Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Math, the Boone State Way

Today, we learned that Boone State will not sell individual tickets to the Boone State vs LandThieves game next season. To obtain a ticket for that game, you must purchase a season ticket. If one reads the entire riveting article, you learn that Okie State is basing this off of the Iowa State Cyclone's success with a similar "promotion" with their intrastate rival Iowa.

So, here's the tricky part. I Got Beat by Kent State University saw ticket sales increase 30 percent. Earlier in the release it mentions season ticket sales increased from "about 30,000" to 36,000.

Well, the HeadThief, being an accounant and all, thought a jump from 30,ooo to 36,000 would be a 20% increase. Who knew?

Anywho, Mike Baldwin of the Daily Oklahoman believes this will result in fewer fans at the Bedlam game next season. While it's not polite to beg, I beg to differ. Here's a business plan I'm contemplating.

  • Buy Oklahoma State season FB tickets
  • Sell the season opener game (Missouri State!) to unsuspecting Pokes fan for face value.
  • Scalp the game against Troy to a Trojan fan. They'll be expecting to extend their dominance over the Pokes, so I'm sure they'll pay top dollar.
  • Sell the Cash Machine U game tickets to Aggie fans.
  • Give the Baylor/Okie State tix to my pastor, claim as charitable donation on 2008 tax return.
  • Sell Iowa State tickets to Boone State fan. It's homecoming. Personal observation is homecoming events are big at schools where the football team stinks.
  • Donate Houston / OSU tix to Big Brothers.
  • Sell OU tickets to Sooner fan for top dollar.

Serioiusly, someone (or someones) will be crazy enough to do the above. I think the Pokes have just given up home field advantage. Time will tell.

1 comment:

poopsandwich said...

It would take an accountant to come up with something like that...