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#41 Jul 10, 2010
It's not the night game. It's the fact that years of loyalty and alumni status have no bearing anymore. I bought all tickets offered for the past 19 years and that fact is meaningless now. I now have no better chances than one just graduating to get tickets -- that's wrong, and downright disrespectful. I did not win lottery tickets this year, and doubt that I may even apply next year. What's the point? I know of at least 4 others where the same thing has happenned. Disappointing...
#42 Jul 10, 2010
We are really beginning to see that the tailing is wagging the dog. The Athl Department schedules a team like Marshall or Bowling Green because even after paying the visitor their half million, the univ makes more money than scheduling a home and home with a name BCS college. Other name BCS colleges likely face the same scenario.
And despite knowing what a major inconvenience a Thursday night game will be for the fans and community, OSU does it anyway, because they need/want the extra TV money they will be paid. TV money that would not be there if they played Marshall on a Saturday, because no network would go for the game.
Alumni sales are also because game winners must take the game assigned to them, and likely many alumni did not want to take the chance on getting Marshall.
#43 Jul 12, 2010
We were lucky enough to win tickets the past three years but the games were Akron, Troy, and Navy. Not exactly marquee games even though TP set the TD pass record in a game for a freshman against Troy and the ridiculous excitement in the Navy game last year.
Bottom line-I can usually get tickets for a game like that without paying the Alumni Association dues on top of everything else. Sorry Archie but we don't need the grief.
#44 Jul 13, 2010
They only look that way when you look through a steamed-up car window, curb-crawling Lane Ave.
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