Even My Boy Barry Can’t Sell Falcons Tickets

Times are tough for the post-Michael Vick Atlanta Falcons. The team is a mess, they were dumped by their coach in the middle of last season, and apparently their fan base is a bit…fickle. How else to explain this news item from the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION?: the team is discounting tickets to their season opener against the Detroit Lions in order to sell their remaining 2,500 tickets and avoid a blackout.

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The Falcons are cutting $10 off of the regular price of tickets, making them available for as low as $35 each. Which is kind of insane, when you think about it: $35 is suddenly a bargain to watch the Falcons and Lions slog through what is sure to be a 13-10 death march.

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