A plea to season ticket holders

Submitted by chewieblue on November 20th, 2011 at 1:18 PM

I realize many of you are older (and therefore probably will not see this) and decide to give away your tickets because the late-season weather is harsh, but I make this plea to all season ticket holders.  PLEASE don't sell your tickets on stubhub or some other web-based ticket broker.  The last thing any of us want or need is your Michigan Stadium tickets being purchsed by Buckeye fans who will, if given the chance, populate our stadium with a revolting show of red.  (See two years ago... hell, even one glance around the stadium yesterday illustrates my point)

All I ask, plead and beg of you is that if you are unable to go and you have tickets to give away, JUST FIND ANOTHER MICHIGAN FAN and let them go instead of the on-line stranger who will almost certainly be a Buckeye.

I live in Ohio and I hear Buckeye fans talk about taking over Michigan stadium like they did in '09.  I realize a lot of people gave away '09 tickets, in part, due to their unwillingness to sit through the certain sadness to follow, but no self-respecting Michigan fan should ever give their ticket to a Buckeye.

If you are reading this, spread the word.  Unwanted tickets should only go to MICHIGAN men "fergodsakes"!!!  Keep the scarlet out of the Big House!!!  Let's create the homefield advantage our guys deserve and turn this series back on a dime in the right direction!

GO BLUE !!!!!

Comments

BlueVball8

November 20th, 2011 at 1:23 PM ^

Many people are going home to see their family for the first time since school started and cannot make it back.  Support Michigan, support the students, and go to THE GAME.  Buy the tickets so Akron State Golden Bobcats' fans cannot.

MGoBeer

November 20th, 2011 at 1:23 PM ^

Students need to be sure their friends aren't selling online.  I'm pretty worried with the Thanksgiving holiday. A lot of out of state students are selling tickets. You can get them for shockingly cheap for a Mich-OSU game.

goblueritzy92

November 20th, 2011 at 1:40 PM ^

but the market among students is flooded so the prices are insanely low. I'm talking face value of student tickets ($30) and the majority of them going for $50 or less. The prices on the FB pages and throughout campus are way lower than they should be, so I know many people who are hitting the web (Craigs List, stubhub, etc...) with their tickets.

CollegeFootball13

November 20th, 2011 at 1:25 PM ^

Since this is an appropriate thread to ask in.. I'm looking for tickets for the OSU game. Lifelong michigan fan hoping to see my first Michigan/OSU game ever. Anyone with extra tickets let me know what you want and I'll see how deep I can reach into my pockets.

Thanks!

mGrowOld

November 20th, 2011 at 1:27 PM ^

I'm sorry but why in the HELL would anybody sell these tickets in the first place?  I kinda understand 2009 (although I was there) but selling this year makes zero sense to me at all.  

We've lost to these idiots for what seems like forever.  I, for one, wouldnt miss the end of the streak for all the money in the world.

Well maybe for all the money in the world I might miss it.   But not if it was a Buckeye fan offering it!

expatriate

November 20th, 2011 at 5:47 PM ^

Some of us are from out of state, unfortunately- my grandparents live in Atlanta and we are all doing one last Thanksgiving there.  At that point I think family has to take priority.  As for the students, they want to spend as much time home as they can- if they can't be bothered to show up on time (which as a student I always showed up on time) why would they be bothered to cut their vacation short?

Bb011

November 20th, 2011 at 1:30 PM ^

I agree, I unfortunately think  you are preaching to the choir. Most people here are pretty dedicated and are going to show up to this game.

andre10

November 20th, 2011 at 1:31 PM ^

break, so almost  all the out of state students will sell, and a fair amount of instate students who are lukewarm to football will sell as well.

Mr Mxyzptlk

November 20th, 2011 at 1:34 PM ^

I agree with the sentiment of this post but what Michigan fan in their right mind would sell their tickets to this game?  And conversely, after the lousy season Ohio has had, I wouldn't think many of their fans would want to come up and watch their beloved team be thoroughly emasculated at the Big House.

OMG Shirtless

November 20th, 2011 at 1:36 PM ^

I'm not one of them, but people would rather go home to see family than football. It wouldn't matter if it was Jerry Sandusky or Jim Tressel buying the tickets, if they're willing to pay the most, they'll get them. 

People forget that the posters on MGoBlog don't make up a majority of the fan base.  Many around here would chose The Game over a family wedding, funeral, and probably even the birth of a child.  

