A good friend of mine sent me the following. It appears that the gloating down south about Michigan's apparent problems selling tickets is a bit premature. The difference is that Ohio is taking steps to disguise their problem a bit better than we did. The following is a letter that went out to OSU faculty and staff:
Dear Ohio State University Faculty and Staff:
I am extraordinarily grateful to the Ohio State faculty and staff who work every day to make our university great. Together we have accomplished many significant successes that are a direct reflection of your dedication and teamwork. For that, I would like to personally thank you. To recognize your valuable contributions, President Michael V. Drake, MD, recently announced Ohio State’s inaugural faculty and staff appreciation Buckeye Football Game. A large number of faculty and staff have an opportunity to be randomly selected to receive four complimentary tickets to the Ohio State vs. Kent State football game on Saturday, Sept. 13. Kick-off is at noon.
In order to participate, faculty and staff must follow the link below and select the opt-in box on the landing page.* By selecting the box to opt-in, you’ll enter your name into consideration for the tickets. If you are selected, tickets will be mailed to the home address listed in Employee Self Service.
Thank you again for all that you do for Ohio State. We’re excited to recognize your achievements by offering you the opportunity to cheer on the Buckeyes with your fellow faculty, staff and friends.
Andraea (AJ) Douglass
They can't move the Kent State tickets so they are giving them to faculty and staff real quiet like. Can't let them hit the secondary market b/c that will just lower the prestige (and pricing) of attending the sell out. Even if you have a top 10 or even top 5 program you can out price your market. OSU is on the bubble right now. So all those fans making fun of UM's ticket deals will only have to wait to see their own team's ads all over Columbus TV. Greed, greed, greed. John Bacon needs to point this out and shame Gene Smith and the moneygrabbers down there.