“Pin-Up” of the Week: Super Bowl XLVIII Tailgate Pin

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Communication is one of the most important aspects of business.  Poor communication can cost you a lot of money and/or make you look like a complete idiot.  In this case it makes the NFL look dumb thanks to the Super Bowl XLVIII committee.  The Super Bowl XLVIII committee decided to ban tailgating at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014.  According to Committee CEO Al Kelly, “You will be allowed to have food in your car and have drink in you car.  And provided you’re in the boundaries of a single parking space, you’ll be able to eat or drink right next to your car.  However you’re not going to be able to take out a lounge chair, you’re not going to be able to take out a grill and you’re not going to be able to take up more than one parking space.

Do you see the irony yet?  Tailgating is banned, yet the NFL issues a Super Bowl XLVIII pin that promotes tailgating.  It doesn’t make much sense does it?  Every year the rules and regulations you have to go through get stricter.  The Super Bowl isn’t for the “common person” anymore as it hasn’t been for many years.  Its for the very wealthy and well connected.

Parking is a pain when it comes to any sporting event, let alone the Super Bowl.  For a stadium that will hold 80,000 fans, they’re only opening 13,000 parking spaces.  If you can’t make it into one of those spots, you have two other options.  The committee will charter a bus called the Fan Express, which will cost $51.00 and pick up and drop off passengers at nine locations around the region.  Fans can also take N.J. Transit to the MetLife Stadium stop.

I can’t wait to see how they react when I arrive in the Sports Card Info private helicopter.  As for this pin, you can easily get one for $9.00.  Even though these pins were probably made before the committee made their decision, don’t you think someone would’ve thought it would make them look stupid to sell them?

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