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    Packer fan mistakenly shreds playoff ticket

    RACINE, Wis. - A little housecleaning nearly cost the Rev. Walter Hermanns a seat at Sunday's National Football Conference championship game. Hermanns, who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair, was getting some help from a friend last Friday when he asked him to take care of a stack of papers left in a bin for shredding.

    When his friend got to four Green Bay Packers tickets bundled together with a rubber band, he took off the band, put one in the shredder and then stopped short.

    "Something rang a bell and he said, 'Are you sure you want to shred these?'" Hermanns said.

    Too late. The ticket was in shreds.

    They emptied the shredder, collected pieces of the ticket and put them in a plastic bag. A call to the Packers' ticket office remedied the situation, but not without some explaining.

    "It almost sounded like they had heard crazy stories like this before," Hermanns said.

    It helped that he had purchased the tickets with a credit card, still had three remaining tickets and had gotten the tickets through a special lottery for handicapped-accessible seats.

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    Re: Packer fan mistakenly shreds playoff ticket

    Lucky SOB!
    I wonder if the Vikings organization would do the same?

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    Re: Packer fan mistakenly shreds playoff ticket

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    Lucky SOB!
    I wonder if the Vikings organization would do the same?
    What? Shred a Packers ticket?

    No, we'll just shred their defense

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    Re: Packer fan mistakenly shreds playoff ticket

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    Lucky SOB!
    I wonder if the Vikings organization would do the same?
    I would certainly hope so.

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    Re: Packer fan mistakenly shreds playoff ticket

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    Lucky SOB!
    I wonder if the Vikings organization would do the same?
    I would certainly hope so.

    =Z=
    I would assume so.
    They are pretty accommodating as long as you purchase the tickets through them.
    For the Green Bay game, someone either picked my ticket off form me or I dropped it before I got to the gate.
    I went down to the ticket office and the reprinted it for me without a problem.
    So I would assume that they would do the same in this situation.

    On a side note, when I got to my seat, someone was already in there - said he bought the ticket from a scalper.
    The Vikings basically told him that they don't recognize sales through 3rd party agencies, and the seat still belonged to me.
    The only way the Vikings will recognize the sale of a ticket is through TicketExchange.
    Just something to keep in mind if you buy tickets from a scalper.
    It may be legal now, but the Vikings don't have to honor it.
    At least with eBay you have a record of the transaction.
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