Ohio State Football’s Peculiar Proposition: Pay $50 to Watch Practice

Hey there, football fans, I’ve got something interesting to share about Ohio State University’s latest move: they’re asking you to cough up $50 for the chance to attend one of their preseason football practices. Yup, you heard that right. They want you to dip into your pockets just to watch players go through their drills and routines on the field.

Now, I’ll let you in on a little secret—I’m not exactly jumping for joy at the idea of watching football practices. After spending years covering the sport, I’ve found there are plenty of other activities that grab my attention more than watching players go through the same old drills.

I mean, wouldn’t you rather watch a beautiful sunset or catch up on your favorite TV show reruns? There’s just something about watching linemen hit blocking sleds or quarterbacks throw passes with no defenders around that doesn’t quite do it for me.

So, why am I bringing this up? Well, it seems Ohio State is trying to make a quick buck by inviting fans to pay for the privilege of attending their preseason practices. And get this—you’ll even score a pair of Ohio State sunglasses as part of the deal. Essentially, you’re shelling out $50 for a souvenir.

Now, I get that athletic departments need to find new ways to make money, especially with the whole revenue-sharing thing looming on the horizon. But asking fans to pay for something as dull as a preseason practice seems a bit much, don’t you think?

I mean, you could snag tickets to actual games for less than $50 each. Wouldn’t you rather spend your cash on the excitement of a live game instead of a glorified practice session?

But hey, the choice is yours. As for me, I think I’ll pass on forking over $50 for what basically amounts to a side dish of boredom.

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