Sure yours may be bigger, but can you fill it? For Jerry Jones right now the answer is no, and Cowboys fans are furious. Anarchy in Dallas-Ft. Worth! It would be a shame if the new Tom Landry statue was torn down by an angry mob only hours after being installed.
Our story so far: The Cowboys are a couple thousand tickets or so short of a sellout for their home opener on Sunday, meaning that the game will be blacked out locally (maybe). To avoid that, or just because he’s greedy, King Jerry has released 1,200 reserved seat tickets into the wild. Get ‘em while they’re hot!
But that has royally pissed off PSL owners, who have paid as much as $5,000 each for their seats. This is a mess.
Here at SPORTSbyBROOKS, we claim to be many things. Foremost amongst those things are sports fans, admirers of the female form, and chroniclers of the human condition. One position we have never claimed as our own is that of civil engineer and/or architect. That said, we here at SbB are pretty confident in saying that an earthquake fault line is a pretty freaking bad place to build a college football stadium.
Unfortunately, SbB was not around 86 years ago to advise the University of California against building their football stadium directly atop the Hayward Fault line. Now the stadium is (surprise, surprise) crumbling away and, after exterminating the hippies from the premises, university officials have decided to bring the stadium up to modern earthquake-proofing standards. Guess who gets to pay for it? You guessed it - Cal’s ticket holders, loyal through decades of bad-to-mediocre football, will be footing the bill to the insane tune of up to $225,000…each.