Monday, July 14, 2008

What would you do?

OK, here's the deal....I just scored a pair of tickets to Ohio State-Illinois on November 15th. I paid 200 bucks for the pair (which I feel is a bargain, considering I spent 175 for a pair to see Ohio State-Indiana in 2006).

The game is in Champaign, Illinois (a 7-hour drive), so it'd be a nice little road trip. I've never seen a game at Memorial Stadium, mind you.

This game is in the 11th week of the season. It's entirely possible that the winner of this game will be the champion of the Big Ten.

Illinois has a tough schedule (Missouri, Penn State, Michigan and Wisconsin - all on the road), but could be anywhere from 7-3 to 10-0 by the time this one gets played. I call 8-2.

If they're having a good year again, Illinois fans will be foaming at the mouth to get tickets to this game. The price on ebay could easily top 300 bucks.

Ohio State has it a bit easier, but still tough (USC, Wisky, MSU on the road, Penn State at home). They look to be 8-2 minimum, 10-0 possibly. You know what I think they'll be at this point in the year.

So I ask you, what would you do if these tickets were in your pocket?

A) Keep the tickets, make a road trip, enjoy the game
B) Cheer for both teams to be 10-0, sell 'em on ebay and save the money
C) Cheer for both teams to be 10-0, sell 'em on ebay and go to the OSU-UM game with the profits
D) Give the tickets to a Michigan blogger so they can see an actual football game once this year

Feel free to elaborate in the comment section on what you'd do.


Kris said...

Go to the game, in my experience, even with good Illinois teams against good opponents, the prices never get very high.
Plus, it will be a fun game. Make sure to get a pork chop on a stick.

Jeff C said...

I say sell, if both teams are 10-0. Take that money and go to a bowl game.

Anonymous said...

Go to the game... UI is renovating the stadium so do some research about this historic venue to appreciate it's history and what they are doing. Go Bucks!

Anonymous said...

Sell if you need the bank, but if your okay on money, go to the game, bring a brick with you, and get ready to chuck it at Tressel's head if he starts to think about calling a time out right before the Illini are fin to end a 7 minute possession with time running down in the 4th quarter by punting the ball on 4th and 1. I'd chuck that brick right about then.

Anonymous said...

Take a Michigan blogger with you to the game. You see a game, er/sie/es gets to see a real game, and you write off the tickets as a charitable donation; helping the needy, or some such thing..


Anonymous said...

I hate to nitpick but I think we GO to camp randall this year, not excited about that.

Jeff Seemann said...

Yeah, I wrote it in a confusing way, but it was meant to say that we played USC AND Wisky AND Michigan State on the road.

You weren't nitpicking though, and I'm not too excited about playing there either.

Anonymous said...

Sell and go to TSUN game.