I booed Gene Smith and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. He's tried to sell i-dots in Script Ohio, and he's threatening to make the marching band pay to have St. John Arena open for Skull Sessions. According to the Lantern, student ticket prices are among the very highest in the nation at $35/game, even compared to other football-crazy schools, which sell student tickets at less than $10/game (Alabama, for instance, only charges $5). Students are squeezed out of better seats at basketball games in favor of the rich and tenured. The athletic department may be doing well financially, but it's because profit is being squeezed out of every tradition we have and every student who wants to come to the games.
Not to mention he couldn't have handled the tattoos/Tressel/DiGeronimo issues any worse.
Fuck Gene Smith.