and my dad had seats next to mine since 1956. My brother gave those up three years ago and we have been talking for over a year about giving up mine and going the StubHub route. For two grand or more for seats and paying more to park to watch Eastern, Indiana, Illinois etc just so you can be there for OSU, HD and MSU is getting silly.
The average household in Michigan that doesn't have $150k of yearly income can't keep this up. College football and Michigan included are going to see more people stay at home. There is no line for my bathroom, or the kitchen and I don't have to pay to park. My favorite part of the game is when the band and the team come on the field. That is one of the most exhilarating moments you can experience in sports.
But, to justify the expense when I have a 15 yr old that will need a vehicle in a year, college in three more and my eventual retirement , watching on TV is getting more attractive all the time.