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Old 12-12-2012, 10:51 AM
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You applaud them for being so desperate to get rid of 13,000 tickets that they have to go Groupon? You applaud them for us being in such a horrific state that we have 13,000 unsold tickets to where they have to start thinking outside of the box?

To each his own
I applaud them for trying something new. As I said in my post, the team is rather rigid in more respects that I'd like. Hopefully the lack of success in recent years has humbled them and it makes them realize they need to reach out to fans more.

We're all clearly disappointed with how this team has performed the last 3 seasons.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:53 AM
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Having 13,000 unsold tickets so you have to go to Groupon?

Come on man
Well we know why there are unsold tickets, using Groupon though seems like a smart move.

I feel like you are reaching with this.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:54 AM
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They could have done what they did last time they had 12k+ unsold tickets, which was nothing.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:58 AM
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Well we know why there are unsold tickets, using Groupon though seems like a smart move.

I feel like you are reaching with this.
How am I reaching? My thread is stating that you know your franchise is in a mess when they have 13,000 unsold tickets and have to resort to Groupon to sell them.

If our franchise wasn't in a mess, was in the PO hunt and had zero tickets remaining, we wouldn't be in a mess. On top of that, we wouldn't have to resort to Groupon to dump the tickets.

I think I'm not reaching at all.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:00 AM
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Did anyone see how many empty seats there were during the Pitt game? All the rabid Pitt fans, with their criticism of our loyalties, but yet I saw a lot of empty seats...
Yes, I noticed that. Pitt's stadium was also empty when the Steelers played the Chiefs. The must have more season ticket holders or maybe a lower sellout threshold. Same with the Chiefs at their "new" stadium, which has had a lot of empty seats.

I still think SD is a really good football town. I'm a season ticket holder and have been through the ups and downs, but I certainly understand fans not wanting to shell out for a team that hasn't been to the playoffs in several years. I also see nothing wrong with the Groupon deal -- if you're not selling tickets it only makes sense to offer fans a deal.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:02 AM
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How am I reaching? My thread is stating that you know your franchise is in a mess when they have 13,000 unsold tickets and have to resort to Groupon to sell them.

If our franchise wasn't in a mess, was in the PO hunt and had zero tickets remaining, we wouldn't be in a mess. On top of that, we wouldn't have to resort to Groupon to dump the tickets.

I think I'm not reaching at all.
Reaching might not be the right word, I just think this thread is about stating the obvious.

Everybody knows this team is floundering and needs a reboot.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:03 AM
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100% for it. maybe i'll actually get to see them on TV this week.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:10 AM
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Groupon does sell tickets. In fact, I bought tix to see Neil Diamond in concert from Groupon earlier this summer and had a great time.

I have no problem with this move. Clearly if you're selling out every week you don't need to do it but it makes sense given the fact that attendance is down. It's too bad they didn't think to try it earlier in the year.

I applaud the team for trying something new and thinking outside the box for a change. Now if only they got smarter and actually put more emphasis on giveaways and halftime entertainment that could help draw more people to the games. The games are fun but the pre and mid game entertainment (outside of when people parachute in, when they let the little kids play and the Phil Mickelson challenge) are uninspired and boring.

Haha you bought tickets to see neil diamond....
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I agree that there's nothing wrong with this. I've bought much better stuff from Groupon than just "half priced dinners". It's a legitimate new way to try to increase product sales.

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Haha you bought tickets to see neil diamond....
I totally did I probably lost respect (assuming I had any in the 1st place) on this board for mentioning that.
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