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"Party Pass" is a party to pass on

We posted earlier today a blurb regarding the decision of the Dallas Cowboys to cut the number of folks admitted into the North Texas Football Cathedral via a $29 “Party Pass” from 30,0000 to 10,000.  The move reduces the maximum attendance from more than 100,000 to below FedEx Field’s 90,000 and change. 

(It also wipes out $580,000 per home game, which actually would have been more than enough money to defend against the inevitable lawsuits.)

So why the change?  Our friends at Deadspin (via You Been Blinded) have video proof of why the Party Pass plan has been partially debacled.

Here it is.

The only phrase that comes to mind is, “Down in front!”

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  1. Quagmire says: Sep 22, 2009 1:08 PM

    Now that is funny…only a Plowboy (see Vox) would even think that this is a great way to watch a game.
    I guess Jerry’s motto isn’t – Safety 1st

  2. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 22, 2009 1:10 PM

    Jerry screws his own fans, and they love him for it.
    Right Vox?

  3. Levito says: Sep 22, 2009 1:12 PM

    This video has been all over the internet today. It’s further proof that Jerry Jones is a complete a-hole. He has no respect for the fans. Who would even want to stand there? You can’t see the field, and you’re facing the small monitors, not even the 180 footer. Complete BS.
    I guess it’s obvious Jones doesn’t care about the fans, as evidenced by the product he put on the field.

  4. gnop05 says: Sep 22, 2009 1:16 PM

    HAHAHAHA — That’s what they get for being Cowboy fans. Idiots.

  5. Why Isn't Jackson Starting? says: Sep 22, 2009 1:17 PM

    My buddy Frankie felt he got ripped off on the party pass as well. He said he’d rather stand in the troughs at the metrodome

  6. Citizen Strange says: Sep 22, 2009 1:17 PM

    Jerry Jones is on an epic level of Mr. Burns style cartoon greedy.
    The stadium s/b called a Football Cath-Greed-ral! Get it?

  7. tv says: Sep 22, 2009 1:20 PM

    Only Jerry Jones and his colossal sized ego could think up something so idiotic and then try to pass it off as being “progressive”.
    I suppose that he figured that everyone would be content to stand there and gaze at the over-sized TV screen and the hole in the roof. Yeah, that is what I want to do – watch TV while standing up and being pushed around by drunk, fat people – and paying for it to boot.
    As Bugs would say – “What a Maroon!”

  8. Dustin Chandler says: Sep 22, 2009 1:21 PM

    GOOD LORD FLORIO!
    Can you go two posts without hatin’ on Dallas?
    I’m starting to think this is a redskins blog!

  9. Zaggs says: Sep 22, 2009 1:28 PM

    I wonder if this puts Jerry claim to world fame, the largest crowd, in jeopardy. I mean if all you’re doing is watching it on TV outside the stadium, how does that count?
    Yeah I wouldnt pay $30 for that crap no matter which team it was.

  10. AirlineGuy says: Sep 22, 2009 1:30 PM

    You sure have a bone to pick, huh Florio?
    What’s the matter? No Jumbotron stories so now you have keep posting these standing room stories?
    Why don’t you just make a headline that says: “I hate the Cowboys and I have a small penis”? That is all this “our stadium is still bigger than yours” crap is anyhow.

  11. Philtration says: Sep 22, 2009 1:32 PM

    Looky thar Bubba!
    I can see da great beg tay vay!

  12. VegasChris says: Sep 22, 2009 1:44 PM

    Oh my! Can you imagine an emergency evac for say, a fire or bomb scare?
    Imagine the liability…

  13. Sociofan says: Sep 22, 2009 1:45 PM

    Hey you JerryWorld supporters. It was your OWN fans who were complaining. The experience SUCKED! Those were Dallas fans, not Redskin fans.
    I think I could have had more fun for less money in a sports bar. So Dustin Chandler, if you want to shell out the bucks ($30 ticket and $10 beers), have at it. But the rest of us will still be laughing at you.

