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(The New York Times)   Super Bowl sells out--and there aren't any more commercial spots, either   (nytimes.com) divider line 24
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2013-12-05 10:22:10 AM
I think that the game should be played in a dome in cold weather areas. Some teams are more used to cold weather and would have an advantage, just ask the Saints.
 
2013-12-05 10:43:20 AM

wiseolddude: I think that the game should be played in a dome in cold weather areas. Some teams are more used to cold weather and would have an advantage, just ask the Saints.


One of the local sports radio guys in Chicago pulled all the numbers on various types of bad weather in an effort to dispel the stupid notion of "Bear Weather." As far as he could tell, bad/cold weather never really favors anyone.

Basically, my prediction is that we'll get to see the Denver Broncos awesome offense in the SB, and it will look like garbage because everyone is slipping and sliding everywhere.
 
2013-12-05 11:03:58 AM
I don't think they should even sell tickets until the teams are announced. The resellers just price out real fans.

/DNRTFA
 
2013-12-05 11:17:12 AM
I want bad weather so it will piss off the stadium full of corporate assholes and low - rent celebrities
 
2013-12-05 11:36:13 AM

This Looks Fun: I don't think they should even sell tickets until the teams are announced. The resellers just price out real fans.

/DNRTFA


Isn't that just basic supply and demand?  It's a luxury item of very limited supply, and people are willing to pay exorbitant amount of money to go.  The only thing that surprise me is that the NFL doesn't just price the tickets higher and make more profit.  They let the resellers make a lot of money.  It's not like it's a high risk item.
 
2013-12-05 11:47:28 AM

wiseolddude: I think that the game should be played in a dome in cold weather areas. Some teams are more used to cold weather and would have an advantage, just ask the Saints.


Cold weather didnt beat my Saints. The Seahawks did. Hopefully there w i l l be a rematch in the playoffs with a better result.
 
2013-12-05 11:48:55 AM

ElwoodCuse: I want bad weather so it will piss off the stadium full of corporate assholes and low - rent celebrities


I'm  hoping for Snowmageddon/Snowpocalypse/Oh My God That's A Lot Of Snow 2014.
 
2013-12-05 12:16:46 PM

Khellendros: This Looks Fun: I don't think they should even sell tickets until the teams are announced. The resellers just price out real fans.

/DNRTFA

Isn't that just basic supply and demand?  It's a luxury item of very limited supply, and people are willing to pay exorbitant amount of money to go.  The only thing that surprise me is that the NFL doesn't just price the tickets higher and make more profit.  They let the resellers make a lot of money.  It's not like it's a high risk item.


Yes, and maybe it's just a semantic argument, but I look of it more as Monopolizing supply before the demand exists. There's no reason a SB ticket should sell for more than double what a playoff ticket sells for (other than the fact that people  are paying...).
 
2013-12-05 12:21:59 PM
Manning is 3-7 in the regular season and postseason combined in games where the game-time temperature was 32 degrees or colder.
 
2013-12-05 12:22:34 PM
Payton
 
2013-12-05 12:22:53 PM

wiseolddude: I think that the game should be played in a dome in cold weather areas. Some teams are more used to cold weather and would have an advantage, just ask the Saints.


real football is played in the cold.

no outdoor sports should be played indoors. Baseball and Football.

/tear down every dome in the nation.
 
2013-12-05 12:27:18 PM
And once again, PETA brags about buying a spot which the NFL Namby-Pambies say would be "unable to air" and they'll just put it up on their websites like a Down's Syndrome kid would put their macaroni art up on the refrigerator.

WHO THE HELL KEEPS GIVING THEM MONEY?
 
2013-12-05 12:30:29 PM

wiseolddude: Manning is 3-7 in the regular season and postseason combined in games where the game-time temperature was 32 degrees or colder.


He's also 14-2 when his nipples get so rigid they carve into glass. It's true! Skip Bayless SAID so!
 
