Fun for the red sweater & khaki crowd
I just got this email from the University of Wisconsin Athletic Department:
Does it strike anyone else as curious that you're supposed to "experience the tradition and pageantry of Wisconsin football" from your climate-controlled indoor seats while being waited on and enjoying private elevators and restrooms?
How is this an authentic Wisconsin experience? It's like going to a football game without actually experiencing anything (from temperature to mixing with the riff raff) that makes a college football game special. Why not just watch it on TV?
It worries me that Universities are so interested in selling this kind of experience. To me, it just flies in the face of what college sports are supposed to be about, particularly Wisconsin college sports. As a Badger fan, I hope that our success never causes us to lose that irreverence that makes us unique.
People in these kinds of seats have more money & influence than the rest of us. They can better direct the tone and future of Wisconsin athletics. If this is where the University is going, I don't like it. I can hardly picture the red sweater & khaki clad big wigs chanting obscenities, doing the slow wave or sneaking in a flask of Captain. I can, however, easily picture them using their influence to stop the rest of us from doing just that.
Posted by kris at May 20, 2010 11:40 AM
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|# May 20th, 2010 4:45 PM themandownthehall|
|Sadly, a few years ago, I took my kids to the Meineke Bowl here in Charlotte on a whim. We waited until after kickoff and then proceeded to look for scalper tickets. The first one we came to was an NC State alum who had 3 club level tickets that he let go for a total of 50 bucks. We took our seats then enjoyed the restaurant and the other club level items and unfortunately since then, we've not been able to go back to regular seats.
At Panthers Stadium, the club level is a perfect seat everywhere in it.
It seems snooty and hoity toity, but there's no level like a club level. It's incredible.
Try it, you'll like it!
|# May 20th, 2010 5:19 PM kris|
|I'm sure it's lovely, but when I go to a Badger game I'm in it to win it - if you know what I mean. I let myself go hard to one game a year and I want to be able to get crazy in a way you can't if you're in with that crowd. |