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Flexible Scheduling is pissing me off

Montreal Man : 6/8/2014 6:48 pm
I'm trying to pick games I share a season ticket with and eight out of twelve games are indicated as flex scheduled.

WTF? I can understand the last couple of games as races tighten up, but this is starting at game number five.

Driving from Durham, and meeting people along the way, it's sketchy trying to make plans.

Anybody else as pissed as I am?
NFL teams  
MookGiants : 6/8/2014 7:00 pm : link
each year gives less and less incentive to actually go to games. I still enjoy going, but they are eventually going to have a huge problem. Between ticket prices, parking, and things like flex scheduling and how good the TV experience is they are going to have to bend over backwards down the road to get people to go to games. It's a huge negative and they need to figure it out.
Sold my PSLs this year...  
seanbbq4h : 6/8/2014 7:06 pm : link
Tailgating and Giants football was a way of life in my family for 30 years... I really got turned off since the new stadium was built... Eating 700 every august on preseasons... Parking passes... $10 beers... Screw it, I wanna go to a game, I'll go, on my terms..
MookGiants : 6/8/2014 7:08 pm : link
just curious, where did you sell them and for how much compared to what the PSL original cost was? If you don't want to say I understand
Paid 3,000  
seanbbq4h : 6/8/2014 7:14 pm : link
For 3 seats... Asked 1,500 each on the Giants PSL Market place, got 1,400 each... Giants took 520 for their fee... I made 680... Took about 3 weeks time back in March.
So you're  
MookGiants : 6/8/2014 7:16 pm : link
upper deck I assume?
This year will be the first since 2005 that I don't go to at least one  
jlukes : 6/8/2014 7:18 pm : link
Game. Absolutely not worth it anymore
you mean  
MookGiants : 6/8/2014 7:18 pm : link
tailgating with me isnt worth it anymore joe?
seanbbq4h : 6/8/2014 7:25 pm : link
Row 15...
Felt like I was a mile and a half away from the field.. Spent more time watching the big screen.. Not like my uppers in the old place... Loved those seats!
hilary f : 6/8/2014 7:39 pm : link
The cost of going to a game is too high.Flex schedule also is a pain for TV watchers.I have to get up early to go to work.I enjoy a Sunday afternoon game.I will only stay up to watch a night game if the giants are playing.Otherwise I won't watch
I would make your plans as usual...  
Blue Meanie : 6/8/2014 7:49 pm : link
The league can flex up to two games total into Sunday night between Weeks 5-10. It's not like they will be flexing every week...
After over 20 years as a season ticket holder this is my last year as  
Blue Meanie : 6/8/2014 8:04 pm : link
well. I have given my PSLs to my brother in law. We usually went together. The last 4 years I've been going to about 4 games - the rest went to family and friends. I've never had an issue getting rid of tickets - always at face... We'll put them in his name in Oct which is the next period they allow transfers.

My only stipulation was that I can pick one game to go to each year when the schedule comes out. I still enjoy the tailgate - but the home experience has eclipsed the stadium experience... I am happy to keep the tickets in the family though...
funny how the giants  
Hades07 : 6/8/2014 8:10 pm : link
spent all that money on a new stadium to make it less desirable to go to games.
New Stadiums  
Ralph.C : 6/8/2014 8:44 pm : link
Are not for the salt-of-the- earth fans. "Those people" are not the money makers. The league figures they will watch the games on TV and buy jerseys and are not needed in the stadium . The stadium seating is now for companies or the extremely rich. It will totally blow up in their faces a decade from now as the popularity of the sport declines because "regular people" can't go to the games anymore.
they spent  
MookGiants : 6/8/2014 8:45 pm : link
all that money on a dump. Well, the fans spent a lot of money, and the owners spent a lot. They didn't pay for it themselves
I had season tickets through a 2nd party  
NewBlue : 6/8/2014 9:03 pm : link
For 20 years or so until the new stadium was built......we knew our "family" around us, that changed thus the reason for sitting in the same seats every game every year diminished, paying a premium used to be the only way to go. Now with StubHub and various resellers, for a comparatively small premium, you go when you want and sit home when you want.
That can be annoying..  
Big Blue '56 : 6/9/2014 9:15 am : link
Yet another reason I love the comforts of home..:)
New Stadium  
Simms : 6/9/2014 9:20 am : link
is a POS. They could have made it something special, now as far as New stadiums go its the worse out of all the so called recently built, and other so called older stadiums also challenge it too.

