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2012-01-25 08:55:11 AM
The minute two east coast teams qualified, I knew there would be two weeks of wailing butt-hurt over perceived injustices and problems, because the venue is someplace not warm and someplace midwestern. Lets see, we've had 3 days so far, and 3 days worth of upsettedness. Its remarkable that east coast people can somehow find Indianapolis on a map, much less put up with "possibly not enough 5 star hotels" or now its "unfair" seating (which is probably the same as its been every year).

East coast fans, since somehow you lucked into winning this year, can you possibly manage not to whine about it ? Or would that be against the ways of your people?
 
2012-01-25 09:31:40 AM
27.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-01-25 09:32:07 AM

Generation_D: The minute two east coast teams qualified, I knew there would be two weeks of wailing butt-hurt over perceived injustices and problems, because the venue is someplace not warm and someplace midwestern. Lets see, we've had 3 days so far, and 3 days worth of upsettedness. Its remarkable that east coast people can somehow find Indianapolis on a map, much less put up with "possibly not enough 5 star hotels" or now its "unfair" seating (which is probably the same as its been every year).

East coast fans, since somehow you lucked into winning this year, can you possibly manage not to whine about it ? Or would that be against the ways of your people?


I don't think it's whining to point out that the NFL "comps" itself more tickets (12,000+) than it gives to either team (9,000) to split between the team, the player's families, and the teams season ticket holders.

That's seriously farked up in my opinion
 
2012-01-25 09:36:06 AM
The market will sort this out on it's own: The fans can just build their own stadium and host their own Super Bowl.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-01-25 09:36:23 AM
12,500 tickets coming off the top for various other needs

I bet if you started crushing fingernails you could get clarification of these "needs."
 
2012-01-25 09:40:42 AM

Generation_D: The minute two east coast teams qualified, I knew there would be two weeks of wailing butt-hurt over perceived injustices and problems, because the venue is someplace not warm and someplace midwestern. Lets see, we've had 3 days so far, and 3 days worth of upsettedness. Its remarkable that east coast people can somehow find Indianapolis on a map, much less put up with "possibly not enough 5 star hotels" or now its "unfair" seating (which is probably the same as its been every year).

East coast fans, since somehow you lucked into winning this year, can you possibly manage not to whine about it ? Or would that be against the ways of your people?


*sigh*

Why does so much stuff that has nothing to do with anything specific to this region lead to biatch-fests about this region?
 
2012-01-25 09:40:52 AM

Generation_D: The minute two east coast teams qualified, I knew there would be two weeks of wailing butt-hurt over perceived injustices and problems, because the venue is someplace not warm and someplace midwestern


Seems to me that there are a bunch of people who want to come to your cold-ass cow-town, but can't seem to get tickets because the NFL comps itself more tickets than it gives to the teams.
 
2012-01-25 09:44:05 AM

Magorn: Generation_D: The minute two east coast teams qualified, I knew there would be two weeks of wailing butt-hurt over perceived injustices and problems, because the venue is someplace not warm and someplace midwestern. Lets see, we've had 3 days so far, and 3 days worth of upsettedness. Its remarkable that east coast people can somehow find Indianapolis on a map, much less put up with "possibly not enough 5 star hotels" or now its "unfair" seating (which is probably the same as its been every year).

East coast fans, since somehow you lucked into winning this year, can you possibly manage not to whine about it ? Or would that be against the ways of your people?

I don't think it's whining to point out that the NFL "comps" itself more tickets (12,000+) than it gives to either team (9,000) to split between the team, the player's families, and the teams season ticket holders.

That's seriously farked up in my opinion


Do they do this every year, or do we only hear about it when it happens to new york?
 
2012-01-25 09:44:26 AM

Generation_D: The minute two east coast teams qualified, I knew there would be two weeks of wailing butt-hurt over perceived injustices and problems, because the venue is someplace not warm and someplace midwestern. Lets see, we've had 3 days so far, and 3 days worth of upsettedness. Its remarkable that east coast people can somehow find Indianapolis on a map, much less put up with "possibly not enough 5 star hotels" or now its "unfair" seating (which is probably the same as its been every year).

East coast fans, since somehow you lucked into winning this year, can you possibly manage not to whine about it ? Or would that be against the ways of your people?


