Wow, what a weekend of games. Beastmode and the Seahawks backed up their #1 seed, Peyton proves he’s still the best player in the game, C Kap and the Niners relish the role of evil villain (and look damn impressive doing so), and the Patriots unleash six rushing tds in a beat down of Indy.
[Selfless self-promotion alert] If you’ve been keeping score (and hopefully betting) with The Machine’s expert picks, you’ll see that this Ginger and Roid Rage nailed it last week, each going a perfect 3-0-1. Obviously, Vegas Vinny finished last.
Anyway, this sets up one hell of a Championship weekend. Niners at Seattle: the biggest rivalry in the NFL today, and New England at Denver: Brady v. Manning. Need we say more? These games are going to be epic, and we can’t imagine how great it would be to experience them live…and that’s where the teabag comes in.
Immediately after the Niners/Seahawks game was set, the Seahawks announced that they would only be selling tickets to people that live in geographically friendly areas, which, as you can guess, does not include California. Similarly, the Broncos front office is restricting sales as well.
Think about that for a second…and then let the rage take over. Are you kidding me? This is a classless move by both teams. It forces Niners and Patriots fans to buy tickets on the secondary market at ridiculously marked up prices. It’s stupid and low brow, qualities The Machine normally appreciates, but not in this instance.
And where’s the outrage from my Commerce Clause fans?
It’s especially douchey for Seattle, who boasts the 12th Man…the loudest stadium in the NFL, where fans cause earthquakes. If you truly have the best home field advantage, why do you have to pull this gimmick?
Sorry, but you’re the #1 seed in the NFC. You don’t need to pull some second-rate promotional bullshit that’s befitting a Triple-A baseball team. It’s almost as bad as Zubaz and a Monkey Night. Same goes for you, Denver. You have Peyton Manning and government grade weed. You don’t need this.
Need more proof this is crazy? Niners Coach Jim Harbaugh respects it. Um, last we checked, Jim Harbaugh is a raving lunatic…and if he endorses it, you know it’s crazy.
The Machine hopes this doesn’t become a trend, but it’s a copycat league, so the chances that this is the only time it happens is remote. If this does become the new wildcat, we hope RGI and the league will step in and prohibit this. Nothing says fan friendly like some good old geographic discrimination.
This just reeks of desperation and insecurity, which is strange coming from the NFL’s two best teams. You guys are the #1 seeds. You don’t need any more affirmation.
What little respect we did have for the 12th Man [cue east coast bias] has now completely vanished. It just means they’ll be more Seahawks fans there to watch them lose.
Enjoy your teabag.