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NFL Tickets Fall to $4 Apiece
« on: December 09, 2017, 06:59:04 AM »
And they still can't sell out the stadium. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Then, the NFL pulled donations away from military charities and breast cancer awareness causes to instead donate to social justice causes. Eric Reid, a San Francisco 49ers safety and frequent protester, revealed the details of the funding, which will see a whopping $89 million invested in social justice causes.

Now, ticket sales for the upcoming game between the 3-9 Indianapolis Colts and the 6-6 Buffalo Bills, which will take place in Buffalo, are going for a whopping $4. And Vivid Seats has plenty of tickets available for the game on Sunday:





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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 02:00:13 PM »
$4?  If I wanted to watch felons running, I could sit home and watch "COPS" for free.  If I wanted to watch anti-American idiots, I could watch some some old Hussein speeches.

This is a ripoff.

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 02:46:09 PM »
$4?  If I wanted to watch felons running, I could sit home and watch "COPS" for free.  If I wanted to watch anti-American idiots, I could watch some some old Hussein speeches.

This is a ripoff.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I read where FOX is paying people to pretend to be Rams fans. I'll bet they aren't having much success either. :laugh:
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 05:13:19 AM »
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I read where FOX is paying people to pretend to be Rams fans. I'll bet they aren't having much success either. :laugh:

I would like to think this is fake news... maybe someone trying to rub LA fans face in a pile of poo?

http://www.phillyvoice.com/fox-seeks-actors-be-los-angeles-rams-fans-eagles-game/
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Casting directors are now casting actors, models, and talent to work on Sunday, December 10th in Los Angeles, California.

Producers are seeking the following types:

We’re looking for LA’s biggest NFL fans to be a part of #NFLSunday’s Los Angeles Rams vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pre Game Show!

Calling all LA Rams fans!

To audition for a role in the upcoming NFL Sunday pre-game show, check out the casting call breakdown below.

Too funny!   Nope, I'm not going to bite and watch a second of that one either... sorry FOX.
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Re: NFL Tickets Fall to $4 Apiece
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 05:59:13 AM »
I would like to think this is fake news... maybe someone trying to rub LA fans face in a pile of poo?

http://www.phillyvoice.com/fox-seeks-actors-be-los-angeles-rams-fans-eagles-game/
Too funny!   Nope, I'm not going to bite and watch a second of that one either... sorry FOX.
What would be really funny, is if they cheer for the other team. :biggrin:

If I were to go, and some dumb ass took a knee? I'd be yelling right behind his leftist ear, "Get up, you racist dumb ass!"
Then when he takes a swing at me, I'd own his ass like a plantation boss, or NFL team franchise owns his talentless ass. :biggrin:
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Re: NFL Tickets Fall to $4 Apiece
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 06:27:15 AM »
Been a Skins' fan since I was a boy, although I quit watching when they all came of the locker room with their hands up in a pre-season game a while back. (Michael Brown protest)

Last week there was a writer who suggest with their terrible playing and protest going on, they should drop prices to a buck, charge a buck for a hot dog and a couple for drinks. ($2 beers sound good to me  :biggrin:)

Still not sure I could bring myself to go.

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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2017, 07:25:05 AM »
Been a Skins' fan since I was a boy, although I quit watching when they all came of the locker room with their hands up in a pre-season game a while back. (Michael Brown protest)

Last week there was a writer who suggest with their terrible playing and protest going on, they should drop prices to a buck, charge a buck for a hot dog and a couple for drinks. ($2 beers sound good to me  :biggrin:)

Still not sure I could bring myself to go.

Been a life-long Packer fan.  I didn't think there was anything that could separate me from my love of the Packers.  Haven't watched 1 minute of a single game, highlight, etc. - have no idea what the standings are, schedule, and when I heard Rodgers was hurt - I chuckled, "it's karma, man, just karma".   Had a great thing going, until he turned the entire team into a political mess.

I honestly can't think of a compelling reason to ever watch football again.   The game is has become just that foreign to me - they may as well broadcast in Dutch or Taiwanese.
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Re: NFL Tickets Fall to $4 Apiece
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Re: NFL Tickets Fall to $4 Apiece
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 04:29:47 AM »
I can't understand how they're not in a complete public panic.

http://www.breitbart.com/sports/2017/12/10/weak-14-nfl-stadiums-continue-ghost-towns-attendance-crisis-cintinues/
I was wondering the very same thing. looking back at my decades in business, had I cut my product cost by this margin, I'd have been in debt within a year.
This isn't govt work, where you have bureaucrats finding ways to subsidize your investment, this is their money, they're hemorrhaging millions daily.
As a business model, this is certain failure, as an investor in other industries, I'd be very concerned about these actions affecting my bottom line as in, are you using other companies to subsidize this failure?

