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Jaguars working on “resizing” Everbank Field

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New Jaguars owner Shahid Khan wants to remove the tarps at Everbank Field.  While that may not be practical, the team could be looking for other ways to alter the maximum capacity of the venue without forcing the Jaguars to use fabric of any kind when preparing the stadium for NFL games.

According to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal, new team president Mark Lamping recently explained that removing the tarps would result in 80,000 seats, making Everbank Field one of the largest facilities in the league.  And so Lamping apparently is looking for ways to more naturally adjust the NFL arrangement, pointing to the fact that the ’90s-era installation of a manual baseball scoreboard at Busch Stadium in St. Louis organically carved 6,000 seats out of the stadium.

Thus, the buzzword for the Jaguars has become “resizing.”  In this regard, the biggest challenge will be devising a configuration that allows for the annual accommodation of the full 80,000 (and then some) for the Florida-Georgia college football game.

Regardless of the numbers of seats that need to be sold, the Jaguars have hired Legends Sales and Marketing to assist with the effort to sell tickets.  Per Kaplan, Legends executive Chad Johnson will work on a full-time basis in the Jaguars offices.

Making the choice of Legends somewhat intriguing is the fact that the company is jointly owned by the New York Yankees — and the Dallas Cowboys.

So, basically, the team that routinely fills up a cavernous venue in North Texas will now be working with the Jaguars to help them sell however many tickets need to be sold once Everbank Field is “resized.”

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  1. jagsfanugh says: May 28, 2012 12:08 PM

    Very bright idea. Cheesy tarps be gone.

  2. backindasaddle says: May 28, 2012 12:08 PM

    Have they been able devise a way to make the people in northern Florida actually care about the Jaguars?

  3. joetoronto says: May 28, 2012 12:08 PM

    “Resizing”, kinda like when the bank says their fees are “changing”.

    You just know which way it’s going to go.

  4. sportfan23 says: May 28, 2012 12:09 PM

    Wouldn’t be an issue if they drafted/traded for Tebow.

  5. kattykathy says: May 28, 2012 12:10 PM

    The best way to “resize” the Jaguars home field would be to have the seating capacity mirror the actual fanbase of those who can actually afford to go to the games.

    In this case the best reccomendation would be to “resize” the stadium from 80,000 to 4,000

  6. thegreatgabbert says: May 28, 2012 12:11 PM

    45,000 people came out to watch a soccer exhibition involving two teams who failed to qualify for the Olympics on Saturday. Market is there.

  7. tvguy22 says: May 28, 2012 12:14 PM

    Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the Los Angeles Jaguars.

  8. dawglb says: May 28, 2012 12:16 PM

    Looks like the comments for this story has been resized….to 1.

  9. xstaticonradio says: May 28, 2012 12:26 PM

    Bring the stadium down to about 100 seats or so. Then they’ll have a chance at selling out every week

  10. kgun80 says: May 28, 2012 12:31 PM

    Mike Mularkey is your head coach. That seems like the biggest hurdle The Jags will have to overcome! Good OC terrible head coach. Sorry Jags fans your team is going to LA

  11. keramidas21 says: May 28, 2012 12:45 PM

    Why do the Jaguars need one of the biggest stadiums in the league? They can’t even sell out what they have now.

  12. ken0west says: May 28, 2012 12:48 PM

    This is not rocket science, the writing is on the wall. It is like the newspapers, they died but the need for information grew, old men just could not understand why and failed to get ahead of the curve.

    Same deal with mega stadiums, they are done, relics of pre HD, but the game is growing. People like football on 60 inch HDs @home. New stadiums need to be much smaller and have all premium seats.

  13. thestillcity says: May 28, 2012 12:49 PM

    Supply and demand, right?

    If you can’t sell the top level, then why not lower the ticket prices to where they’re not so prohibitive?

    Would it still be empty if those sections were $15?

  14. realitypolice says: May 28, 2012 12:52 PM

    thegreatgabbert says:
    May 28, 2012 12:11 PM
    45,000 people came out to watch a soccer exhibition involving two teams who failed to qualify for the Olympics on Saturday. Market is there.
    =====================

    Zero connection.

    No comparison between one-time events featuring a national team drawing fans from all over the region and a struggling franchise trying to sell 60k+ tickets for 8 games a year.

