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CFB all day on Saturday unless based on OSUs schedule I can sneak around of golf in first thing in the morning.
I turned my basement into a mini sports bar so I pretty much don’t leave it unless I’m at the Shoe.
8 am for an 8 pm game??? What did she decide to do sleep in? If you aren’t getting the day started by 4 am why even tailgate?
I’ve been fortunate to have been at many great OSU games over the last 25 years, including all 14 games in the 2002 season.
Holy Buckeye will never be a moment I forget.
One of the greatest sporting events I have ever gone to was the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla. We went on Sunday and by dumb luck ended up sitting 5 rows up in the bleachers on 17 when Furyk closed out Jiminez to clinch the cup. You really can’t predict where to be when that moment occurs so we were really lucky. We got to see all of the Americans celebrate right in front of us.
General public tix I think are at 10:00 today. Season ticket holders sale started around 11:00 yesterday. I snagged 4 great seats in row 1 right at half court, newly numbered section 107 (previously section 126).
Black Tap at the Venetian just to get a crazy shake (I had 3 of these in 4 days last year)...I'm still working them off.
Not certain how I forgot to put Pinehurst on my list. I have a very close friend building a house on #9 so I am excited to get back down there more regularly.
Easily Pebble Beach. Very envious of the few who have commented Cypress, definitely my bucket list course. I've played most of the best locally and my favorite would be Scioto but I'm finally getting out on the Village this summer.
I've been fortunate enough to play some other great tracks around the country. Whistling Straits, Blackwolf Run, TPC Sawgrass, Erin Hills, Olympia Fields, Spyglass, Pasatiempo, Harbour Town, TPC Scottsdale, Pete Dye GC and others amongst them.
I’m 95% certain that at the 4 second mark when Corso bends down to get Brutus that the guy who is directly behind him on someone’s shoulders with his arms up is me.
The exact reason why that rule was put in place!
On my way back from the Cal game in 2013 a friend and I started this list for the rules of wearing jerseys. We finally came up with our 10th rule about a year and a half ago.
1. If its not worn in the field of competition you can not wear it.
2. No putting your own name on the back.
3. No tucking in of the jersey.
4. You can't wear a jersey from a game your team lost.
5. You must wear a number that matches your body frame.
6. You can only wear the jersey of the sport you are watching.
7. You can't wear a jersey when you're team is playing and you aren't at the game or watching on TV.
8. Never wear your team's jersey the day after they lost..
9. You can't wear a shirt with a collar under your jersey.
10. You can't wear a jersey with the name of an athlete from a different sport.
That is pretty much correct...but the Schott is starting with 11k+ tickets sold to season ticket buyers. Basically everything in the 100's and 200's + most of the sides in the 300's. So yes, the revenue they have baked in with those seats plus the upfront PSL money is substantial.
The fact that the first game after the MSU game (Maryland) we had barely 11k fans and no cheering is embarrassing.
Realistically? Umm, no...not even close.
The number one thing the Schott does that SJA can’t is bring in revenue for the program and the athletic dept.
When you start looking at these decision as a business not a fan then it’s a really easy to see.
The reason OSU has a pro arena compared to a college arena is because it’s a pro size town. When I say that I really refer to all the businesses that are headquartered or have operations here. OSU can’t afford to leave $$&s from Nationwide, L Brands, Huntington, Chase, etc. on the table and you can’t service their needs at SJA. At the end of the day their $$$s are more important to the program/dept than the atmosphere.
Issues you would have to deal with to leave the Schott:
1. Remaining debt on the building and practice facilities
2. New debt on renovating SJA or new building
3. Moving existing Suite and PSL contracts to SJA or new arena
4. Make changes to long term comprehensive plan for campus
Look the Schott is not perfect, but if you using it as a scapegoat for not being a big OSU b-ball fan than you’re just looking for a reason. That place can be loud and intimidating. Before we start changing buildings let’s start getting long term support for the basketball program. Lets work on things we can actually do first.
Meant to say the last row of SJA
The numbers most of this year and last few are similar to what SJA drew. For most of the Matta era the attendance was better due to more seating. More importantly the revenue at the Schott is way up compared to SJA...and that has a direct impact on the MBB program.
I agree...it's why I can't ever sit up there for basketball. However, I have sat in the last row on the baseline of the Schott and it wasn't a great seat either.
Fans have to yell...and not sit on their hands to have the sound reflected back down. The Schott can be very loud...will it be as intimidating as SJA? Probably not...but it can still be disruptive for the visiting team. Before we start talking about switching arenas can we start building culture? This team has played really good ball this year and only the last two games have fans even started to show up. Why is that? Because a lot of people are football fans who only care to support basketball when they are good or exciting. In those cases are you really a supporter? I've read so many comments and articles from people who say they didn't even watch the team the last few years or earlier this year. Do those peoples opinions really matter in regards to major decisions of the program?
I don't care if someone supports the MBB program or not...but I have a problem with people who don't care about the program when it's down but all of a sudden have opinions and wants when things turn good. If you want in...stay in for the long haul...both the good times and the bad.
...and yes the Breslin Center is an example of a perfect college basketball arena.
I was at the Illinois game and it was the best attended game of the year.
if you do try to move down try to wait awhile...at least until half way thru the first half. I got to my seats 7 minutes before tip and 2 guys had already crashed my seats. They then moved down a few seats and when those people showed up 2 minutes after tip (which I knew they would) they had to exit the row completely.
...and there was a huge block in the back on the punt return that should have brought the punt back to around the Miami 30 yard line or so.
Since the home exhibition game on 11/5...I've been to 16 home basketball games and the movie theater 27 times. I've had expectations going into everyone of those!