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(Komo)   49ers fan suing the NFL over playoff ticket sales. What a gold digger   (komonews.com ) divider line
    More: Ironic, NFL, playoffs, Seahawks, playoff tickets, CenturyLink Field, public accommodations, Candlestick Park, Brian McCarthy  
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988 clicks; posted to Sports » on 27 Apr 2014 at 9:11 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-27 09:28:48 PM  
This looks like a job for the Fark legal team.
 
2014-04-27 09:40:31 PM  
i still cant get over this fact...

levi strauss made his fortune selling blue jeans to the 49ers.

now the 49ers will play in levi's stadium.
 
2014-04-27 09:48:42 PM  

Yakk: This looks like a job for the Fark legal team.


Ehhhh I'm not part of the fark legal team but his argument seems sound to me but then I'm just a law clerk.
 
2014-04-27 10:01:44 PM  
The only part I think is weak is his complaint about taxpayer funding. He isn't a taxpayer for *either* stadium, and his tourist tax dollars as reimbursement for said funding (through hotel surcharges, etc) aren't any better than a resident of Montana or Idaho.
 
2014-04-27 10:03:58 PM  
More like "Forty-Whiners," amirite?

/had to be done
 
2014-04-27 10:06:27 PM  
As a lawyer practicing in the jurisdiction this was filed in, this guy is going to get barred from filing in Federal court over this.  The Southern District of Nevada really likes benchslapping vexatious litigants.   Also, if I was an entertainment promoter like this idiot claims to be, I would refrain from doing anything that pisses off Ticketmaster/Live Nation.  Unless the only thing you are promoting is in your room dancers, Ticketmaster has an exclusive sales agreement with every notable venue in Vegas.
 
2014-04-27 10:10:14 PM  

scandalrag: As a lawyer practicing in the jurisdiction this was filed in, this guy is going to get barred from filing in Federal court over this.  The Southern District of Nevada really likes benchslapping vexatious litigants.   Also, if I was an entertainment promoter like this idiot claims to be, I would refrain from doing anything that pisses off Ticketmaster/Live Nation.  Unless the only thing you are promoting is in your room dancers, Ticketmaster has an exclusive sales agreement with every notable venue in Vegas.


Well it seems this would make them more money, right? Out of state people always pay more for tickets it seems.
 
2014-04-27 10:23:04 PM  

scandalrag: As a lawyer practicing in the jurisdiction this was filed in, this guy is going to get barred from filing in Federal court over this.  The Southern District of Nevada really likes benchslapping vexatious litigants.   Also, if I was an entertainment promoter like this idiot claims to be, I would refrain from doing anything that pisses off Ticketmaster/Live Nation.  Unless the only thing you are promoting is in your room dancers, Ticketmaster has an exclusive sales agreement with every notable venue in Vegas.


So, what you're saying is that corporations rule over law?
 
2014-04-27 10:23:52 PM  

Outlaw2097: i still cant get over this fact...

levi strauss made his fortune selling blue jeans to the 49ers.

now the 49ers will play in levi's stadium.


People have gotten bigger since then.
 
2014-04-28 12:06:03 AM  
No one is giving kudos for that headline?!?

Well done, sir/ma'am.
 
2014-04-28 12:30:54 AM  
Pretty sure "Californian" isn't a protected class.
 
2014-04-28 12:40:04 AM  
BTW, based on his quotes throughout every article...I say give him the money if he can name 10 current 49ers. "12th player," "contrary to the spirit of the NFL," and "I live in Las Vegas, but I'm originally from San Francisco. I've seen John Brodie back in the day, and Joe Montana. I really wanted to go up there to see the Niners..."

Yeah f*cking right, dude.

WAIT WAIT WAIT HOW DID THIS NUGGET ESCAPE ME EARLIER

he was going to buy tickets to the NFC title game in Seattle for himself, his roommate, a girlfriend who lives in Canada and her daughter.

Good lord, it's so obviously a troll he's not even trying.
 
2014-04-28 01:16:30 AM  
I don't care what team you root for, this kind of suit is bullshiat for multiple reasons:

a) Scalping would increase.
b) There are regional TV restrictions, so why not ticket restrictions based on region? This goes for many "non-profit" entities, as well, regionally-based but affiliated with a larger national entity.
c) Fewer attendees potentially.
d) The game f*cking sold out quickly, so they gave preference to those within the region knowing that there would be no tickets left. IF the stadium was not filled to capacity at the maximum retail price of tickets, this cocksucker MAY have an argument.
 
2014-04-28 04:14:39 AM  
FTFA -- Williams, who works as a promoter in the entertainment industry, said that because the NFL relies heavily on public subsidies and money from taxpayers to build stadiums. it should not be allowed to deny ticket sales to individuals on the basis they are "not from an area determined by the team - or the NFL - to be fan of that team."
"'The practice of withholding the sale of tickets from the public at large and allowing only credit card holders limited to certain areas is a violation of the Federal Consumer Fraud Act and/or common law," according to the lawsuit filed April 15.


I don't disagree.
 
2014-04-28 06:11:01 AM  
Can someone please find me the "Federal Consumer Fraud Act"? It doesn't come up in any Google searches.

Then again, with 20+ year old references to players, referencing the "12th person," and the Canadian girlfriend while being a "promoter" in Vegas (not to mention throwing in the "common law" reference)...well, it'd be a bigger surprise if I actually could find such a thing.