"And it also became clear that these conditions of inequality and historical injustice have given rise to a feeling of hate in the world - a deeply felt hate that cannot easily be overcome with a few good words. " - Ulrich Beck

Yo, this is so farking wack! W8, I'M CONFUZED. What is tha problemo? Is this different than the usuality or is this a new formality? I think I'd give tha South a hardattack if they saw me & my crew rollin. I bet they don't even got good boardwalk food or beaches in Indy & from what I saw in Slumdog Millionaire, I probably jus watch it on TV. I heard they got them a roof on that stadium cuz the whole state smells like a cow shiat in an outhouse that was then baked in a brick oven. NO THX
 
2012-01-25 09:45:23 AM
Damn NFL, trying to make money off its product!
 
2012-01-25 09:45:27 AM

Babwa Wawa: Generation_D: The minute two east coast teams qualified, I knew there would be two weeks of wailing butt-hurt over perceived injustices and problems, because the venue is someplace not warm and someplace midwestern

Seems to me that there are a bunch of people who want to come to your cold-ass cow-town, but can't seem to get tickets because the NFL comps itself more tickets than it gives to the teams.


Happens every year, but its only a "problem" the year a new york or boston team gets in.
 
2012-01-25 09:49:05 AM
This is your 1%.
 
2012-01-25 09:50:20 AM

Generation_D: Do they do this every year, or do we only hear about it when it happens to new york?


Same premise, last year, for a Green Bay-Pittsburgh game (new window).

Shut it.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-01-25 09:50:22 AM
Generation_D

Last year the complaint was that the NFL sold more tickets than there were seats. The lawsuit is ongoing.
 
2012-01-25 09:53:01 AM

Generation_D: Happens every year, but its only a "problem" the year a new york or boston team gets in.


U sound butthurt, bro. Where do you ball?
 
2012-01-25 09:53:29 AM
And these are the seats available:

indianapolis.ismyhome.com
 
2012-01-25 09:55:23 AM

FreakinB: Generation_D: Do they do this every year, or do we only hear about it when it happens to new york?

Same premise, last year, for a Green Bay-Pittsburgh game (new window).

Shut it.


Or how about a Sports Illustrated story from 1999? (new window)
 
2012-01-25 09:56:45 AM

Generation_D: The minute two east coast teams qualified, I knew there would be two weeks of wailing butt-hurt over perceived injustices and problems, because the venue is someplace not warm and someplace midwestern. Lets see, we've had 3 days so far, and 3 days worth of upsettedness. Its remarkable that east coast people can somehow find Indianapolis on a map, much less put up with "possibly not enough 5 star hotels" or now its "unfair" seating (which is probably the same as its been every year).

East coast fans, since somehow you lucked into winning this year, can you possibly manage not to whine about it ? Or would that be against the ways of your people?


We'll let you know as soon as you come on down from that cross, chief.

/Would be nice if the fans got more tickets
//Would be nice if it rained beer and snowed pretzels, too
 
2012-01-25 09:59:11 AM

Guelph35: And these are the seats available:

[indianapolis.ismyhome.com image 303x440]


rudy giuliani's season tickets?
 
2012-01-25 09:59:39 AM

FreakinB: FreakinB: Generation_D: Do they do this every year, or do we only hear about it when it happens to new york?

Same premise, last year, for a Green Bay-Pittsburgh game (new window).

Shut it.

Or how about a Sports Illustrated story from 1999? (new window)


I wish the SB was still just a week after the conference championships like the pre-9/11 days.
 
2012-01-25 10:00:26 AM

FreakinB: Generation_D: The minute two east coast teams qualified, I knew there would be two weeks of wailing butt-hurt over perceived injustices and problems, because the venue is someplace not warm and someplace midwestern. Lets see, we've had 3 days so far, and 3 days worth of upsettedness. Its remarkable that east coast people can somehow find Indianapolis on a map, much less put up with "possibly not enough 5 star hotels" or now its "unfair" seating (which is probably the same as its been every year).

East coast fans, since somehow you lucked into winning this year, can you possibly manage not to whine about it ? Or would that be against the ways of your people?

*sigh*

Why does so much stuff that has nothing to do with anything specific to this region lead to biatch-fests about this region?


