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How stupid are Nebraska fans?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by 77buff, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. 77buff

    77buff Well-Known Member

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    I know there is nutin to do in Stinklon, but 810am KC had a Husker media rep who said they are scalping Spring game tickets for $90, and they originally sold for $10 general admission - no reserved seating.:wow:
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  2. jjbuffs13

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    ESPN has had an article up for the past week about how people are going to a broker paying $95
     
  3. buffwings

    buffwings Club Member Club Member

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    :lol: I know why they are willing to pay that much for their spring game.










    It'll be the only game the cornholers can lock in a win....
    Phuckin idots!!
     
  4. BIGREDIOWAN

    BIGREDIOWAN Well-Known Member

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    It's the ticket brokers that are raising the prices of the tickets not the University so the brokers are to blame. I wouldn't spend that much for a ticket to the game. Nice try on the only win thing though, we'll just have to wait and see for the day after thanksgiving game.
     
  5. 87toInfinity

    87toInfinity Well-Known Member

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    So you think you will still be going for your first win when you play us?? :wow: I thought you scheduled Western Michigan, San Jose St., and New Mexico St. for that.
     
  6. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    What a dumb ass....not unexpected, by the way...completely consistent with the rest of your kind....
     
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  7. 2HellNback

    2HellNback Well-Known Member

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    Wow $95?

    I got mine for only $90....



    :lol:

    Joking....
     
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    Daaah Club Member Club Member

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    Umm... the brokers won't charge more than people are willing to pay.
     
  9. Unleash Hell

    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I wish CU had more fans that were as loyal as husker fans
     
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    Unleash Hell Well-Known Member

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    I wish CU had more fans that were as loyal as husker fans. Buff fans are the ones that look stupid when we can't even get 10k to a spring game.
     
  11. DustyRhodes

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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/ncaa/04/14/nebraska.spring.ap/index.html



    Nebraska ticket broker getting $95 per seat for Huskers spring game


    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The week of the sold-out Bruce Springsteen concert in Omaha last month, you could call a local ticket broker and pay $39 for a seat.

    For Saturday's sold-out Nebraska spring football game, that same broker is getting $95 a ticket.

    "I'm not going to be one to judge the craziness of Nebraska football fans," Ticket Express owner Chad Carr said. "The weird thing about this game, I can't keep tickets in stock."

    This, remember, is not a game. It's a practice.

    Nebraska isn't the only place where football craziness exists in the spring.

    Alabama had 78,200 folks turn out for its spring game last weekend. This after a college football-record spring-game crowd of 92,138 showed up in 2007 to see first-year coach Nick Saban lead the Crimson Tide through a glorified scrimmage.

    "We weren't prepared for that overwhelming response," Alabama athletic marketing director Jennifer Martin said. "You just never believe that many people are going to come to a practice."

    Admission is free at Alabama. Nebraska has charged for decades, but it cost only $3 back when Tom Osborne was coaching national championship teams in the mid-1990s.

    The spring thing started to take off at Nebraska in 2004 when Bill Callahan's West Coast offense rekindled enthusiasm among fans who were hungry to see a program makeover. The school set its spring record attendance of 63,416 in 2005. The count slipped to 57,415 in 2006 and 54,288 last year.

    After last fall's 5-7 record marked the second losing season in four years, and led to Callahan's firing, the Husker faithful are primed to see what new coach Bo Pelini has in store.

    "We didn't have to do a whole lot of marketing or advertising. It pretty much sold itself," said Nebraska athletic marketing director Corrie Sears. "It's our fans being excited about the new era with Tom Osborne back (as athletic director) and Bo Pelini."

    Spring fever strikes other places, but to a lesser degree. A throng of 61,000 turned out for Florida's nationally televised game last Saturday. But attendance was "just" 33,624 for defending national champion LSU and 23,306 at Oklahoma.

    "What we have here is very special," Sears said, "and what we have are very passionate fans. The spring game is becoming more of an event, and we're treating it more like a real game for our fans."

    The Cornhuskers sold reserved seats for the first time this year, at $10 apiece. General admission cost $8. Only 65,000 tickets were made available at 81,000-seat Memorial Stadium. The remaining 16,000 were held back for students and faculty, kids who promise to take the "Drug Free Pledge" on the field at halftime, former players, a horde of prospective recruits and other guests.

    The athletic department opened spring game sales Feb. 6, and 22,700 were sold on the first day. That included 5,800 online orders the first hour. The game was declared a sellout on April 9.

    In the past few days, listings for tickets have shown up on the online auction site eBay, and the phones have been ringing at Ticket Express.

    "We've never seen anything like this before," Ticket Express owner Carr said.

