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Fans sue NFL, Cowboys, Jerry Jones over Super Bowl ticket fiasco

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The first lawsuit over the Super Bowl XLV ticket fiasco has been filed.

The suit, filed in federal court in Dallas, accuses the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones of breach of contract, fraud and deceptive sales practices.

As we noted this morning, lawsuits are coming both on behalf of the 400 fans who were forced to watch the game on TVs in the bowels of the stadium because their temporary seats weren’t available and on behalf of Cowboys season ticket-holders who were given folding chairs with obstructed views, rather than the regular seats they were expecting.

None of the parties has commented on the lawsuit, although the NFL says it’s trying to make things up to the fans by offering triple their money back and a ticket to next year’s Super Bowl, or an all-expenses-paid trip to any future Super Bowl.

The ticket debacle started when the local fire marshal did not approve temporary seating at Cowboys Stadium. Although the league knew there were problems associated with the temporary seating during the week before the Super Bowl, the affected fans didn’t find out until they showed up on Super Bowl Sunday.

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  1. herokravon says: Feb 9, 2011 11:55 AM

    How bout dem Cowboys?

  2. southridge23 says: Feb 9, 2011 11:55 AM

    I lost sympathy when these 400 idiots were still crying like 2 year olds because tickets and $2400 weren’t enough..

    Here’s the best part…total travel expenses couldn’t be more than $5,000 for the week plus the $800 they lost on the ticket…I bet the suit is nothing short of 8 figures…only in america

  3. mvp43 says: Feb 9, 2011 11:55 AM

    How bout them Cowboys!

  4. steelersmichele says: Feb 9, 2011 12:01 PM

    Geez, in a way I’m glad my team didn’t win. Who wants to be the champion of this fiasco?

    Green Bay, I honestly feel bad for you. Even though I believe the fans have the right to sue, and JJ andGoodell were wrong, this seems to be overshadowing your victory.

  5. lucky5927 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:02 PM

    As well they should! Its not like they missed out on a little league football game, they missed out on a once in a lifetime opportunity. Personally, triple the ticket price just doesn’t do it for me.

  6. camjon32 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:02 PM

    Knew this was coming…part of me wants to see the powers that be get what’s coming to them.

    Another part is pretty sick and tired of the litigious society we have become.

  7. slvrcrk98 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:04 PM

    The missing seats were not the only problems! Having to wait in a massive crowd for an extra hour and a half for their Security checks to open with no restrooms available. The Scanners failed to work on numerous tickets. The lack of restroom facilities once we were admitted into the plaza . Not being able to access our seats in the 400’s sections due to the adding of the seating that was not available with none of the employees able to provide any directions and thus being sent all over the area for two hours before finally being sent to a ramp that goes from the main level up to the 400’s levels just prior to the kick off, which is an extremely long walk climbing to the needed level. All of this followed massive grid lock to be able to get out of the parking lots mainly due to a lack of anyone directing traffic and school buses blocking the roadway. This Super Bowl was a logistical nightmare. All the NFL and Jerry Jones were interested in was making money!

  8. bigbluefan1 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:04 PM

    I sure hope no one bought any of those tickets on stubhub or other resellers

    If they did the deal is going to the one who bought the orginal ticket not the third party buyer.

    Can you say screwed

  9. stoutfiles says: Feb 9, 2011 12:05 PM

    I feel for the fans, but I bet the small print on the SB ticket absolved the NFL of any legal problems.

    When they lose, I hope they don’t lose their offer of a future SB.

  10. scytherius says: Feb 9, 2011 12:05 PM

    I’ve been to a couple Super Bowls. From all accounts, it is astounding to me how poorly this one was run.

    Anyone can come up with a good event when nothing goes wrong, but the key in great management (I point to the Packers and their gazillion injuries) is to prepare for disaster. Jerry Jones is great at preening but pathetic at preparing for disaster.

    I hope the plaintiffs are fairly reimbursed.

  11. bf53 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:06 PM

    Good for them. It’s not like the NFL offered them a couple thousand dollars and a free ticket to another Super Bowl or anything like that. Clearly Goodell and Jones don’t care and don’t want to make up for it.

  12. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 9, 2011 12:06 PM

    So Jerry not only screwed a bunch of out-of-towners that he hoped to never see again, but also his own season ticket holders?

    Attaboy Jerry, your immortal status is now secure.

    People will speak of, and children will sing songs about your legendary douche-baggery long after you are dead.

  13. chapnastier says: Feb 9, 2011 12:07 PM

    @ southridge

    I am curious too as to what they will be asking. I am sure that some trial lawyer is going to ask for a minimum of a million each claiming that everyone suffered severe emotional distress by not being able to have their seats. Frivolous law suits like this make me embarrassed to be an American. I am going to sue my microwave company because their popcorn button burnt my popcorn. Pathetic.

  14. winstonhussein says: Feb 9, 2011 12:10 PM

    Get that money. I’d do the same thing.

    As much as I love the NFL, I’d hate to see such a huge corporation, whose monopoly is protected by the government screw over a bunch of people who just wanted their product.

  15. sdboltaction says: Feb 9, 2011 12:10 PM

    @southridge

    I see your point, but it’s the fact that your team is in the superbowl THIS year and most likely not NEXT year.

  16. thatmulekicks says: Feb 9, 2011 12:10 PM

    southridge23 says:
    Feb 9, 2011 11:55 AM
    I lost sympathy when these 400 idiots were still crying like 2 year olds because tickets and $2400 weren’t enough..

    Here’s the best part…total travel expenses couldn’t be more than $5,000 for the week plus the $800 they lost on the ticket…I bet the suit is nothing short of 8 figures…only in america

    __________________________________

    Maybe one of the more unknowledgeable comments that I have read in general on this site.

    The going rate outside of the stadium for 300 and 400 level tickets was $4,000. I know this as we sold a pair as the other party that we were to meet couldn’t make the flight due to the weather.

    The face on those seats ranged from $600-$800. Triple doesn’t cover the cost of the ticket.

    Crappy rooms were $300 per night and flights were insane.

    I hope these folks bend Jerry and the NFL over.

  17. wallyhorse says: Feb 9, 2011 12:13 PM

    You knew this was coming!

    The NFL may have to pony up considerably more than just being the NFL’s guests at next year’s Super Bowl. I now suspect the NFL will have to do that with all expenses paid (or in 2013 if there is no game next year) AND the next time the Steelers or Packers play in the Super Bowl, as for many in the 1,250 that were affected, their experience was ruined.