  15. ji536994 says: May 28, 2012 12:59 PM

    Plenty of much larger cities have a much smaller stadiums thank 80k, and/or worse attendance records over the last few seasons. If our stadium was say 45k like the colts we could sell out every week also.

    oops, forgot where I was, I meant to say *herp derp* moving to LA obviously, re-size to 100 …etc etc

  16. jacksonvillejags4life says: May 28, 2012 1:01 PM

    Ahh YES time for everyone to rip on the Jaguars even though they sold more tickets than teams like the Bengals….too bad the Jaguars had to build a HUGE stadium to accommodate the Florida Georgia game…

  17. jacksonvillejags4life says: May 28, 2012 1:04 PM

    keramidas21 says:
    May 28, 2012 12:45 PM
    Why do the Jaguars need one of the biggest stadiums in the league? They can’t even sell out what they have now.

    ——————————————————
    When new stadium was built city required it to be large enough to seat the 80,000 plus for the Florida Georgia game.

  18. maddenisfordorks says: May 28, 2012 1:08 PM

    Jaguars aren’t a “struggling” franchise.

    The Kansas City Royals are a struggling franchise.

  19. ssraebel says: May 28, 2012 1:16 PM

    Every time you talk about certain teams it is always a bunch of “la jags” comments or “la Vikings” or “la raiders” same old same old garbage. I am a season ticket holder and the team does sell tickets. Does it fill the stadium? No. Please go and see how many tickets are sold for every team in the NFL. Jags are pretty good in that category. Do some research before you post. But I guess it is a free country and stupid people are allowed to have an “opinion”. Back to the stupid comments of can’t sell tickets or la jags blah blah blah. I know it is too much to ask for some of you all to use your brains.

  20. emma333 says: May 28, 2012 1:19 PM

    Resizing is really a good idea to bring the capacity of Everbank into a realistic range. The Jaguars have consistently sold 62,000+ tickets for the past two years. That is about the size of an average stadium in the NFL. Why is this even an issue for the national media? Why are we still seeing the same comments about a bad fan base? Oh, and weren’t several thousand seats removed from the Redskins stadium….What is the difference? Are they in danger of relocating?

  21. jakpsu1 says: May 28, 2012 1:22 PM

    Looks like the Jags finally have an owner who is committed to building a good team, and if the on-field product continues to improve the fans will come. Best of luck to the Jags and their fans.

  22. wmthomas3 says: May 28, 2012 1:24 PM

    I will be there with the 65,000 that go to every game. At least we haven’t had a blackout in two years and have an average attendance that is similar to the Pittsburgh Steelers. What the people say about LA is irrelevant. We’ll be coming to beat your teams this year. Try not to cry when it happens.

  23. realitypolice says: May 28, 2012 1:26 PM

    @ji536994 (and others):

    I sincerely hope the Jags don’t move to LA. I never like to see teams walk out on cities like that.

    But if you don’t understand the threat that exists from LA, then you are blind or in denial.

    Khan bought the team for $760 million. The LA dodgers just sold for $2 billion.

    A brand new stadium crammed with luxury suites would explode revenue- for comparison purposes, Everbank Field has 88 luxury suites, Cowboys Stadium has over 300.

    Which number do you think a new LA stadium would be closer to?

    What you are essentially asking Khan to do is to accept far lesser return on investment and far far less revenue to stay put. I wonder how many times in his career he has made a decision like that?

    Again, I hope you keep your team. But to get all defensive and roll your eyes and act like there isn’t even a threat only shows that you unrealistic, in denial, or don’t understand much about the business of sports.

  24. ar1888 says: May 28, 2012 1:29 PM

    They could resize a new staduim in L.A.

  25. smokim says: May 28, 2012 1:29 PM

    Build another Bud Zone like in SEZ in the North End Zone.

    Seats are empty during game time because most folks are cooling off and partying in the Bud Zone.

  26. dondada10 says: May 28, 2012 1:42 PM

    How is it that the community loves football so much that it requires an 80K seat stadium for college football, yet the same community can’t support pro-football?

    The answer is probably that the prices for the pro game don’t reflect the budgets of the community members.