The FannMan

November 20th, 2011 at 1:44 PM ^

Then find a Michigan fan to sell/give the ticket to. It is pretty easy to do. If people can't do that then they loose the privilege of having tickets. I get that you likely agree, but the holiday is no excuse to sell to a buckeye. A Michigan ticket is not a business transaction for one to maximize value (despite what Brandon seems to think).

MI Expat NY

November 20th, 2011 at 1:35 PM ^

I'm not sure there will be as much OSU interest in buying tickets to this game.  With scandal and the losses adding up, I can't see a ton of their fans buying up tickets.

MGoVillain

November 20th, 2011 at 1:35 PM ^

I bought one of my friends tickets just so it wouldn't fall into wrong hands.... 

Also- I hate the color red especially because it pops out so much in the crowd.  It always looks like there's more than there is.  We'll have a great showing this week though.... there's a different feeling in the air than there has been in a long itme. 

snoopblue

November 20th, 2011 at 1:38 PM ^

Your intentions are good, but you are way too late with this. It's already done. A lot of the students will go home and a lot of season ticket holders are out of town. The Buckeyes will follow their team here.

Although, when the Wolverines proceed to kick the buckeye's ass this saturday, feel free to scold and run your mouth to the ohio state fans around you. You can take the so-called higher road but a) it's fun and it's been a long time and b) had the tables been turned, you know how this would go down.

Tha Quiet Storm

November 20th, 2011 at 1:40 PM ^

I was at yesterday's game and, given Nebraska's reputation for taking over opposing stadiums, I didn't think they had any more fans at the game than a typical B1G team. They had the customary sections in the south end zone, but I was really expecting to see a lot more of them than I did. I thought we did a good job of keeping their presence in check, and I'm sure that will continue on Sat.

Feat of Clay

November 20th, 2011 at 4:00 PM ^

I am one of the people who helped put some red in the stands yesterday. I won't feel overly guilty because it was their first time, and I was super proud to show my family what the Big House is all about.
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<br>But I don't have any family from Ohio and if I did, screw 'em. Lol
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<br>Not so incidentally they want me to work on tickets to NU-MSU next year and are apparently willing to make the 28-hour round trip again. I feel no guilt putting red in MSU's stands.

Maize and Blue…

November 20th, 2011 at 4:03 PM ^

They had a huge section down low in the north EZ and I saw a lot walking down to their seats in Section 2 (I was in row 51).  I would guess they had between 20-25,000 there unless some Michigan fans were in red.  I must say I did contribute as I brought family members with me and my father in law played at Nebraska.

Don

November 20th, 2011 at 1:42 PM ^

who sits in season ticket seats at major rivalry games like ND, MSU, and OSU, and that Michigan ticket holders who sell their seats to opposing team fans should have their tickets yanked for a year and sent to the end of the waiting list.

The FannMan

November 20th, 2011 at 1:52 PM ^

As a season ticket holder I agree. In 20 plus years my seats have never ended up in enemy hands. Those few times I couldn't go, I made sure a Michigan fan picked up the tickets. Sadly, our current AD has gone the opposite way and set a deal with stubb hub that makes it easier for buckeyes to invade the Big House. I guess that must build the brand somehow.

tdcarl

November 20th, 2011 at 1:44 PM ^

I don't know how much normal tickets are going for, but student tickets are selling for around $70-80 right now on places like facebook marketplace, plus a $55 validation fee. So basically $125-135 for a ticket to this game. Just thought I'd throw that out there.

Michichick

November 20th, 2011 at 1:46 PM ^

The amount of red in the stadium two years ago and those -uckeye fans doing their cheer in our House was a disgrace. We cannot have a repeat of that scene. But Nebraska didn't have a showing anything like that. Ohio will have a lot of fans there, but we do have to try to keep them out. The most disappointing thing to me was seeing red in the student section.

JClay

November 20th, 2011 at 2:06 PM ^

If anyone has either a regular ticket they need to unload for $100, or a non-validated student ticket for $50, let me know. Don't need a pair.

jaronclay at hotmail dot com

UMichMSW07

November 20th, 2011 at 2:16 PM ^

I would love to buy some tix if anyone here is willing to sell. My wife and I have never been to an Ohio game and would love to experience it. Please let me know if anyone is interested.

massblue

November 20th, 2011 at 2:57 PM ^

many more UM fans will be looking for tickets.  After many years not coming to THE game, a large number of people from my class of 92 is going to the game.  There will be many more alumni coming back this year.