  18. jrs2300 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:15 PM

    What do they really expect to win in this case ??? in a court judgment.. normally you get probably what you paid and a half extra… so that is like $1350 a Judgement… I think any judge will tell these 400 that they are fortunante that the NFL is willing to give them $2400 plus Free Super Bowl Tickets…. because the ticket was 800 + rooms 300 flight 700 $1800 total spent… and you can get $2400 and a Super Bowl ticket… so that’s basically over $3000

    I hope these people get the class action they want… so they can end up getting $2000 back and No Super Bowl ticket for next year…

  19. r8rsfan says: Feb 9, 2011 12:15 PM

    Can’t wait to hear how they need to be compensated for emotional damages too. Truly, sadly, only in the U$A. Money isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

  20. patriotinvasion says: Feb 9, 2011 12:15 PM

    They’ll lose…the NFL has gone above and beyond for them

  21. spharrgcs says: Feb 9, 2011 12:16 PM

    The icing on the cake to a completely disasterous and disappointing week for Jerry / the Stadium/ and the Dallas Ft Worth area. The ice wasn’t their fault, but everything relating to how they reacted to it was. The ice was also completely unrelated to the horrible planning regarding the extended seating. This was not thought out and the resulting debacle of fans losing out on seats was the natural conclusion to some of the worst planning imaginable. You couple this with what everyone says was a week of having to pay triple or more the normal price for just about everything, and it all adds up to Jerry trying every tactic possible to make up for all of the exorbitant over-spending he was responsible for in the first place. Though he never will, a full length full-page apology in the USA Today is the only possible device he could use to somehow show that he truly understands how much he really did take everyone to the cleaners here and that he will try not to do it again next time around, if that indeed ever happens.

  22. mhassett03 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:17 PM

    The NFL takes over the stadium ticketing/seating for the Super Bowl. This has nothing to do with Jerry Jones or the Cowboys.

  23. ppdoc13 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:19 PM

    I hate lawyers, but if there is someone other than The Danny that deserves to get involved in defending himself from a lawsuit it is Jerrah Jonz. He is an a$$ and deserves whatever he gets.

  24. sterilizecromartie says: Feb 9, 2011 12:21 PM

    These greedy SOBs need to just go away. And I’m talking about these 400 fans, not the NFL or JJ.

    I hate people who take advantage of our ridiculous legal system to get a big payday. I guarantee they will use some kind of “pain and sufferring” BS to try and get a king’s ransom from the NFL.

    People, STOP FEELING SORRY FOR THESE IDIOTS!! It’s become quite clear at this point that they aren’t looking to become whole from this unfortunate incident. They are looking to GET PAID. And they are looking to get paid much further beyond what the originally had invested in their SB trip.

    Right now, they are not bitter or annoyed about what happened to their SB seats. They are genuinely excited about it. They are jumping for joy right now because they think they are going to get rich from this. And that really p*$$es me off.

  25. huddyk says: Feb 9, 2011 12:21 PM

    They are all really pissed but won’t say that they were dumb enough to pay after market 8k for the tickets….that’s why 3x face value isnt enough. Stupid and now suing…only in America.

  26. wte1 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:22 PM

    That lawyer couldn’t run to the Court House fast enough.

  27. deadmanwalking47 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:22 PM

    i’m with the fans on these one folks.there was plenty of time for those seats to be fixed so they could pass inspection by the fire marshall,at least a month since there was a game there.the NFL nad the messiah of dallas screwed up big time,and should have to pay for it!

  28. Matt-NC says: Feb 9, 2011 12:24 PM

    southridge23 says:
    Feb 9, 2011 11:55 AM
    I lost sympathy when these 400 idiots were still crying like 2 year olds because tickets and $2400 weren’t enough..

    ———————————————–

    Yes but there team going to the Super Bowl again could be years away… or never again. It’s not like a cruise you can just rebook. Your team has to make it there again to be the same experience.

  29. Matt-NC says: Feb 9, 2011 12:27 PM

    oops… “their” team.

  30. louisianafootballfan says: Feb 9, 2011 12:28 PM

    I love how people keep saying that triple the face value will cover their expenses. The average price per ticket for this game was $3500. So, let’s say you paid $7000 for 2 tickets, and then you paid $1000 for travel (flight for 2) and then you paid $1000 for 3 nights in a hotel. You’ve spent $9000 to watch a game on TV and the NFL wants to give you $4800. I’d be suing too.

  31. cruells says: Feb 9, 2011 12:28 PM

    You gotta love America.. What are they expecting a couple millions each?

    I would’n be surprised if the NFL sends a team of lawyers after them and they end up with absolutely nothing..

    They should have taken the deal the NFL has offered them and shut up.. But hey.. Why shut up when you can sue someone and get some media attension..

  32. jutts says: Feb 9, 2011 12:29 PM

    Let’s not forget what would happened if you did somthing like that to Jerry or Rodger. No they would’nt sue you! My guess the nfl’s lawers make more money than any of these rightly pissed off fans will ever receive. Money, money , money. Turning into a bad joke. This is what Rodger has brought to the league.

  33. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 9, 2011 12:29 PM

    I see another “option” coming.

    The NFL will offer to buyout each ticket holder 100% of their expenses. and more.

    Full price paid for the ticket (screw “face” value), their total travel expenses, accommodations and even meals.
    PLUS an extra 1o grand just for their trouble.

    The NFL has made a couple of cheap attempts to make this go away, and clearly it’s not going to.

  34. granadafan says: Feb 9, 2011 12:31 PM

    While I’m amused by anything to stick it to the greedy NFL and especially Jerry Jones, the fans are being extra greedy here.

  35. cowboylover says: Feb 9, 2011 12:31 PM

    Cowboy haters: The NFL took over all preparations and implementation of security from the Cowboys. As Roger G. put it, the NFL put on the event, not the Cowboys. One person said that the NFL should have let the Cowboys handle the stadium, because they know it best and do it every Sunday they’re in town. What a shame that Jerry gets the blame–quite unfair.

  36. PFTiswhatitis says: Feb 9, 2011 12:31 PM

    Anyone that thinks they can go to a superbowl for $2400 needs to reevaluate their thinking.

  37. hendeeze says: Feb 9, 2011 12:32 PM

    Jerry will just make the players play 2 extra games for less overall money…. .oh wait

  38. masterofthegridiron says: Feb 9, 2011 12:32 PM

    These fans were more than compensated and got to go onto the field after the game!! Imagine if you were a Packers fan, how glorius that would be! Mike and Mike indicated this morning that these seats were probably the worst in the stadium. God Bless America

  39. tritan306 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:33 PM

    I am a little perplexed that most of you who obviously care enough about football to post comments on a sports discussion website have no sympathy for fans that are so passionate for their team that they spend thousands of dollars for airfare, tickets, hotels, to celebrate a possibly once in a lifetime opportunity for their team to win the world championship only to have their dreams of actually witnessing this epic event shattered by something so trivial.

