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    I'VE GOT TICKETS TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!

    Holy Crap!

    The past couple years I have posted threads here at PP.O talking about the NFL's random drawing for the Super Bowl and how to enter...
    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=30995.0

    BTW, I have no idea what the odds are.
    I know that 1% of the seats are given out in the drawing.
    UoP Stadium can expand up to 73,000 seats, which I assume it will for the SuperBowl.
    That means that only 365 pairs of tickets will be given out.
    Well... I WAS ONE OF THE 365 PEOPLE SELECTED! I got my letter in the mail sometime while I was on vacation.
    Imagine my shock when I opened a strange, rather think envelope from the NFL and read the following lines:

    Dear NFL Fan:

    Congratulations! As a participant in our 2008 Super Bowl Random Drawing, you have been selected to purchase two (2) tickets for Super Bowl XLII in Phoenix, Arizona...


    The tickets are at face value, which is $1400 for the pair.
    Obviously I am going to purchase them.
    Now I need to decide if it will be worth the extra expense to go the the game (air fare, hotel, car rental, meals, etc) or if I would be better off reselling them for a $1500-$2000 profit.
    Any advice?

    BTW, I have entered the random drawing every year for quite some time.
    Everyone of you needs to start entering too.
    You never know what can happen!
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: I'VE GOT TICKETS TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!

    Cool!

    I have never known anyone that has had Super Bowl tickets, now I do!

    Wow they are expensive.


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    Re: I'VE GOT TICKETS TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!

    Typical cheap NFL. Make you PAY for tickets you won on a drawing. Oh well, I guess you could always sell them for a profit which is what I'll bet most of the winners do if "their team isn't in the game.
    But congratulations in the "win?"
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    Re: I'VE GOT TICKETS TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    Typical cheap NFL. Make you PAY for tickets you won on a drawing. Oh well, I guess you could always sell them for a profit which is what I'll bet most of the winners do if "their team isn't in the game.
    But congratulations in the "win?"
    ;D
    The drawing is for the right to buy the tickets.
    Only 1% of the tickets are open for public sale, so I am pretty happy with the "win".
    The financially sound part of me knows I should resell them, since they can easily go for twice the purchase price.
    But I doubt I will ever be lucky enough to get this opportunity again, regardless of who is playing.
    I'm torn...
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: I'VE GOT TICKETS TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!

    We were in for the Superbowl in Tampa.....when we thought the Vikings had a chance that year too....Neumdog damn near soiled himself when we scored in the lottery.

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    Re: I'VE GOT TICKETS TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!

    You've got to go to the superbowl. In the end you'll regret not going for a quick buck. It's one of the, if not the greatest sporting event in the world. Don't miss out.

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    Re: I'VE GOT TICKETS TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    Typical cheap NFL. Make you PAY for tickets you won on a drawing. Oh well, I guess you could always sell them for a profit which is what I'll bet most of the winners do if "their team isn't in the game.
    But congratulations in the "win?"
    ;D
    The drawing is for the right to buy the tickets.
    Only 1% of the tickets are open for public sale, so I am pretty happy with the "win".
    The financially sound part of me knows I should resell them, since they can easily go for twice the purchase price.
    But I doubt I will ever be lucky enough to get this opportunity again, regardless of who is playing.
    I'm torn...
    There should be more of a chance for the public to go.



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    Re: I'VE GOT TICKETS TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!

    "PurpleGator" wrote:
    There should be more of a chance for the public to go.
    Initially I thought so as well, but this actually makes sense.
    Something like 35% of the tickets go to the two teams who are in the game, and most of those are resold to season ticket holders.
    This makes sure that a) season ticket holders are rewarded for their longevity as ticket holders, and b) a good portion of the fans at the game are supporters for one of the two teams playing.
    That makes for a better fan atmosphere.
    Only about 20% are retained by the NFL for their marketing partners.
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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    Re: I'VE GOT TICKETS TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Holy Crap!

    The past couple years I have posted threads here at PP.O talking about the NFL's random drawing for the Super Bowl and how to enter...
    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=30995.0

    BTW, I have no idea what the odds are.
    I know that 1% of the seats are given out in the drawing.
    UoP Stadium can expand up to 73,000 seats, which I assume it will for the SuperBowl.
    That means that only 365 pairs of tickets will be given out.
    Well... I WAS ONE OF THE 365 PEOPLE SELECTED! I got my letter in the mail sometime while I was on vacation.
    Imagine my shock when I opened a strange, rather think envelope from the NFL and read the following lines:

    Dear NFL Fan:

    Congratulations! As a participant in our 2008 Super Bowl Random Drawing, you have been selected to purchase two (2) tickets for Super Bowl XLII in Phoenix, Arizona...


    The tickets are at face value, which is $1400 for the pair.
    Obviously I am going to purchase them.
    Now I need to decide if it will be worth the extra expense to go the the game (air fare, hotel, car rental, meals, etc) or if I would be better off reselling them for a $1500-$2000 profit.
    Any advice?

    BTW, I have entered the random drawing every year for quite some time.
    Everyone of you needs to start entering too.
    You never know what can happen!
    I thought you might donate them to a hard working programmer..... lol

    or

    if you want your cooler back, mister, we can work out an exchange!
    ;D



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    Re: I'VE GOT TICKETS TO THE SUPERBOWL!!!!

    "Webby" wrote:
    We were in for the Superbowl in Tampa.....when we thought the Vikings had a chance that year too....Neumdog gol 'darnit near soiled himself when we scored in the lottery.
    I know what he was feeling.
    I ran around the house whooping it up with my kids.
    My son still isn't exactly sure what we won, but he knows I am excited, so he is too... ;D
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

    =Z=

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