For $48,000 I could get a low end Mercedes, well equipped, and still get some change back.
I love the Giants, but 48 grand??? Fuck that.
When they first started charging for PSLs, this guy came on the radio... don't remember if it was Sirius or WFAN... explained that he was mid-thirties, and he and his wife were Wall Street lawyers, and while he wouldn't tell what they made he said they both made six-figure salaries and probably did better than 99% of the households in the country. He says, 'there's a forty-year waiting list for tickets... but finally, I get the call I've been dreaming of my whole life. There are tickets available for Giants games, and they only want 25K per seat for a PSL."
Guy explains how excited he is... then bounces it off his wife, who replies, "are you out of your fucking mind?"
He then goes on to say, "I'm doing better than 99% of the people in this country... and if I can't afford tickets... who exactly are they going to sell them to?"
John Mara made his fortune on the backs of people like my old man... who had season tickets for the Polo Grounds... then Yankee Stadium... then Giants Stadium. 40+ years of spending his hard-earned money watching the team he loved... which eventually became the family weekend outing... way too many good times in that stadium, moments I'll remember with my family until the day I die. But God forbid the Maras charge a reasonable price to keep the seats that he had for all those years... those corporate assholes are too important... now we watch on our big-screen TV at a fraction of a cost of PSLs, but I don't think any of us would trade that TV for the moments we shared in those Giants Stadium seats. Since that day, I haven't spent a dime on Giants or NFL products (but I will buy Chinese rip-offs).
That is why John Mara is a douche. Fuck him.