Monday, January 28, 2013

You Guys Aren't Smart Enough To Revolt Anyway

Something something collared greens...
Guess what?  We're talking about Ohio Buckeyes football again today.  I truly am a turd for constantly writing about my mortal enemy, but here we are.  We wouldn't be talking about them if they ever stopped making news.  This time around, old Geno Smiff is trying to sodomize the fans and it's another round of bullshit and lies from King Affirmative Action.

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.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow. What an awful topic for a post. Everyone that gets pissed when the name Urban Meyer or Braxton Miller get dropped into comments on random days can direct their hate to G$ for making such an oddly random post today.

My take? This is America...as long as the demand is there, then they can charge whatever they want. If all of a sudden there are thousands of empty seats, then they would scale prices back. But, that won't happen so I don't see what the issue is.

Also, I would TOTES pay $175 for a Michigan ticket. It's the most important/best day of the year. That's a steal.

--Drew

Anonymous said...

Students tickets are going up $2 in two years. Meaning that these are all gen admission tickets. If anything we are weeding out the mouthbreathers and minorities. Can you say genius move? I can't, because I still think Gene Smiff is a fucking hack.

G$ buys season tickets so he can brag about seeing the opponents that come in to Oxford for a bye week.

Ide

Grumpy said...

I want to know how G$ paid $55, because I paid way more than that and I give millions in donations.

Nate said...

Urban Meyer

GMoney said...

You're right...TOTES not a story when Michigan (and Wiscy and Penn State) tickets go from an already absurd 70/pop to 150-175. DUMB.

It pisses me off when he uses the excuse of "sustainability". No one is buying that. Open the fucking books and show the people that this HAS to be done. Because I don't buy it. Hell, just think of what is being made on a random Saturday. With 100K+ at 70 bones, even after considering students (how much are their tix anyway?), they have to haul in 5-7 million.

Just because you're a black guy doesn't mean that you get to act like you're broke. COUNT IT!

No game outside of the Super Bowl or a BCS bowl is worth $175. Get ready for a watered down corporate crowd.

Anonymous said...

$9.25 for a 24oz beer?! Count yourselfs lucky. I go to numerous Canucks games a year and it's $8.50for 12ozs!!! We would riot after every game if we had your prices. (and don't say it's because of the exchange rate, your dollar is worth less than ours now. I guess that would make G$ only 97% of a man here)

-Andrew

MuDawgfan said...

If sustainability is a concern, cut some of the shooting and rowing sports that nobody gives a country fuck about.

OR BETTER YET - Cut mens Ice Hockey. It's absurdly apparent that OSU hasn't cared about Hockey in a coons age. (Racial high five!)

Jeff said...

Men's Ice Hockey? What about Women's Ice Hockey, LOLZ.

Season ticket holders will still pay these prices. This is a non story.

Canadian Funny Money > Benjamins ?!?

Who would've thought.

Jeff said...

Oh and I believe OSU makes $8 million per home game.

Grumpy said...

8 mil per home game and an absurd amount from TV and their cut of BTN. But the demand is there and always will be, so it makes good business sense to charge what the market will bear.

MuDawgfan said...

Drew and other OSU homers - forget the "sustainability" comment.

I've heard on Cinci talk radio that the real motivation here is to take the money out of the hands of the scalpers and keep it in the hands of the school.

Ideally, if you charge more of tickets, the scalpers will pay more and their markups will price themselves out of business.

Ice Man said...

"No game outside of the Super Bowl or a BCS bowl is worth $175. Get ready for a watered down corporate crowd."

This may be one of the best things ever said here and it isn't even meant to be funny. In college football, crowd noise is a pretty big advantage. If knuckle dragging, loud mouth, bottom of the barrel ingrates (the usual Ohio football crowd) can't afford the tickets...you just neutralized one of the biggest reasons to play on your own field. Nice.

Andrew from Canada! The one reader from my old blog I managed to bring over to this site. Don't say I never did anything for you, G$.

Jeff said...

