Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:55 AM
Absolutely a fair point and hey I mean for those who don't go, the ones going will just see it as their loss and not lose sleep.. Likewise, those who don't go think we're overpaying for bleh.. But DevMan also makes a great point in that, when we could only dream of something like this involving the Devils it was "Man I would love to go to this but it'll never happen"... Now we have it and apparently it's too expensive, sight lines will suck, the stadium will be all drunk Rangers fans giving us swirlies in the bathrooms, etc, etc.. It's just very interesting to some of us to see this after it being an impossible dream for so long
I'm definitely not knocking the ones who are choosing to go, and I don't think those who are going are overpaying...that is up to the buyer. If you pay your $310 and have an absolute blast and feel like you got your money's worth, that is how it should be...in the end, it's YOUR money/disposable income and YOU know what to best spend it on. I go to one or two NE Patriot games a year up in Foxborough, and I pay a lot for those tickets (at least $200 per seat, and that's to sit in the highest row possible most of the time), and I'm sure many would say, "Why not just watch at home?" But I love going, I have a great time (as long as they don't get killed of course), and to me, it's very worth it. It's funny, I've always liked video games, but my father never understood the allure, and always maintained they were a waste of time and money. His criticisms went through my head as I was buying new systems, well into my adulthood...until one day I just realized, "Well, it's not a waste of time and money to ME! I enjoy this!"
I think the ones who are going to the game in this thread think the people who aren't are knocking them for it, and that's not happening at all. No one is saying "You've got to be a moron to spend that kind of money to see a game that will have crappy sightlines in the freezing cold!" People are simply saying why they don't choose to go. Like I've said, I'm sure the ones who are going will have a great time...they wouldn't have been willing to spend the money if they weren't sure of it going in.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 20 December 2013 - 11:56 AM.
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