I was also at that game in '07. Ohio State has a huge alumni base in the area, and just tons of Ohioans in general who have migrated to the area. How often Ohio State has played in the Fiesta Bowl over the past 20 years only helps create a fan base in the community as well.
Oregon has the money and resources of Alabama, and Ohio State. Oregon will never be Ohio State or Alabama. Baylor has the money and resources of Texas, and Oklahoma. Baylor will never be Oklahoma or Texas. When you start thinking you are something you are not, you tend to get held down a lot longer than if you were just comfortable in your own skin.
Nah, Thad would have to have a couple more bad years (this year might not be a bad year, a long way to go) before I would want him gone. Ohio State isn't Kentucky, isn't Duke. Hopefully Ohio State's basketball program is self aware
Would love to see this talent in the B1G, come on over to the midwest son!
Thanks for the heads up! I have a lot of sucking up to do to the wife for even allowing me to go to this game with the guys, so I will definitely be stopping at the mesa market
I'm in the same boat man. Allegiant, I don't care where you put me, I have just enough clothes to make it three days. Just get me to the general area alive and I'll figure out the rest.
- How are the reviews for Frontier Airlines? I'm flying Allegiant and after reading the reviews, there is a 50/50 chance I even make it to PHX.
Allegiant flights out of Cincinnati to Mesa (40 minutes outside of PHX according to Google) are going for $550 round trip. That includes all taxes and fees.
Naper - Their additional fees for carry ons and checked bags are ridiculous. Personal bags are still free though, so I will be stuffing four days worth of clothes and other hygiene items in a small little briefcase I have
Stant - I'm flying Alliegant out of Cincinnati to Mesa. Was able to fly out Friday the 30th till Sunday the 1st for $560 round trip. Any experience flying Alliegant?
I'm in the same boat. Find cheap flights out of Cincinnati, sitting around the same section as you as well. Figured why not. I haven't been to the playoffs yet.
I found tickets in General Admission. Will somebody please explain what exactly this means. Is it just first come first serve for the seating in this section? Could I be left without a seat?
OSU - I was able to find decent prices. Allegiant Airlines had round trip tickets from Cincinnati to Mesa (40 minutes outside of PHX) for $283 each way. Fortunate enough to have a wife that is willing to drop me off and pick me up.
That's a bad take
I'm sorry to hear that
We have watched two different teams. Barkley > Weber (Weber is a Fr., he'll be elite so no knock on him), Gesicki > Baugh (Ohio State wanted Gesicki bad, shouldn't surprise anybody he turned out to be a stud), and Aside from Ohio State's half running back, half wide receiver Curtis Samuel, I'm not sure where at Wide Receiver you see an advantage for Ohio State. Is it Noah Brown who has great hands but couldn't separate if his life depended on it, is it KJ Hill one of the least experienced WR's on either team, Parris Campbell that is good for a drop pass a game. Corey Smith who is a 5th year senior but still hasn't been able to separate himself partly due to injuries. I'm not seeing this Ohio State wide receiver group that you're seeing.
It should be noted, EVERY SINGLE ONE of PSU's WR's were high four star prospects out of high school. They are very athletic, and fast wide receivers who were damn near as highly touted as Ohio State's wide receivers.
I'm sure if you dig hard enough, there are ways to save a couple hundred. Maybe driving to cheap airports and renting a car, vacation packages, etc. I'm with you though. I'm not spending $1000 per ticket to fly out there. I wish I made that kind of money, but hell nah
Loga - Penn State has better combined group of WR/TE/RB's than Ohio State does. Sure, Curtis Samuel is the equivalent of Saquan Barkley, but other than that, every position group favors Penn State. Who cares? Ohio State is in the playoffs, Penn State is not. That is what really matters.
Born - I don't want to come across as unsympathetic. I work in the bar industry, so I will be working night of anyways so that's why this isn't as big a deal to me. It helps that I will be surrounded by televisions and not miss a play. Hasn't the CFP/ESPN came out and said they are going to avoid NYE games from here on out? At least this should be the only NYE that you have to worry about this for a while, hopefully. Personally, I love the traditional NY Day semi's like the 2014 playoffs.
Nah, I love watching the Buckeyes play on that B1G stage in Indy.
Anybody who knows CFB, knew the sanctions PSU and James Franklin was dealing with. Morons said he was on the hot seat, the educated know that he is actually ahead of schedule. Good for the B1G.
Flu - No doubt. People think it's crazy to say with all of the talent that Ohio State, and Michigan has but when you look at the talent, and the development, yes Penn State has the best offensive, skill position athletes in the B1G. That is why they will be able to hang with USC in the Rose Bowl. It isn't like previous Rose Bowl's where it is a talentless Illinois playing the superior athletes of USC, or Wisconsin, etc.
If they don't understand, it wasn't going to work out anyways
Brother, if watching the Buckeyes play in the playoffs is considered "losing" a night, let me direct you to a site that may be more suited for you.