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Gold Pants

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by willyd, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. willyd

    willyd Newbie

    Great froum I'm kind of a lurker but I had a question so I registered. Well with the michigan game comming up I was wanting to get a pair of gold pants. I seen a pair on ebay a few weeks ago but I lost the bid on them. Does anyone know where I can pick a pair up? I'm sure there's got to be a few pair floating out there somewhere.
     
  2. Haroldjames

    Haroldjames Newbie

    Only gold pants I have ever seen for sale are on the realbuckeyestuff.com website. From what I can tell they are very rare items. Might wanna ask them. I know they have 2 pair up on it but I have no idea if they are still available.
     
  3. gbearbuck

    gbearbuck Herbie for President

    tough to get them... most players don't sell them (if they get them :pissed: )... I guess just keep an eye out on the auction sites, and be ready to spend some $$...
     
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Michigan's pants will have a fabled brown streak in them after we beat the shit out of them...
     
  5. Haroldjames

    Haroldjames Newbie

    Bah not this year they won't. Just remember paybacks r a bitch
     
  6. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    It always disappoints me when I see stuff like gold pants or championship rings from former Buckeyes up for sale on ebay. I checked out the realbuckeyestuff.com site, and they had 2 pairs of pants and a couple of rings.

    How can this stuff mean that little to those guys? At least I hope that real Buckeye fans end up buying it so it goes to someone who really appreciates it.
     
  7. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    What's sad is that these things only cost $25 and someone is willing to pay $750 for them.
     
  8. buckeye68

    buckeye68 Rookie

    Some things in life are meant to be earned not purchased
     
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  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Oops, never mind...
     
  10. Haroldjames

    Haroldjames Newbie

    Keep in mind most of these items are from a second or third string player prolly who is using football as a means to get through college. NCAA doesn't allow them to get a job and if their parents arent well off enough to help them them there are times when these guy's don't know where their next meal is comming from.

    As for the value only being 25 dollars. Baseball cards are only worth a penny or two each but the collectible factor makes some sell for 1000's of dollars. No diffrence in gold pants it's a collectors market and the rarity of them makes them valuable not the metal they are made of.
     
  11. coxew

    coxew Newbie

    Keep in mind most of these items are from a second or third string player prolly who is using football as a means to get through college. NCAA doesn't allow them to get a job and if their parents arent well off enough to help them them there are times when these guy's don't know where their next meal is comming from.

    There's a problem if they are from a current player, regardless if they're second or third team. The NCAA does allow their athletes to work but there is a limit on how much they can earn. It's also a violation if current players are selling their gold pants for above market value, which is the $25 value placed on them. What's disturbing to me is that players such as Diggs and Joe Cooper were selling their rings.
     
  12. Cincinnatibuck

    Cincinnatibuck Freshman

    Let's also remember sometimes it's not the player that is selling. Chris Spielman talked about how he doesn't know where one pair of his gold pants are at last there was a pair for sell on ebay. He gave them to his wife while they were still in college and she THINKS they may be in jewelry box somewhere.
     
  13. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    ABJ

    Tradition is a charm for Ohio State Buckeyes rewarded with gold pants for beating rival Wolverines


    By George M. Thomas Beacon Journal sportswriter
    Published on Friday, Nov 16, 2007
    Michigan spent years beating the pants off Ohio State.
    Then Francis Schmidt arrived in Columbus in 1934 to resurrect the moribund OSU football program. Legend has it that during his interview, when asked how his teams would do against Michigan, he simply replied: ''They put their pants on one leg at a time just like we do.''
    It was then that Schmidt gave OSU one of its greatest traditions. Since 1934, every Buckeyes player and coach on a team that beats the rival from the north receives a gold pants charm. It's a coveted piece of sports memorabilia, with one pair having sold for $1,000 on eBay recently.
    Veteran players concede that they were confused about what the charms were when they arrived at Ohio State as freshman.


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  14. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Blade

    Article published Friday, November 16, 2007
    OSU win would be golden; players cherish earning tiny charm
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    Since 1934, players and coaches have received golden pants for beating Michigan.
    ( DAYTON DAILY NEWS )


    By MATT MARKEY
    BLADE SPORTS WRITER


    COLUMBUS - At first blush, this is not major bling. It is a tiny gold charm, one that would be dwarfed in the jeweler's case by some of the gargantuan gilded globules we see hanging around the necks of rappers, or those sundial-sized hood ornaments they wear as accessories in hip-hop videos. This piece is humble - about inch and a half long - and the value of its raw metal content is not that significant. But for an Ohio State football player, this is their Oscar, their ultimate merit badge, their medal of honor. Since 1934, every player and coach associated with each win over Michigan has received a petite pair of gold pants. A trinket that to them is worth more than its weight in gold. "Those gold pants. They mean the world to you," Ohio State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith said last year after the Buckeyes beat Michigan for a third straight time.

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  15. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    DFP
    Ohio State players striving for gold pants in Michigan game

    November 16, 2007
    FREE PRESS NEWS SERVICES
    Michigan spent years beating the pants off Ohio State.
    Then Francis Schmidt arrived in Columbus in 1934 to resurrect the moribund OSU football program. Legend has it that during his interview, when asked how his teams would do against Michigan, he simply replied: ?They put their pants on one leg at a time just like we do.?

    It was then that Schmidt gave OSU one of its greatest traditions. Since 1934, every Buckeyes player and coach on a team that beats the rival from the north receives a gold pants charm. It?s a coveted piece of sports memorabilia, with one pair having sold for $1,000 on eBay recently.

    Veteran players concede that they were confused about what the charms were when they arrived at Ohio State as freshman.

    ?Growing up, I heard about it, and I thought you get a real pair of gold pants; I didn?t know what it was,? linebacker Marcus Freeman said. ?Then when I got here and got my first pair, you see it?s a little charm, but then you learn what an important tradition it is.

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