Saturday, January 31, 2015

I'm Not Going



Feeling much better, I thought I would check out ticket prices for the Big Game tomorrow. I found a ticket site and clicked on "Best Available". It came back with an offer of a ticket in the end zone for a mere $50,000. Humm... maybe I better set my sights a little lower. Well, the lowest price ticket available was $9,000 way up in the nosebleed section. I think I will watch from the comfort of my RV.

I am looking forward to the game, cheering on my Seahawks. I was a little disappointed with the antics of running back Marshawn Lynch "Beast Mode" at Press Day when he set an alarm clock for the five minutes he was required by the league to answer questions and then answered every question with, "I'm here so I don't get fined".

If I was paid eight million a year and my boss told me to attend a press conference and answer questions on some product, that is what I would do, no matter if I thought the questions were dumb or simplistic. I understand Lynch is shy but come on, for eight million a year he can answer a few questions. I will however allow "Beast Mode" to redeem himself with his play tomorrow where he can show he is not shy about breaking tackles and scoring.


15 comments:

  1. Just one more example of the fact that poor manners are acceptable to the masses. Seems like a total lack of respect for those who pay his overinflated salary.

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  2. I'm with Marshawn. He's paid to carry the ball and play hard which he does. It's a stupid rule making all the players talk to the media and answer dumb questions. Richard Sherman had it right when he said "how come Commissioner Goodell isn't required to have a weekly press conference?

    The NFL brass cares too much about Marshawn answering questions and not enough about guys knocking their wives around.

    Glad to hear you're feeling better.

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  3. No super bowl for me thanks, does not turn my crank, but thats just us.

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  4. If we can get the game here at home, I'll do as we always do. Record it and watch without all the b.s.

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    1. Skip the million dollar/5 second commercials?

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  5. Media day is always a big Joke. I'm glad Lynch made it more interesting. I don't think i saw any other interview clips at all, so you tell me what the point was?

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    1. Yes, it was almost as if he were the only one there. I saw someone else on Youtube, forget who it was but he was really funny.

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  6. Once again we are at odds Croft! ;)

    My daughter is a big Pats fan and she's having a Super Bowl party at my house and anyone rooting for Seahawks are persona non gratis. Since I don't want to be that I will root for Pats too.

    She actually took me to a game a month and a half ago to thank me for helping her get through college. It was the Pats Vs the Chargers in San Diego. Pats won, of course.

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    1. I hope they were expensive tickets Don. ;)

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    2. I don't think there are any other kinds for NFL games. ;)

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  7. Go Seahawks! We'll catch up with the game once we reach Patzcuaro….

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  8. hard for me to root for either team but with Marshawn's antics I am leaning towards the Pats... when we got here in Mesa a week ago I looked at tickets and they were 5,000, I guess I should have bought a pair only to resell them now... crazy...

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    1. It would have been a good investment John.

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  9. One more word on Marshawn not talking to the media. Here's what Bob Costas just reported on NBC:

    NBC is televising the #SuperBowlXLIX. And yet: "We requested an interview" with Roger Goddell, and "the commissioner declined," Costas says.

    Just another glaring example of NFL hypocrisy. Yeah for Marshawn!!

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