    I guess put yourself in their shoes and picture it being your team.

  40. ajs5585 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:34 PM

    soutridge23–you completely miss the point (and obviously were not one of the 400 “idiots” who didn’t get to witness the game. First, the NFL (and Jerry Jones, to a small degree) completely screwed this up. To know @ least a week in advance that there would probably be an issue and do nothing about it? Reprehensible. Second–triple the face value, in almost all cases, won’t nearly cover the financial outlay. Since the average Super Bowl ticket went for $3500 (add to that travel expenses)… it’s a pittance (and a slap in the face). And third–how many of those 400 fans do u think were Packer fans? A few bucks and a future game is supposed to make up for you going all that way and not even getting to see your team win the game and hoist the Lombardi Trophy? The multi-billion dollar corporation that is the NFL should pay–and pay big. It was a total embarrassment (and don’t think that greed didn’t play a part–it absolutely did).

  41. cheesewizz says: Feb 9, 2011 12:35 PM

    This is classic sue everyone and hope you get something. If I were the NFL I’d now rescind the more than generous offers that were thrown out there.

    Careful what you wish for, once the lawyers take their cut of the settlement (if it even gets to court) the people involved will get a fraction of what the NFL was offering. Greed on both sides here.

  42. ceschatz says: Feb 9, 2011 12:37 PM

    Although I feel bad for these people, they have been offered more than enough to compensate for the mistake. You all do realize that this is onlt being blown out of proportion because its JJ and the cowboys. Things like this happen at every large sold out event but because its so blown up these jerkoffs are just looking for some extra cash and all of you want to blame JJ and gooddell for being money hungry? The fine print on the tickets will keep any legal blame off both JJ and the NFL and I hope these rejects lose everything that has already been offered to them.

  43. adzack3441 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:38 PM

    Goodell offering these people tickets to next year’s Super Bowl is absurd. What if next year the Super Bowl is Pats Falcons? Why the hell would GB/Pitts fans want to “vacation” in Indiana of all places for a game between two teams they can’t stand? And you know the NFL won’t let these people sell off those tickets. Which would be the smart thing to do since that plus the $2400 would probably be enough to satisfy these people.

  44. dexterismyhero says: Feb 9, 2011 12:38 PM

    Looks like Jerruh’s only concern was setting an attendence record which did not happen.

    Indy better look at everything that happened here and prepare for next year.

    At least in Indy from what I have seen most of the area is easy to get around in and very close to the stadium.

    Oh and the great thing is that the Steelers lost!

  45. favresdong says: Feb 9, 2011 12:39 PM

    Would have liked to see one of these fans snap like Chevy Chase and take hostages at Wally World Jerry World

  46. ChopBlockMurph says: Feb 9, 2011 12:41 PM

    bigbluefan1, you don’t really have a clue what you’re talking about, do you?

    “Goodell announced Tuesday that … each of THE HOLDERS of the approximately 400 affected tickets will have a choice…”

    That’s from NFL.com. What source are you citing?

    Friggin’ Giants fans…

  47. thetooloftools says: Feb 9, 2011 12:42 PM

    Now the owners can focus on locking out the players and screwing up next year too.

  48. waccoforflacco says: Feb 9, 2011 12:46 PM

    The real reason Jones and the NFL didn’t tell the fans ahead of time what they knew was Jerrah wanted to set the all-time Superbowl attendence record. He just wanted their asses in the stadium and to be included in the turnstile count. Seeing the game or being treated like cattle was irrelevant to Jerrah.

    The NFL and Jerrah will ALWAYS side with the MONEY. The hell with the fans.

    They still fell a couple hundred short…HaHaHaHa

  49. ilovefoolsball says: Feb 9, 2011 12:47 PM

    southridge23 says: Feb 9, 2011 11:55 AM

    I lost sympathy when these 400 idiots were still crying like 2 year olds because tickets and $2400 weren’t enough..

    Here’s the best part…total travel expenses couldn’t be more than $5,000 for the week plus the $800 they lost on the ticket…I bet the suit is nothing short of 8 figures…only in america
    _______
    what an asinine comment, you just contradicted yourself. The NFL is offering $2400 and you just stated yourself that travel expenses couldn’t be more than $5000. So that means these fans were POSSIBLY shorted $2600 on a trip where they didn’t even get to see their team play. As far as the future Super Bowl ticket promise, who knows if Green Bay or Pittsburgh will ever get back there in those fan’s lifetime.

    The bottom line is that the NFL and Jerry Jones have a black eye on this super bowl. People may not remember much about all of this fiasco years from now but they certainly aren’t doing anything to improve the “quality” of the experience.

  50. downsouth49er says: Feb 9, 2011 12:52 PM

    At one point I thought the fans should just get over it, but the more I hear about this story the more I’m starting to think those fans seats went to the highest bidder. Especially season ticket holders who were given folding chairs. No f’ing way JJ. How does it feel to be “America’s Team” now?

  51. ceschatz says: Feb 9, 2011 12:53 PM

    These fans are just as greedy as the NFL…go ahead thumbs down me for hating people who take advantage of our legal system after being offered more than enough compensation. These jerkoffs are in the same league as the douche that spilled hot coffee on herself and got a million dollar deal out of it. Pathetic

  52. rhage13 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:53 PM

    and somewhere Dan Synder is laughing…

  53. ihateannouncers says: Feb 9, 2011 12:54 PM

    At the end of the day, did they really experience any real physical or emotional hardship (PTSD -Post Traumatic Superbowl Disorder)?? I agree I would have been extremely pissed off, but would take the expenses paid plus all expenses paid trip to future SB of MY choice. Not sure what the law is, but I’m not sure a judge/ jury would be as generous. Depends on how good your lawyer is

  54. theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Feb 9, 2011 12:55 PM

    We need to reform the courts to stop these frivolous lawsuits. The greed of some people is frightening.

  55. shecklesmckenzie says: Feb 9, 2011 12:55 PM

    Fraud is fraud, any way you slice it. Good for them. They knew this was a possibility, yet they did nothing to prevent it.

    As far as the StubHub comment: Stub Hub guarantees all of their tickets, so they could be held responsible as well. I’m sure they would just turn around and sue the NFL.

  56. 1historian says: Feb 9, 2011 12:56 PM

    There is an impression out here in common people land of the owners as nothing more than money grabbing whores, and this whole fiasco is just reinforcing that impression, starring, of course, Jerry Jones.

    A goodly portion of the upcoming squabble will be won/lost in the press and the players are starting out with a good lead.

    I must admit that I do enjoy watching Jerry Jones squirm.

  57. gbfanforever says: Feb 9, 2011 12:57 PM

    “steelersmichele says: Feb 9, 2011 12:01 PM

    Geez, in a way I’m glad my team didn’t win. Who wants to be the champion of this fiasco?

