Monday, April 27, 2015

Not a Packers Fan

With pro football's draft day looming, it appears da Bears, Green Bay's arch-rivals, are once again trying to pull off some sort of trickery. According to a Chicago radio station report (probably a plant), local authorities have called in the FBI to search for a man who allegedly robbed a Chase Bank branch in Chi Town's Woodlawn neighborhood while wearing a Packers cap.

Surveillance camera footage supposedly taken inside the bank shows a robber with a
Definitely not one of ours.
Packers logo on the front of his headgear. Suspicion is mounting in Green Bay that the image has been altered.

Odds are about as long as those favoring the Bears to win the Super Bowl that this man is a Green Bay Packers fan. We are not above stealing the Bears' signals or some of their better players (Julius Peppers comes to mind), but we have no need for Chicago money.

Cash is not a Packers problem. Again this year, the corporation's 100,000 or so stockholders will get no dividend despite multimillion dollar profits.

No one knows for sure what da Bears are up to with this robbery story, but now that we're on the alert the plot is destined for failure--like a Jay Cutler pass in a key situation


Alan Ginocchio said...

Having just checked with the on-line Green Bay ticket office and a link to currently available tickets, it was noted that tickets to the scheduled Green Bay/Chicago game are already currently running anywhere from $486 to $1250 and its only April.

Now, speaking for myself I'm afraid I might just have to rob a bank to be able to afford those ticket prices. And that being the case... might as well rob a Chicago bank and get some measure of satisfaction just in case Cutler actually comes to play on game day. :)

Dick Klade said...

Ticket prices are becoming sort of "highway robbery," Alan. Just got an e-mail offer of package deals that sounded really good with a double room, parties, and other stuff included at around $760 for a Lions-Packers game.

I thought that might be doable if I stretched the old budget to the max. Then I read the fine print saying that was "per person," not for two folks as the big print implied. It'll be TV time for me, for sure.

PiedType said...

If they aren't careful, they're going to price all their fans out of the games. And then where will they be? They need bodies in those seats.Pied

Dick Klade said...

Packers' home games have been sold out since 1960 and more than 100,000 names are on a waiting list for season tickets. So the prices given here are to pay scalpers who acquired the passes from legitimate owners.

However, Pied, I think you are right with a word of caution. Only about half the pro football clubs now have season ticket waiting lists. Some colleges are going to night games to fill their seats. I believe football is on a path to price itself out of existence sometime in the future.

Alan Ginocchio said...

PBS had a segment on the PBS News Hour last night about Michele Roberts who is now the executive director of the NBA Sports Union. During the segment it was mentioned that a family of four could get tickets to an NBA game for about $215 on average.

Given your subject post and associated comments I was quite taken back with the price differential between an NBA game and an NFL game.

Anonymous said...

When the anti-head injury police get through killing football, you won't have to worry bout ticket prices anymore.

Dick Klade said...

Good observation, Dianne. The pressure is mounting and there is no good way to overcome the concussion problem.

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