Skip to comments.Why the Super Bowl Should Be Free
Posted on 09/23/2013 2:39:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
How much would you pay to see a Super Bowl?
Last week, the Journal's Matthew Futterman reported on the National Football League's plan to raise ticket prices for its upcoming New York/New Jersey Super Delicious Possibly Freezing Outdoor Snowfall (or Perhaps Sleet) Bowl. Actually, raise is too generous a word. Spike would work. Laugh uproariously as they hit you over the head with a sock full of $100 bills isn't bad, either. The best tickets at Met Life stadium for SB XLVIII next Feb. 2 may sell for as much as $2,600more than double the rate of the highest-priced seats at last season's Super Bowl in New Orleans. However, I do believe this comes with free use of most stairwells and rest rooms.
You don't need me to tell you that this is a ridiculous amount for one seat. For $2,600 you could fly yourself and a friend to Paris and stuff your face at Le Chateaubriand. You could charter a sailboat in the Caribbean, stare into the night sky and contemplate the meaning of the Jacksonville Jaguars. You could buy 10,400 25-cent gum balls. You could also not spend the $2,600 on a ticket to a football game, which is the advice my prudent father-in-law would surely give.
The more I thought about it, the more I wondered why football should be charging anybody to go to this game. The Super Bowl is inarguably a massive global extravaganzaa hundred million domestic television viewers, many million more worldwide, a complimentary halftime sing-along with a contemporary entertainer. In the United States it is essentially a holiday. Everybody watches the game. Sponsors and networks shove each other out of the way to write big checks and get involved. The game is a license to print money. Tickets at the stadium
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I guess it should be free for the poor homeless, welfare ghetto fellaS THAT MISS SEEING THEIR HOMEBOYS?
Just a hunch!/s
The flagship newspaper of American capitalism comes up with this column???
Talk about a real extension of the “course correction” on News Corp’s part.
Good point! The Ancient Romans also made THEIR sporting events “free” - - - - .
It’s the “mandatory” liberal column so people won’t think the WSJ leans right. Like CNN for example, where they have a token’ Konservative who thinks like a libtard.
BTW, the Farmer’s Almanac says NYC will be frigid right about that time. I hope not, that would probably kill the idea of other Northern Super Bowls in uncovered stadiums.
That said, its a stupid idea, because even with the tickets at $2600 a pop, people are still willing to pay so there'd be little point to doing what this guy suggests.
It mostly is free. Those premium tickets are perk tickets the league gives out to sponsors and partners. Most SB tickets are comped, it’s a back slap event.
Well, in that case, all SBs that get played in the south should also experience a sudden blizzard. After all, the IPCC was recently forced to admit that we are in a period of global cooling . . .
That’s right, it’s a market issue. Plenty of demand for those tix.
It already is free. I turn on the TV I bought 15 years ago, and there it is!
It is so gay.
Reminds me of the scene in “The Idiot” where the guy comes to ask Nathan for money to fix the cracked seats in his airplane. It’s just plain embarrassin’ flying my friends to the Super Bowl with seats like that.
Sorry, “The Jerk”.
So, a blizzard in the South would just be more proof of globull warming. Right?
Of course. One cannot dispute dogma. Right?
Remember Hillary blaming Katrina on global warming and Bush not acting to mitigate it? Like a tax can stop a hurricane?
A lottery is the progressives’ ideal of fairness.
They want to turn all of life into lottery.
Oh yea, everything should be free. Then the scalpers can sell the free tickets for $3000.
This is stupidity on steroids.
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