I recall paying @ $35/ticket for the Wisky game in '96 or '97...at 3% inflation per year, that would put it at $69 today. I believe face value for Wisky this year is $170. I went to Madison two years ago & scalped at ticket for $150. It's a bit ridiculous
I've always wondered why OSU is so mediocre in baseball as well. I Get that playing in B10 country in the Spring isn't all that enticing so pulling kids from the south may be difficult, but Beals should at least try to secure some of the top in-state talent. Look at the 2019 state prospects & where they're going. Defiance HS, one of the best high school programs in the state, is a pipeline for Louisville, who is consistently in the top-20....why?
Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered...and OSU has become a hog when it comes to football greed. They make more money than ever with the TV contracts, no reason to gouge the average fan for a game against an average opponent.
Go back the past 5 years or so & look at the top 3-4 in-state players each year...some nice talent there. These are the type of players Holtmann needs to keep home
Agreed, $250K after signing a $14.4M contract with an $8.5M signing bonus doesn't seem like all that extreme of a purchase. Plus an endorsement deal with Jordan Brands. If he's smart he'll pull a Gronk & live off his endorsements & invest his NFL paychecks
Locking down Ohio & making SPIRE a pipeline are two different things. OP is referring to kids attending OHSAA schools throughout their HS careers staying in state & playing for the Buckeyes. Being upset that you "lost" a SPIRE kid is like Miami/FSU/UF being upset they don't have a monopoly over IMG kids. Ohio produces very good basketball talent & you'd like to keep the top 1-3 players from leaving for other schools, but as mentioned, does the kid fit the system?
Not sure what annoys me more, the beating we took in that game or the fact that game gave birth to the SEC Speed myth.
As for the game, OSU fans can appreciate what an Urban Meyer-led team can morph into when their backs are against the wall & you enter the game an underdog (Wisky 2014?). Was UF 27 pts "better" than OSU? Doubt it. Was OSU 59 pts "better" than Wisky in '14? Doubt it...but when you face a talented team with laser focus, you better be ready to take some punches and fight back or you're gonna be left a bloody corpse
Hall & Etzler played high school ball 20 min apart from each other too...not bad for a couple small school ballers
His older brother will be playing at Miami (OH) next year. Kalen has been to Columbus a few times & was highlighted by 11W previously
Hey, has anyone seen my jav-.....oh shit
There was still a Rax by Bellefontaine until recently...now it's a Ranchers Roast Beef. There motto is "Same Food, Different Name"...not even kidding
3000 & 800 would put him in line with *gasp* JT Barrett...which I'm perfectly fine with as long as the completion % is high & the INT's are low
Last week...holy schnikes, where's all our QB's?
This week....holy schnikes, how many QB's we got now?
Don't think you could have ask for a better (and more prompt) response by the coaching staff. Is the QB situation ideal? No, but in this day & age of the transfer portal, I think we are sitting pretty good
Thought maybe he'd go the Under Armor route being from Maryland & all. Good for him thought, get paid as much as you can while you can
What i find interesting about this is there really isn't a major downside to sitting/being a back up for a few years. Kyler Murray & Dwayne Haskins are prime examples (heck, throw in Cardale too). The NFL has shown they don't need a huge sample size to draft QB's high. I fully understand kids wanting to play, but its not like being a backup truly hurts your NFL aspirations....unless you know you'll never start, then by all means look at other options. Even if you don't start until your senior year, that's enough to earn a high draft position
Makes sense as to why Day kept saying the QB position was an open tryout through the spring/summer...perhaps he already knew Baldwin was on the fence & this was his way to try & keep him around. Coaches take a lot of heat for it but when situations like this arise, i cant fault a coach for "stringing" a kid along. Depth is a term to be used loosely
If i were a national sports bar chain, i don't think I'd have my social media guru busting the balls of any team...seeing as sports are a key component to a sports bar. And one with its original location being Columbus, that's doubling down on your ignorance.
Evanston Friday night then heading to downtown Chicago on sat night, staying along the rive near Trump tower. Was looking for mainly recommendations for Evanston, figured we could find enough shenanigans in Chicago but I'm open to all advice
Wife & I and some friends are going as well. Any recommended establishments to hit up prior to the game?
When stuff like this happens i always scratch my head & wonder "how did they get investors to commit to this?" It's not like you're asking a rich uncle for $5K to start a business, this is 10's (100's??) of millions of dollars needed to start something like this. You would have to lay out the business model/plan to these investors & they agree it makes sense???
I cant imagine what the initial start up cost would even be...leasing facilities, payroll, marketing, equipment?? And smart business people thought throwing money at this would be a wise investment?
I agree with the realignment theory. The top 25 now isn't the Top 25 in 5-10 years. Would Clemson have fallen into that category 7-8 yrs ago? An as mentioned, it would destroy all the lower level D1 programs. Bowling Gree/Toledo/etc. need those games to fund their athletic depts. And if you think OSU ticket prices are excessive now, just imagine if they only played Power-5 schools
Good for him...nice to see a small town guy excel on the big stage. Leipsic's a town of @ 2K people & plays in the Blanchard Valley Conference, same conference Aaron Craft played in. Work ethic & attitude goes a long way...
Gregg Nigl...you suck. I work for a Berkshire Hathaway company, if had his bracket it would be worth $1,000,000/year for the rest of my life. But since i don't, I'll read 11W in my office while i should be working
Michigan never recruited Simpson either...his dad reached out to UM & put out some feelers. Xavier (Zavier?) was leaning towards Illinois or Wisky before his dad picked up the phone.