Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > Football Talk > College Football & the 2014 NFL Draft
Home Forums Register FAQDonate Automatic Monthly Contribution Members List Mark Forums Read


College Football & the 2014 NFL Draft The future stars of the NFL

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-12-2013   #1
CloakNNNdagger
Hall of Fame
 
CloakNNNdagger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 15,435
Rep Power: 172049 CloakNNNdagger is a quality contributor and well respectedCloakNNNdagger is a quality contributor and well respectedCloakNNNdagger is a quality contributor and well respectedCloakNNNdagger is a quality contributor and well respectedCloakNNNdagger is a quality contributor and well respectedCloakNNNdagger is a quality contributor and well respectedCloakNNNdagger is a quality contributor and well respectedCloakNNNdagger is a quality contributor and well respectedCloakNNNdagger is a quality contributor and well respectedCloakNNNdagger is a quality contributor and well respectedCloakNNNdagger is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Scalpers at A&M receive warning

Fair or not, potentially awful consequences if not heeded.

Quote:
By Brent Zwerneman

September 12, 2013

COLLEGE STATION — With a website billing Saturday's Texas A&M-Alabama clash as the “most expensive regular season college football game ever,” Aggies are being put on notice not to sell their student tickets for quick riches.

Forbes.com reports that tickets overall — not just student seats — are averaging $763 on the secondary market.

That has led to a pre-emptive move by A&M.

“Student sports options are heavily subsidized by season ticket holders,” an email from the athletic department to students declared. “Former students and Aggie fans long have been committed to maintaining the quality and size of the student allotment at Kyle Field. In return, Texas A&M students, the 12th Man, are expected to honor this commitment by not reselling for profit their student tickets.”

For a year now, ever since quarterback Johnny Manziel led the Aggies to an upset victory over the defending national champions in Alabama, the rematch between the two SEC schools has been much anticipated. Since that contest, Alabama went on to win another championship and Manziel won the Heisman Trophy as college football's best player.

On Saturday, Alabama comes to Kyle Field as the nation's top-ranked team. A&M is ranked No. 6.

The email from the athletic department warns that “students found to be in violation of this policy will be penalized, to include cancellation of sports options, cancellation of tickets already pulled and the loss of sports privileges for the duration of their Texas A&M career.”

For freshmen, “duration of their A&M career” is a long time for such a capitalistic indiscretion, and the topic caught fire this week on Twitter and A&M fan-based websites.

“The rules are clear: You can't resell your student tickets for more than face value,” a poster on the popular message board TexAgs.com intoned. “If you don't like the rules, don't buy a sports pass. It really is that easy. If you 'need' the money, you should probably be working the concessions or ticket booth, or working as an usher. ...”

A&M Senior Associate Athletic Director Jason Cook said as of Wednesday night, more than 250 students had been contacted by the university regarding their listings for the tickets on Internet sites such as Facebook and StubHub, and about 1,000 such tickets were in question in the 82,589-seat stadium.

“The reason for proceeding aggressively on this is twofold,” said Cook, who added that most of the students immediately removed their postings when contacted. “We want Aggies in the stands, not people wearing crimson. Secondly, our students are heavily subsidized by our season ticket holders and donors. That's their sacrifice to ensure that Kyle Field remains the 'Home of the 12th Man,' and our students receive prime seating in the stadium.”
REST OF THE STORY
CloakNNNdagger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013   #2
thunderkyss 
& so it begins
 
thunderkyss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Texas
Age: 42
Posts: 33,345
Rep Power: 195251 thunderkyss is a quality contributor and well respectedthunderkyss is a quality contributor and well respectedthunderkyss is a quality contributor and well respectedthunderkyss is a quality contributor and well respectedthunderkyss is a quality contributor and well respectedthunderkyss is a quality contributor and well respectedthunderkyss is a quality contributor and well respectedthunderkyss is a quality contributor and well respectedthunderkyss is a quality contributor and well respectedthunderkyss is a quality contributor and well respectedthunderkyss is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via Yahoo to thunderkyss
Default Re: Scalpers at A&M receive warning

So if they call me, I just have to say I sold them to my cousin at face value. My cousin on the other hand can sell my ticket of $700+

Seems fair.


Another question..... If A&M loses, do you think they'll drop in their ranking? Does it make sense to drop the #6 team if it loses to the #1 team? I'm assuming that's why #1 is #1 & #6 is not, because most voters already think Alabama is a superior team.
__________________
thunderkyss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013   #3
ESAD2-14
TexanAmerican
 
ESAD2-14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cypress
Posts: 858
Rep Power: 17283 ESAD2-14 is a quality contributor and well respectedESAD2-14 is a quality contributor and well respectedESAD2-14 is a quality contributor and well respectedESAD2-14 is a quality contributor and well respectedESAD2-14 is a quality contributor and well respectedESAD2-14 is a quality contributor and well respectedESAD2-14 is a quality contributor and well respectedESAD2-14 is a quality contributor and well respectedESAD2-14 is a quality contributor and well respectedESAD2-14 is a quality contributor and well respectedESAD2-14 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Scalpers at A&M receive warning

Quote:
Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger View Post
Fair or not, potentially awful consequences if not heeded.

