Originally Posted by SAR I
Nothing drives me crazier than an upper decker challenging the financial outlay, commitment, and sacrifice of a PSL owner.
As an upper decker, you can drop out any time you like and you've lost nothing. You can take the next 2 years off, then re-up for season tickets in 2015 without missing a beat. Might even wind up with a better seats assignment in the process.
A PSL owner is in it for the long-haul, nowhere to turn when the team gets bad. I'm spending $5,000 a year on this team whether they are 14-2 or 2-14 caliber. And if I have the choice of watching the Jets lose 44-6 to the Patriots or getting 3x face value, sorry, I'm choosing 3x face value. At least until the team shows me something and plays inspired football.
Woody Johnson's mistake is our saving grace right now. The fact that he didn't put PSL's on 27,000 upper deck seats means that those fans can bail and he has to put a good product on the field in order to fill them. That wasn't the case in the always-sold-out Giants Stadium.
I won't bail though. Had my tickets since 1991. Couldn't afford a PSL and I would have had to go to less games to make it happen and hope I could sell off games. I'd rather go every week instead.
Selling off your tickets makes you a fair weather fan. Not someone dedicated each week to go out and cheer the team on.
Like I said it's like the guy who calls himself a devout Catholic or Jew by paying the membership fees but never shows up.