2013-12-05 12:40:36 PM

wiseolddude: Payton


What does the Saints coach have to do with anything?
 
2013-12-05 12:42:02 PM

This Looks Fun: Yes, and maybe it's just a semantic argument, but I look of it more as Monopolizing supply before the demand exists. There's no reason a SB ticket should sell for more than double what a playoff ticket sells for (other than the fact that people  are paying...).


The SB is a much bigger production than any other game and the costs are therefore higher.
I'm pretty much in agreement with your monopolizing comment.

I actually dislike most of SB production experience and prefer a good regular season battle; i.e. CAR/SF, PITT/BAL.
 
2013-12-05 01:03:15 PM

degenerate-afro: wiseolddude: Payton

What does the Saints coach have to do with anything?


Walter's dead, man. Let it go.
 
2013-12-05 01:47:39 PM

mikaloyd: Cold weather didnt beat my Saints. The Seahawks did. Hopefully there w i l l be a rematch in the playoffs with a better result.


41-0, then? It'd be tough to be better than it was.
 
2013-12-05 01:49:55 PM

wiseolddude: I think that the game should be played in a dome in cold weather areas. Some teams are more used to cold weather and would have an advantage, just ask the Saints.


agree.   here in Montana, the UofM Grizzlies are in the playoffs this weekend...at home....against Coastal Carolina.   Projected high on game day:  6 below.
 
2013-12-05 02:20:14 PM

rjakobi: And once again, PETA brags about buying a spot which the NFL Namby-Pambies say would be "unable to air" and they'll just put it up on their websites like a Down's Syndrome kid would put their macaroni art up on the refrigerator.

WHO THE HELL KEEPS GIVING THEM MONEY?


Uneducated people who don't know that PETA kills animals too and yet have compared animal deaths to the Holocaust.
 
2013-12-05 02:27:39 PM

This Looks Fun: There's no reason a SB ticket should sell for more than double what a playoff ticket sells for (other than the fact that people are paying...).


Wow, you could write that with a straight face?  That's the definition of value.  If people are willing to pay 100x what a playoff ticket is, that's the value of the SB ticket.
 
2013-12-05 02:43:38 PM

Khellendros: This Looks Fun: There's no reason a SB ticket should sell for more than double what a playoff ticket sells for (other than the fact that people are paying...).

Wow, you could write that with a straight face?  That's the definition of value.  If people are willing to pay 100x what a playoff ticket is, that's the value of the SB ticket.


I could indeed. If the price for milk, eggs, and bread tripled, people would still buy them. That doesn't mean you should price them there just to rip people off.

I do understand your point, and I'm not a complete idealistic moron. It's just that die-hard fans sometimes wait decades to see their team play in a SB and they get priced out by rich people who just want to be there. I think it's a little unfair.
 
2013-12-05 04:25:07 PM
Historically speaking what are the odds of a noreaster dropping in on superbowl sunday to say Ohai!
 
2013-12-05 06:09:48 PM

desertgeek: rjakobi: And once again, PETA brags about buying a spot which the NFL Namby-Pambies say would be "unable to air" and they'll just put it up on their websites like a Down's Syndrome kid would put their macaroni art up on the refrigerator.

WHO THE HELL KEEPS GIVING THEM MONEY?

Uneducated people who don't know that PETA kills animals too and yet have compared animal deaths to the Holocaust.


I always figured they got a fair chunk of cash from the livestock raising and meatpacking industries - through intermediaries to hide the source, naturally - who are aiming to induce and subsequently capitalize on the "For every animal you don't eat I'm gonna eat three" knee-jerk that America's easily-manipulated halfwits have whenever anything PETA-related crosses their radar.
 
2013-12-05 08:21:42 PM

grimlock1972: Historically speaking what are the odds of a noreaster dropping in on superbowl sunday to say Ohai!


Ojai?  Isn't that where the $6M man is from?  Steve Austin...a man barely alive...gentlemen, we can rebuilt him...better than he was before...better...stronger...faster...
 
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