It'd be too hard to engage in any level of critical thinking. It's easier to take pot shots at places based on stereotypes and that laugh at one's own perceived cleverness in the glow of the monitor.

I'm from Indy originally and it's interesting to hear how, as the focus is placed on the area, people on here portray it as some sort of third world backwater. Certainly they're developing this image based on one subset of the population that stuck out to them or has been prominently portrayed in the media. The same is the case with the East Coast. If you live out there, you've been characturized as loud, elitist, and whiny regardless of who you are as an individual. Sorry about your luck.
 
2012-01-25 10:01:54 AM
Anyone who thinks that the Super Bowl is for fans is nucking futs.
 
2012-01-25 10:05:40 AM

Guelph35: And these are the seats available:

[indianapolis.ismyhome.com image 303x440]


The Twin Towers memorial seats?
 
2012-01-25 10:06:45 AM
To be fair I guess he does have a point. You do hear Patriots, Giants and Steelers fans complaining about not being able to get Super Bowl tickets a lot more often than fans of the Jets, Chargers or Redskins do...
 
2012-01-25 10:07:57 AM

Generation_D: Happens every year, but its only a "problem" the year a new york or boston team gets in.


No, it's a problem (new window)every year. You just choose to pay attention to it when you're all butthurt.
 
2012-01-25 10:08:04 AM

FreakinB: Generation_D: Do they do this every year, or do we only hear about it when it happens to new york?

Same premise, last year, for a Green Bay-Pittsburgh game (new window).

Shut it.



If I lived in Indy I'd start making sure to charge double for everything based on the buyers accent.
 
2012-01-25 10:10:12 AM

funk_soul_bubby: I wish the SB was still just a week after the conference championships like the pre-9/11 days.


?!?
 
2012-01-25 10:13:58 AM

Generation_D: If I lived in Indy I'd start making sure to charge double for everything based on the buyers accent.


You sound intelligent.
 
2012-01-25 10:19:06 AM

yequalsy: funk_soul_bubby: I wish the SB was still just a week after the conference championships like the pre-9/11 days.

?!?


My bad, I don't know why I thought it used to be just a week. Oops.
 
2012-01-25 10:19:33 AM

tommyl66: To be fair I guess he does have a point. You do hear Patriots, Giants and Steelers fans complaining about not being able to get Super Bowl tickets a lot more often than fans of the Jets, Chargers or Redskins do...


The only way Redskins will get into the Super Bowl is over Dan Snyder's dead body.

Probably wouldn't hurt to change the name either, which I believe was coined by Boston as a sort of spinoff of the Boston Braves.
 
2012-01-25 10:20:38 AM

Generation_D: FreakinB: Generation_D: Do they do this every year, or do we only hear about it when it happens to new york?

Same premise, last year, for a Green Bay-Pittsburgh game (new window).

Shut it.


If I lived in Indy I'd start making sure to charge double for everything based on the buyers accent.


"The American people fear there is some gouging going on." - Richard Shelby

Price gouging should be a illegal crime, bro. Did U see what some merchants did 2 them ppl in New Orleans when tha Hurricane struck? Bottle o beer was like $15 Or during a sno storm when tha A&P triples tha price of a shovel. When thurrrs a scarcity of goods u shouldn't just str8 up rob ppl like U suggest. Thurrr already incurring a financial hardship by attending da Super Bowl.
 
2012-01-25 10:25:58 AM

funk_soul_bubby: yequalsy: funk_soul_bubby: I wish the SB was still just a week after the conference championships like the pre-9/11 days.

?!?

My bad, I don't know why I thought it used to be just a week. Oops.


I thought it used to be one week, too. Did some quick research (pro-football-reference is a great site) and it turns out that after the 1993, 1999, and 2002 seasons the Super Bowl was played just one week after the conference championships.
 
2012-01-25 10:35:18 AM

Best In The World: Generation_D: FreakinB: Generation_D: Do they do this every year, or do we only hear about it when it happens to new york?


Price gouging should be aTyping like a 12 year old hood rat texting his boyz should be an illegal crime, bro. Did U see what some merchants did 2 them ppl in New Orleans when tha Hurricane struck? Bottle o beer was like $15 Or during a sno storm when tha A&P triples tha price of a shovel. When thurrrs a scarcity of goods u shouldn't just str8 up rob ppl like U suggest. Thurrr already incurring a financial hardship by attending da Super Bowl.


