The 2004 Rocky Mountain Showdown is turning into the poorly
handled fiasco that I feared it would become. I never liked the
idea of a ticket lottery. I liked it even less when I found out
that after “winning” this lottery we were asked to pay the
sickening amount of $60 per ticket. My festering dissatisfaction
with the whole situation was further reinforced when I saw the
printed ticket price of $50.
The situation with the tickets is distressing, but not as
distressing as the number of students who are selling out their
team. As of Tuesday, there were still around 400 student tickets
still available at the ticket office that anybody can now purchase.
I ask you students, where is your pride and support for your school
and team? I didn’t like it, but I shelled out the money. I don’t
think the price of the tickets is solely to blame for the
lackluster sales. In fact, I think many of you are scared and
intimidated to go to CU’s house and cheer on your team. If the
roles were reversed and CU was coming to our field, I can guarantee
the black and gold-clad CU student body would come with it. I’m
calling you out CSU. Suck it up, don’t be intimidated; our football
team sure isn’t. Do whatever it takes. Get a ticket, go to the game
and stand up for yourself and your school.
Frank E. Leonard III
Health and Exercise Science