What Lockout? Giants Push Tickets, PSLs For 2011-12
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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – The Giants want you to “answer the bell” and buy Personal Seat Licenses for 2011-12, a season that might not even happen.
Big Blue sent out an email Thursday morning hocking their ultra-expensive PSLs, despite a looming lockout that could take place when Friday’s CBA extension expires at 11:59 p.m.
“A limited number of Personal Seat Licenses (PSL’s) have become available for next season,” the message read. “Don’t miss this chance to secure Your seats and cheer on Your team at the amazing New Meadowlands Stadium!”
Next season? What if there is no season?
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Allowing the CBA to expire could put the two sides on the road to a year without football, even though opening kickoff of the 2011 season is still six months away. The labor unrest comes as the NFL is at the height of its popularity, breaking records for TV ratings: This year’s Super Bowl was the most-watched program in U.S. history.
Millionaires versus billionaires is the phrase used over and over by fans. Some side with the players, some with the owners — not that they have much sympathy for either. Some are equally repulsed by both.
“Everybody is talking about not (sending the checks), but when it comes down to it, they’ll do it,” one season ticket holder told the Star-Ledger. “It’s the drug called the NFL, and we’re all addicted.”
Fans can agree on one group that is getting shortchanged: themselves.
There are PSLs available in three sections, according to the Giants’ website, ranging from $7,500 – $20,000. Individual tickets are being advertised between $400 – $700.
“The Giants will answer the bell,” the e-mail read. “Will You?”
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