    Green Bay, I honestly feel bad for you. Even though I believe the fans have the right to sue, and JJ andGoodell were wrong, this seems to be overshadowing your victory.”
    ————————————————————-
    Are you freaking serious? Whatever you need to tell yourself to feel better about losing I guess. At least this game wasn’t overshadowed by admitted officiating mistakes that contributed to a victory.

  58. kcjohnson2 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:57 PM

    And what are their damages going to be? It seems the NFL has more than mitigated any potential loss.

    FRCP 12(b)(6) failure to state a claim for which relief can be granted

    boom, NFL wins.

  59. skoobyfl says: Feb 9, 2011 12:58 PM

    Greed motivates lawyers.

  60. pigbladder says: Feb 9, 2011 1:05 PM

    the bigger problem here is that the NFL perpetuated, and continue to claim a lie. it has been stated again and again that they ran out of time and the temporary seats weren’t completed. that they were short on manpower and time. they physically continued to act as if nothing were wrong right up until the last minute, going out of their way to create the perception of something that they knew was never going to be. they are still trying to walk the company line with a load of bullcrap.

  61. nupicasso says: Feb 9, 2011 1:06 PM

    I can’t believe how many idiots on here are siding with the NFL! It’s ridiculous! You guys are assuming that the NFL is offering a fair amount! Do you know how much every one of this people spent on travel, tickets and accommodations!?!? No you don’t! Not to mention missing out on the experience they paid for, which was watching their team play in the Super Bowl. If they wanted to watch on a big screen, they could have stayed home or went to their local bar!

    So why don’t you shut the F up and stop passing judgement on these people! The NFL needs to do a better job!

  62. toe4 says: Feb 9, 2011 1:08 PM

    The NFL must make the injured party whole. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to make whole a unique situation.

    The all-expense paid trip to a SB of their choice really does come pretty darn close. But not quite.

    You’ve got to think the NFL could have avoided all of this by making 400 phone calls on Friday.

  63. closisgood says: Feb 9, 2011 1:09 PM

    I’ve now seen 3 separate interviews of fans who lost their seats at the superbowl and none of them seemed that upset.

    They all said that once they were situated it was fine, they ended up in suites or one of the small clubs or had good views of the massive HD screens. The media has made this a bigger deal than any of those fans. I heard a radio interview of a pitt fan and he was pissed off but it seemed as more of a bitter feeling that his team look disinterested and lost.

  64. spizzy123 says: Feb 9, 2011 1:10 PM

    I could give a damn about this story. I’m just happy to see the Cowboys and Jerry Jones taking epic fail after epic fail.

  65. spartanax says: Feb 9, 2011 1:10 PM

    I’m not getting a sniff of the Super Bowl, probably ever. Why do I care?

  66. snh7997 says: Feb 9, 2011 1:13 PM

    The only winners in class action lawsuits are the lawyers. Prediction: The net result of the lawsuit after the lawyers get their share will be less that what has already been offered. “First, kill all the lawyers.”

  67. spartanax says: Feb 9, 2011 1:16 PM

    @ceschatz “The fine print on the tickets will keep any legal blame off both JJ and the NFL and I hope these rejects lose everything that has already been offered to them.”

    This makes no sense. I’m sure the fine print doesn’t absolve the NFL from not having to provide a seat at the game.

  68. scytherius says: Feb 9, 2011 1:18 PM

    I love the clueless morons who think these people are whiners. You DO realize that some tickets were going for $15k and up and that face value means pretty much nothing? And you DO realize how ridiculously high the travel costs were? Of course you don’t. Your a moron.

    I almost bought tickets but just couldn’t get away. Those that think the NFL is offering anything close to enough are, well … wanna buy a bridge?

  69. BC says: Feb 9, 2011 1:18 PM

    Why didn’t Jerry just bribe the fire marshal?

  70. greenbay4ever says: Feb 9, 2011 1:19 PM

    Trust me there is no way this suit is overshadowing our Victory. I for sure haven’t thought about it one bit and could careless. I do feel for the Packer fans who went all that way. Hopefully it will be the last Superbowl in that stadium for a while. I think other teams will use that train wreck as a guideline of what not to do. I also hope all those fans get paid.

  71. jkearse2005 says: Feb 9, 2011 1:20 PM

    They offered super bowl tickets for next year cause theirs not going to be one!!!

  72. toe4 says: Feb 9, 2011 1:26 PM

    I’m not so sure that crossing their fingers and hoping it all works out was the best course of action for the NFL.

    They had to know plenty in advance that something was amiss.

  73. toe4 says: Feb 9, 2011 1:27 PM

    Jerry Jones has been crowing about this Super Bowl since the stadium opened! He can’t absolve himself from the PR nightmare now!

  74. hitdog042 says: Feb 9, 2011 1:28 PM

    You would think the Steeler fans who got the shaft would be happy to not have attended the loss, pocket 2400, and get tickets to a future Super Bowl. Let me get this right.. a married couple goes, they get 4800 dollars and 2 tickets, correct?

    I’d think that compensation is a heck of a lot more than the airline’s gave people who missed the SB because of the ice storms.

    Packers fans… now they should sue for losing a life experience they may never see again in person… that I totally understand.

  75. jdmcmill says: Feb 9, 2011 1:32 PM

    If I were the NFL I would pull the offers now, and let the case go to court. And even if the court finds them negligent I would love to hear how each of them were damaged!

    “Uh, I took off work, I didn’t get to see my team play….”

    And that is worth???? Here is your money for your ticket and airfare, hotel, and BTW make sure you split that with your attorney.

  76. packmanfan says: Feb 9, 2011 1:36 PM

    steelersmichele says:
    Feb 9, 2011 12:01 PM
    Geez, in a way I’m glad my team didn’t win. Who wants to be the champion of this fiasco?

    Green Bay, I honestly feel bad for you. Even though I believe the fans have the right to sue, and JJ andGoodell were wrong, this seems to be overshadowing your victory.
    ———————————————————
    Not for this Packers fan!
    I had one of the best seats in the nation. My couch!
    Plus eats and drinks were cheap compared to outrageous stadium prices and I saved on travel expenses and fell asleep in my own familiar surroundings at home which is where the heart is.

    I know that nothing beats the SB experience in person, but nothing beats being at home seeing how this one turned out.

  77. rectumnearlykilledem says: Feb 9, 2011 1:39 PM

    Many of them were Steeler fans. I’m sure they’re crushed they got to see their rapist QB suck big time in the Super Bowl (again). Haha.

  78. blitzthepig says: Feb 9, 2011 1:40 PM

    Why not just give them health insurance instead.

