People Are Actually Buying Jets/Bills Tickets, That Were Given Away For Free, On The Secondary Market
Yahoo Sports- Well, you knew this was going to happen. The NFL moved the Buffalo Bills-New York Jets game to Detroit on Monday night because of heavy snowfall in the Buffalo area, then wisely decided to give away tickets to the game for free.
The gambit paid off; the tickets sold out online in a matter of hours.And then came the scalpers. The tickets are on sale on ebay in the range of $50-$75 per ticket, though at least one sold for $100.
Who in their right mind is PAYING actual American currency to go to this game? I can't imagine a worse place to be on a Monday night. There is no way any Detroit residents will be in attendance, I don't care if the tickets are free or not. Detroit fans already got their fill of terrible quarterback play today in New England. Monday's are depressing enough as is, who wants to watch two borderline NFL franchises go head to head in a meaningless game? You would have to pay me face value to attend that game, even if I lived 6 feet away from the stadium.
Are Bills and Jets fans actually hiking out to Detroit to watch their miserable teams play? Half the people in Buffalo can't even meander their way out of there own homes, and they are going to go to America's equivalent of a 3rd world country? I think I would rather sit in my hypothetical Buffalo residence and wait for my roof to collapse on top of me than be in the doldrums of D-town. Jets fans are too busy trying to pay off the money they spent on a "Fire Idzik" billboard, Can't imagine they are going to head to Detroit on a Monday.
There is one reason the NFL gave away tickets. It's because they literally thought no one would go to the game. It's not because of inconvenience to those that had tickets, its because they thought they stood to make no money off of it. The NFL does not give one single fuck about it's consumers, unless it profits their bottom line. Looks like Roger and Co. underestimated the self destructiveness of the New York fan bases. Or they are just banking on the beer sales to fans that are trying to drowned the pain.