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Re: NFL Tickets Fall to $4 Apiece
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 04:41:01 AM »
I was wondering the very same thing. looking back at my decades in business, had I cut my product cost by this margin, I'd have been in debt within a year.
This isn't govt work, where you have bureaucrats finding ways to subsidize your investment, this is their money, they're hemorrhaging millions daily.
As a business model, this is certain failure, as an investor in other industries, I'd be very concerned about these actions affecting my bottom line as in, are you using other companies to subsidize this failure?

The reduction in advertising revenue has not hit yet. I am not sure, but I believe the TV contract is adjusted based on ratings.
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Re: NFL Tickets Fall to $4 Apiece
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 05:18:30 AM »
The reduction in advertising revenue has not hit yet. I am not sure, but I believe the TV contract is adjusted based on ratings.
Not yet, but they have to sell next season, and at this rate, I can't see any big name corporations spending millions on ad buys in the NFL.
In doing some research about NFL owners and their teams, I stumbled across a poorly researched article, but it's a 'written for dummies' A to Z.
In the article, I found an interesting nugget, because all the teams have an estimated worth of 1 to 3 billion dollar value, this was about 3 years ago, but after this debacle and the way it's been handled?

My point is, these people have money to burn, assuming they can keep the illusion they've created, that a bunch of racist whiny Snowflakes insulting this great country can still draw an audience.
In other words, if they keep this up, these billions will disappear overnight, the illusion they've created is only backed by the people they fooled into a sense of comradery with the team, a love affair created out of whole cloth.
The only reason people watch the game is because they feel like they are part of the team.

But when a team suddenly turns on your values, ones you thought they shared, it's like a wife or girlfriend cheating on you.
I believe many fans have left the relationship, while a few hardcore fans are grappling with forgiveness, only to have them continue to stomp on their values and cheat with the worst commies in the country. A literal translation would be, if your wife were out looking for men that you hated, ones with the clap, syphilis and aids, people that hated you for your race.
I think if these owners don't do something to reverse this, as in punishing those that insulted the values of their supporters, there will be no saving this relationship.




Cincinnati Bengals: Mike Brown


Owner Since: 1991

The Numbers: Mike Brown took over the Bengals after his father’s death in 1991. The team is worth an estimated $990 million.

Total Control: Mike Brown works as the general manager of the Bengals, and is one of only two owners in the NFL to do so. The Cowboys’ Jerry Jones is the other, which doesn’t help Brown in deflecting any criticism that he’s a control freak.

How He Got Rich: Mike Brown’s father, Paul Brown, was the namesake and first coach of Ohio’s other team, the Browns. He went on to co-found and own the Bengals before leaving the team to his son. Like the Halas family, the Browns’ money comes from football. Should football one day cease to exist, the Browns would be penniless and confused, wandering through the Midwest wondering where their publicly-funded stadiums and fortune went. Luckily for them, football has continued to exist and looks relatively stable.

Cleveland Browns: Jimmy Haslam


Owner Since: 2012

The Numbers: In 2012, Jimmy Haslam bought the Cleveland Browns from Randy Lerner for a reported $1 billion.

Serial Buyer: Haslam had to sell a minority interest in the Pittsburgh Steelers that he held since 2008 in order to buy the Browns. NFL rules state that owners aren’t allowed to have ownership stakes in multiple teams. In fact, that’s pretty much the only rule the NFL has for its owners.

How He Got Rich: Jimmy Haslam is the CEO of the Pilot Flying J truck stop company, a nationwide chain founded by his father. Pilot Flying J is the largest such company in the country and sells more over-the-road diesel fuel than anyone else. Haslam and Pilot Flying J are currently under federal investigation for allegedly scheming customers and shortchanging them on fuel rebates.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/52598/how-owners-all-32-nfl-teams-made-their-money
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Re: NFL Tickets Fall to $4 Apiece
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2017, 04:43:22 PM »
I was wondering the very same thing. looking back at my decades in business, had I cut my product cost by this margin, I'd have been in debt within a year.
This isn't govt work, where you have bureaucrats finding ways to subsidize your investment, this is their money, they're hemorrhaging millions daily.
As a business model, this is certain failure, as an investor in other industries, I'd be very concerned about these actions affecting my bottom line as in, are you using other companies to subsidize this failure?