  79. blitzthepig says: Feb 9, 2011 1:41 PM

    Everyone’s a victim in this country.

  80. macxster says: Feb 9, 2011 1:41 PM

    Shame on Me!!
    I bought 4 Party Plaza Tickets thinking that I would be in front of the two huge screens at the Cowboy Stadium entrance…Not!

    What we arrived to was an OBSTRUCTED view of the screens! What a SCAM!!!

    I really didn’t mind paying $350.00 for each ticket for chance to be there – WIN or LOSE, but C’mon MAN!

    LoL! Shame on Me…Thanks Jerry!

  81. chris1982 says: Feb 9, 2011 1:41 PM

    ceschatz says: blah blah

    really, compensated fairly? how many of those tickets were bought at face value? i doubt many and others have quoted an avg price that is well above what they would be compensated. i think its fair that they be compensated for what they paid for the ticket, all travel to and from the game, hotels, meals and hell even if they didnt get paid vacation time they should even get lost wages and everything that the person can prove they spent on this superbowl trip. has nothing to do with what stadium it is, this issue would still be a big issue if 400 fans were denied seats. things like this do not happen at sold out events where tickets are sold because by buying that ticket you secured yourself a seat, this wasnt a first come first serve event where they got there late.

  82. jdmcmill says: Feb 9, 2011 1:43 PM

    And for everyone quoting the $2400, that is $2400 PLUS a TTRRAANNSSFFEERRAABBLLEE (you can sell it to someone else) ticket to next years SB.

  83. packmanfan says: Feb 9, 2011 1:43 PM

    If the NFL was smart then instead of offering tix they could just simply reimburse the fans for everything.
    What they paid for the tix, hotel and other travel expenses.
    Plus a bit extra for a future SB game or whatever.
    Throw in a team jersey or a signed football to sweeten the deal.
    They can well afford it since they will make more than enough during a football week.

  84. baddegg says: Feb 9, 2011 1:43 PM

    southridge23 says: Feb 9, 2011 11:55 AM

    I lost sympathy when these 400 idiots were still crying like 2 year olds because tickets and $2400 weren’t enough..

    Here’s the best part…total travel expenses couldn’t be more than $5,000 for the week plus the $800 they lost on the ticket…I bet the suit is nothing short of 8 figures…only in america

    Wait — if you were a fan of the Packers or the Steelers and missed out on a chance to see this game, next year’s Super Bowl featuring, say the Patriots vs. the Eagles, just wouldn’t be the same. You cannot bottom line something like this based on money alone. These folks missed a chance that may not come again for a long time.

  85. dkhhuey says: Feb 9, 2011 1:48 PM

    The more I read the bad pub on this fiasco the more it makes me laugh. Jerry stretch face and his ego envisioned all the glory he was going to bask in and all of the accolades the world was going to bestow on him in his fantasized ultimate pinnacle moment. Now, it will go down as one of the worst run SBs in its history – Oh, that has to really dig at his ego’s soul

  86. cappa662 says: Feb 9, 2011 1:50 PM

    I would have settled for 100K.

  87. possum88 says: Feb 9, 2011 1:51 PM

    For all you little, jealous, folks of anybody who has anything, Jerry & the Cowboys have nothing to do with the SB. The NFL takes over the stadium, it is their event.

    And for the fellow who sold his tickets for $4000, you must be proud.

    Good grief, it’s a football game.

  88. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 9, 2011 1:52 PM

    BC says: Feb 9, 2011 1:18 PM

    “Why didn’t Jerry just bribe the fire marshal?”

    He did. How do you think they were allowed to close off 4 of the 10 entrances, which also I’m sure, serve as emergency exits?

  89. baddegg says: Feb 9, 2011 1:53 PM

    I am kind of disappointed in the lack of creativity from the suits over at the NFL. This is a perfect opportunity for them to create an engaging reality/game show that will both compensate the victims and increase television ratings. Here’s how it would work:

    You offer each victim whether he would rather have all his money back or 10% of whatever Goddell fines James Harrison for next year. Then we would tune in each week to see what would happen. But cameras in the homes of the 400 and give them NFL Total Package so they can watch the Steelers games..then play it on split screen so you can see their reaction when Harrison delivers another helmet to helmet hit.

    Come on Rodger…MAKE IT HAPPEN.

  90. stanklepoot says: Feb 9, 2011 1:53 PM

    camjon32 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:02 PM

    Knew this was coming…part of me wants to see the powers that be get what’s coming to them.

    Another part is pretty sick and tired of the litigious society we have become.
    _________________________
    It all depends on why you are suing. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with litigation as long as there is merit to the case. In this circumstance, the league sold tickets to temporary seating that had yet to be installed and approved. When they realized there was a chance that the seating would not be available, it was the league’s obligation to inform the ticket holders. They could have offered immediate refunds of the purchase price of the tickets (not the list price) and given the people a chance to cancel their reservations. Instead, they tried to keep a lid on the problems and said nothing to these people. They just sat back and hoped a for a lucky break that never came. The League and the Cowboys organization (as the host) were clearly negligent. Willfully so, in fact, as they knew the situation and warned no one.

    As for the League’s response, there are good and bad things about it. First of all, the reports of how the dislocated ticket holders were treated seem to be conflicted now. The League is making it sound like they were all treated like visiting dignitaries, but new non-league associated stories are coming out. Stories of how these people were dumped in front of some TVs and left to fend for themselves. The reports of them being comped for food and drinks are now being met with reports that they were given nothing to eat, and that some people received a few free drinks because one of the bartenders hooked them up because he felt bad for them…that is, until he was ordered to stop giving out free drinks. Even the reports of them being let onto the field after the game is now somewhat in question. There are reports that they weren’t allowed onto the field so much as herded onto it without explanation after the players had pretty much all gone. Seems more like they were just looking for something that would sound nice in a press release than that they were actually trying to do something nice for the fans.

    When it comes to the league’s plan for reimbursement, it seems good, but there are still issues. They’re being given two options: 3 times face value of ticket and a ticket for next year’s SB, or all-expenses paid trip (up to a certain point of course) to a future SB. Now, as for the idea of a 300% refund, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. Many people don’t get a chance to buy SB tickets at face value. Quite a few people pay thousands of dollars for their tickets. So, the 300% reimbursement might not actually reimburse them for the actual cost of the ticket. Also, it doesn’t include the cost of the flight or hotel (which would be highly boosted due to the tremendous demand for rooms during the SB). So, under that plan, the ticket holder could still take a huge hit, and that’s before considering the trouble they were put through for no reason. The all expenses paid future SB offer is the superior offer. It too, however, leaves out the turmoil the ticket holders were put through, and it completely ignores the fact that many of these people were Steelers or Packers fans who spent that much money not to see just any SB, but the SB in which their team was playing. The League can’t guarantee that the offer will provide them with the chance to see that. So, yeah, a decent response, but I still see why some people would feel the need to sue, especially since none of this would have happened had the League and Jerry Jones not been trying to save face.

