Re: Ravens Money Grab - Shafts PSL Holders
I'll offer Haloti's answer b as well, and I can understand your frustration with the challenges of trying to win tickets through the Ravens lottery.
But a quick confession - I pissed and moaned to a group of 5 friends in 1995/1996 when we got together to grab 6 Ravens PSLs together in order to share amongst ourselves (individual schedules, health of one of the guys, etc.) I expressed why I was pissed off about the idea that I had to subsidize a situation where there was more money than the owners and league and players and agents and...knew what to do with!
One of the group of friends was kind enough to put things into perspective for me. We were ahead of many and "in line" to get our PSLs, but I was really pissed about (IIRC) the $2500 required for a nosebleed seat just for the opportunity to then turn around and shell out ANOTHER (again, IIRC) approx $600 a season for the tickets to that seat. He basically said that if I was not happy and didn't wish to participate, there were a shitload of folks in line behind me who were ready to oblige my discontent, and say,
"No problem, Beau, would you mind moving aside out of queue and let us move forward so WE can get the PSLs? Thanking you in advance!"
Not a completely similar issue to your desire for transperancy, but the bottom line is that the Ravens and the NFL are no longer a community based sport that transcends the relationship that fans and teams may have had before the 1970's - the bottom line is $$$.
I ended up purchasing my PSL, then purchased another from the wife of one of our group when he passed (she wasn't really interested in keeping it), then sold my two to one of our resident posters (who can expose himself if he wishes! ) and subsequently went in with a friend for 4 Club levels when I realized my petard enjoyed climate control! My friend then purchased my two PSLs when SWMBO and I moved to NC, but I'll always be a Ravens fan.
Last edited by Beau Petard; 01-24-2013 at 10:14 AM.