No. Of Empty Yankee Stadium Seats Keep Growing

One of the biggest jokes in pro sports so far this year has been the neverending punchline that is the new Yankee Stadium. The Yankees’ billion-dollar monument to greed, excess, and everything else wrong with the modern American economy has hurt the team on the field and its vast oceans of empty overpriced seats has hurt the team off it. For Yankees fans, it would be an embarrassing position to be in - if they had the capacity for shame. Which they don’t.

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And while the hubris of Yankees fans knows few bounds, they might want to sit up and take notice of a piece that appeared in the NEW YORK TIMES this weekend. If fans think this season’s rows of empty seats are no big deal, just wait - this could just be the beginning.

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Goodell’s Next Target: Super Bowl Ticket Scalpers

Say what you want about Roger Goodell’s reign of terror as NFL commish, the bottom line is that generally anything he’s wanted to do, he’s done. Roger wanted to clean up the league’s image, so he started suspending players for doing anything that may sully it. Roger wanted the Patriots Spygate story to go away, so he did that as well just by saying he saw the footage and there was nothing to be concerned about.

Of course, it’s not just the teams and players that make up his NFL that Goodell is concerned about. He does care about the fans as well, and obviously he cares about the league’s premier event: the Super Bowl. So for his next trick, Roger plans on finding a way to help fans get a chance to actually go to the Super Bowl by keeping tickets out of the hands of scalpers.

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