).



  2. I see at least 40% purple. Great job frogs!!!!
  3. That's amazingly awesome
  4. A.W.E.S.O.M.E!
  5. Thats awesome!
  6. Did the Farmers Insurance Blimp go into higher orbit to get this?
  7. If I may be given the latitude to put on my nerd hat a little, listed attendance was 94,188. If you start a half section counterclockwise from 6 o'clock and sweep over almost two full sections counterclockwise of midfield (3 o'clock), that part of the stadium is almost completely purple. That portion is roughly sweeping an arc of 117 degrees, or 32% of the stadium. It's a little hard to tell what is shadow and what is shirt color but the next three sections continuing counter-clockwise also appear to have significant numbers (50% ish?) in purple ... an arc of about 39 degrees (11% of the stadium). Then it is almost all Wisconsin from 6 o'clock to 1 o'clock, clockwise.

    So estimating:
    100% TCU -- 32% of 94,188 = 30,140
    50% TCU -- 11% of 94,188 * 50% = 5,180
    Then you've got the section halved at 6 o'clock which appears to be about 6 degrees (1.6%) and is roughly 3/4 purple = 1.6% of 94,188 * 75% = 1,130

    That would put the estimate of total purple people at 36,450 or 39% of the crowd. 61% Wisconsin.

    Considering that our attendance at the game is roughly equivalent to half of our alumni base, I'd say we traveled pretty effing good. We brought almost our average home game attendance to that game.
  8. Stop it right now!!!!!!We don't travel well remember?

  9. I think perceptually we were hurt by the fact that we were the "home" team and the cameras were all shooting the game from TCU's side. On TV all you ever saw was red, aside from the occasional crowd or overhead shot ...

  10. I was about to post the EXACT same thing
  11. Duq, that was...terrifying as usual but also pretty interesting. And I think right on.
  12. I've got software at work that could probably give me a much more accurate estimate for the "mixed" sections, but I thought that might be taking it too far ...

  13. Hummmm... Go For it! :tongue: Nothing like real proof to shut down ESPN! Hey Dr. Lou take a look at this and tell us what ya think! :cool:
  14. Here is the best I can do with differentiating Red from Purple playing with color channels. Basically I've enhanced blue and fiddled with the thresholds of red. Don't know about that area at 12:00 exactly either.

  15. Come on guys! Its obvious that the stadium was 70% Texas Tech fans
  16. +1
  17. Hold on - somebody runs a West Coast Aerial Photography blog?

    Talk about a niche fan base.
  18. Here you go (note the F/A18 in the shot makes it hard to properly gauge the TCU crowd, but I'd guess 55-45):

  19. Definitely 60-40 --- looked great when they would show the aerial during the game.

    Way to represent Frogs!!!
  20. Was going to ask for this in chart form, but I guess the original pic is essentially a chart.


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