  27. mullman7675 says: May 28, 2012 1:42 PM

    @kenowest: You are spot on. Smaller venues, with the crowd closer to the action would give an intense gladiator feel to the game. Stadiums set for capacities of 25-30k, with many more premium seats would sell out much more often.

    I really don’t care though, the only time I go to games is when I get free tickets. Staying home is the best ticket- you don’t have to deal with donkeys, you get to drink reasonably priced beer and fire up your own BBQ to char as you please.

    Easy decision.

  28. joetoronto says: May 28, 2012 1:44 PM

    maddenisfordorks says:
    May 28, 2012 1:08 PM
    Jaguars aren’t a “struggling” franchise.

    The Kansas City Royals are a struggling franchise.
    ***************************************************
    Baseball, really?

    Why stop there, what about lacrosse?

  29. jagsfan9674 says: May 28, 2012 1:49 PM

    “dondada10 says:
    May 28, 2012 1:42 PM
    How is it that the community loves football so much that it requires an 80K seat stadium for college football, yet the same community can’t support pro-football?

    The answer is probably that the prices for the pro game don’t reflect the budgets of the community members.”

    For one it’s a once a year event and it draws from more than just Jacksonville. Georgia fans flock from Georgia and Gator fans come from surrounding areas as well. Jacksonville is the meeting spot in between the two teams.

    The Jacksonville community can support pro football but the stadium is bigger than the market allows. If our Stadium was as small as say the Bears or Colts we would have no trouble selling out games. We average 62k fans per game right now as it is with a decade of failure.

  30. mtheparrothead says: May 28, 2012 1:50 PM

    Dondada,

    A once of year college event isn’t comparable to an nfl season. And seeing as fla/ga was here first…

  31. thermalito says: May 28, 2012 1:58 PM

    Move the Rams back to LA and move the Jaguars to San Antonio. Trade in two bad markets for two good ones.

  32. jimbobobjr says: May 28, 2012 2:04 PM

    wmthomas3 says:
    May 28, 2012 1:24 PM
    I will be there with the 65,000 that go to every game. At least we haven’t had a blackout in two years and have an average attendance that is similar to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    ————————————

    The comparison to the Steelers doen’t hold water. The capacity of Heinz Field is 65,000. The Steelers are in the process of “resizing,” too. They are ADDING 3,000 more seats. They have 30,000 people on the waiting list for season tickets. So, in the small market of Pittsburgh, if they had an 80,000 seat stadium, all the games would still be sold out. There would be no tarps. Sorry

  33. ji536994 says: May 28, 2012 2:08 PM

    Too clarify further, if the Jags do move, it will be when the lease runs up on 2027 i believe. I understand its a possibility then, but what we *roll our eyes* at, is that we have somehow become to poster child for poor NFL attendance, while it is a problem that exists much more than outside Jax.

    Redskins just reduced their seating capacity. There is an article out right now about the colts struggling ticket sales (look up their stadium size) and plenty of teams have struggled with blackouts over the last couple years.

    When the article is about another teams poor attendance, everyone blames the economy and the current TV experience. When it is about the jags, everyone just wants to pile on the fanbase.

  34. jagsfanugh says: May 28, 2012 2:13 PM

    “dondada10 says:
    May 28, 2012 1:42 PM
    How is it that the community loves football so much that it requires an 80K seat stadium for college football, yet the same community can’t support pro-football?

    The answer is probably that the prices for the pro game don’t reflect the budgets of the community members.”

    Do you think maybe it’s people that attend the schools of Georgia and Florida and the alumni and fans of college ball? I guess that might just fly over your head. It’s not unusual for a near 80k or more attendance at a college game.

  35. pesh00 says: May 28, 2012 2:13 PM

    thestillcity says:
    May 28, 2012 12:49 PM
    Supply and demand, right?

    If you can’t sell the top level, then why not lower the ticket prices to where they’re not so prohibitive?

    Would it still be empty if those sections were $15?
    ____________________________________

    Yep…still is empty. You can buy scalped tickets for like $25…..noone still comes. People can’t give away their tickets fast enough. Frankly….unless this team is consistently better, noone is going to go.

    The only time people actually show up is when the away teams have bigger draws: Cowboys, Steelers, Packers, etc.

