help i've been transported back in time to Jim Tressel's hiring help
Mr. Bacon has written quite a bit about why Ticket Sales have been flagging. As I, myself, have recently been offered a "deal" on single-game tickets, I love reading Mr. Bacon's salvoes over Brandon's bow:
This fall Michigan is in danger of breaking its string of 251 consecutive games with 100,000-plus paid attendance, which started in 1975.
And then this gem:
After Brandon became Michigan's 11th athletic director in 2010, he often repeated one of his favorite lines: "If it ain't broke ... break it!" You have to give him credit: He has delivered on his promise.
Happy Monday Mr. Brandon! Special Delivery for you, direct from the desk of John U. Bacon!
It seems like the AD is using the Alumni Association to glean some feedback about the declining student attendance numbers. If you'd like to share your well-reseasoned two cents (and actually see some pretty reasonable takes as well.) Check out this link:
Summary: Saban and Alabama officials are upset students have been leaving games early so they are imposing a clause which is in the ticketing rule. 20 student organizations (mainly greek orgs) will no longer get priority to sit together in blocks. It will be open seating throughout the student section.
Not exactly a big punishment but it is petty even if it was clearly stated up front.
I find it interesting the powers that be in college football have been making decisions for years which have nothing to do with the students interest. Most of the decisions have been made to increase TV viewership. And yet, athletic departments and coaches can't understand why students are showing up late and leaving early.