Opposite but still relevant.
I bought a ticket to the Sugar Bowl against Bama from a scalper. Got in. The ticket was a duplicate and I had the same seat as another guy. He made a fuss about it, eventually I was detained and thrown out of the stadium. I walked to the other side of the Dome to buy a ticket from the box office. The price was $175, first row 50 yard line, second deck. The Buckeyes were down 21-6 at that point against the "far superior SEC team" I was in the midst of a coming of age road trip across the country, only 3 days in with 30 to go. Budgeting was of the utmost importance. I looked up and said "fuck it, go Bucks." The rest is history. I would have never forgiven myself if I opted out.
That served as the voice in my head for the next 4 years of games, including attending PSU 2017 and 2018. A lot of fans missed PSU 2017 at the Shoe after the fumble. Have faith (most of the time.)