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Comment 10 Apr 2015

Playing at any other stadium in Ohio would be a financial loss for Ohio State - for the reasons you state. Given that, there is no real reason for Ohio State to play any other Ohio team except for the intangible - pick up a recruiting edge in an area of Ohio. Also, playing at a neutral site would allow more Ohio State fans to attend. But even at that they would still want to minimize the loss of income, and the best way to do that would be to play at a larger stadium.

At $60.00/ticket, if Nippert Stadium sold out, ticket sales would be $2,105,820 ($60 @ 35,097). So, I don't think that Ohio State could command $1MM to play there. Akron holds 37,000, so that would equate to $2,220,000.

No other school in Ohio can get the price for ticket that Ohio State can. Season tickets at UC range from $100 to $5,000 for the season. Keep in mind that only a very small section sells for $5,000. Season tickets at OU range from $100 - $250. Premium season tickets at BGSU are $100. Even if OU & BGSU are per game (I really couldn't tell on the website) they are a far cry from what Ohio State gets for season tickets. 

All of these things add up quickly. I think that it is not fiscally responsible for either school to play on campus. To pay Ohio State what they deserve, a school would have to raise its ticket prices for the whole season - which could be a nightmare for the host school. Also Ohio State would take a big hit accepting the offer to play on campus at a reduced rate.

Comment 10 Apr 2015

The financial loss comes when Ohio State has two options:

1) Stay at home and make close to $7MM in ticket sales alone

2) Go on the road and get a check for $1MM (that's probably generous)

Since these are all Non-Conference games, Ohio State is not obliged to alternate sites yearly as they do in conference. As a result, OSU takes at least a $6MM hit to play an away non-conference game.

Comment 05 Apr 2015

In the heat of the moment, we've all said things we wish we could take back. I'll cut the kid (heavy emphasis on kid) some slack. He had high expectations, got schooled by a better player & team, and he's upset. If he's human, it should hurt; he should be upset. I appreciate the raw emotion. 

Now, if he doesn't learn from this mistake, and does something similar down the road - after he has had the benefit of doubt, wisdom, and maturity - the give him hell.

Comment 02 Apr 2015

Why do some bikers feel the need to have such loud bikes that I can't hear a conversation, as they pass by?

I do not know the true answer, and I do not have a bike. But, I know several women who LOVE to sit on those loud, rumbling bikes...if you get my drift...

Comment 31 Mar 2015

Blue Mountain State - they don't have their own channel, but they did have their own TV series. Crazy kids.....

Comment 29 Mar 2015

Seeing players stay to finish their education is an awesome thing. It speaks volumes about the coaching staff and the school. Both Decker and Jones have a lot to lose by not going to the league. However, they realize that an education can take them much further than a short career (in terms of their life span relatively) in the NFL.

I'll never begrudge a guy for leaving school early to make big money in the NFL, but stories like this make me feel better.  

Comment 28 Mar 2015

Ha! Same here. Went to the ND/Michigan game back in '06. We wore our OSU gear the entire game. ND fans were actually pretty respectful. Mich fans - not so much - classless turds...

Comment 28 Mar 2015

A) Did not know that there was a limit on how much they could spend on rings.

B) The rings are probably worth more to collectors than the actual cost.

C) Do the players have to pay tax on the rings, or is that covered by the NCAA? HAHAHAHAHAHA!