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So apparently this guy works at a law firm that has tickets 13 rows up on the 50 yard line for Ohio Buckeye games at Ohio Stadium (hmmmm, I noticed that it isn't called Ohio State Stadium). He has secured these seats for the Michigan game this season. Let's be honest here: those are terrific seats. High enough to see over the team and low enough to know what is going on on the sidelines. That's going to be a pretty sick experience no matter who you are rooting for that day.
What is the problem? The caller's wife works for some company out of Cleveland and the CEO wants those tickets. His trade offer is courtside seats for LeBron's first home game at The Q. Whoa! That's quite the offer. Even the most ardent and diehard Fuckeye or WalMart Wolverine would have to do a double-take for that proposal. I will forever believe that there isn't a seat at a sporting event better than courtside for a basketball game. It's a great view at all levels and ESPECIALLY for the best players in the world.
So what is this guy to do? Let's help him out even though he does not know that this site exists which is totes his fault. There is no way to know if either game will be any good. It would be a lot easier if the football game was going three overtimes and you knew that ahead of time. But we do know that this year's Michigan team has a lot better odds of going 7-5 than they do 12-0. We also don't know who the Cavs are playing on Opening Night although rumors are that the Spurs are going to open up on the road in Cleveland (which doesn't make a ton of sense but whatever). At a football game in the stands, you are just another fan. Sitting courtside, you are probably eating and drinking for free (the caller said that the tickets were in the Key Club or C Club...I couldn't quite understand him but he did say that everything was comped). It's probably going to be cold outside in late November. At LeBron's homecoming, the temperature will be controlled (unless the A/C breaks and the Spurs cramp his style again IMO) and there will be A LOT of celebs sitting near you. As a star-fucker, that is huge. You could be sitting next to Johnny Football and Josh Gordon's drug dealer!
Now, obviously, since these two events are not on the same day, you could swing both if you have the funds to do so. But for the sake of this post, let's choose one. If you were presented with these options like this possible Ide-Liar is, which one would you pick?
Personally, it isn't tough even though I am heavily biased as long as you think with your head and not your heart. I've been to Ohio/WalMart games in each stadium and I don't need to see them play again. They play every year. LeBron comes home one time. Kevin Love debuts as a Cav one time. The tickets are better. The atmosphere will be absolutely electric (I'm betting it will have more juice than the football game). And, most importantly, the drinking is on Dan Gilbert. You pick the Cavs game, have an absolutely surreal experience as you are four feet away from Usher and Drew Carey and Joe Haden and Dolph Lundgren, and watch Ohio kill Michigan on TV from a bar outside the stadium.
Think about it economically. If those tickets are on Stub Hub, what are they going for? The football tickets are probably $500 for the pair...maybe up to $750 if Michigan is worth a shit (they won't be). Those floor seats for the hoops game? My guess is 5 grand (I am not well-versed in the secondary ticket market game though). What sort of asshole turns down $5000 tickets? Probably Cakes.
For the record, the radio caller said he was taking the Cavs tickets despite Beau Bishop's really stupid logic saying otherwise. Even if you don't like basketball or the Cavs, you sure as shit have to appreciate the opportunity to "witness" history and it will be a night that you probably won't ever forget. Plus, FREE BOOZE!!! My guess is that the Ohio Buckeye Turd Suckers fight me hard on this even though it is more of an attack at how terrible their rival is. We'll see. Happy Possible Seal is a Dad Day!