  14. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 22, 2009 1:45 PM

    “Why don’t you just make a headline that says: “I hate the Cowboys and I have a small penis”? ”
    Cause he doesn’t want to risk copyright infringement on your “I love the Cowboys and I have a small penis” posts?

  15. Kodiakal Karnage says: Sep 22, 2009 1:47 PM

    Even if I were a Cowboys fan, you couldn’t pay me $29 dollars to take a free $29 ticket, even if you threw in $29 worth of free concession items (about one beer and a bag of chips) and $29 worth of merchandise (an official Reebok Cowboys logo Jessica Simpson blow-up doll) plus a game program to endure that madness…
    No funking thanks. Crowds are for suckers.

  16. Free_Tramopoline says: Sep 22, 2009 1:49 PM

    Redskins blog….do they even still play (term used loosely) in the East?

  17. Kodiakal Karnage says: Sep 22, 2009 1:50 PM

    “Down in front!”
    That’s what she said.

  18. Fan_Of_ Four says: Sep 22, 2009 1:52 PM

    So the reasoning behind the party passes was to out do the Redskins in attendance ? How does Jerry Jones fit his big fat ego inside that puny stadium ? I’ll take a trip to Lambeau over this any day.

  19. Chandler Bing says: Sep 22, 2009 2:06 PM

    I’d bet there’s more urine& vomit on the floor of this hog pen than in the urinals.
    They look like the people that power Bordertown with pig crap, from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.
    Yeah, who wouldn’t want to stand in knee deep in human excrement to watch a game?

  20. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 2:10 PM

    Is that the big riot I keep hearing about?
    “(It also wipes out $580,000 per home game, which actually would have been more than enough money to defend against the inevitable lawsuits.) ”
    Spoken like a true lawyer. $580K goes a long way at $20 an hour for probate work, huh?
    “The move reduces the maximum attendance from more than 100,000 to below FedEx Field’s 90,000 and change. ”
    Aside from the fact that that’s disinformation, it’s still not gonna get your Super Bowl pick into the big game, Florio. The official seating capacity in NFL configuration is 80,000 according to your overlords at NBC. Matt Lauer says 80,000 seats, expandable to 100,000 seats. Now there’s a man that doesn’t mind doing the leg work for accuracy’s sake. I believe you may be confusing capacity with actual attendance.
    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/32944464/ns/sports-nfl/

  21. rawisdan says: Sep 22, 2009 2:15 PM

    @Dustin Chandler says:
    No, he can’t. Anything he writes on Dallas will attract the haters and get views. He pulls the same crap on Pittsburgh.
    Alot of people are looking to shit all over this stadium because it’s Jerry. Which is to be expected. However, once they get the kinks out it’ll be a good homefield advantage.

  22. spyboots says: Sep 22, 2009 2:17 PM

    @ Citizen Strangem, who says: The stadium s/b called a Football Cath-Greed-ral! Get it?
    Ha ha. A 5 rating. Give this poster a free book.

  23. penguininbondage says: Sep 22, 2009 2:19 PM

    Just too easy….

  24. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 2:20 PM

    “Now that is funny…only a Plowboy (see Vox) would even think that this is a great way to watch a game.”
    I know that you liberals like to tell people how they can and cant spend their money.

  25. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 2:20 PM

    “Jerry screws his own fans, and they love him for it.”
    I love him more when he screws fans of other teams.

  26. bearsrule says: Sep 22, 2009 2:22 PM

    Mike…heard you this morning on 670 The Score in Chicago. Nice job on this subject. What else can you really say? Unless you’re Manute Bol or Yao Ming, you ain’t gonna see jack in a crowd that size. Don’t think that Jones didn’t know that, either. He just got 20,000 extra suckers crammed into his Circus Maximum on opening night. He plays the Cowboy fans like a drum, but they just don’t see it.

