NFC Title Game Confirms Cards’ Fairweather Fans

Remember two weeks ago, when it took two extensions and a healthy dose of traveling Falcons fans to sell out University of Phoenix Stadium for the Cardinals’ first playoff home game since moving to Arizona? Well, if you thought that was a pretty sure sign that their fans aren’t worth plaudits, this will just make you crazy: Now, with the help of Eagles fans, they’ve already nearly sold out the NFC Championship Game.

Arizona Cardinals OL Deuce Lutui
(Don’t mind Duece Lutui, he’s a seat-filler when he’s not on the field.)

Of course, crazy Eagles fans could have something to do with that. After all, Philadelphia is notorious for “traveling well”. Still, within 20 minutes the game was all but sold out on TICKETMASTER, with only pricey singles left. As of this minute, the range in ticket prices on STUB HUB has a floor of $200 and reaches all the way to, unbelievably, $150,000. Yes, $150,000. What recession?

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Ex-Red Sox GM Sold WS Tix To Mayor For Favors

The former GM of the Boston Red Sox is in trouble for supposedly selling World Series tickets to a Massachusetts mayor in exchange for favors to his minor league team.

Dan Duquette arms up

(”Don’t shoot! I give up!“)

The BOSTON GLOBE reports that Daniel Duquette sold Pittsfield mayor James Ruberto two tickets for the 2004 World Series at face value, in return for allowing Duquette’s Berkshire Dukes baseball team to play in Pittsfield’s Wahconah Park.

Although Duquette didn’t give the tickets to Ruberto for free - which would have been against state law - the State Ethics Commission says the face-value sale still violated a conflict-of-interest statue. Read more…