Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Super Bowl Fiasco...

     Americans are quick to file a lawsuit for the most trivial things.  Although some are warranted, most are just get rich quick schemes.  In this case, I will let you decide for yourself if it's a scheme or legit.
     After the Super Bowl XLV on February 6th, the NFL, owner Jerry Jones, and the Dallas Cowboys are on the receiving end of a major lawsuit.  Football fans bought tickets to the game and didn't have seats.  One man said some of the Cowboys' biggest fans were promised Super Bowl tickets and winded up sitting on metal folding chairs with a crappy view.  The way it went down was right before the game, the NFL announced that 1,250 temporary seats were found unsafe so they rushed to get seats for about 850 people.  The other 400 fans had to stand and watch the game on television monitors.  Now mind you these are people that had already paid full ticket prices.  In the lawsuit, it states that the Cowboys gave no compensation for the inconvenience.  The NFL said that about 400 of the fans have two options.  Either get a ticket to next years Super Bowl game and a $2,400 cash payment or a ticket to any future Super Bowl including airfare and hotel accommodations. Do you think that is fair?  It seems to me that it is except for the fact that it was Green Bay and the Steelers in this particular Super Bowl.  If either one was your team, they might not make it back in your lifetime.
     The way plans fall apart these days, we shouldn't be surprised when things don't go our way.  However, I am the first one to get what I paid for with no exceptions.  Some people say that these fans are making too much of this incident.  So far, I don't think that it has gone too far.  But, who knows what is to come out in the next several weeks.  I feel as though the Cowboys organization should take the brunt of the blame for this fiasco. That was piss poor planning that could have been easily avoided.  By the way, the Packers beat the Steelers 31-25.  What do you think about this mess?  Who's fault do you think it is?

4 comments:

  1. I think they should at least get back the ticket price - that is only fair...

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  2. Well I think they did the only thing they could do. I would hate it not seeing GB in the Super bowl if I had tickets. They are my fav team for 20 years now. But what can you do?

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  3. I think you are right...people in this country are oftentimes "lawsuit happy". At the same time, you bring up good points and I think that they certainly didn't get what they paid for. I think getting the price back that they paid for the ticket would be fair. I might even suggest the expenses that it took to get get to the game, but the fact that they still got to be there and watch (even though with a limited view), I don't think that's probably warranted.

    Great post!

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