It'll Be A Lot Harder To Scalp Super Bowl Tickets This Year

You are not going to the Super Bowl. You are not a corporate sponsor or a Bruno Mars roadie or the guy who polishes the Snoopy sculpture outside of MetLife Stadium, so you can absorb this news as an abstraction: the NFL is majorly jacking up the prices of the best seats for its first cold-weather Super Bowl, and… »9/17/13 5:09pm9/17/13 5:09pm

A Reminder That Everything About The Olympics Is Always Corrupt

Forget the NCAA—the biggest amateur athletics scam going is the Olympic Games. The best sportsmen, sportswomen, and sportschildren in the world, all conveniently paid in "glory" and "pride" instead of money. And the Games make money, plenty of it. But a host city has never once shown a profit. So in the end, the… »6/18/12 10:20am6/18/12 10:20am

Yankees Tickets Are A Dollar, Seats Are Empty, And They're Trying To Blame StubHub

I'm going to tell you something, and then I'm going to ask you a question. The Yankees are having attendance issues. They aren't selling enough tickets, and for the ones that are being sold, they're being undercut by StubHub, which offers them for well below face value. Now the question: do you feel any sympathy? Any… »6/06/12 11:35am6/06/12 11:35am

St. John's Fires Administrator For Scalping Basketball Tickets

Brian Colleary, a senior associate AD and the former AD at Duquesne, allegedly scalped tickets to last year's game against Duke and to the Big East tournament. He will not face criminal charges. One source told the New York Post the amount of money involved was not significant, while another said it was around… »2/16/12 10:50am2/16/12 10:50am

The Super Bowl Week Orgy, Through The Eyes Of An NFL Player

Every player in the NFL can buy two Super Bowl tickets at face value, if he so chooses. All he has to do is contact his club's ticket guy and arrange for the pickup. Some teams require rookies and second-year players to pick up the tickets at a location in the host city. Presumably, this policy is intended to deter… »2/03/11 5:00pm2/03/11 5:00pm