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pretty interesting about the letter I wrote to the Giants

BillKo : 12/6/2017 4:41 pm
So I had sent a letter to Mara, which included my tickets to the final three home games. It was very short and sweet to the point, with the main part being the following:

"Itís clear to me the decision wasnít thought out. If the Giants invested so little effort in this choice, I choose not to invest my time into the rest of the 2017 season."

The Giants ticket office just called and left a message. They said Mara had dropped off the letter and tix to the ticket office to be donated.

The woman on the phone said that happened before all the events over the last few days, and now they were offering to FedEx the tickets back if I wish, including a field pass to the Cowboys game.

I never expected a return call, perhaps only a form letter at most.

But kudos for the Giants for doing that...........BTW, I had already sold my Cowboys tickets so I won't be going and will ask them to donate the final two games.
Damn at least take the Field Pass!  
BigBlue4You09 : 12/6/2017 4:45 pm : link
Well done by the way, glad they responded.
clarifying....  
BillKo : 12/6/2017 4:54 pm : link
pre-game field pass ........
lol  
MetsAreBack : 12/6/2017 5:06 pm : link
so if they hadn't fired McAdoo and Eli was still benched, they'd have given the Cowboys tickets to charity... but you'd sold the electronic versions online... so some kid going for the first time would have had a fake ticket at the gate.

Am I reading that right? Why send those tickets back to the Giants if you'd already sold them?
RE: lol  
Danny Kanell : 12/6/2017 5:08 pm : link
In comment 13728229 MetsAreBack said:
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so if they hadn't fired McAdoo and Eli was still benched, they'd have given the Cowboys tickets to charity... but you'd sold the electronic versions online... so some kid going for the first time would have had a fake ticket at the gate.

Am I reading that right? Why send those tickets back to the Giants if you'd already sold them?


lol MAB beat me to it.
RE: lol  
Enzo : 12/6/2017 5:09 pm : link
In comment 13728229 MetsAreBack said:
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so if they hadn't fired McAdoo and Eli was still benched, they'd have given the Cowboys tickets to charity... but you'd sold the electronic versions online... so some kid going for the first time would have had a fake ticket at the gate.

Am I reading that right? Why send those tickets back to the Giants if you'd already sold them?

I was thinking the same thing. I'm picturing Mara on the back page of the Post with some ridiculous headline: "Scrooge Screws Fans".
It seems as though  
Beezer : 12/6/2017 5:10 pm : link
the Giants, as an organization, is trying to make amends in many areas.

Even if we don't agree with every minute turn, we need to at least acknowledge that fact.

It's a positive, and better to see.
RE: RE: lol  
Mad Mike : 12/6/2017 5:10 pm : link
In comment 13728232 Enzo said:
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I was thinking the same thing. I'm picturing Mara on the back page of the Post with some ridiculous headline: "Scrooge Screws Fans".

All part of BillKo's diabolical plan.
That's awsome  
joeinpa : 12/6/2017 8:00 pm : link
doesn't jive with the theory that the Mara's don't care
RE: That's awsome  
EricJ : 12/6/2017 8:33 pm : link
In comment 13728397 joeinpa said:
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doesn't jive with the theory that the Mara's don't care


I definitely think John Mara cares. The issue I have is some of the decision making.
RE: RE: lol  
BillKo : 12/6/2017 8:42 pm : link
In comment 13728230 Danny Kanell said:
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In comment 13728229 MetsAreBack said:


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so if they hadn't fired McAdoo and Eli was still benched, they'd have given the Cowboys tickets to charity... but you'd sold the electronic versions online... so some kid going for the first time would have had a fake ticket at the gate.

Am I reading that right? Why send those tickets back to the Giants if you'd already sold them?



lol MAB beat me to it.


LOL...cmon guys, it's not that complicated. I returned her call and said give the two remaining games to charity, the Dallas tickets sold. But thanked them for the offer.
I guess the question remains  
Diver_Down : 12/6/2017 8:46 pm : link
as to when you sold the cowboys tickets? Did you sell them before the letter including a bogus set of tickets? Did you sell them after you sent the letter and consequently sold tickets that weren't valid as you already specified to donate the paper tickets?
RE: I guess the question remains  
BillKo : 12/6/2017 8:53 pm : link
In comment 13728423 Diver_Down said:
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as to when you sold the cowboys tickets? Did you sell them before the letter including a bogus set of tickets? Did you sell them after you sent the letter and consequently sold tickets that weren't valid as you already specified to donate the paper tickets?


Definitely shouldn't have sent the Dallas tix and they could have (and did) sell.....I guess I was going more for emphasis by including all my remaining passes. And probably not thinking it out 100%!!!!

But I think it was a nice gesture by the Giants to give me a personal call back, regardless of whether Mac was fired or Eli was named starter again.....
RE: RE: I guess the question remains  
Diver_Down : 12/6/2017 8:57 pm : link
In comment 13728430 BillKo said:
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In comment 13728423 Diver_Down said:


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as to when you sold the cowboys tickets? Did you sell them before the letter including a bogus set of tickets? Did you sell them after you sent the letter and consequently sold tickets that weren't valid as you already specified to donate the paper tickets?



Definitely shouldn't have sent the Dallas tix and they could have (and did) sell.....I guess I was going more for emphasis by including all my remaining passes. And probably not thinking it out 100%!!!!

But I think it was a nice gesture by the Giants to give me a personal call back, regardless of whether Mac was fired or Eli was named starter again.....


Definitely a nice gesture on Mara's behalf. I'm glad you were able to call them back and let them know about the remaining tickets and straighten out the Cowboys tickets.
Bill - take the field pass!!  
short lease : 12/7/2017 5:10 am : link
.... at least!. How cool would that be? Just apologize - tell them you were drunk and your emotions got the best of you.
RE: Bill - take the field pass!!  
baadbill : 12/7/2017 7:27 am : link
In comment 13728537 short lease said:
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.... at least!...


How would that work without a game ticket?
just busting your balls a little  
MetsAreBack : 12/7/2017 10:00 am : link
figured thats what happened.

ITs also good to know that all I have to do is write a letter and threaten a little and they'll give me field passes!

(by the way, i've done the field pass thing a few times through friends - its something to do once, but a little overrated... obviously still a very nice gesture by NYG though)
Pretty powerful statement to send your tickets back  
trueblueinpw : 12/7/2017 12:15 pm : link
Well done. Not much else would have gotten Maraís attention. Iíd love to know how many people did the same thing.
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