Too much red

Submitted by drzoidburg on November 29th, 2015 at 3:59 PM

I've seen so much bitching on this blog about students showing up late. Well guess what was the only part of the stadium that didn't sell off their tickets en masse to the enemy. So my proposals:

Non students have to show ID to get in

Seating is based on attendance, including other sports, and showing up on time, but no matter what, it will be corner endzone

"Validation stickers" can be bought in person at select times/locations for double the price

 

Sound familiar?

Comments

Moonlight Graham

November 29th, 2015 at 4:45 PM ^

And red stands out in a mostly blue-attired crowd. 

Something was not "right" from the get-go yesterday. I just had a bad feeling. Maybe it would have been different if the game was for the East title like we thought it would. There just wasn't any electricity, really. If I didn't know any better I wouldn't have guess that this was an intense rivalry and a historic first meeting of two highly-regarded coaches. 

btw, did the drum major do the lean-back-touch-head thing yesterday? I swear I didn't see it. Or did they have to cut it out because Ohio State's band took too much time dotting their 'i'? 

Feeling cynical today, of course. 

Gofor2

November 29th, 2015 at 6:48 PM ^

Cause the root of the problem is that OSU fans simply love their team more than UM fans love theirs. You are talking about the Big Shit House. It looked like a OSU home game, fans busting a O-H-I-O chant and taking over the whole place, both on the field and off.

Before UM is able to get back to being " home of the Wolverines " off the field, it's going to need to beat the Buckeyes on the field. The Big Shit House has been the 2nd Home stadium for the Buckeyes for about 10 years now, and it isn't changing soon from the looks of things. They just put Crazy Jim in his place and put all of Ann Arbor on notice that they plan on coming to the big house and shitting all over it for many, many more years.

42-13

Meyer > Harbaugh

Tressel > Carr

OSU > Michigan

MGoLesher

November 29th, 2015 at 4:05 PM ^

Part of the problem, which I don't think anyone has brought up, is the amount of tickets that Michigan gives to Ohio State and of course they are going to fill their allotment. That explains the long strip of red in the South end zone at the very top, the pocket by the flag pole, and section 34 by the student section. I think it would be effective if Michigan cut down on the official amount of tickets that Ohio State receives.

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DoubleYost

November 29th, 2015 at 4:06 PM ^

Or you just don't buy a ticket home or away if you don't plan on going and representing Michigan. Last thing I want to do is get through red tape while I'm going Blue.

growler4

November 29th, 2015 at 5:08 PM ^

... at least not yet.

I agree with your assessment of the OSU fan base. I recall several years ago after our last victory against them, when Fickell was coach, some OSU fans walking on campus remarked how surprised they were at how quiet it was after our victory. They had said that the OSU campus would be wild.

I really lose patience with those idiots who want to impose restrictions on Michigan fans selling tickets. It's still somewhat of a free country with somewhat of a free market economy. If people want to sell their tickets and visitors want to pay for them ...

Those who don't like it should pony up and pay for them!

Instead, we see occasional front page posts on THIS blog talking about price movement of tickets and whether or not it might be a good time to buy or better to wait. Yes, that might be a rational approach, but...

Furthermore, how many threads over the last decade of down years talked about buying tickets for Michigan home games at the last minute at bargain prices from season ticket holders? That's OK but not selling a ticket to a big game at more than face value to a willing buyer?

I saw all the red yesterday, as I have at previous games. How many of those people do you think were concerned with price movements? How many of them thought it might be too cold to attend the game and preferred to watch it in the comfort of their home or a bar?

They put their money where their fan mouths are ... and kudos to them. They paid up and, unfortunately, enjoyed the game while too many here just whine about it.

 

UMxWolverines

November 29th, 2015 at 4:26 PM ^

There is no way we get the number of tickets at their stadium as they get in ours. If I remember right we get a small block in the upper deck and another one in the corner by the band in Ohio Stadium. Can't be more than a few thousand. They get practically an entire section in the end zone, a section in the corner, and a strip at the top. Way too many. 

djmagic

November 29th, 2015 at 10:06 PM ^

who sell them, and any interested buyer has access to them.   It's not the seller's fault if an OSU fan is quicker to dial up stubhub, or willing to pay a higher price than a Michigan fan for a given ticket.  The number of M fans who knowingly sell directly to Buckeyes is likely incredibly small.

Not to mention, with what some tickets were going for on the secondary market, can you blame someone for opting for a fistful of cash instead of sitting in the cold for 4 hours?   Michigan didn't lose because the people who bought John Everyfan's tickets were wearing red jackets.

S Carolina Wolverine

November 29th, 2015 at 4:40 PM ^

seems to be the "MO" for Michigan fans to sell their tix to the game for $$

 

This has allowed sucknut fans to represent in the big house

 

Hoping in the near future once we start winning and can compete with osu, this will end

 

Go Blue!