I hope that fans, especially those that devote their time on this forum (the diehards, I'd like to think), that can't somehow justify buying tickets to this game, can look in a mirror a few years down the road if this team faces relocation and admit to themselves that they were part of the problem.
I've hesitated to comment on this thread, because I know I'll ruffle feathers saying stuff like this, but people who call themselves fans need to be able to step up and financially support this team.Obviously
, paying rent, supporting your family, etc. takes priority over supporting a sports team. That goes without saying. However, and I think I speak for most of us on this forum and in New Jersey in general, I don't think going to a game, using the correct methods, is absurdly expensive or out of reach.
I just checked stubhub right now, and there are around 700
tickets available for under $100. Less than $100/ticket is not unreasonable to see a professional sports team in a playoff game. Not wanting to pay that for a Wednesday night regular season game against a non-divisional rival, I understand. But this is the playoffs people.
I know I'm going to get flamed by the usual people, but man.. you can't have your cake and eat it to. People can't complain about this team potentially relocating and going bankrupt (can't wait for July 1st when the banks can come after the Devils, by the way) if they're unwilling to financially support them now.
And, just for the record, I'm a broke unemployed college student, but I still forked over the dough for two tickets for game 3 and 4. I began planning in March to be able to do so.
Alright, so I've said my bit. Now I'll just..sit back, and prepare for the incoming sh!t storm I've likely created.
Edited by Devilsfan118, 15 April 2012 - 12:37 PM.