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02-26-2013, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by CBJFIG View Post
You don't have to pander to anyone, just f'ing win and people will come. OSU has clearly shown that the masses of Ohio love to come out and show their support for a perennial winner. Tressel ball was not the most exciting but they won and people went to watch. We don't need to worry about how we look while winning, just win.
IMO we don't need to win - we need to entertain. As long as we play the right way people will be there.
THe problem of the last 8 seasons or so is the team often didn't show up at all. Nothing like dropping $100 (or whatever) on tickets and having the team go thru the motions with no intensity. The attendance we see today (this season) is a reflection of the past.
Now I agree if we were winning it would cure everything, but this town will support a team that plays the right way.

Also the OSU argument is bad IMO. There is 100k+ there every home game. Doesn't matter if Cooper, Tressell, Urban or my Mom was the head coach. Winning helps but they would sell that place out most years anyways. And unlike the Jackets they won't accept mediocrity, if a coach wasn't recruiting or getting results they would be gone. The Jackets typically take an extra year to make a necessary move.

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