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I'd like to order one set of red-and-white pom-pons... Dwarf-size

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by slappy4428, May 9, 2008.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I'll give him credit for this -- he was in the building, or at least watching the game on TV.
    But has the little midget motherfucker ever stopped to think that the biggest ripoff artists in professional sports (Sorry Boom, but until next year the Yankees are second) are the Ilitch family come playoff time and maybe with the economy in the shitter, the people of metro Detroit who have been buttfucked by pricegouging in the playoffs have found something else to do with their money....

    And Dwarf-boy... "we?" You used "We?"
    What's the matter, you don't like the feeling of jumpin on the bandwagon alone?

  2. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    "We"? "Our hockey team"?

    Just when WE thought the festering turd would go away, someone forgot the plunger.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    He gets PAID for this?
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    There are no "cheaper seats" at Joe Louis Arena.

    There are expensive seats, MORE expensive seats, and WAYYYYY MORE EXPENSIVE seats.

    This is probably just prelude to the "Joe Louis is outmoded and we need a new hockey arena, that's why fans aren't coming out" PR campaign.

    Economics 101: Ilitch just squeezed the golden goose, squeezed and squeezed and squeezed, and it finally squawked.
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Damn, that was fucking terrible.
  6. Kronwall body-checked Antti Miettinen so high they’re respelling his name “Auntie.”


    I don't even know what the hell that means.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Buh.. Buh... Buh...

    They came down in price from last year...


    $22 $36-$40 ($63) $50-$55 ($72) $70-$75 ($99) $90-$95 ($135)
    $44 $54-$60 ($81) $60-$70 ($90) $90-$100 ($135) $170-$190 ($203)
    $54 $68-$75 ($99) $80-$90 ($108) $125-$140 ($158) $210-$230 ($270)
    $76 $95-$105 ($126) $120-$130 ($135) $180-$200 ($225) $300-$350 ($405)
    $85 $110-$120 ($144) $135-$150 ($153) $195-$215 ($270) $315-$395 ($450)

    For each round, the first price
  8. JR

    JR Active Member

    There's a little bit of supply and demand here with the ticket prices but they missed the demand part I guess.

    BTW, if those regular season ticket prices that Slappy posted are accurate, that's not "expensive" by any stretch of the imagination.

    If Detroit makes the Final and you can buy a ticket for $95.00, that's dirt cheap.
  9. JR

    JR Active Member

    BTW, does the Dwarf write about hockey regularly? God, he's awful.
  10. beefncheddar

    beefncheddar Guest

    Believing attendance figures Rule No. 1: Never fucking believe them

    With that said ... and admitting I haven't watched enough home Pistons games to know how truly bullshit the numbers are ...

    Detroit NBA Playoffs Home Game 1: 22,076
    Detroit NBA Playoffs Home Game 2: 22,076
    Detroit NBA Playoffs Home Game 3: 22,076
    Detroit NBA Playoffs Home Game 4: 22,076
    Detroit NBA Playoffs Home Game 5: 22,076

    Seems somebody in Detroit isn't having trouble getting folks to come to playoff games.

    Of course, I just checked the box score and the Red Wings reported 20,066 (100% full) for last night's game.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    While they might be better prices this year, the track record sucks.
    As you can see, last year's prices are in parentheses.
    But they have fucked over the fans over the years and they say enough is enough. for example individual game prices have been reduced between 17 percent and 37 percent over 2007 playoff prices for the first round alone, depending upon seat location. And season ticket holders will save even more as they will enjoy preferred pricing that has first round prices reduced 24 percent to 43 percent.
    Does that mean the current prices are normal or the previous prices were inflated -- in a market such as Detroit where the cost of living is not the same as a Toronto or New York.
    $95 tickets are way up in the arena... for a few bucks more you can buy standing room
    But the biggest thing that pissed season ticket holders off was the way the MADE them buy tickets.
    They used to have to pay for the WHOLE playoffs up front. Fans had complained in the past about having to pay up front for too many games that were never played and then having to wait for refunds.
  12. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    There's a reason arenas like MSG, The Stapler........hell, a majority of the arenas have the upper 2/3 of the arena darkened.......so you can't see all the empty seats.
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