to play football, not to play trumpet
Yes the economy is bad and sure that is probably why season ticket sales are lower than normal but ANYONE should be able to "splurge" on a 50 dollar ticket to a football game?
Some people have their priorities at MSU and apparently paying 50$ for a football game isn't one of them. It's pathetic.
Whoa dude, have you ever been laid off (or a grad student, which is close enough)? Being poor sucks.
So the whole MSU fanbase that lives in Michigan is laid off? Really? A school that has 35+k students a year that attend cannot sell out a stadium that seats 70+k.
It's ONE game for 50$. Yeah it sucks being laid off but seriously to say that "oh the economy sucks so people can't afford it" is a load of bs.
Assumption: People without a job do not have the extra money to buy tickets.
Q: So the whole MSU fanbase that lives in Michigan is laid off?
A: No, because then not a single ticket would have been sold.
The unemployment rate for the state of Michigan is ~15 percent. One in six people don't have a job. If you don't think that has an effect, you are nuts sir.
I said that that is why SEASON tickets are down. But a huge game like PSU should be sold out. If you go to one or 2 games this year at MSU you should obviously go to Michigan and then PSU or IOWA are the other marquee games. At a school as large as MSU with as many alums as MSU has they should be able to sell out for the biggest games unless we go into another depression.
I hope you never lose that silver spoon you are apparently holding. Are you truly that cluesless to think that someone who is laid off, possibly looking at losing a house, car, insurance, etc should "get thier priorities in order" and spend the money on a football game? You must have some list of priorities there. Hopefully they can still afford to keep the cable on so they can atleast watch thier team play on tv. What am I thinking of course they have cable, I mean who can't afford a simple cable bill right?
Do you have bills to pay? A family to support? Have you ever been laid off while still having to do those things? I am lucky enough that I have never yet been without good income, but I certainly understand what it's like to feel pinched at times.
Your comments above (especially the first two) make you appear either totally insulated from most people's reality, young and naive, or dumb. TTFWIW.
Not all the time, but every now and again you make comments that demonstrate just how far removed you are from reality. It would be fascinating, if it wasn't so sad.
Eh, I'm pretty sure he is just a young kid that hasn't had the joy of living paycheck to paycheck yet. You know, that wonderful feeling of "60 percent of my paycheck went to rent, 20 percent of my paycheck when to buying food (pasta and cereal), 10 percent went to buy something for my job that I can't get reimbursed for, 15 percent 'should' go towards paying off loans, but lets just put 10 percent there this month, and I have 12.35 left over to take my girlfriend out on our monthly 'lets not eat pasta tonight' date".
my loans, I spend more money than I should on rent every month. I'm frugal with my money yet I can still find money for things that I want to do such as seeing my gf who doesn't live in the same state as me.
If you want something bad enough you'll do it and find a way to accomplish your goals/aspirations. To me it just shows that for Sparty fans football isn't that important of a priority.
So she doesn't live in a state of denial, like you?
If you really honestly truly believe that 50$ is a lot of money to spend on something once a year and that pretty much any American can scrape together 50$ to do something that they really want to do then I don't know what to tell you.
Americans spend so much money on bs stuff that they do not need it's ridiculous. We max out our credit cards, pay for shit that we don't need. If you REALLY want to do something then you will find a way to do it and to sacrifice something else.
If you want me to explain to you why 50$ isn't 50$ anymore I will be glad to tell you. But I have a feeling that you don't want to hear logic.
And if anyone needs more of a motivational speech than what our blog expert expert has given, I recommend this:
I actually sort of agree with Bouje (although I don't like to admit it). I work in the entertainment industry (no, I am not a male stripper) and if something is popular and people want to watch it, they will spend the money to go. If it is a crap show (aka - any MSU football game), of course people aren't going to want to spend money to go. I am guessing that if MSU were undefeated and playing the last game of the year for a chance at a national championship birth, that game would be sold out.
A few months ago I was in Michigan I went to a movie theatre in novi to watch the new Harry potter movie. The theatre was sold out. Taking your kids to see a movie every few weeks is the same price as a football game.
For going to see Harry Potter.
But to not be able to sell out for the biggest game of the year is absurd.
Yes there are lots of people who are laid off and can hardly make ends meet. But there are also others who spend their money on other things (such as getting wasted at a bar etc). I don't think that it is me who is removed from society but people who can legitimately say that 50$ once a year will completely screw them over financially.
Come on you cannot tell me that with inflation, with the dollar being devalued that 50$ is a lot of money now because it's not.
Their biggest game of the year is when they played us and they did sell out.
Of course, there were like 15,000 Michigan fans in the stands that day. It is a little surprising, even with the economy, that MSU is having this much trouble moving tickets. If they win tomorrow, though, I imagine they'll sell out their remaining games.
I've been out of work for almost two years now, and do odd jobs to make ends meet. I've only been able to go to one game this year, and that was because my friend paid for the ticket. $50 is a lot of money to somebody who is out of work.
That's enough money for a keg and the gas to go pick it up. And don't forget that great couch along the side of the road that will get burnt when they lose.
Having a night game that means the tailgaters will be able to drink longer and most likely knew they would passed out before the game even started.
Three years ago a buddy of mine was in EL for the ND night game and saw at least two people passed out around campus on the way to the stadium. They are just keeping the tratition alive!
Most people have taking the "splurge" money and have saved it for important things, like food or gas. That's a pretty elitist thing to say, especially on what is happening in the state of Michigan.
It's not sold out, are you kidding. Economy or not, that is very hard to believe. My guess, those who don't attend will miss approximately 57 minutes of very good MSU football, all completely derailed by a delay of game, two illegal procedures penalties, an off-sides, and a personal foul-late hit out of bounds (or some other variation of these things)Iowa 20-MSU 17, Heartbreak in Spartan Town.
