Its a glorious day when I see polls and Notre Dame is not part of the party. That is all, as you were.
I was at the game and thought the music was a whole new thing. I completely understand that times are changing and the team needs to "Keep up with the Others". Its a delicate balance. You need to impress the youth and keep them energized, all the while keeping the "Hearing Aid" crowd pleased. Lets face facts, most of the people sitting on their hands and being quiet are shelling out thousands of dollars, not just in tickets, to the university and they have helped create what we have now. So if we get rid of them, think about what OSU loses. If they are gone, 100,000+ are not in that stadium every game either.
As for the music, my three thoughts were: 1) Was a bit too loud and I have been to about 100 rock concerts. 2) USE A VOLUME SLIDER, instead of just cutting the music off, slide it down. 3) have a deal with the band of who plays at which points during the game. I realized I hardly heard the band at all. This makes me mention this...
Think they need to mic up the band and pump it through the PA? I remember growing up and seeing the ramp entrance and remembering it being very loud. Seems like I can barely hear the drums now. Gotta think the south stands can't hear anything. Wondering if the band needs some PA help.
This is my first post here, but this topic is very charged for me. I agree with any poster here who says we should ignore them. It reminds me of when the KKK came to Cincinnati every Christmas to put up their display in Fountain Square. All kinds of people went down to protest and cause problems, which is what they wanted. They wanted attention. Once it became a non-story, they went away.
I say we do the same. If GD comes to Columbus, make it a better story by having a big party for fans outside of the camera shot, maybe 100 yards away. Have nobody show up in the shot, but you can tell the party is going. It specifically states "We don't care about you" and would really cause problems for camera crews filming the show.
You also want to hit ESPiN the hardest, change the channel. Have a GD boycott. The Buckeye Nation alone can change the TV ratings easily. Shop at Lowes instead of Home Depot (if they are still sponsoring them), hit them where it hurts - their wallet.