Ben you need to stop with that political nonsense. If your logic was true, Cal-Berkeley arguably the most liberal school in the country wouldn't be putting 50k in the stadium(when they win of course), Stanford wouldn't be drawing huge numbers, Oregon wouldn't have one of the loudest stadiums in the country, Washington in the middle of Seattle of all places wouldn't have 80k in the stands and so on and so forth.
I already explained the solution to the problem. Win, have a breakout player who is the face of the team and defines the style of football the team plays and everything else takes care of itself.
Nothing else will work.