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Players and reporters gripe, but fans buy tickets for Media Day

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The reporters complain about it and the players treat it like a necessary evil, but there’s one group of people at the Prudential Center for today’s Media Day who are actually enjoying themselves: Fans.

A few thousand fans paid $28.50 apiece to sit in the stands and watch while a few thousand members of the media pepper the players and coaches on the Broncos and Seahawks with questions.

When the NFL first started selling tickets to Media Day, most members of the media found the idea ridiculous: Who actually wants to spend good money to go to this?

The answer, it turns out, is plenty of people. The fans are each given a portable radio that allows them to tune into the audio from the podium of their favorite players, and from what I could tell, they were having a pretty good time. And as long as fans are willing to pay for the privilege of attending Media Day, you can bet the NFL will be more than happy to keep selling them tickets.

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15 Responses to “Players and reporters gripe, but fans buy tickets for Media Day”
  1. walkedintoabar says: Jan 28, 2014 12:06 PM

    Fans will always want more access.

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Jan 28, 2014 12:08 PM

    You know you are a loser…. if you are an adult without kids attending media day.

    If you attend media day with kids… you might be a loser… but… you might be a good parent.

    That Said… since 89% of all NFL fans are alcoholics…. you probably aren’t a good parent.

  3. FinFan68 says: Jan 28, 2014 12:10 PM

    I’m not sure which is worse; the NFL selling tickets to forced media interviews full of cliché answers, or there are thousands of people dumb enough (or frivolous enough) to actually buy the tickets and go.

  4. garyman1 says: Jan 28, 2014 12:17 PM

    The way things are going, that $28.50 could get you a ticket to the game itself (perhaps somewhat exaggerated).

  5. kd75 says: Jan 28, 2014 12:26 PM

    “A Fool And His Money Are Easily Separated”

  6. MichaelEdits says: Jan 28, 2014 12:29 PM

    They’re probably having fun wisecracking about the mess and pretending to be ironic. Only one of the three jerseys shown belongs to a team that will be playing in the game.

  7. mrlaloosh says: Jan 28, 2014 12:29 PM

    More money for the tax exempt NFL. Ain’t life grand!

  8. MichaelEdits says: Jan 28, 2014 12:30 PM

    Plus, if they’re anything like me and the people I hang out with, it’s the only type of ticket they can afford to the place.

  9. csilojohnson says: Jan 28, 2014 12:58 PM

    Sounds like the only reasonably priced thing the NFL has to offer..

  10. justintuckrule says: Jan 28, 2014 1:00 PM

    More like the NFL gouging people for warm shelter. No self-respecting New Jerseyan would pay to go to Media Day. We change the channel immediately when player interviews start and that’s on free t.v.

  11. 4thqtrsaint says: Jan 28, 2014 1:15 PM

    It’s still a better idea than locker room cams.

  12. 4512dawg4512 says: Jan 28, 2014 1:32 PM

    Why is Andrew Luck wearing a Jets jersey?

  13. concord148 says: Jan 28, 2014 1:41 PM

    What !! paying $28.50 to go see that – I can buy a good used black and white tv and a small bag of popcorn instead. And at the end of the day I still have my tv.

  14. woodyg says: Jan 28, 2014 1:42 PM

    Hey, it’s a way for alot of these dudes to get out of their cell for an entire day.

  15. laxcoach37 says: Jan 28, 2014 2:42 PM

    I got an idea… pay the $28.50 and go to this nonsense and then hide in the Janitor’s Closet for 5 freezing days and Voila! The biggest Super Bowl Ticket Bargain Ever !!

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