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(Sports Illustrated)   Walking to the Superbowl? No. Tailgating? No. What?   (extramustard.si.com) divider line 103
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2014-01-29 08:19:06 PM  

nekom: NickelP: i really don't care. if you are paying thousands for your ticket that is a minor fee. the super bowl has been out of the reach of the average fan for a good while.

Not literally out of reach, just more than the average person would spend.  If I had wanted to, I could be there.  I could part with 5 grand, I just won't for that purpose.  Not worth it to me, even if my team were in it.


I'm pretty flush with cash after a Trust came through this year.  I told my wife if my Trollhawks made it to the NFC Championship game I would yank $5k out and go.

...then the game was here, and the bootstrappy construction worker in me (still employed, i'm not THAT rich) told my inner head to stay home, nuke chicken wings, smoke cigars, and play video games with friends instead of destroying 5k that...yes, would've been fun.  But after the game I would've had a huge hangover over what I could've spent with that money other than 3 hours of screaming at millionaires to catch a ball.

So instead it's going into the master bath for my wife when we build our house this summer.  Happy wife, happy life.  Maybe someday.
 
2014-01-29 10:08:42 PM  

JohnBigBootay: Pro sports are awesome. On tv where they belong. I'm sort of wondering why they haven't just started staging all the games in airplane hangars in Nevada as it is. When  you look at how much revenue is tv-based it sort of makes you wonder why they don't just ditch the venues.


Ambiance and the idea that, like many other things, they're a big deal only as long as everyone keeps believing they're a big deal.

If no one gets tickets to games then it looks like no one's there and/or no one's interested. Plus it's hard to sell anyone on the economic benefit of the stadium. Which leads to people not watching on TV.

/hockey and arena football are 100x better in person than on TV (at least for good games)
//basketball is fun if you're courtside, but there's no reason to go sit in the 300 level
///football is fun only if it's a big game
////baseball is enjoyable for the nice summer days or, again, for big games
 
2014-01-30 06:49:27 PM  

IAmRight: JohnBigBootay: Pro sports are awesome. On tv where they belong. I'm sort of wondering why they haven't just started staging all the games in airplane hangars in Nevada as it is. When  you look at how much revenue is tv-based it sort of makes you wonder why they don't just ditch the venues.

Ambiance and the idea that, like many other things, they're a big deal only as long as everyone keeps believing they're a big deal.

If no one gets tickets to games then it looks like no one's there and/or no one's interested. Plus it's hard to sell anyone on the economic benefit of the stadium. Which leads to people not watching on TV.

/hockey and arena football are 100x better in person than on TV (at least for good games)
//basketball is fun if you're courtside, but there's no reason to go sit in the 300 level
///football is fun only if it's a big game
////baseball is enjoyable for the nice summer days or, again, for big games


The wife and I had an awesome time at the SEA-TB game this year, but it required seats we never would have bought ourselves (wedding gift) that were in the 2nd row field level to the left of the South goalpost. From there we were able to see stuff that the TV broadcast can't show you - like the only reason Russell Wilson's 11-yd TD run was able to be snapped is because Schiano couldn't get his challenge flag out of his sock to review Baldwin's toe-tapper the play before. Or that after Tate's 70-yd punt return and TB's subsequent refusal to kick near him, Golden would turn toward our section and make funny gestures on every punt that flew WELL out of bounds.

That, of course, requires the really good seats, though. Otherwise, I'd rather watch at home.
 
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