  36. nationalmediacansuckit says: May 28, 2012 2:18 PM

    How many of you know Jaguar stadium Everbank Field holds put to 84K without the tarps and 67K with tarps still makung it the 20th largest stadium in the league. Let me guess….ZERO.

    How many of you know the Jagurs avg 62K per game last year….ZERO.

    How many of you PFT sheep knew the Bucs have been blacked out for TWO seasons straight minus one games and are on the way for a THIRD……ZERO

    How many of you knew the Raiders have been blacked out 87 since moving back to Oakland in 1995….. Let me guess ZERO

    How many of you knew the Bengals were putting 49K in the stands last year while advancing to playoffs….ZERO

    How many of you knew the great Patriot and Colts fans were putting 25-30 in the stands in the 90′s Pre-Brady and Manning….ZERO

    I can go on and on. Look Jagurs fans get it. No one cares about the Jaguars outside of Jax. That’s fine. What I don’t get is why is it so hard for people to state facts instead of misinformed and inaccurate opinions. When it comes to the Jaguars believe ZERO what you read or hear on TV about this city and team. But the sad part is that, this team isn’t going anywhere. Jaguar fans know this. Tarp’s, blackouts, LA and attendance about the Jags are all inaccurate information, but the media know their sheep will be sheep and latch on to their every word.

  37. 805_9er says: May 28, 2012 2:25 PM

    LA had this same type of problem. The Colisseum has 90,000 seats but parking for about 25,000. It was next to impossible to sell out except for a playoff game. And the Colisseum commission didn’t reconfigure it as they promised, which included luxury boxes and less seats. That’s why the Rams and Raiders left.

  38. thermalito says: May 28, 2012 2:42 PM

    Jacksonville is a bad market any way you look at it. The team generates very little revenue and fan support is lukewarm at best. True there are teams even worse such as the Rams in St. Louis who draw alot worse, but Jacksonville never ranks in the top 20 in attendance and is almost always near the bottom in merchandise sales and revenue. And if some of you are clueless enough to think its okay because of revenue sharing you are quite wrong. Larger market provide many more opportunities for owners to make revenue. The NFL needs to get out of failed markets like St. Louis and Jacksonville.

  39. jaykhalifa904 says: May 28, 2012 2:55 PM

    It’s easy for people who don’t live here in Jacksonville to criticize the team and the fans… Stop buyimg into everything ESPN tells you. Our fan base isn’t Dallas or Pittsburgh, but we are extremely passionate, and our attendance is not struggling NEARLY as much as the media would have you believe.

    I challenge any of you that aren’t from here to visit and see. I’m 23, people my age are the new generation of Jags fans. Our fan base gets stronger every year.

  40. jschwanny says: May 28, 2012 3:09 PM

    The problem isn’t the Jaguar fan base or the stadium, the problem is the antiquated blackout rule. Only in rare occasions when a team is a few thousand tickets away from a sellout does the blackout rule have any affect on ticket sales. Most of the time, it only punishes a local fan base who are making sound economic choices with their entertainment dollars by choosing to watch a game at home. Jacksonville should be able have a stadium big enough to host the Florida-Georgia game without having to worry about not being able to watch their local NFL team on Sundays. Do away with the blackout rule, and this stadium “re-sizing” is a non issue.

  41. smokim says: May 28, 2012 3:09 PM

    thermalito – you don’t know wth you’re talking about.

  42. nationalmediacansuckit says: May 28, 2012 3:43 PM

    @thermalito

    I know you are just repeated what you’ve been fed over the years and it’s fine. If that’s you’re theory then the NFL should have gotten of all these markets as well years ago. Indy, Oakland, Cincinnati, New England, Tampa, San Deigo, Pheonix, Buffalo, New Orleans, St Louis so you’re agrument doesn’t hold water my friend.

  43. kivory2 says: May 28, 2012 3:54 PM

    Some people just fail to realize that the Jags stadium is really too big for this market. But yet they are so focused on the tarp situation. Anyway………. GO JAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. ramofsteel says: May 28, 2012 4:01 PM

    I think the Jags just need some star power. Even some of the worst teams have some star power:

    Browns- Haden, Thomas, and now Richardson/Weeden

    Rams (and I’m a Rams fan)- SJack, Long, Laurinaitis, and Bradford (hopefully)

    Vikings- Peterson, Ponder, Allen

    The Jags have Jones-Drew and who else? I honestly cannot name one defensive player besides Tyson Alaulu. Maybe Blackmon will help.