    Ticket Express is charging $95 for a $10 reserved seat at the spring game. That is more than its customers would pay this week for a regular-season ticket to see New Mexico State ($69), Baylor ($85) and Colorado ($85).

    It would cost only $4 more ($99) for a ticket to see the Huskers play defending Big 12 North champion Missouri.

    Carr is almost apologetic about his spring game price. But he said he has had to pay more than face value for those tickets, which come from fans looking to make a buck on the secondary market.

    Before the game sold out, Ticket Express was selling reserved seats for $25 to $35 to people who were willing to pay a premium for better seats.

    Two years ago, the first year Ticket Express sold spring game tickets, Carr lost money. Now he's getting $85 over face value for a reserved seat. General admission tickets, by the way, are going for $65.

    "We don't like being at that price point because we don't feel that is a good value," Carr said. "However, if somebody wants to pay it, we're not going to be the judge of whether that person feels it's a good value. For them, maybe it is."
     
  12. RuffBuff

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    unfortunately....i agree :sad1:
     
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    :yeahthat:

    You gotta admit - it would be nice for CU to have this problem
     
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    Some call it loyalty, I call it border line insanity. Sorry Leash, but there's no ****ing way I'd be spending $95 to watch an intrasquad scrimmage if that's what's required to be considered a loyal fan. That's just plain stupid.
     
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    After last fall's 5-7 record marked the second losing season in four years, and led to Callahan's firing, the Husker faithful are primed to see what new coach Bo Pelini has in store.
    I agree that we wish CU had as many loyal fans as NU, but this is a freakin intrasquad scrimmage. You really don't know what you got until you go up against a big dog. I'd save a few bucks and buy a regular season ticket. I have to admit - what else are you going to do in Lincoln. That's one thing CU really can offer a recruit - you ain't in the middle of nowhere!:thumbsup:
     
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    I thought surely this thread was posing a purely rhetorical question.:lol:
     
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    :yeahthat:
     
  18. 2HellNback

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    Don't say that! Don't ever say that... We don't want to be like them. It makes it better that they suck, that when CU loses they don't have to put the entire state on suicide watch.... They are a bunch of FAT, disrespectful, DELUSIONAL, white trash, red-necked, DELUSIONAL, idiotic, DELUSIONAL, idiotic, DELUSIONAL body of people... for th most part.

    We don't need to be like them...


    And loyal? You want to talk loyal? They are all the same as any other school. So they keep their "self-proclaimed" longest consecutive sell out streak... but that stadium was empty towards the end of the season, and i know cuz i was at one of the games. They boo'ed and harassed players (who are afterall kids, kids, just kids). They called the defensive coordinator and left him death threats on his machine... They put for sale signs in front of callahans house... Once again their disrespect for their own players let alone any one else... How can you haze and hassle your own players. Players flat out came out in the papers and on tv saying how brutal their fans are...

    THey are the same as any other school!!!! LOVE THEM WHEN THEY'RE WINNING, DELUSIONAL AND HATE THEM WHEN THEY'RE LOSING... Just the same, except without a good football team.
     
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    I guess in order for CU fans to be like the loyal *usker faithful, we should have been calling in death threats against our coaching staff for the past couple of seasons. :wow:
     
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  20. Cornh8er

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    It's called not having a life...$95 for practice, we talkin practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, we talkin practice
     
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    Nothing else to do in Nebraska.

    If I lived out there and it was not on TV, I would pay that much for some entertainment.


    Then again I would never live in a Sh!T hole like Nebraska.
     
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    USC.....OSU.....:confused:
     
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    FIFY
     
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    their athl. dept ought to up the price. if 95 bucks is what the market will bear, then better for them to get the cash than the brokers. of course, they'd probably get some serious blowback from the media if they raised the price themselves to closer to the fair market price.

    this doesn't surprise me or offend me. they've got no pro sports in fuskerland. it is nearly a cultural wasteland. what else are they going to do for entertainment? i mean cow-tipping, wife-beating, and inter-species barnyard love are probably getting to be "same old-same old" for them.

    besides, i hope bobo the timebomb raises their expectations back to their usual ridiculous level. it is always more fun to watch them suffer when they arrogantly expect to be good and then they suck much, much worse than in their worst nightmares. shattered unrealistic expectations gave us the crying kid!

    these are days of wonder, Brother Buffs. days of wonder! our Buffs are further along in the rebuilding project than the fuskers. sure, they'll cheat, lie, cut corners, and do whatever it takes to get them back, but the rebuilding will still take some time. i am personally going to enjoy the looks on their fat-corn fed faces as their team crawls thru another losing in-conference record. i don't count their ooc games-- they only serve to build up their expectations before the reality of the b12 sets in.
     
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