Ohio State decided to hold a sale of its game-worn uniforms and game-used equipment on Saturday but if you weren’t lined up the night before, you were pretty much out of luck.
The school offered helmets, jerseys, shoes and other items on the same day of the 2014 national champs’ spring football game.
— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) April 17, 2015
Hundreds lined up outside.
— Cameron Fontana (@CameronFontana) April 18, 2015
However, who attended described a scene out of a poorly executed Black Friday sale with aggressive buyers storming the doors and grabbing armfuls of game-worn jerseys, priced inexplicably low at $100 each.
OSU equipment sale: Folks were in line for hours ahead of time. They let 30 people in at a time. The first 30 people bought the good stuff.
— Tony Gerdeman (@GerdOZone) April 18, 2015
OSU spring sale was a mess. 1st few guys in line each grabbed about 30 jerseys. Jerseys were gone in under 2 minutes.
— Ben Kehoe (@BenKehoe) April 18, 2015
People at the Ohio State equipment sale… SAVAGES
— Justin Groshon (@Justin4_OSU) April 18, 2015
Andddddd just about everything is sold at the equipment sale at French Field House. Size 17 shoes, and turf are really all that’s left.
— Scarlet & Gray Radio (@SGSR_OSU) April 18, 2015
Cleveland.com offered a story along with some before and after pictures at French Fieldhouse.
A reader on the Eleven Warriors blog recalled one shining moment for the sale’s underdogs.
Shout out to the Robin Hood of the sale. The slimiest of creatures was hoarding his 50 jerseys when this champion of a man walked up, stole about 20 of them, and briefly had an encounter with the slime ball, then started handing them out one by one to nearby people. Good defeated evil in this small battle.