Hoch can’t say anything against the monster tOSU, Inc. machine. How they crushed the last director is enough evidence of that. (#istillstandwithjonwaters). Hopefully, though, this won’t effect the amount of TBDBITL we hear this year. I understand that they already have segments of time where the band directors get told to play or not play so the university can sell crap on the scoreboard or show us someone sitting in a Value City recliner. Whether this idea makes it worse remains to be seen. They have a mega-million dollar business to run and, trust me, they are going to run it to maximize their profits
I am an old fart and long time season ticket holder but I’m on my feet a lot (I actually warn the people behind me at the beginning of the season that I will definitely be standing at least every third down defensive play and, frankly, a whole lot more). The quiet, hand sitting fans (who are old AND young honestly) drive me crazy but it’s ALWAYS been that way even when I first started going to games as a kid (and, no, that wasn’t back when Chic Harley was still playing).
I don’t love the endless commercial breaks either but those aren’t going away. IMO tho, we don’t need constant blaring noise and commercials on the scoreboard during all those breaks. The players don’t and aren’t going to jump around all hyped up during these breaks, live music or not. They are catching their breath so I also don’t need more of it whether live or piped in. Give us a minute to relax too and then get us back to the college football we came to watch. Just my $.02.