OSU Football 2019

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  • Fri, Aug 2, 2019 1:43 PM

    Hard to argue against him. 

    Thu, Aug 15, 2019 7:49 AM

    got our tix for the Wisky game--D deck, 25 yard line--we sat there for the Spring Game and it was awesome...love it up there, and can't wait for the season to begin...16 days, baby!!!

    Thu, Aug 15, 2019 9:58 AM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

    Can't wait to see the first d-bag walking around on game day wearing a baseball cap with one a "THE" on it.  

    They've been selling those for years, this is why the school is trademarking it.  

    Thu, Aug 15, 2019 11:11 AM
    posted by superman

    They've been selling those for years, this is why the school is trademarking it.  

    I didn't realize that, and to be honest, I've never seen anybody wearing one

    Thu, Aug 15, 2019 12:52 PM

    It’s been around for a couple years now. At least since the CFP win. 

    Thu, Aug 15, 2019 4:56 PM
    posted by vball10set

    I didn't realize that, and to be honest, I've never seen anybody wearing one

    Neither did I, but it makes sense. A company will never go broke if they market gear towards the douchiest section of a popular team's fanbase. Never.

    Thu, Aug 15, 2019 5:28 PM
    posted by superman

    They've been selling those for years, this is why the school is trademarking it.  

    Our beloved alma mater is never shy about commercializing every last dingleberry it can scratch out.  The place has totally lost the plot.  

    Sun, Aug 18, 2019 1:44 PM

    What's the plot?

    Sun, Aug 18, 2019 1:53 PM
    posted by Automatik

    What's the plot?

    Lol one would think winning and making money... I think the hats are funny. People already hate OSU, might as well annoy them even more.

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 10:29 AM
    posted by Automatik

    What's the plot?

    Even pretending to be a non-profit educational institution.  

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 10:50 AM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

    Even pretending to be a non-profit educational institution.  

    Not sure if sarcasm was intended here, but when have they ever "pretended" to be non-profit? You need money, lots of it, to fund programs throughout the university, and tuition and lab fees sure as hell ain't gonna' cover it--but football dollars do. Period.

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 2:23 PM
    posted by vball10set

    Not sure if sarcasm was intended here, but when have they ever "pretended" to be non-profit? You need money, lots of it, to fund programs throughout the university, and tuition and lab fees sure as hell ain't gonna' cover it--but football dollars do. Period.

    How do comparable state schools without big time football programs get it done?

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 2:30 PM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

    How do comparable state schools without big time football programs get it done?

    what "comparable" state schools (ie enrollment) are you referring to? all I'm saying is that comparable is a relative term, and there are only a handful of them out there--and ALL of them have big time football programs

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 2:40 PM

    Also are these comparable schools building, enhancing, innovating etc. at the same rate as OSU?

     

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 3:03 PM
    posted by vball10set

    what "comparable" state schools (ie enrollment) are you referring to? all I'm saying is that comparable is a relative term, and there are only a handful of them out there--and ALL of them have big time football programs

    During 2018, the university had revenue of >$7 billion.  Of this, ~$40 million came from the athletic department.  That's less than one half of one percent.  I think learning and research could get by without that contribution.

     

    My point originally was that OSU is ridiculous about extracting every nickel from under any stone it can find.  Trademarking "the" is, in my opinion, and example of going overboard to accomplish this.  

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 3:21 PM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

    During 2018, the university had revenue of >$7 billion.  Of this, ~$40 million came from the athletic department.  That's less than one half of one percent.  I think learning and research could get by without that contribution.

     

     

    Without football, many large direct contributions to the university don't happen.

    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 3:34 PM
    posted by queencitybuckeye

    Without football, many large direct contributions to the university don't happen.

    That wasn't what I was saying.  I was commenting on the silliness of trying to commercialize every obscure thing associated with the school.  

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