  27. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 2:24 PM

    “I’m starting to think this is a redskins blog!”
    Florio has a lot of what little credibility he has left after the Bradshaw thing invested in his pick of the Redskins to be the NFC representative in the Super Bowl. What’s the next story?
    Next: Zorn: “I’m not worried about my job”

  28. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 2:25 PM

    “Crowds are for suckers.”
    You’ve got that whole Unibomber thing going on, don’t you?

  29. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 2:25 PM

    “Hey you JerryWorld supporters. It was your OWN fans who were complaining. The experience SUCKED! Those were Dallas fans, not Redskin fans.”
    I didn’t see anybody complaining.

  30. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 2:26 PM

    “Oh my! Can you imagine an emergency evac for say, a fire or bomb scare?”
    Can you imagine that for any stadium? OH MY INDEED!

  31. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 2:28 PM

    “So the reasoning behind the party passes was to out do the Redskins in attendance ?”
    No. The Cowboys are not the only team that sells SRO tickets.

  32. redsquare says: Sep 22, 2009 2:28 PM

    I think you’re all misunderstanding. What’s obvious in the video is that the fans all have a perfect, uncluttered view–of the stadium. The beautiful, curved ceiling, the majestic video screens, the towering spires and stairways, all the architectural wonders, clearly available to be stared at lovingly.
    Football game? Oh, there may have also been a football game going on somewhere down on the ground, far below the cathedral-like wonders above. But that’s not the important view, is it? I think the Cowboys coaches and players also overlooked it. Those chaps in the blue uniforms seemed to be paying attention, though.
    (And I say this as a long-time Cowboys fan, though at this point it’s sort of an auto-pilot thing with virtually no connection to something actually present in the here and now. When Romo turns his cap around, that will be a sign of hope…)

  33. MileHighTraitor says: Sep 22, 2009 2:29 PM

    Party Pass = 3 Hours of Asses & Elbows
    Giddy-Up!

  34. dietrich43 says: Sep 22, 2009 2:33 PM

    @Citzien Strange
    Comparing Jerry Jones to Mr. Burns on the Simpsons – brilliant!
    Is Jason Garrett or Wade Phillips playing Mr. Smithers? I think it’s Garrett, but Wade is Home Simpson.

  35. Tomb says: Sep 22, 2009 2:38 PM

    Wow, Vox Veritas must be on the rag…that’s one bitchy chick.

  36. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 2:40 PM

    “He plays the Cowboy fans like a drum, but they just don’t see it.”
    Thanks for the insight, Bears fan.

  37. P9X says: Sep 22, 2009 2:41 PM

    ONLY A COWTURD WOULD PAY TO WATCH A GAME ON A TV OUT SIDE OF THE STADIUM…AND IT’S NOT ONLY THE REDSKINS THAT HATE THE COWTURDS, IT’S THE REST OF THE NFL.

  38. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 2:44 PM

    “Those chaps in the blue uniforms seemed to be paying attention, though.”
    Because they played so well? +4 in turnovers, Romo playing like crap, every bounce goes their way and they needed a last second FG to pull it out and you think they played really focused football?
    “When Romo turns his cap around, that will be a sign of hope.”
    WTF does that have to do with anything? Turns his cap around? Seriously?

  39. east96st says: Sep 22, 2009 2:46 PM

    VoxVeritas says: “Jerry screws his own fans, and they love him for it.”
    “I love him more when he screws fans of other teams.”
    Seeing how his team has not won a playoff game since 1996, how, exactly, does he screw fans of other teams? By giving us a guaranteed playoff win? Wow. That’s really “screwing” us.

  40. MastaFace says: Sep 22, 2009 2:46 PM

    @Vox:
    Most of your posts sound lucid and you seem to have a decent command of the English language.
    Too bad you cheer for the wrong team.
    But keep posting. You are at least entertaining.
    PS Nice stadium. I’m jealous. Too bad about the team that goes with it.

