The Arizona Cardinals are one of the most pathetic football organizations ever to exist. So, it is of no surprise that the team’s brass created this scheme called “protect the nest” that is meant to bar Dallas Cowboys fans from attending the Oct. 12 showdown in Arizona. Team spokesman Mark Dalton said they are under by 2,000 for season ticket sales.
“Our goal is to have as many Cardinal fans in the stadium as possible,” Dalton said.
Do they really think this will help the Cardinals beat the Cowboys?
The Cardinals don’t usually have problems selling out the stadium, but sales have been sluggish so far this year. “Protect the nest” requires anyone who buys tickets to the Oct. 12 game to also purchase tickets to the Aug. 7 pre-season opener against New Orleans.
Apparently, the Cardinals’ brass believes an empty seat is better than a filled seat taken by a paying Cowboys fan. That’s fine. But it is unlikely that such a scheme will prevent Cowboys fans from attending the game. With services like Stubhub (don’t use it, they suck ) and eBay, there will likely be a plethora of Cardinals v Saints pre-season tickets available at discounted prices. The entire scam is just proof of how sloppy this team has been managed over its history. Each of the past five years, the Cardinals were predicted to be the darkhouse, only to suck once again.
So, ticket sales are sluggish, and the best the Cardinals can do is create a scheme that will slow ticket sales even more? That is genius! When do you think Jerry Jones will try to copy this great idea for his new billion dollar stadium?
One fan isn’t happy about the plan.