    That and a new color scheme. I’m not a big fan of the teal.

  45. KM91 says: May 28, 2012 4:19 PM

    I don’t see a problem with the blackout rule. We haven’t blacked out a single game since 2009.

  46. therillest says: May 28, 2012 4:26 PM

    It isn’t the fans or the Stadium. Its this sorry arse organization and a decade of losing! There were many opportunities in the past to bring in marquee exciting players to excite the fans/win games and they choose to “work the plan”. My question is, with ticket sales looking really bad again right now….what the hell is their plan? Is it really to stay in town?

    Also, the only reason we didn’t have blackouts last year is because the OWNER bought the thousands of extra tickets to avoid them.

    No matter what side of the argument you are on, everyone knows that if they really wanted to remove those tarps, they would have used that third round pick that they wasted on a PUNTER to bring a certain HOMEGROWN very popular QB back to town!

    And that is the ultimate slap in the face for Locals/fans who are currently NOT BUYING TICKETS!

  47. musicman495 says: May 28, 2012 4:33 PM

    emma333 says: May 28, 2012 1:19 PM

    Resizing is really a good idea to bring the capacity of Everbank into a realistic range. The Jaguars have consistently sold 62,000+ tickets for the past two years. That is about the size of an average stadium in the NFL. Why is this even an issue for the national media? Why are we still seeing the same comments about a bad fan base? Oh, and weren’t several thousand seats removed from the Redskins stadium….What is the difference? Are they in danger of relocating?
    ————————————
    Here’s the difference: the Redskins capacity used to be more than 91,000, highest in the NFL, with a horrible game day experience for fans. It is now about 79,000 with a somewhat better game day experience. No tarps, no blackouts in either case.

  48. rajbais says: May 28, 2012 4:58 PM

    All the tarp seats should have the ticket prices of one dollar!!!

    I am not kidding, but I hope Mike Dempsey of 1010 XL Radio in Jacksonville is telling the truth when he says the stadium is not big enough for the market that Jacksonville is in!!!!

  49. jimmysee says: May 28, 2012 5:36 PM

    How about charging $10 for all those tarp-seats.

    And throw in a hot dog and a coke.

    That’s a way to build new fan interest.

  50. bullpuppy552 says: May 28, 2012 5:44 PM

    The Dolphins can use the tarps to cover their seats since they have thousands of empty seats at every home game.

  51. jvillenole says: May 28, 2012 5:45 PM

    It is amazing how when the Redskins do the same thing, this site makes no issue of it, yet when the Jaguars do it, this site spins it negative.

    Why is that?

    Let me remind everybody that the Jaguars have not had a blackout in years, and season tickets sales or on a record pace right now.

    Suck on that!

  52. jvillenole says: May 28, 2012 5:47 PM

    @musicman

    “Here’s the difference: the Redskins capacity used to be more than 91,000, highest in the NFL, with a horrible game day experience for fans. It is now about 79,000 with a somewhat better game day experience. No tarps, no blackouts in either case.”

    ____________________________________

    Hardly an excuse for a metro area 4x the size of Jacksonville.

  53. therillest says: May 28, 2012 6:59 PM

    @jvillenole

    We are not on a record pace selling tickets bro! I like your passion but lets keep it real homeboy….we should have had at least 5 blackouts last year, but Wayne Weaver and Anheuser-Busch saved our bacon!

    I’m an 8 year season ticket holder, and until we get rid of the mass of homer fans like you, maybe this team will be forced to actually provide the real fans with a reason to buy tickets. Like a quality product!

  54. jredshoes says: May 28, 2012 7:16 PM

    FYI the struggling franchise Royals sell more tickets per year than the Jags, in a stadium that seats 45k….

  55. jvillenole says: May 28, 2012 7:36 PM

    @therillest

    Not your bro, or your homeboy.

    I have been a season ticket holder since day one, so spare me the story, junior. Maybe when the franchise gets ride of the fake idiots like you, things will be much, much better.