  41. Kodiakal Karnage says: Sep 22, 2009 2:54 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    September 22, 2009 2:25 PM
    “Crowds are for suckers.”
    You’ve got that whole Unibomber thing going on, don’t you?
    ________________________________
    If by that you mean off-the-charts intelligence, a rabid distrust of the federal government, and a disdain for the teeming throngs of mindless Ozombies yearning to be ruled and chanting “Yes we can!”,
    then, why yes, thank you very much. ;-)
    On the other hand, the Unibomber would HATE Jerryworld, while I merely laugh at its well-publicized glitches.
    (And, of course, Jerry’s P.T. Barnum-esque demeanor…which I appreciate…along with your compulsion to retort to each of us who would make sport of all of it).

  42. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Sep 22, 2009 2:54 PM

    Vox, seriously, shut up. You are making true Cowoys fans look bad. You are worse than the Obama supporters who never see anything wrong with their Socialist president.
    This party pass thing was a bad idea. Of COURSE everyone wanted to get in to see the game. They weren’t there to see the video board or even the cage girls (you have no idea how much that concept offends me).
    I love the Cowboys I truly do. But, even I can honestly point out the places that need improvement (the video board, the party passes, the play on the field).

  43. east96st says: Sep 22, 2009 3:08 PM

    rawisdan says: “However, once they get the kinks out it’ll be a good homefield advantage.”
    100,000 plus didn’t work out as much of an advantage the other night. So, how will less people help?

  44. hayward giablommi says: Sep 22, 2009 3:13 PM

    I hope that we are not going to have to continue to listen to the announcers pontificate on what a “cathedral” this stadium is for the rest of the year (or beyond). Do fans watching a game on television really care what stadium a game is being played at?

  45. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 22, 2009 3:19 PM

    ..can’t say I blame ya Vox.
    Apologizing for Jerruh has become a full-time job.

  46. Ocelot138 says: Sep 22, 2009 3:20 PM

    VoxVeritas says: September 22, 2009 2:25 PM
    “Crowds are for suckers.”
    You’ve got that whole Unibomber thing going on, don’t you?
    ——————-
    And you got that whole “Magic: The Gathering” thing going on in your mom’s basement, don’t you?
    http://www.myspace.com/warlock978

  47. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 3:26 PM

    “Seeing how his team has not won a playoff game since 1996, how, exactly, does he screw fans of other teams?”
    By not giving into their their poorboy owners’ demands to fill their pockets, thereby giving them an excuse to suck for an extended period of time, an excuse that very many fanbois eat up like so much pablum.

  48. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 3:27 PM

    “If by that you mean”
    I mean anti-social behavior.

  49. Pantherfan10 says: Sep 22, 2009 3:45 PM

    screws his fans?
    How, because it was their choice/own will to shell out the 29$ to show up? I remember my first time using reasoning.

  50. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 22, 2009 3:55 PM

    “…# VoxVeritas says: September 22, 2009 3:27 PM
    I embody anti-social behavior.
    [ /fixed ]

  51. Kodiakal Karnage says: Sep 22, 2009 4:02 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    September 22, 2009 3:27 PM
    “If by that you mean”
    I mean anti-social behavior.
    _________________________
    Only dead fish swim with the current, Vox.

  52. east96st says: Sep 22, 2009 4:12 PM

    VoxVeritas says: “By not giving into their their poorboy owners’ demands to fill their pockets, thereby giving them an excuse to suck for an extended period of time, an excuse that very many fanbois eat up like so much pablum.”
    Okay. Wellington Mara was absolutely a proponent of revenue sharing. Guilty as charged. But I’m not aware of anyone that thinks that was to his advantage financially. Number one Neilsen Market – he could have, and NY still could, make a killing off the ad revenues alone. If you want to bash revenue sharing, ok, you’re entitled to your opinion. But if you’re implying NY went along with it to “fill their pockets”, then you are wrong.

