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December 27, 2010

We are all familiar with the never ending debate on implementing a salary cap into Major League Baseball. Luxury taxes and salary caps are aimed at curing payroll inflation, leveling the playing field as well as combating high ticket prices. Fans outside of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox organizations are almost always in favor of introducing the cap. But if you were a Yankees or Red Sox fan, would you be in favor?

 

December 22, 2010

 

I listen to ESPN Radio every morning. Colin Cowherd, Mike and Mike, I love those guys. All sports media outlets have all but guaranteed that the proposed 18 game NFL schedule will be put into effect next season. Hey, I'm all for more football! Especially if you cut out two NFL preseason games, those are so painful to watch. Is it good for the players?

 

December 16, 2010

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Was I the only NFL fan that knew Terrell Owens would not go over well in Cincinnati? Once you get into your late 30s, its hard to change behavior and habits. While he may have been correct in his assessment that some of the Bengal's struggles was on behalf of the Owner and coaching staff, opinions like that cannot go public.

 

December 11, 2010

 

I am really bewildered at some of the stories we read about pro athletes losing their fortunes. It's disgusting that many of the fans in these large cities are living well making 60k-70k a year while athletes are mis-managing Millions. So how does it happen?

December 9, 2010

It's no secret that the NFL attendance is down this year, close to 4% from 2009. Doesn't seem like much on paper, but it is. Is it because of the recession? A lot of people don't think so. The culprit is the NFL.

 

December 8, 2010

Today, the most expensive sport to see in person is most certainly the NFL. There are only 8 home games, which makes buying season tickets a fairly easy commitment compared to the other 3 major sports (NBA, MLB, NHL). We often hear of fans complaining about the high price of NFL tickets and how it is too expensive to go to games, etc. Fans, however, cannot point the finger at the NFL because they cannot afford to see their favorite team in person.

 

November 23, 2011

I made the mistake of going to the Buffalo Bills - Bengals game on Sunday November 21st, 2010 at Paul Brown Stadium. You don't need a recap. The Bengals blew a huge first half lead and lets just say that the Bengals fans were not that surprised.

I sat in section 148, row 9, seat 7. These seats are in the corner endzone and offer an outstanding view of the field. You are very close to the action. Face Value in 2010 for these seats was in the $85 range, I paid $100 for two tickets since both teams were way out of playoff contention. The atmosphere was lousy, hard to get fired up when your team is 2-7.  I sat in this section in 2009 when the Houston Texans came to town and do not expect a rowdy section in 148. Some older fans may view this as a good thing, but I like lively fans! Snag these seats for any game, you will not regret it. I parked one block north of the Fountain Square parking garage, which was also $10 to park. Alcohol prices keep climbing, so expect to pay upwards of $8 for a beer. I say that I will not go back, that I am tired of wasting my money, but true fans always come back and I will be back at Paul Brown Stadium soon enough to root on the Bengals.

 

 

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 November 2, 2011

 

The Miami Dolphins game (10-31-2010) was my first game at Paul Brown Stadium for the 2010 season. I sat in Section 131, row 11 and paid $160 for two tickets.

 

January 9, 2010

In all honesty, this was the game that inspired me to create FromThisSeat.com. After paying a handsome amount for 9th row/end zone playoff tickets (Section 152, Row 9) I was extremely disappointed to have the field goal post obstructing my view.