Darren Rovell of CNBC is a smart guy, one I feel I always learn something from when I hear or read his work.
But Darren has challenged a premise put forth in the Hlog recently, and we all know what happens when you cross the Jungle’s karma. Oh wait, that’s Jim Rome’s shtick. Forget I ever mentioned it.
Rovell suggests my opinion that Iowa’s football program should have made its 2009 home game against Northwestern its “premium game” instead of the one against Michigan is flawed.
My original post on this matter: https://mikegh.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/iowas-premium-football-game-this-fall-is-against-a-3-9-team/
We understand the point, but also understand that this is likely an economic decision based on projected supply and demand. Michigan might have had its worst record in its history, but it still has more fans than Northwestern. The game is also homecoming, which always counts for something.
The link to Rovell’s essay: http://www.cnbc.com/id/29595207
Rovell is, of course, right. More people want to see a Michigan team coming off a 3-9 season than a Northwestern club coming off a 9-4 year.
But that doesn’t mean the Hlog can’t stir the already-turbulent water between Northwestern and Iowa fans by manufacturing a tempest in a teapot.
And, just because more people would rather see Michigan than Northwestern doesn’t make it right. Ozzie Davis’ character Da Mayor said it best for all of us many years ago in Spike Lee’s movie “Do The Right Thing.”:
Always do the right thing.