FTFY
 
2012-01-25 10:40:33 AM
Why would anyone want to go to Indianapolis? It is cold, except for 3 hours of football there is nothing to do and for the price of two tickets you can get yourself a new tv, surround sound and not have to visit Indiana.
 
2012-01-25 10:44:00 AM

rjakobi: Probably wouldn't hurt to change the name either, which I believe was coined by Boston as a sort of spinoff of the Boston Braves.


From what I've read the Redskins were once called the Boston Braves (in honor of the baseball team since they shared the same stadium). The football Braves then moved to Fenway Park and changed their name to the Redskins to honor the Red Sox, and they kept the name when they moved to Washington.

/They may have been called the Boston Pilgrims originally, but I'm not sure
 
2012-01-25 10:53:47 AM

tommyl66: rjakobi: Probably wouldn't hurt to change the name either, which I believe was coined by Boston as a sort of spinoff of the Boston Braves.

From what I've read the Redskins were once called the Boston Braves (in honor of the baseball team since they shared the same stadium). The football Braves then moved to Fenway Park and changed their name to the Redskins to honor the Red Sox, and they kept the name when they moved to Washington.

/They may have been called the Boston Pilgrims originally, but I'm not sure


So they tried combining the Red Sox and Braves? That makes a little more sense now. Doesn't excuse still using it, but now there's some perspective now.
 
2012-01-25 10:54:33 AM

Liquorslingr: Best In The World: Generation_D: FreakinB: Generation_D: Do they do this every year, or do we only hear about it when it happens to new york?


Price gouging should be aTyping like a 12 year old hood rat texting his boyz should be an illegal crime, bro. Did U see what some merchants did 2 them ppl in New Orleans when tha Hurricane struck? Bottle o beer was like $15 Or during a sno storm when tha A&P triples tha price of a shovel. When thurrrs a scarcity of goods u shouldn't just str8 up rob ppl like U suggest. Thurrr already incurring a financial hardship by attending da Super Bowl.

FTFY


i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-01-25 11:10:57 AM
Why would people want to spend so much money just to watch the Patriots destroy the Gnats?
 
2012-01-25 11:19:25 AM

Liquorslingr: Best In The World: Generation_D: FreakinB: Generation_D: Do they do this every year, or do we only hear about it when it happens to new york?


Price gouging should be aTyping like a 12 year old hood rat texting his boyz should be an illegal crime, bro. Did U see what some merchants did 2 them ppl in New Orleans when tha Hurricane struck? Bottle o beer was like $15 Or during a sno storm when tha A&P triples tha price of a shovel. When thurrrs a scarcity of goods u shouldn't just str8 up rob ppl like U suggest. Thurrr already incurring a financial hardship by attending da Super Bowl.

FTFY


if you don't like pocket poochy just put him on ignore, some of us enjoy his Ali G/Peter King mashup
 
2012-01-25 11:19:44 AM

Carth: Why would anyone want to go to Indianapolis? It is cold, except for 3 hours of football there is nothing to do and for the price of two tickets you can get yourself a new tv, surround sound and not have to visit Indiana.


Because your company gave you tickets.
Because your friend who's a Executive for a SB sponsor has tickets and invited you.
Because you are a die hard season ticket holder of either team.
Because you are rich and live on the East Coast (but then I repeat myself) and are a fan of NYG or NE.

But there is no draw to Indianapolis in the winter. I mean, unless you want to troll for Midwestern hipster ass in Broadripple. They also have lots of chain restaurants, which a Manhattanite could indulge in for the first time.
 
2012-01-25 11:20:25 AM
Meanwhile on Craigslist:

Sunday afternoon event in downtown Indianapolis needs seat-fillers. Total number of seat-fillers needed will vary. Must tolerate loud noise and crowds. Must have blue or silver casual clothing to wear. Event will last all evening. Please use contact e-mail. Event planner will follow-up with exact details on location for staging of seat-fillers.