This reads like an message board "lawyer" is making this case.
 
2014-04-28 07:36:35 AM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: FTFA -- Williams, who works as a promoter in the entertainment industry, said that because the NFL relies heavily on public subsidies and money from taxpayers to build stadiums. it should not be allowed to deny ticket sales to individuals on the basis they are "not from an area determined by the team - or the NFL - to be fan of that team."
"'The practice of withholding the sale of tickets from the public at large and allowing only credit card holders limited to certain areas is a violation of the Federal Consumer Fraud Act and/or common law," according to the lawsuit filed April 15.

I don't disagree.


Then why isn't anyone filing lawsuits against Denver?
 
2014-04-28 07:43:13 AM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Dumb-Ass-Monkey: FTFA -- Williams, who works as a promoter in the entertainment industry, said that because the NFL relies heavily on public subsidies and money from taxpayers to build stadiums. it should not be allowed to deny ticket sales to individuals on the basis they are "not from an area determined by the team - or the NFL - to be fan of that team."
"'The practice of withholding the sale of tickets from the public at large and allowing only credit card holders limited to certain areas is a violation of the Federal Consumer Fraud Act and/or common law," according to the lawsuit filed April 15.

I don't disagree.

Then why isn't anyone filing lawsuits against Denver?


Seems like a nobrainer. Denver is sure to lose in the second or third round of appeals.
 
2014-04-28 09:37:54 AM  
foo monkey:

Seems like a nobrainer. Denver is sure to lose in the second or third round of appeals.

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.
 
2014-04-28 10:26:31 AM  
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2014-04-28 11:03:53 AM  
"This selected process is contrary to the spirit of the NFL and contrary to public accommodation," said Williams, who is seeking $10 million in punitive damages on top of $40 million in real damages.

I believe in the spirit of his lawsuit (as a Chicago fan who has bought tickets at Lambeau), but how in the world did he come up with $40 million in real damages?

/I'm not a lawyer, so I must be confused about what real damages are
 
2014-04-28 12:43:14 PM  

rcantley: foo monkey:

Seems like a nobrainer. Denver is sure to lose in the second or third round of appeals.

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.


It is always gratifying to loft up a softball and then watch someone hit it out.
 
2014-04-28 01:51:57 PM  

puffy999: The game f*cking sold out quickly,


99%+ of the stadium will sold before the public tickets were made available.  If he lived in Seattle it was still a long long  long  long  long  shot.  I think it was maybe 500 tickets total.
 
2014-04-28 02:48:40 PM  

OtherBrotherDarryl: No one is giving kudos for that headline?!?

Well done, sir/ma'am.


You're TF, you should +1 it!

I only came in here to fawn over the headline, but upon reading certain posts in the thread, I accidentally an opinion.

While it is kinda shiatty for teams to limit who they sell their tickets to, it doesn't seem to be illegal. Don't most businesses reserve the right to refuse business to whomever they please? Not a lawyer, obvs, but I do watch a lot of TV.
 
2014-04-28 03:27:21 PM  
At least his team made the playoffs.....I can think of some teams that would kill to make the playoffs
(hello, Pontiac Pussycats and Cleveland Brownnosers).
 
2014-04-28 03:38:40 PM  
fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net .
 
2014-04-28 04:18:00 PM  

Farkenhostile: [fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net image 598x375] .


Maybe we should stop hiring 80-year-old cheerleaders then.

/Niners' last Super Bowl was a year ago.
 
2014-04-28 04:22:56 PM  

The Banana Thug: Farkenhostile: [fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net image 598x375] .

Maybe we should stop hiring 80-year-old cheerleaders then.

/Niners' last Super Bowl was a year ago.


I was about to say..... and wasn't their last win in 1994? Not exactly 50 years ago.
 
2014-04-28 06:01:01 PM  

Di Atribe: The Banana Thug: Farkenhostile: [fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net image 598x375] .

Maybe we should stop hiring 80-year-old cheerleaders then.

/Niners' last Super Bowl was a year ago.

I was about to say..... and wasn't their last win in 1994? Not exactly 50 years ago.


20 years in the NFL is like 5 generations of players.

Their last SB win was as close to a Terry Bradshaw/Fran Tarkenton matchup as it is to today.

The team they beat fielded Satn Humphries at QB and a young rookie Safety named Rodney Harrison.

I was 2 weeks from my 9th birthday too. And my parents were in their 30s.

And I'm done.
 
2014-04-28 08:13:32 PM  
When the 49ers last won a Super Bowl, "Creep" by TLC was the nation's #1 single. "This is How We Do It" had not yet been released.
 
2014-04-29 02:28:14 AM  

Shame Us: Di Atribe: The Banana Thug: Farkenhostile: [fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net image 598x375] .

Maybe we should stop hiring 80-year-old cheerleaders then.

/Niners' last Super Bowl was a year ago.

I was about to say..... and wasn't their last win in 1994? Not exactly 50 years ago.

20 years in the NFL is like 5 generations of players.

Their last SB win was as close to a Terry Bradshaw/Fran Tarkenton matchup as it is to today.

The team they beat fielded Satn Humphries at QB and a young rookie Safety named Rodney Harrison.

I was 2 weeks from my 9th birthday too. And my parents were in their 30s.

And I'm done.


I get what you're saying, but that doesn't make that meme any funnier.
 
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