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PCIntern

(25,842 posts)
Fri Dec 16, 2011, 03:35 AM Dec 2011

A real-life allegory to the "Independent" voters:

So here in Philly, as in several other cities, we have this deal at the football stadium wherein not only do you have to pay inflated prices for tickets and food and parking, but you have to buy a seat license if you're a season-ticket holder. These licenses cost thousands of dollars. It's a ripoff of the worst kind, BUT there are literally 50000 people waiting for an opening so THEY can buy them. Capitalism at its finest, right?

Now this policy was instituted when the Eagles were winning and going deep into the playoffs every season, but NOW that they suck for various intricate reasons, such as that their coach has certain, shall we say, deficits, people are screaming mad that they had to pay, say 7000 dollars for the RIGHT to buy tickets to watch them lose consistently at home. My favorite epitaph: Seemed like a good idea at the time.

Now there's a lot of talk about boycotting the buying of jerseys and other items with the insignia of the team, in order to "hit them in their pocketbook", but that's not gonna do anything: the owner has literally quintupled the value of the team to well over a Billion dollars and it doesn't look like he's changing anything in his management team anytime soon.

So the team's fans are outraged by this: but what did they think was going to happen? It was obvious that it was "all about the money" and they wound up screwed by the upper classes AGAIN.

Where have I heard this story before?

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