3 Questions For the Fans

By: Jason Colthorp
By: Jason Colthorp

It's Monday and my mind is wandering.  Just a few questions I had over the weekend.

1. How many Spartan fans are sellouts?
I put it at about 18,500.  At least a quarter of the stadium Saturday was Ohio State fans.  For 13 students the prospect of making $100 when season tickets are $140 was just too much I guess.  (That's how many garnet shirts I counted in the student section which was all white.)  Maybe I'm upset b/c I gave up $70 to have my fingernails torn out, but c'mon, half the upper deck was OSU fans.  Yeah, capitalism.

2.  Am I the only MTV fan who misses the 80's version where MTV actually stood for music television?
Probably not.  Do they even play music anymore?  I used to rock out to MTV for hours, b/c THEY PLAYED MUSIC.  Now I think you need MTV 3 to see videos.  The shows in the 80's played music-- Yo! MTV Raps, Headbanger's Ball, Top 10 Countdown (Yeah, it wasn't always TRL, tweens.)  I miss the Ed Lover dance to DJ Kool.  I think there should be something illegal about watching some of these "dramas" that border on Teen-Cinemax.  And the videos have no imagination like the 80's.  All I know is, when my friend said Saturday that one of her favorite shows on all of TV was "The Hills," I longed for the days of Diamond Dave.

3.  How short of a memory do Boston Red Sox fans have?
Apparently pretty short.  Thursday night, fans started filing out in the 7th inning when they fell behind 7-0 to the Rays in Game 5.  Yeah, it's an unlikely comeback from 7 down in the 7th, but this is the team that came back from 3 games to none to beat the Yankees.  You were down 3-1 to Cleveland last year and won.  Of course, they came back and won dramatically in the 10th, 8-7, won game 6 before losing Game 7 last night.  I would never leave a game again if I was a Red Sox fan.  But, I'm a Spartan fan and we leave in the 3rd quarter. 

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  • by Jim Location: Boston on Oct 22, 2008 at 04:10 PM
    Sir, With ALL due respect, and I MAY have been drinking, BUT DID YOU JUST THROW DOWN WITH RED SOX FANS????!!!!!! The ONLY fans EVER to leave a Sox game before the last pitch are doctors who have been paged to perform emergency surgery. Check the tapes, brother, EVERY one of the fans seen leaving has a white coat and stethoscope.
  • by kaci on Oct 21, 2008 at 09:07 PM
    I know it's not music, but one of the things I miss most about old skool MTV is "Remote Control". Loved that show-- especially when the contestants would get sucked back through the wall in those cushy lounge chairs when they were eliminated. the final round where you had to guess the music videos on all those screens while on an adjustable bed was good stuff too. according to wikipedia, this is where your beef starts. "Remote Control" was the first original non-musical program to air on MTV-- in 1987.
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