MSU's homecoming was last week but I don't think they sold that out either.
Still.... very surprized.
Spartan fans will melt in the rain.
They'll also run the option, but only if the downpour can be safely classified as a hurricane.
Because of the terrorist threat, Spartan fans are no longer allowed to bring their flammable couches inside the stadium.
Tune into 1270 at 2:00 if true, he'll take a few minutes from chuckling at Mich to bash his fan base.
I've heard three people at the office say today that they're excited for MSU's night game on national tv.
Here's to hoping they can't find the game before it's out of reach.
is going to smoke MSU. Especially if the weather's shitty.
Same deal with the game against Michigan. I was able to buy 2 tix the week before the game from MSU. How pathetic that their game against to which their season is defined cannot sell out.
at the beginning of the year. I'm not surprised that they didn't want to go to that game either.
For the UM game they still had tickets available on there website less than 12 hours from kickoff
Unreal. That is so pathetic (or apathetic?).
I think it might have been because they only released X amount of tickets to the public at a time, and these were the ones the released the day before the game
and I was thinking of going after watching Michigan take down PSU with it being a night game and all. Then I realized it was a 7pm start which must mean Big 10 network.
actually sells out a game........Michigan, Ohio State and ND are about it, mostly because the visitors buy up the extras. The last two OSU games in EL were embarrassingly OSU partisan crowds......they could actually do the O-H-I-O cheer around the stadium with ease.
I have season tickets and have not been able to even GIVE away my 40 yard line seats this season. Only been to the Michigan game and on that day there were far more sellers than buyers, sold an extra for $40 and no one used the seat.
This is nothing new, its not the economy, its simply the way things are at MSU and have always been.
i think a heck of a lot more stadiums sell out than osu, um and nd. in the big 10 alone i would say iowa, wisky and penn st almost always sell out. add to that most sec schools, a bunch of big 12 and a few pac 10.
i don't think all U-M fans from chicago are sell outs.
yeah you totally missed what I was saying.
Only the ND, UM and OSU games ever sellout AT MSU, and occasionally a couple others for unknown reasons.
MSU actually had a sellout streak of around 30 games earlier this decade.
makes me giggle ... smallish stadium ... night game... homecoming ... huge game with conference implacations .... and yet they czant sell it out
if they were smart, they would have advertised in iowa. i guarantee they would have snapped up the remaining tix.
Couldn't these tickets just be the left-over Iowa allotment that wasn't bought up by Hawkeye fans? This happens at Michigan occasionally too....the visiting team's fans don't travel well enough so there is a couple hundred tickets that are sent back to the hosting AD a couple days before kick-off and are dumped onto the open market to get rid of them.
I would bet this game ends up sold out.
...the MSU ticket office often has a small number of tickets that they release only a couple days kickoff that were committed to promotions that did not use their full allotment. It's not an issue of fan support - these seats were not previously available for purchase.
there has to be more than a couple hundred, or why would they be all over the radio?
Whatever. I plan on tuning in drunk around 8:30 to see a vein popped out on Dantonio's huge Frankenhead. And I will snicker, knowing that Sparty is getting tailpiped.
You could pay upwards of $100 for two tickets, parking and stale-ass popcorn or you could go to the iTunes store and buy the entire MSU rap music album (which will fill Spartan Stadium) for a mere $10. Either way, it doesn't sound like a lot of fun to me.
Even little brother isn't that dumb...go for the $10 option. If little brother is that dumb, slap the shit out of momma.
MSU is a Men's basketball school, plain and simple. The Breslin will be sold out for exhibition games and even Midnight Madness. Football just isn't that big of a draw for some reason. I truly believe that MSU could win the Big 10 football title for a few years in a row and things still wouldn't change.
Let's keep in mind that Spartan Stadium holds 72,000, while the Breslin Center holds 14,000. It's kind of an apples/oranges thing to compare them.
Sparty owns the big ten. Already. Why go?
But why are all of Bouje's posts getting meganegged? I mean some of them probably should, but some of them actually make decent points.
It doesn't matter I'm bouje therefore my posts get negged. People see the name and say "hey let's neg" and have at it. It's why I don't post anymore because no matter how intelligent my posts I always get attacked and called an idiot.
Perhaps if you were less insulting, you'd get negged less.
Are you one of those "last word freaks"?
I was kind of curious why this thread had so many posts.
I missed the memo that it was a negbouje.
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Basically, we, as UM fans, are spoiled; maybe it would be more accurate to say that it is us who do the spoiling. We buy 110,000 tickets for teams like EMU. I can think of maybe five or six places in the country who support their teams like UM fans do, and most of them are in the SEC or Big 12.
I'm not surprised that MSU isn't selling out this game. For example, the USF/Cincy game didn't sell out, and USF has the Tampa/St Pete/Clearwater traingle, plus the Bradenton/Sarasota area to draw from. MSU only has Lansing and Jackson that close, with the Greater Detroit area further away, and has historically had tickets avaiable for a lot of big games regardless of the economy.
Basically, there just aren't as many MSU fans as there are UM fans. That's why MSU started the myth of the Walmart Wolverine; they are jealous of the large number of fans that support UM.
Keep in mind that until Dantonio showed up, the past 10+ years have been dominated by mediocrity sprinkled with the occasional bowl game. Fans will show up if the product is worth it on a consistent basis. Look at UM's troubles filing Crisler - fans don't want to invest in season tickets if the team is not going to be competitive against good teams. It's not much fun to watch your team get manhandled by your closest rivals every year.
I'd love to go to the game. Does anyone know where I
could find an Iowa sweatshirt on short notice?