The Football Giants Are Money Grubbing Meanies

Hey Giants fans, 

Great news!  The Giants are giving you the right to give them up to $20,000 for the rights to pay them to buy tickets.  It’s called a Personal Seat License, and it gives you the right to give them money for no reason.

You don’t have to if you don’t want to.  They have 40 years of fans waiting if you don’t want them.

The Mets Police know one family who has had tickets since the 1950’s – you know, back when there was still a baseball Giants – and along the way they’ve always kept their tickets.  Even when the team sucked.  Even when the team didn’t sell out in new Haven.

This same family has gone oh-for-4 on Super Bowls.  There’s a faux-lottery every time the Giants go to the Super Bowl, but a family with half a century seniority never gets tickets. 

Some math on that – there were 11,000 tickets available for the recent Supe.   At Yale the season ticket base dropped to around  25,000.   There have been four Super Bowls.  That’s say 44,000 tickets that were available for the four Supes.  25,000/44,000.  Hmmm. Very fishy.

But I digress.

You can imagine that with 50 years of continuous ticket buying that this family has pretty good seats.   They do.  I’ve sat there myself, oh like twice – because they actually use them.  That’s right, actual Giants fans, who pay for tickets for 50 years, and actually use them not scalp them or use them to impress their Wall Street buddies.   A father and some sons.  Now just some sons.

What do they get for 50 years of rooting?  No Super Bowls and probably an invoice for $40,000 for their two seats.

Thanks Giants.

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