HERE's my post from a week ago, trying to decide whether or not to buy season tickets for the 2014 football season.
Yesterday, I guess the verdict came out. I hadn't seen it 'til this morning. $181 for the cheapest tickets, faculty staff get a 20% discount. That's $144.80 for our season ticket renewal.
For the chance to watch this shitty product on the field, against this dull schedule, in the dead heat of summer (five games played before October 5th), and missing the opportunity to send the message - loud and clear - that following up a 4-8 season with a 2-10 season is unacceptable... Well, all I have to say is no. No, I will not be buying season tickets. Fuck no.
I was ready to go ahead and bite the bullet for $75 apiece. I probably would have gone all the way up to $99, or even $110 to account for inflation or whatever. But $145 is an insult. It's an insult to my charitable nature.
You can piss on my head, Virginia Football, but don't try to tell me it's raining.
$145 might fly when we have a new coach, new administration overseeing football, and renewed hope. But not right now. Fuck no.
My apologies to a few specific Friends of Wahooze -- Tori, Rookie, Sparkle, the two Mikes, my bro, Adam, Pierce, Eric. I probably should have called you guys or e-mailed or something, telling you that I'm bailing out. But when I saw $144.80 this morning, it pissed me off to the point of taking action.
My only really meaningful mouthpiece is whether or not I'm going to buy tickets. Well, that and this blog, I guess. So I'm using my mouthpiece to say what I think is really important:
6-18 in Years Four and Five of a coach's tenure is UNACCEPTABLE.