Some of these TV contracts are several years in length, and as it was explained to me years ago, teams like the Packers would be flat BROKE if it weren't for big media markets like the Giants, Patriots, Jets & Redskins.   I was told they "share" in the TV revenue, a necessary wealth transfer, or smaller media market teams wouldn't exist, and those "expansion teams" never would have happened.

It could be YEARS before that media financial hit takes place.  But... the ticket sales have got to be hitting the individual owners big time.   NASCAR for instance, started closing tracks years ago.  The effect was it alienated the fan base, and made things worse than it might have been otherwise.   The heavy advertising NASCAR did during the decline a decade ago, sound similar to the NFL's "do anything to fill the seats".... just fill those seats, please!!!

And this probably has an effect on the Sports Bars too.   If I quit going there for lunch - to catch the replays and maybe a rebroadcast via ESPN... being "average" in demographic, I can imagine many more have quit as well.
And you got people burning Jerseys, breaking down favorite team stuff... that's pretty clear, they don't like what's going on, and probably won't come back.

Roger Goodell might have other plans, maybe he's trying to appeal to the younger Millennial crowd, IMO, he completely missed them - they're not the least bit interested.   What he did manage is alienating the fan faithful, I turned off the TV, and my Millennial kids didn't seem to care at all.  If he really wants to attract the Xbox generation, then arm the teams with real weapons, and let them go at each other between the whistles, clubs, knives, chains - the same kind of stuff from the video games.   They've seen enough of the imaginary stuff, give them some of the real blood and guts on the playing field.
Ridiculous?  I don't think so, you've already got enough arrested and thugs on the field - they've got plenty of real experience, just turn them loose and I'll lay money on it, Millennials will tune in, just to see who is gonna get carted off the field.   I won't need to watch, Monday morning at work - that's all they'll be talking about, who got their head bashed in & who did it.  Hey, the Bengals were penalized for 178 yards a week ago, is that a new record?   Go for it Roger, earn your $200 million, bring back the Roman Gladiators.  Actually, the game is FAR to SLOW for the short attention span of today's kids.   Just think "Baseball"... 160 games to lull you to sleep... really helps me unwind & fall asleep.

IMO, the beginning of the end was when Television took over the games, and the first nail was commercial breaks, then Instant Replay, followed by Free Agency.  What does it do for a Packer Fan when a former Chicago Bear Quarter Back we all learned to HATE, Jim McMann is put on our team?  This is totally ALIEN to a rivalry.  Or Brett Farve plays for the Minnesota Vikings... that's heresey, it never should have happened.   Vince Lombardi said, "... winning is the ONLY thing".  In that spirit, when the Patriots run up the score on an opponent, I say "good!" .. so does my Wife.  She wants men to act like MEN instead of wearing PINK apparel and picking up all these PC causes.

IMHO ... football jumped the shark with Instant Replay, and all this crappy television that takes away from the flow of the game.   What once was 1 1/2 to 2hrs long... is now +3hrs long - and there's more commercials than football it seems.   Funny thing is - I didn't realize how little I'd miss it.  Here I thought I'd be checking NFL several times a week, reading the stories, listening to sports broadcasts... nope, nothing.  It wasn't that big a part of my life, after all.  I watched to escape the crap of the day, Barak Obama & Democrats ruining America - now their PC Correctness has invaded Football - we turned if off.... probably forever, the NFL can thank Roger Goodell for that.
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2017, 05:35:08 PM »
Some of these TV contracts are several years in length, and as it was explained to me years ago, teams like the Packers would be flat BROKE if it weren't for big media markets like the Giants, Patriots, Jets & Redskins.   I was told they "share" in the TV revenue, a necessary wealth transfer, or smaller media market teams wouldn't exist, and those "expansion teams" never would have happened.

It could be YEARS before that media financial hit takes place.  But... the ticket sales have got to be hitting the individual owners big time.   NASCAR for instance, started closing tracks years ago.  The effect was it alienated the fan base, and made things worse than it might have been otherwise.   The heavy advertising NASCAR did during the decline a decade ago, sound similar to the NFL's "do anything to fill the seats".... just fill those seats, please!!!

And this probably has an effect on the Sports Bars too.   If I quit going there for lunch - to catch the replays and maybe a rebroadcast via ESPN... being "average" in demographic, I can imagine many more have quit as well.
And you got people burning Jerseys, breaking down favorite team stuff... that's pretty clear, they don't like what's going on, and probably won't come back.