    It is more than the product on the field. It is the memories of spending time with my dad at games. It is the tailgating with friends. It is the event itself. Win or lose, that is what makes a fan, “homeboy.” If what you need is solely a quality product on the field to justify your season tickets, then it will not work, and frankly us real fans don’t want your stupid a–! Every team has ups and downs. Every team wins and loses. Don’t make it personal. This team owes you absolutely nothing.

    What this team needs is more “homer” fans like me, junior, and less fake fans like you. In fact, go away! We don’t want you.

    As for the pace of ticket sales….call the front office and ask them.

    As for Wayne Weaver and Anheuser-Busch saving the bacon…are you aware that 30% of most NFL teams’ season ticket sales are corporate based?

    Didn’t think so. Learn a little before you look more like an idiot!

  56. jvillenole says: May 28, 2012 8:08 PM

    @jredshoes

    Is it really comparable? The Royals have 81 home games a year, vs the Jaguars having 10.

    I am not making a statement one way or the other. Don’t get me wrong…I for one like the Royals. I have been to a KC Royals game several times, and had a blast each time. In fact, KC is a great city, which I visit for business several times per year. I enjoy it every time I visit.

  57. thegreatgabbert says: May 28, 2012 9:27 PM

    But now they have The Great Blond Hope to lead them from the wilderness.

  58. rollteal says: May 28, 2012 9:45 PM

    J’ville Nole – Couldn’t agree more. Real fans are True fan no matter.
    therillest- please stop with the tebow stuff it’s done & over your orange & blue is showing.
    ramofsteel- I agree Rams are in the right direction & I believe the Jaguars finally are also with “playmakers” more then MJD. Plus I agree teal isn’t the best but it has grown on me & defines Duval & Jacksonville.

  59. therillest says: May 28, 2012 10:20 PM

    @jvillenole

    Your lies, excuses and insults don’t change the facts that this franchise has dug a deep whole for itself that you and your dying KLAN of sheep won’t be able to save alone. This franchise is on life support and your stupid a$$ better start demanding a better product like the rest of us evolved Jag fans or you and your daddy will be watching this team play for another city HOMER BOY. Now suck on that!!
    They whole world is wrong about the jags except for you and your jean shorts! Wake up Bro!!!

    @rollteal

    I’m down for whatever keeps this team here. I own a business and raise my kids in this city….so we can hope for ticket sales now, but Tebow would have assured them…is my point.

  60. mikejgrove says: May 28, 2012 10:30 PM

    Arguing over the depth of “fandom” is about as dull and endless an argument you can get. To me, the problem with Jacksonville has always been the fact that the NFL chose to put a team there in the first place. You’ve got a small market (1.3 million metro population is puny for an NFL team) rammed into an area that has probably historically been served by the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Atlanta Falcons, and to some extent as they came into the league at about the same time, the Carolina Panthers. Long-term, I’d bet that they eventually move as this is not a market the NFL would lose anything from.

  61. emma333 says: May 29, 2012 8:06 AM

    @therillist–you lose all credibility when you bring up Tebow…..you represent that vocal minority that spouts negativity to all things Jaguars because he wasn’t taken by the team in 2010..We get it, you guys are mad, but we never needed to polarization that Tebow would have brought. Ask Denver…

  62. shackdelrio says: May 29, 2012 8:36 AM

    “jredshoes says:
    May 28, 2012 7:16 PM
    FYI the struggling franchise Royals sell more tickets per year than the Jags, in a stadium that seats 45k….”

    Are you comparing MLB to NFL? They have 81 homes game.

  63. blancodiablo says: May 29, 2012 11:31 AM

    emma333 says:May 29, 2012 8:06 AM

    @therillist–you lose all credibility when you bring up Tebow
    ————————————-

    Somewhat agree. However, he is correct about a better product. This team has blown for the last 10 seasons minus one. All the new season tickets that were sold two years ago as part of the three year deal is up at the end of this year. That’s tens of thousands of tickets.

    If we have a 5 win season, watch those renewals drop. Who wants to spend $300 a game to watch amatuer hour?

    Yeah, I get it. You guys are the “real” fans. But for the rest of us out there that dont have a corporation or our father buying our tickets, it’s too expensive of a proposition to watch bad football.

    Either the team gets better (ie…firing Gene Smith would be a start) or hope for an “Angels in the Outfield” type moment.

    But dont worry Therillist, Tebow will be cut by the Jets before the beginning of the season.

