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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pontiac Schools should play at OU

So this is the world of blogging, huh? Not bad.
It’s past Christmas, yet a miracle is happening in that Kosmo is entering the 21st century.
He’ll do so a couple of times a week, and if you’re reading this, you’re reading history because it’s Kosmo’s first ever blog.
Hopefully, it won’t be the last (just kidding, OP bosses).
Anyway, with Pontiac Central and Pontiac Northern about to meet for the first time on Jan. 17 at Northern, one thing keeps popping up into your seer’s mind.
Why don’t the Huskies and Chiefs play a game at Oakland University?
As Kosmo writes this, Rochester and Rochester Adams are scheduled to play a boys-girls doubleheader on Jan. 11.
It was a successful event last year, as roughly 2,000 fans packed OU’s arena for an overtime game between the two city rivals that was a showcase event for the Rochester community.
Your seer is no betting man, but he’d be willing to wage his whole cave that Northern and Central would sell out OU’s arena if they played there once a year.
Whenever the teams meet at Central or Northern, tickets have to be sold for what’s a sold-out game, which means hundreds, if not thousands, of citizens had to be turned away in a quest to watch Oakland County’s best sports rivalry.
With a game at OU, that wouldn’t be a problem.
Not only that, but the players could get exposed to what a college campus is like and what playing for a college program would be like (always an incentive to work harder on the court and in the classroom), and the university could better promote itself to a community in its back yard.
If that’s not a win-win situation all-around for everybody involved, then Kosmo doesn’t know what is.
Yes, it’s hard for a team to give up a home game. But just set it up where whichever school is hosting a district, that school gives up a regular-season home game because they’re likely getting a home game in the playoffs anyway.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I myself have thought thought about this as well over a few times and glad the two schools do not play their game at oakland. I am a graduate of both pontiac central and oakland university. In limited time ihave i will leave two quick reasons why i believe the schools should play at home. the first is that northern is an awesome place to watch a game and the other being that centrals fieldhose sits more people than oaklnads arean/gym. wish i had more time to elaborate but gotta go, peace and go chiefs/grizzlies

January 20, 2008 at 12:37 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As we seen at this years Northern/Central tilt. There are too many things other that just the basketball game that need to be dealt with when these schools compete against each other. Why would OU want to deal with all that nonsense ?

January 27, 2008 at 5:57 PM 

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