"Individual game tickets will be priced at $75 per ticket for games against Air Force (Sept. 8), Massachusetts (Sept. 15), Illinois (Oct. 13), Northwestern (Nov. 10) and Iowa (Nov. 17). The Michigan State game on Oct. 20 has been designated as a premium game and individual tickets for that contest will be priced at $95 per seat."

Meeshigan was already priced higher with premium prices.

LOLZ at your non story G$. Go back under the bridge you troll.

GMoney said...

Good job, eh!

Look, I don't have a problem with raising ticket prices because that happens everywhere all the time. Just don't blatantly lie to your fans and raise them so astoundingly high that it makes very little sense.

Stop acting like this is a non-story. Your idiot AD just priced out a decent-sized chunk of your fanbase. This is Ohio, dammit, there aren't that many people who can fork over a grand per season ticket.

Have fun paying $80 to watch the Florida A&M Rattlers next season. I'm sure that their band will be terrific.

Grump, it took a lot of HJs to get my discounted seat inside Yager Stadium.

GMoney said...

175 > 95...didn't they teach that at Clemson?

Anonymous said...

I was pissed when I found out OSU was going forward with this ticket proposal. If OSU is going to take the benefits from jacking up the prices for the big games, then it should lower them for the shit games. The only reason OSU sells those tickets is because people don't want to lose their season ticket privileges, so many people buy them and they sell them at a considerable loss. Either that or they force the alumni to pay in advance when entering the lottery before knowing the game they will win. Those games are not controlled by the market. They are controlled by OSU manipulating the price floor.

I have said it for a while now, Ohio State is a greedy institution. I even felt that way when I went to school there and this confirms my beliefs even more. OSU already has the highest ticket price in the country. There is no reason to raise prices anymore than it already has.

-Lil' Strut

Anonymous said...

Student tickets are $32 a pop. 2014 they will be $34.

Ide

Jeff said...

I think Michigan's tickets are priced in Canadian Dollars, right?


$95 was this year, $175 is the hopes for 2016.

Prime99 said...

I'm so fucking glad to not work in the ticket business anymore. It's a dirty fucking game.

Grumpy is a millionaire? Sweet!

Canada's dollar is worth more than ours? Pathetic but that does explain why the Blue Jays are going hog wild.

If they raise the prices and Ohio fans don't complain (even defend the move?), then they deserve the price increase. The scalper argument is a good one Dawg, though I doubt those bottom feeders will go out of business.

Anonymous said...

I really don't think they are pricing out "a decent chunk". Anyone that was willing to pay $ 75 for YSU...will still pay $85 for other shitty games. Of course these "premium games" will be bought too.

--Drew

Anonymous said...

I think Michigan's tickets are priced in Canadian Dollars, right?

Canada's dollar is worth more than the US dollar.

Ide

GMoney said...

THANK YOU, Li'l Strut! Finally, an intelligent Fuckeye opinion from someone who gets it.

Geno is being greedy just for the sake of being greedy.

If the rest of you can't see that your affletic department is trying to fuck you, then you shouldn't even have money. It's bullshit and you know it. In what world is Penn State a premium opponent???

Ace said...

Yeah, exactly what Lil Strut said. You are going to be forced to buy a ticket package of FAMU, Buffalo and Indiana to get the Michigan/Premium ticket.

Why not just come out and be honest about thinking that you are charging market value and not hide behind "sustainability"? You're OSU, the ends are meeting like a mother fucker.

But this is what college football is, a cash cow. How long until college football completely disassociates from academic institutions? It's all a farce anyway.

GMoney said...

God dammit. I just won free tickets to the Stars/Jackets game from 102.5 FM (that She$ signed me up for on Saturday) tonight and I had to turn them down due to a goddamn umpire's meeting. I would have taken them but they required me to pick them up myself. FUCK!

Anonymous said...

Ape...Michigan does that premium stuff already.

--Drew

Jeff said...

WOW, G$.

Join the Battle and Carry the Flag you pussy!

