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Comment 07 Dec 2019

i was just a few years ago when they had to restitch the turf in the middle of the game, Gus would have plenty of time to fill if it happened again

Comment 07 Dec 2019

Too many games are not competitive anymore,  and given the short attention span, these games combined with the amount of games available to watch on tv, you can watch multiple games at the same time and may be able to find a competitive one. There have always been blow out games on the schedule maybe one or two per season but now unless you are a die hard watching a 60-20 game more than once a year can quickly turn people away.

Another factor for many , the traditional 8-5 M-F work week for many doesn't exist anymore, many more people are now working weekends in 7 day a week business, plenty of people are required to at least a half day on weekends.

While it will never be a huge number there are people who sit at home and wager on games, with it becoming easier and easier to do, why sit in a stadium and watch just one game when you can stay at home and monitor monitor many games and make in game wagers or go to a brick and mortar casino. More and more states are adopting sports gambling and the number will be growing over the next decade.

Comment 07 Dec 2019

last years game kicked off at 8:18, the year before was 8:17 according the game recaps, i would assume the time would be about the same this year

Comment 07 Dec 2019

Not just the ticket price, you need to add in the forced donation to buy season ticket into the equation as well. They do keep the cost more reasonable for the recent grads and those under age 35 which is a fairly recent change. The better experience for many is the road game, pick one or two away games a year and experience games in a completely different atmosphere often for a much lower ticket price. You will be among thousands of other Buckeye fans and can create a home environment in the other teams stadium.

Most bowl have gotten overpriced as well, but it is a way to get out of the cold and into a warmer area over the holidays, problem is you have a short window to plan the trip .

Comment 26 Nov 2019

A few issues with the "U"

turmoil in the athletic department, the probations, bad hires of coaches

turnover of head coaches have thrown the entire recruiting cycles out of synch, losing players, no depth and having to play guys who are not physically or mentally ready to play.

the got way behind in the facilities race, they finally opened an indoor practice facility in the last two years and still playing catch up

they don't have a large collection of big dollar donors who will write checks when needed.

Comment 26 Nov 2019

I go back to the late 80's with fantasy football ( in its infancy), my experience started out as a way to get people together, put some money into the pot and let the season play out, then come all the bye weeks, double byes one year. As time wore on it became more and more about the money and less about the comradery and for me it wasn't as enjoyable anymore.  I quit after about 10 years and never looked back. Like many have said, watching the games became much more enjoyable.

Comment 24 Nov 2019

totally agree about Munford's play, he was having issues all game long, we ran a lot of 5 wide to keep the psu from using many of their blitz packages when the formations are more bunched.

Comment 18 Nov 2019

Smith did get a good win for his confidence but it was also aided by two penalty points from McFadden. Having an undersized hwy. is going to be an issue all season. Too many holes in the lineup right now but we still have several months for some guys to emerge and nail down spots in the lineup. Ryan is still searching for starters at several weights. The situation at 157 will be worth watching, will Hayes make a return or will the new guy be ready to go by January.