  91. domeunit says: Feb 9, 2011 1:56 PM

    If anything I would want to sue the Black Eyed Peas and that hoebag Aguilera for stress to my ears…20 million punitive damages

  92. crusty14 says: Feb 9, 2011 2:01 PM

    I think the NFL could easily make an offer to these folks which could solve most peoples gripes without litigation, and look like they actually cared about these poor peoples misfortune.

    I think if the NFL asked for actual receipts (flights,tickets,accommodations ,car rental, and food), and covered these expenditures, plus gave them a ticket to another SB, most people would accept this offer.

    This would really amount to a pittance to the almighty NFL , and would appear as though they are acting in good faith to ensure their customers ( fans) are getting a fair shake.

  93. 1bigtex says: Feb 9, 2011 2:02 PM

    The NFL runs the Super Bowl, not the host team. I’ve read a great deal of criticism of Jerry Jones. I’m still waiting for someone to tell me what Jerry did wrong. Give me anything that was actionable. He supplied the NFL with a billion dollar facility rent-free. After that, it was the NFL’s responsibility. So I’ll wait patiently for that list of issues to show up that we can blame Jerry for. Anytime you’re ready to start listing.

  94. str82dvd says: Feb 9, 2011 2:03 PM

    Why do people hate Jerry Jones so much? What does he do, besides make lots of money, that makes everyone cheer him to failure?

  95. mrhappy2000 says: Feb 9, 2011 2:05 PM

    The people complaining about the lawsuit have probably never been to a SB to fully understand the costs and time involved. Presuming you have no connections and have to buy tickets, you’re paying around 3500-4000 on average for one ticket (the NFL has contracts with outside agencies which provide packages; although bundled, if you pro-rate the ticket prices out it’s basically the same as scalping tickets for enormous mark ups). With travel costs and other incidentals (i.e. many people also bought tickets to parties such as the one sponsored by the nfl which they certainly would not have attended without tickets to the game), costs can easily come to $10,000 per person. Additionally, many people took off work and therefore lost wages. These are costs people would not have incurred but for the fact that they believed they were traveling to watch the SB.

    Additionally, as referenced by another poster, this really was the Altamont of Superbowls regarding how fans were treated – they should have just dropped all pretenses and called in the Hells Angels. I know many people don’t sympathise with this at all but it was much worse than any major event I’ve ever been to (including prior Superbowls).

  96. ceschatz says: Feb 9, 2011 2:08 PM

    The NFL is not liable for anything other than face value on the ticket because that is what they made off of it. Its not their responibility to compensate people for another company making money off that ticket. The site or person whole sold the ticket who gets to keep their money needs to be included in this lawsuit. If anything that company should pay back the money owed to the fan and the NFL should pay back that company for the face value the bought the ticket for. I agree that the expenses should be paid and if you would read the article you would see

    “the NFL says it’s trying to make things up to the fans by offering triple their money back and a ticket to next year’s Super Bowl, or an all-expenses-paid trip to any future Super Bowl.”

    Notice that doesnt just say a ticket to next years super bowl. They are offering a chance to wait until your team does make it again and they will pay your full way. Do you not realize that the seats these people had were considered the worse seats in the stadium and they probably got more for their money with what they have been given and offered.

  97. montsta says: Feb 9, 2011 2:17 PM

    Anybody else see the irony in “America’s Team” being sued by a bunch of pissed off Americans? Fitting.

    God Bless America.

  98. jpmelon says: Feb 9, 2011 2:17 PM

    I’m assuming that temporary seating is pretty common in super bowl history…..does anyone know why the seating provided in dallas was different from other seats used in prior superbowls. I guess I’m curious if the fire marshal was being over cautious.

  99. victorywillbemine says: Feb 9, 2011 2:24 PM

    400 tickets to next year’s super bowl plus $2400 or a free trip to a future super bowl?

    Reasons why these people shouldn’t take either solution:

    1.) The NFL is offering basically $5000 per fan which works out to a total payment of $2 million. Jerry Jones is a billionaire for christ sakes. The NFL and Cowboys just made ungodly amounts of money off the biggest sporting event in the world. Hell, since Goodell has said he’s willing to work for a dollar next year why can’t he just give his salary to these fans? $5000 probably doesn’t even cover most of the actual ticket expenses anyway.

    2.) Let’s ignore for a second the idea that most of the 400 fans paid to watch either the Packers or Steelers win a super bowl. Why on earth would any sports fan accept the promise of future tickets from an organization that has just demonstrated they can’t guarantee their own legitimacy of their own tickets?

    If the NFL or Jerry Jones can’t figure out how to get 1200 seats up to fire code in week (or at the very minimum provide more than extra lawn chairs) what guarantee do these fans have that something similar won’t happen next time?

  100. stanklepoot says: Feb 9, 2011 2:26 PM

    kcjohnson2 says: Feb 9, 2011 12:57 PM

    And what are their damages going to be? It seems the NFL has more than mitigated any potential loss.

    FRCP 12(b)(6) failure to state a claim for which relief can be granted

    boom, NFL wins.
    ________________________
    Not so much. Relief can be granted. Travel expenses can be reimbursed, as can hotel costs and the actual price of the ticket (which is likely much more than the face value). In legalese, relief equals money in most cases. So, relief can certainly be granted. These cases won’t go to trial anyway. The league will certainly settle out of court. The last thing the league wants is to have an ongoing story of how they let their greed (and anyone who thinks shoving extra seats into the largest stadium in the NFL to make some extra money isn’t greed is fooling themselves) ruin what should have been an experience of a lifetime for a large group of fans. They certainly don’t want it on the eve of a possible lockout. This is a horrible turn of events for the league, and could serve to further alienate a fan base already upset about a fight over money between the players and the owners leading to a lockout.

  101. r8rsfan says: Feb 9, 2011 2:31 PM

    steelermichele – your grapes are so sour they’ve poisoned your brain. Good grief, saying that this somehow diminishes the accomplishments of the Pack is os stupid I can’t believe it made it through the editors of this site. Someone take the bong away from her.

  102. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Feb 9, 2011 2:50 PM

    southridge23 says: Feb 9, 2011 11:55 AM

    I lost sympathy when these 400 idiots were still crying like 2 year olds because tickets and $2400 weren’t enough..

    Here’s the best part…total travel expenses couldn’t be more than $5,000 for the week plus the $800 they lost on the ticket…I bet the suit is nothing short of 8 figures…only in america
    —————-
    The average fan who went to the Super Bowl spent far more than $800 for their ticket. The average price was close to 3k. Try again.