RE: NFL teams  
islander1 : 6/9/2014 10:13 am : link
In comment 11717892 MookGiants said:
each year gives less and less incentive to actually go to games. I still enjoy going, but they are eventually going to have a huge problem. Between ticket prices, parking, and things like flex scheduling and how good the TV experience is they are going to have to bend over backwards down the road to get people to go to games. It's a huge negative and they need to figure it out.

It's more of an issue than this. Let's talk about TV and the commercials.

it's gotten to the point where, outside of maybe the first 2-4 weeks, I don't watch any football games other than the Giants game anymore. The commercialization of the sport has gone too far for my taste.

I really don't feel like spending 3.5 hours to watch a 60 minute game anymore, especially after seeing soccer games take 2 hours.
So true  
MotownGIANTS : 6/9/2014 10:31 am : link
I am going to the opening day game cause it is opening day (Mon night).
But I am just as content  
MotownGIANTS : 6/9/2014 10:32 am : link
only tailgating and watching the game on the projector in the parking lot.
It wouldn't be the NFL  
David B. : 6/9/2014 1:08 pm : link
If it wasn't pissing us off.
I kind of enjoyed being on the waiting list for 25 years  
Matt M. : 6/9/2014 1:19 pm : link
Actually getting semi-close to the top and then ending up with nothing because of the new stadium. I got a call months after the PSLs first went on sale offering me seats with a $5000 PSL and I forget how much of a ticket price. I told the guy I couldn't afford either of the costs, but would love 2 seats in the upper deck if they were available. They obviously weren't because all the season ticket holders who couldn't afford the new stadium in a section relative to their seats in then old stadium snatched them up. 3 days later the same guy called with $10000 PSLs and more expensive ticket prices. WTF?

Plus, even if i could afford them, I wasn't enamored with the seats. One of the offers were for the lower deck in the corner of an end zone, near the top of the section. The view from those seats in the new stadium was not very good and not worth the crazy cost, in my opinion.
I have a friend who first bought one pair of seats in the upper deck  
Matt M. : 6/9/2014 1:21 pm : link
then a second. I went the first year of the new stadium to one game. The one pair we were in were about 10 rows up and it seemed a Hello of a lot farther than the back of the upper deck in the old stadium. He keeps asking me to go, but nothing really compels me to spend $100 a pop on seats where I can't see great. Plus, most of the games he calls me about are the tough sells anyway. No thanks.
Holy crap, 1st they charged you  
section125 : 6/9/2014 1:29 pm : link
$1000 per PSL, then took an additional $520 when you sold them? Corksuckers - nothing personal about it at all. Glad I bailed when I did. Was going to be $5k per plus $125 per seat to sit in the corner of the endzone (like my old seats). Made the initial payment then told them I was out - college tuition expenses.
RE: you mean  
jlukes : 6/9/2014 2:15 pm : link
In comment 11717905 MookGiants said:
tailgating with me isnt worth it anymore joe?

Tailgating was the only reason we were going anymore. Hell, we'd be more likely to just buy a parking pass and tailgate and leave before the game starts.
xtian : 6/10/2014 9:21 am : link
i DVR almost everything i watch on TV so i can skip all the commercials and with sports the half time/intermissions talk. now i dont have to miss any of the other fun things going on and save literally days in my life.
I often DVR the games as well  
Gary from The East End : Admin : 6/10/2014 9:27 am : link
I'll start the game recording and then go mow the lawn or something for an hour. That's usually enough time so I can start watching the game, zip through the commercials and finish watching right around when the game actually ends.
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