  53. redsquare says: Sep 22, 2009 4:12 PM

    @Vox – yes I am serious. Which means I don’t want to call you names, but it pained me as a long-time Cowboys fan to see the mess they made of the game. You’re exactly right that the Giants got a lot of breaks, but what they did with them–not turning the ball over, playing a clean game without boneheaded errors, coming through in the clutch–is everything the Cowboys didn’t do. That is what I call “paying attention”.
    And I’m also serious about Romo’s cap, at least at a symbolic level. To me, and a lot of other people, it’s a sign of immaturity, one way among many that he doesn’t seem to be taking things seriously enough. It’s only a symbol, a superficial one, but image matters, and it’s the figurative crown on his non-fighter body language. Obviously it’s not the real problem, which is why I mentioned it as an aside.
    The guy’s got loads of talent. I want him to do well. But I just don’t see enough seriousness on that sideline. Anywhere. But I saw a lot of showboating, dancing, stupid little showoff moves after some Cowboy or other made a tackle, caught a ball, etc.
    Virtually none of that from the Giants. And they won the game. I don’t want parties and strutting and stupid turnovers and penalties. I want a good team I can feel good about.

  54. Saraeth says: Sep 22, 2009 4:24 PM

    @Citzien Strange
    Don’t go and do Homer bad like that…
    As for the brilliance of the SRO debacle. Other stadiums that offer SRO had been thought through well enough to at least allow for a glimpse of game play from time to time. This, was a waste of time and money if they curtailed it back 1/3 capacity. Did nobody think it through? Goes with the big screen TV I guess.
    That stadium has been reduced to being a large visual gag to opposing teams now. Some nifty home field adavantage stuff, like the walk through tunnels to get to the field, but beyond that all the players in the NFL are seeing that it is a large paper weight of a stadium and the flash will not last past a one time visit for the rest of the NFL.

  55. HappyBunny says: Sep 22, 2009 4:57 PM

    I toured the stadium before it opened and knew then that the Party Pass was a bad deal except for the 40 people who got in first to line the front…
    Um, also people. You paid $30! Did you expect to have as nice an experience as someone in a suite (which I have to admit are sweet).

  56. Indyeagle says: Sep 22, 2009 5:22 PM

    What did these morons expect when they heard that 30,000 SRO tickets were being sold for only $29? How can anyone bitch about this? This is just the worlds largest bar with a $29 cover and a kick ass tv. Set up about 100 more portable bars, a go-go cage, and hand out kleenex for all the crying the fans are going to do when the ‘boys don’t make the playoffs. Then, you will have a one helluva good time!

  57. Hugh says: Sep 22, 2009 6:04 PM

    Cramming 30,000 people into a standing room only where they can’t see the game and Jerry thinks this is a good idea?
    What an idiot.

  58. Florios'Lawyer says: Sep 22, 2009 6:19 PM

    btw, Nice mullet there Vox.
    You look like Joe Dirt.

  59. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Sep 22, 2009 6:25 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    September 22, 2009 2:25 PM
    “Hey you JerryWorld supporters. It was your OWN fans who were complaining. The experience SUCKED! Those were Dallas fans, not Redskin fans.”
    I didn’t see anybody complaining.
    ——————————
    That doesn’t improve the image of Cowboys fans. They should be complaining if they paid $29 to watch the back of some idiot’s head.

  60. whocares says: Sep 22, 2009 6:38 PM

    For real, this is news? Whooooooooooo cares!

  61. antneejay2 says: Sep 22, 2009 7:17 PM

    vox, what are you doing back already? Your two weeks aren’t up yet. You have a mullet?!!? What a total f’ing knob.

  62. philgrek says: Sep 24, 2009 3:41 AM

    As a cowboys fan, I can say that if you were stupid enough to pay the $30 for the “Party Pass” then you have no reason to complain. My wife tried to buy us some, but I told her not to. Use common sense. When nose bleed tix cost you $200+, what kind of experience do you think you’d really get for $30?? Any information about the Passes clearly stated that there would be 35,000 people packed into 6 decks. (Almost 6,000 people per deck) Jerry didn’t try to “fool” anybody. He offered a massively cheaper option to come experience the [game and stadium]. Of course you weren’t gonna get a better view than full price ticket holders. C’mon, try thinkin with your dipstick, Jimmy.

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