The Greed Never Ends.

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  1. cuppacoffee

    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

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    "In the more desirable seats at Yankee Stadium, an already pricey $10.50 draft beer will run you an eye-popping $12.60 thanks to an involuntary 20 percent "service fee" tacked on to the original price. If the sticker shock doesn’t make that brew bitter enough, consider this: Despite what you might expect, that extra $2 and change isn't going to the hustling server who sold it to you, according to a new lawsuit.
    Legends Hospitality, the concessionaire co-owned by the New York Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys, and Goldman Sachs, allegedly pockets the 20 percent service fee attached to food and drink in violation of New York law, according to a class-action lawsuit filed against the company by three Yankee Stadium servers this week. If certified as class action, the suit could involve more than a hundred servers and hundreds of thousands of dollars in claims."


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    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    To me, this is the most egregious part of the article

     
  3. CloakNNNdagger

    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    Some interesting facts about Jerry Jones and Legends Hospitality (the entire article is worth reading).


    How Cowboys owner Jerry Jones found a way to profit on the Super Bowl

    I can see where you might pick up an additional couple of nickels if you swindle people out of an added on 20% of the take.
     
  4. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Stuff like this, and of course the price of everything, is why I don't go to games anymore. I can get two six packs for less than the price of one beer, my bathrooms are cleaner than the stadium bathrooms, and don't require walking a mile to get to them.

    This whole thing is out of control and I choose not to participate in an obvious scam.
     
  5. Wolf6151

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    Thorn while I agree with you 100%, you still pay even if you don't go to the game. You and I pay in the added cost of batteries, razors, beer, cars and trucks, soda, insurance, underwear, etc... We pay in the added cost of every product that advertises at the stadium or on t.v. The money that's paid to Bob McNair by advertisers is passed onto the consumer, so we still pay.
     
  6. b0ng

    b0ng Ooops

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    Yes but that's easier to take in than getting outright raped when you want to go purchase a beer at the stadium. I don't go to Texans games that often because I have to be sober for them, whereas at my house beers are a buck a piece!
     
  7. CloakNNNdagger

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    Watching the Texans last year required something to kill the pain. Prescirption pain meds would be cheaper.:tiphat:
     
  8. Thorn

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    Are you handing out prescriptions? LOL
     


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    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Ya think CVS would accept that? LOL

    of course I have no ID with Thorn on it, that could be a problem. I guess I'll have to stick to beer.
     
  11. Blake

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    Thats the beauty of NFL Football. Even if you got o EVERY home game that year, its only 8-10 games. Alot easier to swallow when paying $8 per beer, than 80 home games in baseball.

    Of course the beer is free at my casa.
     
  12. Double Barrel

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    That's why you should check out a Houston Stallions game. You could spend a total of $14 on the ticket, soda, and hot dog...and watch a Houston football team that actually goes to the playoffs at that! :fingergun:
     
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  14. CloakNNNdagger

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    I'll gladly give you a script Tuesday for a Jersey today?

    More sincerely,

    Wimpy:spin:
     
  15. Mr teX

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    You're getting screwed regardless. Let me explain, if you go to the game, not only are you getting fianancially pickled by the ridiculous costs of food & beverages but you've also purchased a front row seat to have your vision assaulted having to watch bad football for the last 9 years with our home town boys..

    If you stay at home, you escape the fiancial raping, but you're still getting bent over by having to watch the texans on TV....it's a no win situation.
     
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    Quit suffering! Use protection!
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  17. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    What Texan fans need is prophylactics for their eyes.
     
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    It is called the "OFF" button on the tv remote.
     
  19. b0ng

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    Honestly, I'd rather watch Pearland Oilers this year. I imagine tickets would be cheaper too, and hey, don't have to worry about how much beer costs!
     
  20. Thorn

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    How is Pearland Oilers doing these days? I graduated from Pearland HS in 1969, but haven't kept up with anything in Pearland since.
     

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