Thursday, August 9, 2007

College Football is almost here


Every college football fan has that one moment when they fully realize that the season has started. For some it's when the band plays the school fight song or when their team runs out of the tunnel before their first game. Mine is when the first asshole fan of the visiting team starts asking everyone: "When's the last time Notre Dame won a bowl game?". This douche is normally wearing a Michigan or Michigan State hat backwards. Either way I'm pretty excited for the best sports time of the year to start: College Football Saturdays.

Anyways, ticketcity.com has released its listings of the most expensive college football games of the year. Even though this is most likely going to be a down year for the Irish, they are participating in four of the top five most expensive games. The only game in the top five that doesn't involve ND is, not surprisingly, OSU-Michigan:

1 Penn State vs. Notre Dame September 8 State College, Pa. $1,100
2 Michigan vs. Ohio State November 17 Ann Arbor, Mich. $1,000
3 Notre Dame vs. USC October 20 South Bend, Ind. $950
4 Michigan vs. Notre Dame September 15 Ann Arbor, Mich. $696
5 Notre Dame vs. Boston College October 13 South Bend, Ind. $661

I really can't imagine paying $1,100 for a ticket to a regular season game unless it was a rivalry game with national title implications ala OSU-Michigan last year but some people are just a little too passionate about their team I guess. These numbers are very early indicators however. I fully expect Michigan-OSU to be the most expensive ticket by the time that game comes around.

16 Comments:

Guy said...

I was just watching Sportstime Ohio (our Cleveland Indians network) and they had Quinn on being interviewed. He was talking about how he was being hazed by the team. They made him sing in front of everyone... he said he did "Walking in Memphis" (BigLots and Buzz will love that) and got booed by the team because he just read off the words (pussy). Then he went with the ND Fight song... and got booed by the USC and Michigan guys. Overall a great first day for Quinn.

BigLots said...

Quinn probably would have been much more comfortable with "Every Rose Has It's Thorn."

BigLots said...

Get it? Cause he sang on-stage with Brett Michaels a couple weeks ago.

Guy said...

Clever.

He would have been great backup for you singing "Walking in Memphis." Isn't that your tune?

Buzzsaw said...

Yes it is, it's a weird choice, they would have chosen something much more embarrassing.

BigLots said...

Well it looks like I need to change my password. Fuck you Buzz.

Daris said...

nothing will ever compare to that nebraska nd game a few years back.

the huskers rolled into south bend on like 40,000 trailors. it was fuckin crazy. they took over south bend, and fortunately, it wanst corn season. i know they were planning to pillage.

tickets were so ridiculously over priced. ive never seen anyhting like it, but i wasnt home for that SC game which may have been just as bad.

Buzzsaw said...

Haha, that was a total accident ... and Daris, I was at the ND-Nebraska taping of College Gameday, I was in the front row. Nebraska fans dumping beers on my dad and I, I hate those fuckers

Daris said...

those fans were fuckin nuts. i saw a kid from my class punch a huge old dude in the face after the game. the old dude just looked at him all crazy and walked away. they build them ford tough in nebraska.

sammich said...

Jimmy Clausen has the same initials as Jesus Christ. Coincidence? I think not.

Shane Rollins said...

The first group of ND games I almost understand, but boston college? Unless Doug Flutie has enrolled once again, why would you ever pay $660 for a Boston College game?

Buzzsaw said...

Why? Because it's the Holy War ... the series took a break for a few years so it's a hot ticket. All the alumni will remember when the games were actually good, BC is supposed to be last in their division in the ACC this year.

scumdog0331 said...

God I hate Notre Dame, Catholics, Pretty much the whole state of Michigan, and Husker fans.

In related news, I have nothing relevant to add to the conversation.

Zack said...

I don't think anything can top my alma mater.

A skybox for 6 home games a few years ago was $50,000. No word that it's gone down.

My alma mater?

The University of Connecticut.

TroySmithBlows said...

scumdog your about as useful as a shit-flavored lollipop...can smell an O-S-Who fuck-eye from a mile away...Go Blue bitches

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