I used to joke about how if Michael Adams could figure out how to charge fans for the air they breathed on game day, he’d do it.
Steve Patterson is Michael Adams’ kind of AD.
Filed under Texas Is Just Better Than You Are.
I would charge the opposing players $500 a piece for the premium sideline seating.
+1 and can you imagine how much he could get for those suites the opposing coaches and radio broadcasters are using?
Patterson’s just making sure they have enough to buy out his contract when they want to fire him.
I mean, isnt this just a wash? Texas Tech will obviously charge Texas to bring their band and then we are back to $0 except Patterson looks like a dick.
Guess that Patterson will then use the expense of the tickets to either charge the band members for their tickets or to get rid of the band all together.
guy seems like a real piece of work.
Exactly. Actually, I would charge $150 per seat. If Texas doesn’t bring the band, you win, because that would confirm that Texas sucks under Patterson. Wait until Patterson drops it, looking like an idiot.
You are not a business man on the level of Patterson. TT has 450 band members while UT has 386. That’s a $6400 savings spread over two years!
Texas should pay the 150 and then scalp the tickets for 250 or give them to the local “Occupy Wallstreet” chapter.
Speaking of Patterson and the great University of Texas, how is that firing of Mack Brown looking these days? Reminds me of another UT that fired a National Championship winning coach. Eeerie similarities….especially the puke orange part.
Texas doesn’t settle for mediocrity. Gonna keep changing that coaching line-up until one hits even if it takes 20 years. That’s the realistic key to success.
Sorry, but I bet a few Horn fans would crave a bit of mediocrity right now. Kind of looks like John Macovic right now and yesterday’s presser sounded like a coach ready to jump off a cliff.
/check your sarcasm meter
Keep reading if you think I’m over the top with this. 😉
UT was a sinking ship under Mack Brown. Big time. A change needed to be made and Strong inherited a giant mess, and its going to take quite a while to turn that around. If you think UT would be better off with Mack still running the show today, you’re badly mistaken. In his last 4 years there, they lost no less than 5 games yearly, including 7 one particular year. Even more, the competition has improved big time with Baylor, TCU, etc.
I have no clue if Strong will pan out or not, but staying the course with that mess was not an option.
I fully agree about Brown, but I think Strong was a terrible hire. With the resources Texas has, a good coach could completely turn that program around in a couple of years, at least enough to get the fan excitement and donations way up. Strong was decent at Louisville, but that was before they were in a real conference, well at least as real as the ACC.
Texas has the money to go get almost anyone they want. I think Strong was a PC hire and the AD felt like he bought some time to keep the fan base quiet. To criticize Strong is to risk being labeled a racist. Any other coach would be on the hot seat big time already at Texas.
5-4-5-7-1-1….last six years losses…..Stong equaled his worst year in year one. he better get better quick or he will be enjoying some paid off time. 🙂
Hey, I hear ya and agree…but to conveniently have 20/20 vision and state that they should have never let Brown go is asinine.
Life is short, and the successful ones (including cfb programs) don’t sit around afraid to make decisions because they might backfire and, yep..fail. The same goes for your personal life…I know a few guys who are in miserable jobs or marriages but are afraid to take the leap and possibly improve their situation. It’s really sad, but unfortunately us humans are pre-wired to resist change and run away from potential failure.
“In his last 4 years there, they lost no less than 5 games yearly, including 7 one particular year”
Certainly Boom gets some credit for this. Mack was about to get rid of him as HCIW but apparently gave an awesome recommendation to Jeremy Foley and got shet of Boom that way
Just glad that my son moved to Ca from Austin before the riots break out.
Good shot. No, Santa Cruz.
I hope there’s a ticket to the Rice Marching Owl Band if it visits Austin soon
I don’t know if Texas Tech’s fight song is as obnoxious as Michigan or Southern Cal’s, but let’s be honest, if it is even moderately bad, Patterson is just looking out for his fans because he knows any opposing band is likely to have ample occasions to strike up celebratory songs against the Longhorns.
CASH HOLE….from the comments…LOL
I can’t wait for the Kansas State Band to do their half-time show in Austin! Would be worth every penny.
Steve Patterson has a high enough (and distorted enough) opinion of his own value that, after his services are no longer needed at Texas, he’ll likely run for Congress to save the country. And his attempt at elective office won’t end any better. Then he’ll join Danny Kanell on ESPN as an analyst. It’ll be a match made in . . . nah, not that.
I wonder if UT plays music on its PA system. If so, he would send a bill to Wiz Kalifa for “promotions.”
FYI; this sort of thing is happening in the high school ranks too. My niece was in a high school band last year and my brother and sister in law had been parent volunteers for several years. They helped with moving equipment, getting the band in and out of the bleachers before the game, at halftime and after the game, acted as chaperons on trips, worked selling concessions, they even took vacation time to help with band camp in the Summer. Last year, the high school notified the band that all volunteers would have to buy tickets to the games. They also notified all visiting team bands that they would only allow two people who were not actually in the band to attend without buying a ticket, basically the band director and one other person. Needless to say, my brother and sister in law quit volunteering.
Visiting locker rooms to have pay toilets and an electric meter for billing amount of electricity used.
Something tells me he takes advantage of every perk and free item his office allows and probably some it doesn’t.
I heard the trombone players are being charged on a sliding scale,
This is a little off topic but wasn’t there an SEC school, maybe Ole Miss or Missy St, that put the redcoats in the upper deck. I believe we put their band in the upper deck when they came to Athens the following year. I think the SEC instituted a rule to prevent this kind of garbage.
Hell, does Ole Miss or Missy St have an upper deck?
Years ago, Clemson put our band on section GG – “Green Grass”.
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