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Robert Griffin III delivers Letterman’s Top 10

Post by Ryan Divish on Dec. 13, 2011 at 10:51 am with No Comments »
December 13, 2011 2:33 pm

Heisman trophy winning quarterback Robert Griffin III delivered the the Late Show’s Top 10 of ”Top Ten Thoughts That Went Through Robert Griffin III’s Mind When He Won The Heisman Trophy.”

It’s pretty good. And no matter how easy it looks like it should be, it’s got to be more difficult.

Griffin’s presence in the Alamo Bowl and the fact that a Texas team is playing has made ticket sales and secondary prices skyrocket.

CNBC.com sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted that ticket prices on Baylor’s side of the field doubled at various secondary sites after Griffin won the Heisman. And tickets at the 50-yard line on Baylor’s side were going for $800 apiece.

An examination of previous early sellouts shows two games that sold out significantly before the teams arrived. The fastest sellout in the history of the bowl came Dec. 8 for the 2006 game between Texas and Iowa in the Longhorns’ lone Alamo Bowl appearance. And the 1999 game between Texas A&M and Penn State, coming on the heels of the Aggies’ Bonfire tragedy the previous month, sold out on Dec. 11.

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