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I doubt that it has made national news anywhere outside of Ohio, but Ohio State is raising ticket prices this year (nothing is official yet, but it's happening and we all know it). Last year, they charged 70 bucks a pop to get into the Horseshit and watch really bad football. In 2013, that will likely go up to $79. Eighty bucks...per person...per game...have you seen that schedule next year? There isn't an opponent that I would pay more than 8 bucks to watch play. I've paid to see The University AT Buffalo bumblefuck the pigskin down the field before and I would not recommend it.
The interesting part of the season ticket price hike is the creation of "premium game" prices. Twice per year, Ohio State will jack up prices for tickets even more than $79. Penn State and Wisconsin are rumored to be $110 tickets next year and I can't really figure out why. Both of those programs are getting worse. Michigan will be around $150 per person in 2014 with hopes that in 2016 the price will reach it's final resting place of $175 per seat for THE BIG GAME.
I understand that not all games are created equal and have no problem with Ohio charging different prices for games. That's cool. But if you are going to gouge your idiot fans $110 to watch a 6 loss Badger team, you sure as shit better be charging a max of $50 for Florida A&M (LOL nice schedule!). Don't worry about what's fair though, Gene Smiff gives no fucks. When factoring in the premium prices, one season ticket for Ohio State football costs around $90 per game. NINETY BUCKS. That's absurd. You've got a good product that is only going to get better OBVZ, but it ain't that good.
Gene says that the rise in ticket prices is to help sustain the other 35 D1 sports on campus. Oh fuck you. Fuck you to hell. Don't you dare ask me to believe that manure. You print your own money. Stop acting like this is the last resort. What happened to all of that Big Ten Network money or BCS cash or Les Wexner's homo donations? YOU AREN'T BROKE. You can afford whatever you want without fucking over your idiot fans.
I am an ELITE individual that is a college football season ticketholder. Last year, I paid $55 for five games (and got a free hat!). I was able to see three bowl bound teams and a future NFL QB. I still felt like I got robbed. I can't even begin to wrap my ahead around the rationale of forking over $800 for 8 likely blowout football games. What I'm trying to say here is that the MAC is the greatest. And Gene Smith is back with a new bag of awesome lies. I'm interested to hear what you Fuckeye fans think about this garbage. I can't be the only one who thinks that THE BIG GAME isn't even close to being worth $175 to see live.
The sad thing is that none of you care. You'll pay these greedy fuckers with their sketchy logic. You could earn a lot of respect from people who don't respect you at all if you stand up to this bullshit, but you won't. Because you are homosexuals.
Some other thoughts on our first NFL-less Monday in 4 MONFS:
*I guarantee that we could play Eastern Michigan in hoops and score more than 4 points in 20 minutes.
*The Cavs have won three in a row and Kyrie is the TROOF. PLAYOFFS!
*The Blue Jackets raised beer prices again this year. It's now $9.25 for 24 ounces. Assholes. Drew, I want free tickets for Saturday. Get on that shit POST HASTE!
That's it for today. I don't know what Icicle has up his sleeve for tomorrow or what I'm going to do on Wednesday, but Thursday will be Prop Bet Mania with Friday being the final round of our bowl pool/Super Bowl prediction. Gene Smith is gay.