Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by Wolf, Feb 6, 2011.
Oh my goodness I hope this isn't true.
If they need an extra seat, take Harrison Ford's. In his interview earlier he didn't look like he gave a crap either way.
They had this on Fox a while ago. There were a number of sections affected. Ticket holders would be relocated or have their money refunded. I think like 1500? Where will they relocate them? Outside? I would be super pissed!
Most got relocated. The ones that didn't got triple their value of what they paid.
So in effect they got $1800 bucks to cover their airfares, hotel, transport, food, drink to go and watch the Superbowl on a TV, outside the stadium in the cold.
I'd be really freaking pissed!
I wonder where they found room for them? I mean, they were selling tickets to the stairwell. How many open seats could there have been? I doubt they put them in the owners boxes.
Fox is reporting that most of the fans given alternate seating are looking at the back of others' heads............I'd be "haired" off big time if I were them.........selling tickets for which there is no seating. Way to go Jerry.
But I thought Cowboys Stadium had all those seats, so many they have to install temps?.
Probably threw them in the 'party zone' where you can watch the giant HD TV, and nothing else...
........and you would be wrong. Here's a fan who has been offered a "corner box" in Jerry's private castle. He's afraid, though, that if he turns around for an "upgrade" in view, Jerry will have him serving tables.
They are reported to have been placed in a "party zone" but "with a Tv smaller than in most sports bars.
The first time these temp seats were installed, they were torn out because the inspectors classified them as "unsafe construction." So they reinstalled them..........with the same faulty construction practices and same conclusion by the Fire Marshal.
I smell lawyers before all is said and done.
They are giving them 3X face value, but most people paid way more than that for their tickets. So they are out their travel costs, plus the whatever they paid over 3X the ticket cost. Yikes, do we have a Jerrah facepalm??
Ya think? Me too. I think I can smell them from here. And rightfully so. IMO
I couldn't imagine spending all that time planning the trip to go to the Super Bowl to watch my team only to be denied the seats I paid for. 3x? Yeah for ALL of my expenses, not just the seats. Time, hotel, food, expensive beer, missing a once in a lifetime opportunity and standing out in the cold watching a crappy TV. What a joke, this is not going away with a simple refund.
I listened to the 610 gang and Mclame discussing the situation this morning. It's unbelievable that these seats weren't already installed / tested / certified LONG before the Superbowl. It's not as if the Cowboys were a playoff team and access to the stadium were an issue.
Way to go NFL and Jerrah. This story is the perfect metaphor for what the NFL is turning into: squeeze as much cash out of fans that you can and offer them little when you fail to deliver. Heck, that might even be the corporate mission statement for many of these teams.
I think I figured it out.
Bob says "The Super Bowl is the only bottom line that matters."
It's clear now, to me, that Bob wants us to host a Super Bowl and squeeze as many nickels and dimes out of fans as Jerry did. Because THAT is a bottom line that will definitely matter to Bob McNickels & Dimes.
Just teasing. Trying to get a laugh or two here.
Well, the compensation got even better. Free tickets to next years Super Bowl.
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