REST OF THE STORY
Sounds like they are holding the students more accountable for questionable actions than their Heisman winning quarterback.

Quote:
“The rules are clear: You can't resell your student tickets for more than face value,” a poster on the popular message board TexAgs.com intoned. “If you don't like the rules, don't buy a sports pass. It really is that easy. If you 'need' the money, you should probably be working the concessions or ticket booth, or working as an usher. ...”
Wonder if that individual held Johnny to the same standard?
__________________
FIDO
ESAD2-14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013   #4
Showtime100
Got AJ?
 
Showtime100's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Austin,Tx
Age: 51
Posts: 20,360
Rep Power: 112830 Showtime100 is a quality contributor and well respectedShowtime100 is a quality contributor and well respectedShowtime100 is a quality contributor and well respectedShowtime100 is a quality contributor and well respectedShowtime100 is a quality contributor and well respectedShowtime100 is a quality contributor and well respectedShowtime100 is a quality contributor and well respectedShowtime100 is a quality contributor and well respectedShowtime100 is a quality contributor and well respectedShowtime100 is a quality contributor and well respectedShowtime100 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Scalpers at A&M receive warning

I hear the A&M faculty is going to dress undercover in San Francisco 49er jerseys because they thought the Seattle Police Dept. had such a good idea.
__________________
Showtime100 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013   #5
FirstTexansFan
The Unknown Fan
 
FirstTexansFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: New Braunfels, Tx.
Age: 56
Posts: 2,285
Rep Power: 27500 FirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respectedFirstTexansFan is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via MSN to FirstTexansFan
Default Re: Scalpers at A&M receive warning

Quote:
Originally Posted by Showtime100 View Post
I hear the A&M faculty is going to dress undercover in San Francisco 49er jerseys because they thought the Seattle Police Dept. had such a good idea.
That's some funny stuff right there! And I'm an Ieaga...er Aggie MSR
__________________
Dread-Head's #1 Fan, Because He Hates The Cowboys As Much As Me!
FirstTexansFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013   #6
Ole Miss Texan
Hall of Fame
 
Ole Miss Texan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 8,680
Rep Power: 24791 Ole Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respectedOle Miss Texan is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Scalpers at A&M receive warning

Any student that sells their Bama ticket for profit will be penalized by missing the first half against SMU.
__________________
#99 JJ Watt - Dream Big Work Hard
Ole Miss Texan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013   #7
htownfan32
Hall of Fame
 
htownfan32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 3,734
Rep Power: 105991 htownfan32 is a quality contributor and well respectedhtownfan32 is a quality contributor and well respectedhtownfan32 is a quality contributor and well respectedhtownfan32 is a quality contributor and well respectedhtownfan32 is a quality contributor and well respectedhtownfan32 is a quality contributor and well respectedhtownfan32 is a quality contributor and well respectedhtownfan32 is a quality contributor and well respectedhtownfan32 is a quality contributor and well respectedhtownfan32 is a quality contributor and well respectedhtownfan32 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Scalpers at A&M receive warning

Yep. I am part of a facebook group online where we used to sell our passes. Last semester everything was reasonable and no-one was locking down on anyone like this before. I sold two or three passes for 50 dollars or less - i.e face value for the most expensive, and like 30 bucks (also face value) for the cheaper ones. It was good money, and I used it to fund my adventures in Austin on the weekends. However, now people are selling their tickets for 400, 500, 600 dollars on that page and it's kind of disgusting. You're supposed to sell them at face value, or give them away. I get the whole supply and demand thing, but frankly it's not good bull.
htownfan32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 09-13-2013   #8
Blake
MMQB
 
Blake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Spring
Section: 551
Posts: 10,763
Rep Power: 71634 Blake is a quality contributor and well respectedBlake is a quality contributor and well respectedBlake is a quality contributor and well respectedBlake is a quality contributor and well respectedBlake is a quality contributor and well respectedBlake is a quality contributor and well respectedBlake is a quality contributor and well respectedBlake is a quality contributor and well respectedBlake is a quality contributor and well respectedBlake is a quality contributor and well respectedBlake is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Scalpers at A&M receive warning

They are only pissed that they are not getting a cut.
Blake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2013   #9
disaacks3
Site Contributor
 
disaacks3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Spring, TX
Section: 116 - Row M
Age: 45
Posts: 10,299
Rep Power: 106068 disaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respecteddisaacks3 is a quality contributor and well respected
Default Re: Scalpers at A&M receive warning

You beat this the same way you beat reselling Southwest rewards certificates (which according to the rules can't be sold for any amount, but can be given away).

Cost for two tickets - $0
Cost for (xxx, be it delivery, shipping, a lanyard, etc.) - $900

Perfectly within the letter of the rules.
__________________
D.B. - That sounds like a nugget of reality wrapped in a layer of embellished hyperbole.
disaacks3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > Football Talk > College Football & the 2014 NFL Draft
Home Forums Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger