Even Ohio State opponents are getting into the act of gouging fans for tickets. Face value for last year's Ohio State-Rutgers game was $175. If you don't believe it, check Ramzy's Twitter or Instagram accounts for his pic with his ducats. I went, but I was able to get 3 on eBay for $250.
I have a good job and I'm making more than I ever have before. I can certainly afford the cost because I'm single. I'm someone who prefers the live experience over watching a game on television. I'd rather sit in the worst seat at the game than watch it on TV. You don't get the same experience of being on the field in 2002 after beating Michigan when you watch a game on TV.
But there's a limit to what I'll pay. I'll pay $15 to watch Youngstown State play on a Saturday night when the Bucks aren't playing. I've gone to Pitt games when I was living in Pittsburgh for $20 a ticket. I just love attending live sporting events, just not attending a sporting event for the cost of a car payment.