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OSUbonobo23


from Cleveland, OH

Member since 31 December 2011 | Blog

tOSU graduate. Buckeye Ultra!! Ohio Born, Buckeye Raised!!

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2002 Undefeated Season for The Ohio State Buckeyes
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Michael Jordan
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Columbus Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Columbus Crew, Chelsea FC, FC Barcelona, AC Milan

Recent Activity

Comment 02 Jun 2016

My Passions:

1) tOSU football (tOSU in general, love the university)

2) Traveling

3) Electronic dance music (like our fave DE Bosa)

4) Playing sports & outdoor activities

5) Saving primates and other animals

Comment 06 May 2016

As someone who studies primates, I can say that it would be possible. Chimps have been known to attack leopards. Gorillas also have big canines and could do damage if they grabbed a lion. I'm not saying they would win, but don't underestimate the strength of a gorilla. If they grabbed a lion's legs, they could likely break them pretty easily.

Comment 19 Apr 2016

My most recent top 5 for football (excluding tOSU):

1) Oregon - started pulling for them & their green & yellow jerseys in the 90's, went to graduate school there
2) Boise St. - like their approach to play anyone, and always have good coaches and good players
3) TCU - always liked the mascot and Gary Patterson's team
4) The U - the recent U hasn't been fun, but typically loved the bravado 
5) Oklahoma State - love their scoring, jerseys, and playmakers they've had throughout the years

Honorable mention: Baylor - their scoring prowess is fun to watch

My most recent top 5 for college basketball (excluding tOSU):

1) UNC - Jordan fan forever
2) Oregon - see #1 for college football
3) Cincy - love Ohio teams
4) Xavier - love Ohio teams
5) Gonzaga - like the coach and their players and approach to b-ball

Comment 16 Apr 2016

This really bugs me, and yes I love futbol but their constantly rotating sponsors on jerseys bugs me too. 

At what point do we stop? I have yet to meet someone that enjoys saying the Battlefrog Fiesta Bowl, and every other shitty bowl name we now have to deal with. Every time we have some special replay or stat display during a game it always has to be sponsored by some company (usually a crappy beer company, "cough" Bud). Do we have to sponsor everything? Don't Nike, Adidas, Reebok etc. usually pay to provide the jerseys? What's wrong with having their logo on our shorts and jerseys; no one typically cares because they make the actual unis. $1.1 billion over 5 years by Nike for the NFL.

This is all done to benefit the league, owners, and maybe players (not sure if this particular deal benefits them). I understand the leagues are businesses, but they are heavily dependent on their customers. As we have seen over the past few decades, leagues keep finding new ways of making money, increasing revenue, and growing their brands. Yet fan experiences go down while costs keep going up. I have yet to see a time where added revenue from promotions and sponsors has helped fans afford attending a game (thank you for the free pom poms Burger King). So before someone says, "these extra monies will reduce ticket prices for fans", my question will be, "what was the precedent"? Even in futbol, many teams have increased their ticket prices much to the dismay of their fans even with their huge sponsorship deals. The only sponsorship case I can think of that has benefitted the fans is Taco Bell sponsoring the 500 person student sections in the CFP playoffs. If there are more please share because I'd love to know of any other cases where fans have truly benefitted from a sponsorship.

I get they will sell jerseys without the logos. But what happens after the pilot program ends and they find out they can make another 5 or 10 million by selling all jerseys with the logos and/or making them bigger? 

I'm not looking for an argument on here with anyone (though I would gladly engage in one off here so as to avoid a huge public ruckus and frequent downvotes on here ;)), but after a while it gets to the point where you can't enjoy a game anymore without being inundated with promos, ads, and 30 commercial breaks (looking at you NFL and college football), and then they want to make rule changes to shorten games instead of decreasing their 2 hours of commercial breaks for a 1 hour game. 

I have never once considered advertising a part of the game and I have only seen it diminish the feel of the game to many fans (i.e. bowl game names, stadium names). I know it sounds like I'm being idealist or overly nostalgic, however, I do not have a problem with advertising because I understand tv stations need ad revenue and I know that teams can use extra money if they are in a smaller market. But there are tasteful, less intrusive, less shitty ways of doing this without having to ruin gameday experiences. Otherwise we might as well dress up all of our players like nascar drivers and throw in the towel.

This rant brought to you by Carls Jr.

Comment 14 Mar 2016

Yea it's not stealing when they've been leading all year. It'd be one thing if they were sitting 3rd and had 2 teams slip up ahead of them and they were able to win it. They've simply played the most consistent all year. 

Comment 09 Mar 2016

Clearly you don't watch Oregon in bowl games. Other than the natty, when was the last time they got waxed? They were "waxing" TCU last year until Vernon Adams got knocked out of the game. Wisconsin, Kansas State, Texas, Florida State, South Florida, and Oklahoma State might disagree with you. Oh, and 3-point loss to Auburn in the natty, preceded by a 9-point loss to tOSU in the Rose Bowl. So other than the natty last year, when was Oregon getting "waxed" by teams in bowl games?