Here are the talking points as I see them...
- Fan attendance is down across the nation. This is due to student apathy (especially at early kickoffs), HDTV experience at home (close to personal restrooms and beverages of choice), parking/tailgating headaches.
- The home slate of games includes something short of nuns looking for a paycheck.
- Interactivity is low for a society more and more dependent on immediate feedback, connectivity and a mute button.
- Beer...it ain't coming.
- It's the economy stupid.
...please add any I've missed in the comments. We ain't done with this. Not by a long shot.