Roger Goodell might have other plans, maybe he's trying to appeal to the younger Millennial crowd, IMO, he completely missed them - they're not the least bit interested.   What he did manage is alienating the fan faithful, I turned off the TV, and my Millennial kids didn't seem to care at all.  If he really wants to attract the Xbox generation, then arm the teams with real weapons, and let them go at each other between the whistles, clubs, knives, chains - the same kind of stuff from the video games.   They've seen enough of the imaginary stuff, give them some of the real blood and guts on the playing field.
Ridiculous?  I don't think so, you've already got enough arrested and thugs on the field - they've got plenty of real experience, just turn them loose and I'll lay money on it, Millennials will tune in, just to see who is gonna get carted off the field.   I won't need to watch, Monday morning at work - that's all they'll be talking about, who got their head bashed in & who did it.  Hey, the Bengals were penalized for 178 yards a week ago, is that a new record?   Go for it Roger, earn your $200 million, bring back the Roman Gladiators.  Actually, the game is FAR to SLOW for the short attention span of today's kids.   Just think "Baseball"... 160 games to lull you to sleep... really helps me unwind & fall asleep.

IMO, the beginning of the end was when Television took over the games, and the first nail was commercial breaks, then Instant Replay, followed by Free Agency.  What does it do for a Packer Fan when a former Chicago Bear Quarter Back we all learned to HATE, Jim McMann is put on our team?  This is totally ALIEN to a rivalry.  Or Brett Farve plays for the Minnesota Vikings... that's heresey, it never should have happened.   Vince Lombardi said, "... winning is the ONLY thing".  In that spirit, when the Patriots run up the score on an opponent, I say "good!" .. so does my Wife.  She wants men to act like MEN instead of wearing PINK apparel and picking up all these PC causes.

IMHO ... football jumped the shark with Instant Replay, and all this crappy television that takes away from the flow of the game.   What once was 1 1/2 to 2hrs long... is now +3hrs long - and there's more commercials than football it seems.   Funny thing is - I didn't realize how little I'd miss it.  Here I thought I'd be checking NFL several times a week, reading the stories, listening to sports broadcasts... nope, nothing.  It wasn't that big a part of my life, after all.  I watched to escape the crap of the day, Barak Obama & Democrats ruining America - now their PC Correctness has invaded Football - we turned if off.... probably forever, the NFL can thank Roger Goodell for that.
Yeah, some of the contracts are purchased years in advance to guarantee a price as well as timeslot.
However, it's the companies that buy a season ahead that will be looking for better investment/coverage, maybe Hockey, Soccer, even some sport not even thought of yet, like my mention of AI football, where teams/players are purchased on the open market, where an individual can invest in a team, or even favorite player?

Regardless, the NFL is a damaged product, one that will take years to repair and these dummies haven't even finished destroying the product yet.
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2017, 12:32:20 PM »
See Redskins for cheap: Tickets as low as $6 for Sunday’s game :lol: :lol: :lol:

Never been to a Redskins game? Now is your chance to get dirt-cheap tickets.

You can get tickets for this Sunday’s game between the Washington Redskins and the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field for as little as $6 in the upper level sections of the stadium, according to prices posted on ticket website Stubhub.

That’s cheaper than the beer sold at the stadium, a foot-long at Subway and even the highest peak fare on Metro.

If you’re looking to get closer to the field, you can find tickets for $11 or $12 bucks in the end zone.

Parking at a regular Redskins game can easily cost you $50. But there’s also parking in the lots around FedEx Field that are less than half that — as little as $18.

https://wtop.com/washington-redskins/2017/12/see-redskins-cheap-tickets-low-6-saturdays-game/
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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2017, 01:27:34 PM »
See Redskins for cheap: Tickets as low as $6 for Sunday’s game :lol: :lol: :lol:

Never been to a Redskins game? Now is your chance to get dirt-cheap tickets.

You can get tickets for this Sunday’s game between the Washington Redskins and the Arizona Cardinals at FedEx Field for as little as $6 in the upper level sections of the stadium, according to prices posted on ticket website Stubhub.

That’s cheaper than the beer sold at the stadium, a foot-long at Subway and even the highest peak fare on Metro.

If you’re looking to get closer to the field, you can find tickets for $11 or $12 bucks in the end zone.

Parking at a regular Redskins game can easily cost you $50. But there’s also parking in the lots around FedEx Field that are less than half that — as little as $18.

https://wtop.com/washington-redskins/2017/12/see-redskins-cheap-tickets-low-6-saturdays-game/

...and another thing, you go down there and end up getting beer dumped on your head and get into a fight with your kids or whatever... then parking, etc... it just ain't worth it to watch an anti-American organization.  To me, it would be like paying $11 to go to a Bernie rally.

 

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