* Location: Indianapolis / Downtown
* it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
* Compensation: 75 dollars, parking validation and access to event
 
2012-01-25 11:22:14 AM

poughdrew: But there is no draw to Indianapolis in the winter. I mean, unless you want to troll for Midwestern hipster ass in Broadripple. They also have lots of chain restaurants, which a Manhattanite could indulge in for the first time.


Dude... Ice skating at Pan Am Plaza, seriously.
 
2012-01-25 11:22:24 AM

Liquorslingr: Best In The World: Generation_D: FreakinB: Generation_D: Do they do this every year, or do we only hear about it when it happens to new york?


Price gouging should be aTyping like a 12 year old hood rat texting his boyz should be an illegal crime, bro. Did U see what some merchants did 2 them ppl in New Orleans when tha Hurricane struck? Bottle o beer was like $15 Or during a sno storm when tha A&P triples tha price of a shovel. When thurrrs a scarcity of goods u shouldn't just str8 up rob ppl like U suggest. Thurrr already incurring a financial hardship by attending da Super Bowl.

FTFY


www.punjabigraphics.com
 
2012-01-25 11:23:42 AM

poughdrew: Carth: Why would anyone want to go to Indianapolis? It is cold, except for 3 hours of football there is nothing to do and for the price of two tickets you can get yourself a new tv, surround sound and not have to visit Indiana.

Because your company gave you tickets.
Because your friend who's a Executive for a SB sponsor has tickets and invited you.
Because you are a die hard season ticket holder of either team.
Because you are rich and live on the East Coast (but then I repeat myself) and are a fan of NYG or NE.

But there is no draw to Indianapolis in the winter. I mean, unless you want to troll for Midwestern hipster ass in Broadripple. They also have lots of chain restaurants, which a Manhattanite could indulge in for the first time.


Those are all good points. If money isn't an issue and tickets make themselves available why not. I was thinking more along the lines of fans whose Life Dream is to see their team in the Superbowl for whom the 2k-4k ticket price is significant.
 
2012-01-25 11:40:49 AM
i.imgur.com

Ahhhh... it's a profit deal.
 
2012-01-25 11:45:47 AM
If you people don't shut the hell up about your farking precious tickets, we'll petition the NFL to make the Super Bowl site dependent on which team's conference wins the Pro Bowl.
 
2012-01-25 12:12:26 PM

funk_soul_bubby: poughdrew: But there is no draw to Indianapolis in the winter. I mean, unless you want to troll for Midwestern hipster ass in Broadripple. They also have lots of chain restaurants, which a Manhattanite could indulge in for the first time.

Dude... Ice skating at Pan Am Plaza, seriously.


It will be closed during Superbowl week last I heard, bummer.

/indy hockey ref
 
2012-01-25 12:14:31 PM
Generation_D: Do they do this every year, or do we only hear about it when it happens to new york?

It happens every year. When it happens in NY or Boston, it is reported by news sources that people actually read.

The Super Bowl has never been about fans. If it was about fans, it'd be played in a home stadium.
 
2012-01-25 12:18:24 PM
Here is an article from 05' that breaks it down easily.

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/playoffs/2005/02_01_05_ tix/

Indy isn't a bad town. Not the greatest, but not bad at all. Wish I could be there to see all the north east people's amazement at the prices. Sure there will ne plenty of price gouging, but by normal east coast standards, it will still be cheap as hell.
 
2012-01-25 12:20:45 PM
The good news for Pats and Giants fans is that because the SB is being played in a shiathole city that nobody wants to go to, I would bet that a lot of those corporate sponsors/friends of the NFL that get those tickets instead of the true fans will just try to sell them rather than go to the game and freeze their asses off.

When the SB is in either a warm location or a "fun" city (New Orleans), the higher-ups at Visa, Papa Johns or Pepsi will love to go down there, enjoy the week of festivities, and get a great ticket to a game they mostly don't care about. But Indy? Are you kidding me? I bet a lot of them will unload their ticket. We saw this same phenomenon a few years ago, when the game was in the nuclear wasteland known as Detroit, and also featured a shiatty matchup that nobody wanted to see; I remember reading stories about people getting seats on the 40 yard line for $800.

I wouldn't expect this year to be quite that bad, because Indy, while still a shiathole, is better than Detroit, and the game matchup is much more compelling. But I'd bet that tickets can be had, and it wont cost you your entire 401k to procure them.
 
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