  103. silverdeer says: Feb 9, 2011 2:54 PM

    OK everyone. Lets take all of the emotion out of the equation and look at this rationally. It is obvious that the “400” were hosed. JJ and his staff knew about the seating issues and were taking the risk that the problem would be resolved. The risk blew up in his face and now he and the league have to pay the piper. That being said, unless this was on someones bucket list and the end is in sight, no one in their right mind is going to cash in their 401k/retirement fund/kids college fund money for a trip to the Super Bowl and if they did, shame on them. They took the risk that they would even be able to get to the game and be able to watch it in person. As a result, feeling sorry for those that did get hosed needs to be put in perspective. If you look at it in this perspective, you have people that are obviously (even in this economy) able to afford going to the Super Bowl and were willing to fork over that amount of money to attend it. It doesn’t pan out and now the only people that are going to get rich over the situation are the attorneys that get to litigate the situation. Maybe I am just being simple, but for just the cost of the tickets, you could have rented a place, and set up a really high class event and had a great time without all of the hassle.

  104. bigb1 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:01 PM

    Wow! It looks like it is too late for the nfl to stop the lawsuits and bad press. Being up front honest when the tickets were sold would have taken care of the issue.
    The reason we have a litigious society is largely, without it, the big boys will screw you every time.

  105. bcknights says: Feb 9, 2011 3:27 PM

    I say get what ever you can. The league knew of it a week before the game! These people put out a lot of money. Get what you can.

  106. da11ascowboys says: Feb 9, 2011 3:45 PM

    As a Cowboys fan… that knows that when I post this comment.. you hateful.. Packer lovin’.. Steeler lovin’… retards will thumb this down.

    I’d just like to say…

    HAHAHA! I’m glad the Steeler and Packer fans got ripped off! Go Cowboys!

    and don’t you ever come back to Dallas!

  107. da11ascowboys says: Feb 9, 2011 3:47 PM

    they are actually 400 Steeler fans that just want the money back after getting stomped by the Packers.

  108. chris1982 says: Feb 9, 2011 3:48 PM

    silverdeer says: blah blah

    they took a risk by buying superbowl tickets? wheres the risk? you pay for a ticket and you get a seat, there is no risk! going to the superbowl is expensive and even middle class superfans will spend thousands to attend even though they really arent in the financial position too, so do they deserve to take a hit because the nfl screwed up? no one is looking to get rich here, they want what they paid out in return. no doubt the attorneys will make their money but if they are smart they will tack attorney fees onto the lawsuit so these people walk away with what they rightfully deserve. attending the superbowl in person is not the same as watching it on tv, if that was the case there would be no need to even have seats for fans at a football game.

  109. jessieboom says: Feb 9, 2011 3:57 PM

    Jerry sucks, Cowboys suck, and Super Bowls in places other than Miami, SD, or Arizona suck. But come on people, watching the Super Bowl in the host city on a TV and getting your $ back and then some isn’t that traumatizing.

  110. aheasl says: Feb 9, 2011 4:01 PM

    Not sure why they are sueing Jerry and the Cowboys, once the contract was inked with the NFL to hold the superbowl there, Jerry nor anyone in the Cowboys orginization had any control over anything. It was all on the NFL to make the decisions on what was done.

  111. 1bigtex says: Feb 9, 2011 4:03 PM

    Okay guys, one more time. The seating issues were not, repeat, NOT, the fault of Jerry Jones or the Dallas Cowboys. The temporary seating was contracted by the NFL with a New York company called Seating Solutions. Seating Solutions bailed on the job without finishing what they had contracted to do. Explain how this is Jerry’s fault.

    I’m still waiting for that list of things that make this Jerry jones’ fault.

  112. stairwayto7 says: Feb 9, 2011 4:10 PM

    Sue for $100,000 a piece, 2 free Super Bowl tickets for life with seats at the 50 yard line, all expenses paid for all travel to and from games, stay at 5 star hotel within 20 miles from stadium, all food paid for and a football signed by each class of the hall of fame!

  113. acdrew22 says: Feb 9, 2011 4:13 PM

    this isn’t the cowboys fault they were at home watching the game like the rest of us anyway. I think the worst part is that everyone knew a week before yet no 1 says anything until the fans are at the gates. this is just all around horrible .now I wish I would have just bought tickets just to get triple the value back… but there’s only 1 group of people I really feel bad 4… it’s all those fans with seats right next to the 400 cuz I bet they wish they would have bought the seat next to them haha

  114. panther17 says: Feb 9, 2011 4:17 PM

    I am not one of the 400 fans wrongly screwed by the NFL. But I hope each and everyone one of them get 7 figures. NFL robbed those Packer fans of a truly priceless experience. I don’t know how I would react to being able to see my team win the Super Bowl first hand. The players can tell you how much of an emotional high it is to win it. The fans backing them get that same high after supporting their team for so long and finally getting to see the results of it.

    This is like one of those MasterCard commercials.
    (Just throwing numbers out there)

    $1,400 for 2 tickets to see your team in the Super Bowl

    $1,500 for 2 round trip air line tickets to the Super Bowl

    $4,800 for 8 days at hotel room during Super Bowl week

    Anger, hurt, pain and suffering caused by NFL denying you entry to watch your team in the Super Bowl after your emotional build up the whole week before being shot down the drain.

    Watching the judge rule in your favor to the amount of $1,000,000.00, priceless!

    Sue the hell out of them. Get your money.

  115. realitypolice says: Feb 9, 2011 4:20 PM

    I’m sure I’ll get tons of thumbs down for this post, but as usual, I’m just trying to keep it real.

    The ticket holders that don’t take the NFL’s deal and participate in these lawsuits are only screwing themselves.

    Can anyone name the last time the NFL lost a lawsuit?

    The NFL has the best legal counsel in the world, and unlimited finances to pay them.

    Life ain’t fair. A reasonable person would take a look at the reality of the situation and realize that taking the NFL’s deal is a far better alternative than challenging the league’s legal juggernaut.

    BTW- these lawsuits will take YEARS to litigate.

    So next year, when the ticket holders that sued watch the ticket holders that didn’t enjoying their all expenses paid trip to the Super Bowl, I wonder what they will be thinking.

    Because by then, they will know that any remedy they have coming is years and years and years away and probably won’t amount to half of what the others got after their blood sucking lawyers take their cut.

  116. realitypolice says: Feb 9, 2011 4:26 PM

    Oh, and to everyone pointing out that these people paid way more than face value for their tickets- legally that is completely irrelevant.

    Imagine going to Macy’s to take back a shirt and saying, “I know the tag says $50, but you have to give me $150 because that’s what I paid my cousin for it after he bought it here”.

