Though for years I have pondered how much harder I have made my life by sticking with my allegiance to Michigan while living here in Columbus, yesterday I was able to put a price tag on what that value would equate to in dollars.
In case any of you are curious, that number is $11,900 USD.
How I came to that value:
Recently I proposed to my semi-osu fan girlfriend. Being a semi-osu fan in Columbus really means she doesn't care that much about sports, but enjoys hanging out with friends who all happen to be OSU fans.
For our upcoming wedding, her most unrealistic desire involves hiring Still Motion (stillmotion.ca) to do video production at our wedding/reception. The stick price on their base package: $11,900 USD.
The arrangement is something along these lines: I agree to still motion doing our videography and she agrees to become a michigan fan.
1) rooting for UM over OSU (she can still cheer for OSU every other game of the season)
2) Agreeing that if/when we have children we will never buy nor clothe our child with OSU laden items.
3) Being supportive when UM loses.
I know $11,900 is alot of money - more than we can really afford at this point. But at least now I will get something out of it...