Even The Soul Are Losing

Even The Soul Are Losing

From Will Bunch's Attytood:

It's 2007, and the Phillies are not "there," wherever there is. Or as
WIP's Steve Martorano said earlier today, Jimmy Rollins said the
Phillies were the team to beat, and so now everyone is doing exactly
that. Today's loss to the Mets was so awful
that those of us who are able to watch an afternoon ballgame wished we
could trade places with some schlub stuck in some office cubicle
somewhere.

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Poor Abe, originally uploaded by DruNYC

Yesterday, I was some schlub.  But you know what?  I love pain so much that when I got home from my miserable cubicle, I flipped on my lovely Comcast DVR box and went to the recordings section.  That's right, I watched the Phillies lose on taped delay even when I knew they already lost and lost ugly.  A misanthrope, I am.

Bunch points to the Phillies lacking class and the fact that they let Chris Coste go back to the minors.  Honestly, Yogi Berra couldn't help this squad right now let alone Chris Coste.

But you know, there's always the bright side to look on.  The Phillis will not lose today.

In unrelated news, some QB threw 7 TDs against the Soul and the Philly team lost.  Awesome.  I'd link you to the story, but nobody would click on it anyway.

TicketIQ: Penn State to face USC in most expensive Rose Bowl this decade

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TicketIQ: Penn State to face USC in most expensive Rose Bowl this decade

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Penn State is headed to the Rose Bowl Game, and it will cost a pretty penny to be on hand in Pasadena on January 2.

With a statement win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game Penn State clinched their first Rose Bowl berth since 2009. The No. 5 school in the nation will face No. 9 USC in a rematch from seven years ago. Such a long absence for both schools in the bowl game is driving resale ticket prices to new heights, so much so that the Rose Bowl Game will be the most expensive bowl game this season – including the two Semifinal games.

On TicketIQ, an event ticket search engine that pools tickets and data from over 90 percent of the secondary market, the average resale price for Rose Bowl Game tickets is now $804. Not only does that make it the most expensive Rose Bowl since at least 2010, but also the priciest bowl game of the last seven seasons. If looking just to get in on January 2 the cheapest tickets are now priced from $346 each.

The showdown between Penn State and USC is so expensive that it will be more than twice the average price of both Semifinal games. As it stands now the resale average for Peach Bowl tickets between Alabama and Washington at Georgia Dome is $389 with a get-in price of $185. Clemson and Ohio State will clash in the Fiesta Bowl to the tune of a $241 average and $71 get-in price.

Prices are so high for this year’s game in Pasadena that they rival the 2015 National Championship Game. The first-ever Championship Game under the new College Football Playoff system, that year’s game between Ohio State and Oregon averaged a $858 ticket and $317 get-in price.

While Penn State fans, students and alumni raced to snag tickets during the general on sale, prices were quick to skyrocket on the secondary market following the school’s invitation to the Rose Bowl Game. On Saturday afternoon, several hours before the Big Ten Championship kickoff, Rose Bowl tickets were averaging under $600, marking a nearly 40 percent increase since that time. The cheapest resale ticket price has jumped more than $100 since Saturday, climbing from its $245 price tag since.