It is not like people aren't aware this can happen when they buy the ticket. Yeah, for some it is an inconvenience but I much prefer that they have the opportunity to flex games than to be stuck with a meaningless game for the last game of the day.
[QUOTE=ChadLover;3424462]It is not like people aren't aware this can happen when they buy the ticket. Yeah, for some it is an inconvenience but I much prefer that they have the opportunity to flex games than to be stuck with a meaningless game for the last game of the day.[/QUOTE]
Understood, it is what sports is today. I dont have to agree to it. I think every season ticket holder should be outraged by it. All the money that is spent and now they want more from PSLs and this is how the consumer is treated. How pathetic.................
Well.....I'll be enjoying the fact it got moved, as now it's a National TV Game, the crown game of the week, the spotlight game. I like that the National Games late are moved to be the best or most important games.
It also means I can enjoy it from the comfort of my home, on my couch and watching my nice HDTV, rather than having to go to the bar as I usually do. For not-wealthy or poorly Satellite serviced out-of-town fans, this is a godsend.
If it's vital that the Jets operate around teh schedule of your little girls, I suggest you get as many games in early int he year in future seasons as you can, as this policy isn't going away. It's good for the NFL, it's good for the Network Partners, and the NFL is a business first, regardless of what we might wish to think.
At teh end of the day, if one feels they cannot support crazy stadium prices and gametime changes, the answer is (as it alwasy is) to vote with your wallet. If everyone feels as you do, the team will suffer, and policies will be changed. If the masses do not agree, and the tickets get sold and used anyway....well, maybe the league isn't here to service it's little girl fans first, above all others.
Sorry Copernicus, I just cannot agree with you today. I simply cannot picture Green Bay Fans or Redskins Fans complaining the way Jets fans do when it comes to these kinds of issues.
[QUOTE=copernicus;3424469]Understood, it is what sports is today. I dont have to agree to it. I think every season ticket holder should be outraged by it. All the money that is spent and now they want more from PSLs and this is how the consumer is treated. How pathetic.................[/QUOTE]
Supply and demand, if people will pay they will continue to raise prices.
[QUOTE=crasherino;3424467]If Copernicus is angry, than you know there's something wrong.
That Bears game looked mighty cold last night too. Personally, I dig the cold weather games, but I wouldn't take children out in that weather.[/QUOTE]
Thanks Crash, I love games in the cold as well. It is a part of fottball that should always be. My problem is with the way the fans are always treated. If it is 0 degress at 1 or 4 pm there is nothing I can do about it and it is up to me to dtermine whether or not to attend the game. But when owners and the NFL asks season ticket holders to pay all these extra fees and a game can be ruined at a momnets notice is wrong.
It amazes me that others are not outraged at this.
Again, I love the prime time atention the JETS will now get and cold weather is a part of the experience of football. I just dont like the idea of the NFL playing the fans as suckers without anything in return..........
as a general football fan would you rather watch an 8-7 team vs a 10-5 team play with the playoffs on the line or watch a pair of 2-13 teams battle it out for the #1 pick...if you dont understand why the nfl does this then i am at a loss for words
[QUOTE=copernicus;3424464]Did you go to games when you were a child?
I did, I was lucky. Whenever my dad could afford to bring us he did.
[B]Cant remember have a game time changed days before an event.[/B]
If it did, I would think my dad would be less inclined to pay for a future game. Only a sucker would.
The "children" are the next generation of season ticket holders. If they attend less games now, will they be inclined to go to games in the future?[/QUOTE]
I've always had a problem with the concept of the "flex schedule". Totally understand and get that the almighty dollar trumps all and that NBC paid good money for the right to broadcast Sunday Night Football, but fans very often make plans to come in from a long ways away and having 12 days notice to reschedule is sometimes untenable. Not everyone is a STH. Sometimes a family of 4 plans to go to a game and is driving down from Upstate NY to see their one game of the year. Having the game flexed to a night game essentially prohibits them from going to the game as the kids have school and parents have work.
I understand the rationale behind it, I just think it sucks.