  64. mandyh6488 says: May 29, 2012 11:50 AM

    @blancodiablo

    I just happened to renew my tickets for the 3 year plan and know a very large group of people who did as well. I’m proud to be an 8 year season ticket holder without owning my own business, corporation or having “daddy buy my tickets”. I SUPPORT my team and my city with the money I spent. I make it work.

    And anyone who mention Tebow shouldn’t even be watching the sport. He would do nothing for ticket sales. For those of you who can’t grasp that concept, research studies WERE done on that prior to his draft. Go find the information.

  65. rollteal says: May 29, 2012 2:09 PM

    I’ve had season tickets for years and I’ve the 30/30 plan and & I’m renewed the 30/30 plan. My company doesn’t pay for the tickets my daddy doesn’t pay for my tickets. I do because I want to support my city and support are NFL franchise which I’m a major fan of.
    Tebow would’ve been nothing but a Band-Aid for ticket sales and has all much lower ceiling for development than Gabbert for being a prototypical drop QB. Which is what the modern NFL is predicated on now.
    These changes being made under Khan ownership are taking this franchise into a whole open realm of possibilities for the team’s future in Jacksonville.
    But at least he is trying he is doing everything possible sank or swim two-way street with us fans and him the owner for having good management who hires good coaching and talent.

  66. blancodiablo says: May 29, 2012 2:35 PM

    @mandyh6488

    You had me until you mentioned that Tebow wouldn’t sell tickets. You can say he’s bad, can’t throw, etc but to say he wouldn’t sell tickets in his hometown is borderline short bus.

    Alas, my concern isn’t about Tebow. It’s about mediocrity on the field.

    People will not re-up for this mess on the field. I actually go to the games to watch professional football; not partake in some social scene. I want to see competitive football.

    If this team plays like they have for the past few seasons, I will reacquaint myself with the local redfish. And to follow up your response to this; I won’t miss you either.

  67. mandyh6488 says: May 29, 2012 2:51 PM

    @blancodiablo

    Than I’m sorry that you aren’t very football intelligent. He’s a terrible player and we want to see a team that wins, not some bench rider holding a clipboard. We definitely need a competitive team, that I agree. Let’s see what happens from here on out. I believe in this team. I go to the games FOR the games and have been a diehard fan for years.

    Your “I won’t miss you either’ and “short but” comments just show you are an immature brat. Grow up. Don’t buy tickets. We don’t want people like you in the stands anyway. We want real fans.

    I’ll be a Jaguar fan win or lose. Sorry you aren’t man/woman enough to comment without childish insults.

  68. blancodiablo says: May 29, 2012 3:49 PM

    mandyh6488 says:

    Your “I won’t miss you either’ and “short but” comments just show you are an immature brat. Grow up. Don’t buy tickets. We don’t want people like you in the stands anyway. We want real fans.
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    Seems like I called it. Of course your response was “we dont want people like you….blah blah blah”. Thus I stated “I wont miss you either”. Do keep up.

    And I am rather intelligent, thank you. Its something you are obviously missing. I stated “Alas, my concern isn’t about Tebow. It’s about mediocrity on the field.” Yet you somehow missed that and went on a Tebow tangent.

    People who do understand football; people who have played football, do not like the product on the field. Maybe if you understood football versus the tailgating and getting drunk with your Middleburg friends (Pabst Blue Ribbon Yo!) and *actually* studied the game and put on the pads, you would be in a position to deride me.

    But youre not. In fact, people like you make the game less interesting. But please, rip on Tebow as you down another PBR. Its all you know.

  69. blackhairedlawyerssuck says: May 29, 2012 4:28 PM

    @blancodiablo…..

    I live in Middleburg, don’t drink PBR (prefer Bud Light), I’m a 10 year season ticket holder, just re-uped for another 3 years on the 30-30 plan, have paid for every year with MY money and I don’t give a crap if they win or lose. It doesn’t affect my life one way or the other. I go for the game day experience, fellowship with my friends and all the people we have met, the tailgates, and most of all to support MY team win or lose !!!

    And by the way, I pretty darn intelligent myself…I can pick a bandwagon fan out from a 100 yards….and you sir, apparently own the copy rights !!!!

    GO JAGS !!!!!!

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