I think that speaks volumes as to what the Jets front office is currently doing. If they can lose a fan like me, there in a bit of trouble. Either way, I'm not selling my PSL's and am in this for the 30 year long haul. But I just can't go to games and watch a coach screw up and players not play hard. I'm sorry, I just can't do it for all eight games. I'm just going to go to four. I'll sell those other games and make a little bit of money, makes it a little easier to stomach.
Since I go to games with my kids, even in MetLife Stadium I find it very difficult to attend Thursday nighters, Sunday nighters, and Monday nighters. Those are the games I often sell, I cannot justify having the kids up until 1 AM on a school night.
I'm sure I'm not the only season-ticket holder that's had enough of the Rex Ryan circus. After a while, it starts to suck the life out of you. Part of it is because we don't get a day off. It seems like since 2008, it's been nonstop Jets during weeks and months that traditionally would give us downtime.
There's been nothing going on with the Yankees for the past month. It lets me forget the playoff disappointment, recharge the enthusiasm, and get ready for April. With the Jets, no opportunity like that exists. I miss the NHL terribly right now, as it usually helps me get away from the Jets season-end nonsense.
Phony STH's have been the norm for years way before PSL's. Giants stadium was littered with brokered seats creating a transient atmosphere. Had seats in the UD as a kid/teen and now LL's and it has slighty changed with the PSL's. Nothing new here.
Attending 10 home games is simply impossible for most people. If the average season-ticket holder is a 42 year old dad, he's got young kids, he's got a wife, he has a high-pressure job, and you just can't make every contest. Take your Thursday nighters, your Monday nighters, and your Sunday nighters. The Jets recently, that's been two or three games a year. Working dad with young kids? Impossible to go to those kinds of games.
Not to mention, you've got Little League travel baseball, Pop Warner football, ballet, soccer and all the other commitments that take place on football Sundays. I love the Jets, but I can't ignore the commitments that are important to my kids and my family.
In a typical year, we will attend one preseason game and six regular-season games. For the Sunday nighters, and Monday nighters I will sell them on StubHub for the most money I can. If it turns out that enemy fans are buying them instead of Jets fans, I can't control that. It's not good business to eat $500 worth of tickets just to ensure that a Dolphins fan isn't sitting in my seats on a Monday at 12:00 AM.
At least for me, I LOVE the night games. Being a college student with a part time job helps. The atmospheres are awesome.
you knew all about those commitments prior to signing on right? what happened to the longtime diehard investment gold i attend every game from the best seats in the house fan that you once were?
so if that dolphin fan is a blue collar fireman dirtbagger as you call them and burps and farts all game its ok because you sold them the ticket and you didnt lose any money?
dont call stay home at pretzel chompers fair weather fans when you come here making excuses for why you dont go to the games they too have valid excuses.
Club seats like your alleged old ones are the biggest losers. (Upper deck too, but lets not interject non-PSL seats. Whole different animal, with entirely different economics). Mezz Clubs like "yours" are way overpriced. I happen to like the club seats in the cold/wet weather. A few times we sold the 135s for over face several weeks/months ahead and used the money to buy Mezz club seats the day before the game for considerably less than what we got for the 135's. For late November - January games, this strategy has been sensational for us. We've done it 3 times already. For example: Sold my 5 135's on Stub Hub for the Thanksgiving game for a ridiculous over face price in early October (most likely to one of those spend-anything Pats fans). My wife and daughter spent Thanksgiving at my sister in laws house in California (first Thanksgiving after the death of my mother-in-law). Me and the 2 boys stayed here in NJ for the holiday. Waited until about 10 days before Thanksgiving game and bought 4 tickets to 35 yard line in Mezz Clubs for us and my older son's g/f for ... gulp... $160 (after commission) each with a free Green parking pass. Ended up with enough extra money to buy the overpriced food in the clubs. Had we waited for a day or two before the game, would have got those seats for $125 each. (Face value $295.. har, har, har). Lower Sidelines PSL seats = Gold.
Clubs are a different animal. I'm sure if the jets were a 12-4 team and actually competitive, club resales would be much better. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened the past 2 years. I can't speak for year 1 in Metlife, but i would imagine resale values weren't too bad during that first year.
i had the money no mortgages, bills all paid,college tuitions in the bank,owned all my vehicles i figured why the hell not splurge on the jets a part of my life.
then reality set in $295 a game x4 preseason included. 2 friends bailed and couldnt afford the game ticket let alone the psl fees that i had already paid. family only wanted to go when they felt the urge. i couldnt justify giving game tickets away at $295 a pop. my new tickets psls paid in full $125 per game.
a friend hooked me up with this broker and we made it work for me if not i cash in and chalk it up as a life lesson learned better to have failed at an attempt than to have not tried at all.
Getting back to what matters, where's Page 3 of your PSL agreement GMC II? You know, the one that doesn't exist. You know, the one that proves you're a lying fraud. You know, the one that'll shut me up but good. Talk about that, Generator Boy.