Tuesday, July 19, 2011

NFL = No Financial Love

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Oh look, that's just enough for parking at the Meadowlands!

It’s looking more and more like we will have an uninterrupted NFL season in 2011.

Thank goodness for that.

But, as is always the case, the real result of the new labor agreement will be higher ticket prices in the near future.

That’s where Columbia football comes in.

I love the NFL, but I really can’t get in to rooting for individual players and it’s harder and harder to justify paying thousands of dollars per year and hundreds more to see a game and park the car at a pro venue.

For LESS than the price of the parking for one NFL game, you can get parking AND a prime ticket to a Columbia game… (and most other Ivy games at other stadiums too), such a deal!

If you’re reading this and you want to preemptively avoid a heart attack caused by NFL sticker shock… just buy Columbia season tickets right now.

Top 100 Moments of 2010

#61: Chao’s Good Hands

When Lafayette scored late in the 4th quarter and got the two point conversion to make it 42-28 Lions, some of the more paranoid Columbia fans probably started to go into that familiar negative mental spiral.

With about four minutes to play and the Leopards lining up for an onsides kick, there was a unique silent groan rising up from the Wien Stadium seats that, like a dog whistle, only PTSD-Lion fans can hear.

Enter David Chao, the hard working junior, (now senior), backup RB and special teams regular.

Chao helped cheer up even the most pessimistic Columbia fan when he grabbed the bouncing kick and erased any chance for even a miracle Leopard comeback right then and there.

Whether Chao will be able to make biggest contributions on the field in 2011 remains to be seen, but his heads up play to secure the first Lion win over Lafayette in 10 years will not be soon forgotten.


At Tue Jul 19, 07:50:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about this fresh off the wire... The Mets just signed Columbia grad Fernando Perez, the speedster who had been earlier released by Cubs. Let's hope he can do CU proud!

At Wed Jul 20, 08:20:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The NFL players and the NBA players are represented by Jeff Kessler, one of our own!


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