Friday, May 1, 2009

The No Sh!t Sherlock Award of the day

The local fishwrap reporter inquired about the BSU season tix re-upping rate and the numbers were down lower than they were last year. However hope is not lost as the tix department still needs to recoup what money/season ticket holders they can, by contacting those tix holders that never responded to the initial request for ordering season tix. BSU employee Brad Larrando had mentioned a few weeks back ( on local sports radio) that some people might have just delayed the decision ( or had their ticket re-up invoice sent to their foreclosed house address)and BSU would be trying to contact those folks.
Here is the link to the article

My main issue is the comment surrounding the economy being to blamed vs the season ticket pricing increase.....

Guerricabeitia said the economy, and not rising ticket prices, were behind many of the drops.

"We're hearing a lot of economic hardships," Guerricabeitia said.

Well if the economy is that bad, then common sense says you need to raise ticket pricing, right? You mean to tell me that there is a correlation between the economy and the lack of tix renewal? Sounds like some one just won the inaugural No Shit Sherlock Award of the Day ( further known as NSSAOTD)

On the flip side, I understand that in order to keep up with the other Top 25 programs, BSU needs to pay for these costs and that usually comes on the back of the ticket buyers. BSU's season ticket pricing is relatively inexpensive compared to other top 25 programs but the only caveat is that the other Top 25 programs entertain enticing home schedules vs what BSU has been putting out over the years.

What if the seats go empty, and then BSU is forced to reduce their ticket pricing? ( Highly unlikely but it did occur at the New Yankee Stadium)

Blaming the economy is one thing but the increase in season tickets only compounds the situation.
What came first, the chicken (economy) or the egg( lack of tix renewal)?

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