Attendees of the Big House: Has your game day experience become too commodified?

Attendees of the Big House: Has your game day experience become too commodified?

Submitted by Erik_in_Dayton on November 25th, 2013 at 2:11 PM

John U. Bacon recently quoted his new book on Twitter by posting the following statement by a friend of his:

“Michigan athletics used to feel like something we shared. Now it’s something they hoard... Anything of value they put a price tag on. Anything that appeals to anyone is kept locked away, and only brought out if you pay for it... And what’s been permanently banished is any sense of generosity.”

Bacon added the following: The suits will find your fun, buy it up, and charge you for it.

 

If you are a season ticket holder or frequent attendee of home games, does this fit your experience?  If so, how? 
 
I have watched the vast majority of Michigan games from the comfort and safety of my bathysphere*, so I have no opinion on the matter and don't mean to engender any particular response. 
 
A final thought:  It would be better to say (if this is even accurate) "My game day experience has changed for worse since Brandon became AD in ways X, Y, and Z" than to say "Dave Brandon sucks!"   That being said, it's a free world, baby.
 
 
 
 
 
*Bathysphere:
 

 

Season Ticket Concern

Season Ticket Concern

Submitted by tdcarl on June 17th, 2010 at 2:09 AM

So I ordered my first set of student season tickets for football a week ago with an electronic check and they still haven't taken the money out of my account. I'm starting to get worried that there may be something wrong. So my question to anyone with experience is how long does it usually take for them to "cash" your payments? Should I be concerned or am I just getting paranoid over nothing?