WATN: Jerry Stackhouse Remembers Philly Fans (All Good, Of Course)

WATN: Jerry Stackhouse Remembers Philly Fans (All Good, Of Course)

Jerry Stackhouse may be remembered more for his appearance in a G. Love song than anything he ever did on the court in Philadelphia.  Hadn't thought of Stackhouse lately?  Turns out he's on the Mavericks who have a real nice team.  Stack comes off the bench for 25 or so minutes a game and puts up about 10 points per.

Anyway, why on this slow Wednesday morning am I bringing up the former Sixer?  Turns out the Mavs were in New York on Monday night to beat the Knicks, obvs, and there was some fun at half time.  New York fans are so pissed they booed a little kid singing Sinantra.  And Stack relates it to Philly, of course.

       "I heard they booed a kid at halftime," Stackhouse said, "the kid that sang the Frank Sinatra song."   


Sure enough, a 12-year-old boy was belting out "New York, New York" and
got showered with boos. Fortunately, the kid's boos weren't as loud as
those aimed at Knicks coach Isiah Thomas.


"I've been in
situations like that in Philadelphia," Stackhouse said. "You just wish
they would stay ... at home. Why come to the game to boo? You should
come to support them. In the Northeast, that's fans in general. If they
were able to turn it around and somehow go on a nice 10-game winning
streak, Isiah would be able to do no wrong.

Guy hasn't been here in like a decade and he's ragging on us.  I liked
Stackhouse better when he was a pimple faced freshman at UNC.

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.