  117. lanflfan says: Feb 9, 2011 4:35 PM

    BC says: Feb 9, 2011 1:18 PM

    Why didn’t Jerry just bribe the fire marshal?

    __________________

    Because the fire marshal is a Redskins fan.

  118. j0esixpack says: Feb 9, 2011 4:50 PM

    Just have it at Altamont next time Jerry – that would be a major improvement.

    And while agree the fans deserve compensation for the lack of seats with views, I’d think that would have been offset by not having to watch the National Anthem or Halftime show. Factoring all that in the fans may wind up owing Jerry some money.

  119. realitypolice says: Feb 9, 2011 4:53 PM

    @silverdeer, ceschatz, ihateannouncers;

    We just need to stop trying to reason with these knee jerk populists.

    If you spend any time on here, you should know that the voice of reason will always be attacked.

    These fools honestly believe that the NFL will lose these lawsuits and owe these people millions.

    The NFL will crush these ridiculous suits, or get them delayed so long that the people that filed them will be dead before they are resolved.

    The courts of this country as supported by the tax payers. All of the filings and proceedings and motions, etc. will come directly out of the pockets of you, me and any other tax paying citizen.

    Is this really what we want the courts of the US spending their time on?

  120. angrycorgi says: Feb 9, 2011 5:07 PM

    Now they are screwed…if they lose, they may lose the NFL offer too…if they win, the lawyer gets his cut and he likely settles out of court and the average take is likely 50% of what the NFL is offering now (which is a more than fair compensation, IMO). Good for the cry-babies. I’m tired of hearing their whining.

  121. packersrule12 says: Feb 9, 2011 5:21 PM

    As a Cowboys fan… that knows that when I post this comment.. you hateful.. Packer lovin’.. Steeler lovin’… retards will thumb this down.

    I’d just like to say…

    HAHAHA! I’m glad the Steeler and Packer fans got ripped off! Go Cowboys!

    and don’t you ever come back to Dallas!
    ——————
    This is as close to a Super Bowl the cowgirls are going to get for a long time.

  122. chris1982 says: Feb 9, 2011 5:23 PM

    please, no one here actually thinks they are going to get millions from the nfl. there are far worse lawsuits tying up the courts, this one actually has merit…the nfl will settle anyway so it wont even make it to court

  123. PanchoHerreraFanClub says: Feb 9, 2011 6:04 PM

    Punitive damages are the name of this game. A multi-billion damage corporation sells tickets to seats that don’t exist. Puntive damages of 10 times would not be out of line. Personally, I think this rises to criminal fraud and somebody needs to spend a few years in the pokie for it. It was after all a million-plus dollars scam on the fans.

  124. sterilizecromartie says: Feb 9, 2011 6:20 PM

    Thank you realitypolice. You are exactly correct when you talk about how it is pointless to discuss whether or not they paid 3X, 5X, or 20X face value for these tickets. That was their decision to overpay. All the NFL is obligated to refund them is the FACE VALUE of the ticket.

    I will even raise you one. LEGALLY SPEAKING, they are not obligated to refund them the hotel or airline expenses. The NFL didn’t sell the airline tickets to them. The airlines did. The NFL didn’t sell their hotel room to them. The hotel did. So if the NFL didn’t sell these items to these people, why would they be on the hook LEGALLY to refund these expenses.

    These people are getting greedy and they are going to get crushed in this lawsuit. They might end up walking out of this lawsuit with nothing except face value of their ticket. I would love that if it happened. Get greedy and you get burned.

    When I first spoke out on this I was getting a thumbs down to thumbs up ratio of about 10 to 1. Now it is about 3 to 1. So people are coming around.

  125. 1bigtex says: Feb 9, 2011 6:29 PM

    I love that I get lots of “thumbs down” on my posts asking how the seating issues were the fault of Jerry Jones or the Cowboys.

    Of course no one can offer up a list of things that make this Jerry’s fault. Still waiting for that list, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting…..

  126. thegonz13 says: Feb 9, 2011 6:35 PM

    OK, first of all, let’s give credit where credit is due… this was a masterpiece of disorganazation.

    Second, this is a tribute to human stupidity. These people were offered three times what their tickets were worth. They were also offered tickets to next year’s Super Bowl OR to a Super Bowl of their choice, PLUS airfare and hotel to said game. If you do the math, the compensation amounts to roughly ten times what the damn tickets cost to begin with!

  127. dallasc228 says: Feb 9, 2011 8:47 PM

    Hmmm.. Lets see. If the NFL and Jerry settles for $20,000.000 5 years from now, and after the lawyers takes their cut, which includes all the court cost process, cell phone minutes, faxes and computer usage, (lets not forget lunches and dinners they will claim they were working on the case), the 400 people will end up with about $10K if they are lucky. Hope its worth the headache.

    BTW, why is it only steelers fans are the one complaining?

    Oh.. I forgot.. You’re making sure somebody pays dearly since your team lost.

  128. packmanfan says: Feb 9, 2011 10:40 PM

    thegonz13 says:
    Feb 9, 2011 6:35 PM
    OK, first of all, let’s give credit where credit is due… this was a masterpiece of disorganazation.

    Second, this is a tribute to human stupidity. These people were offered three times what their tickets were worth. They were also offered tickets to next year’s Super Bowl OR to a Super Bowl of their choice, PLUS airfare and hotel to said game. If you do the math, the compensation amounts to roughly ten times what the damn tickets cost to begin with!
    ———————————————————————————————-
    I can sorta empathize with those fans or sorta put myself in their shoes.
    There is just something about both deals that make it seem like damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
    Suppose your team does make it to next year’s SB, but you can’t because of something else that comes up.
    I dunno. Something just doesn’t seem right about either deal.
    If the NFL would offer money to make up for it instead then it would probably be all cool.
    But folks feel like they have to sue because their trust was broken the first time.
    And even though I’m not a victim of this, I can understand the feel for the need to sue if trust is an issue here.

  129. mrhappy2000 says: Feb 9, 2011 11:04 PM

    “The NFL is not liable for anything other than face value on the ticket because that is what they made off of it.”

    “Oh, and to everyone pointing out that these people paid way more than face value for their tickets- legally that is completely irrelevant.”

    Both statements absolutely false as will be evidenced by the already filed lawsuit. The NFL partners with organizatons to provide Superbowl packages and gives them access to tickets and other resources that private individuals have no opportunity to buy. When the pro-rated value of the tickets is subtracted from these packages, it’s obvious that the tickets are subject to enormous mark ups. Moreover, the ultimate consumers of the tickets are third party beneficiaries of the original contract between the vendors and the nfl exposing the nfl to their consequential (forseeable) damages for the breach.

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