Your yearning to be the next Tim McClellan can wait.

GMoney said...

I would've gladly taken them and given them to one of you buttpipes if they didn't require me to come to the station to get them. I'm not doing that.

But does Michigan sell their premium games under the guise of "keeping the doors open because we have no other source of income and are very close to welfare"? I think not. They don't enjoy lying to their fans.

Again, raising prices is not a big deal. Trying to justify it with false logic is.

Anonymous said...

G$ - Can we get a standings update on the Football Pickem??

Also, we (some of the guys you tailgated with at the Browns/Skins game) will be attending the NCAA tourny games in Dayton on Friday and Sunday opening weekend. We will be crashing in CBUS on saturday, so I will def join you guys for the 2nd annual rib off at Barleys. Looking forward to meeting you fucks. Especially you, Drew.

Seal

Brady said...

They are going to fill that stadium no matter what. Do I want to pay those prices? Hells no but I will probably still fork over the cash for a couple games next season. I know, I know, I'm part of the problem. Whatver.

The national championship won't come cheap next season. EVERYONE must pull their weight! If I have to throw $10 to the water polo team so the silver bullets can hoist the crystal football then SO BE IT!

GMoney said...

Seal at RibFest? YES! Updated standings will come Friday.

They are going to fill that stadium no matter what

They didn't do that very often last year. I just feel like it would be awesome if during the big Rattlers game, there was about 20,000 people in the stands as a big fuck you to Mean Gene.

It just doesn't make much sense to provide white collar pricing in a predominantly blue collar state/fanbase.

Anonymous said...

Will any of you be carrying the flag this Saturday against the Wings? Pretty sure I'm going.

Slow Seal would get lost on his way to Columbus for ribs.

I'm going to my first Cavs game....with my Dad and Grandpa on 2/9. Kyrie better put on a show.

--Drew

GMoney said...

Drew, read the goddamn post. You are supposed to hook me up with free tickets for Saturday. I don't entertain daily for nothing, goddammit!

Three generations going to a Cavs game? That kind of sentimentality has to have Brady weeping right now.

Anonymous said...

Ticket prices don't matter. This is what everyone in Columbus LIVES for.

Poor, rich, no matter. Put it on a credit card and worry about it later. They will pay anything down there to see em play. Why would Geno drop a truth bomb when he doesn't have to prove anything. This way ticket holders can feel they are supporting ALL OF OSU sports by their sacrifice.

APE - College football will never disassociate. Where else can you obtain that kind of free labor in the name of 'supporting the academic institution'. Rich old white people don't let go of their money very easily.


- J Saul

GMoney said...

JSaul, if you are disagreeing with me today then the consequences will be severe. Do you really want to be on hashtag TeamGeneSmiff?

GMoney said...

By the way, we all read about Silverback Williams' issues in a Honolulu club over the weekend. Did you know that he was tased and had a champagne bottle broken over his head yet did not go down? That's damn impressive. Not as impressive as Suh saving Louie Anderson from drowning (with assist from Greg Louganis) though.

Anonymous said...

Not disagreeing with you at all.

BTW Michigan is number 1 for the first time since the Fab 5. If it didn't happen, why do they still talk about it?

- J Saul

Anonymous said...

Did OSU not sell out every game like G$ implied? Im quite sue they did. Look at the economics (my degree at work!) of the situation and you can see why it happens. The demand outweighs the supply, hence the constant stream of scalpers all up and down CHAMPIONS LANE (12-0 ROW). A meager bump wont deter buying in the least. The premium games will still be scalped at double face value. It's inflation bitches.

I will give you guys advice that has gotten me into any game/concert/venue for cheap or face value max. Scalp right after kickoff/tipoff/puck dropping. Its a zero sum game at that point. You hold all the power because if you dont buy it, who will? 99% are either in the game or resorting to a bar. This works flawlessly everytime regardless of price. I got great seats at osu/usc for $10 under face value.

Ide

GMoney said...

They did not sell out every game last year. Not even close. And the same thing will happen this year.