It costs money to go to sporting events. I know, I was as shocked as you are.
In Columbus, Crew games or Blue Jackets games or Clippers tickets (okay, maybe not Clippers tickets) or Ohio State basketball and football are going to set back a family of four upwards of several hundred dollars no matter what discounts you use. Hell, I have a friend who does roller derby in town, and while it's a pretty cool time and I 100% encourage people to go check it out, they're not some hang-dog operation begging for your attention. While they definitely get you a better bang for your buck than some of the aforementioned sports, they're still a business. Live sports of all kinds has an intrinsic allure, and the people who facilitate it know this.
So here's the problem with Ohio State announcing their ticket packages for football next season: not only will it fail to solve a growing attendance issue, but it's not even really a deal for anyone. The fundamental issue of cost could be offset by, you know, lowering prices, but since that's clearly not something the university is interested in, Beau and I discuss alternatives.
0:00 Tickets! Beilein! Fox Sports and nooners!
22:05 Ask Us Anything wants to know what a handy neutral site for the Michigan game would look like.
32:51 Game of Thrones is bad now, so everyone who said it was bad five years ago can be super smug for like another week.