Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline wpr  
#1 Posted : Monday, April 28, 2014 9:25:55 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,547
Applause Received: 1,797
Quote:
John E. Williams III has been a San Francisco 49ers fan since John Brodie was throwing touchdown passes at Candlestick Park in the 1970s. So he was excited about the prospects of scoring a ticket to make the trip to Seattle in January to watch the rivals battle in the NFC Championship Game.

But the Las Vegas man says in a $50 million lawsuit against the NFL that his hopes were dashed by the league and others he accuses of engaging in "economic discrimination" with an illegal ticket policy limiting credit-card sales to selected pro-Seattle markets. His lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas says it was part of an effort to keep 49ers fans away and further promote the Seattle Seahawks' boisterous home-field advantage at CenturyLink Field.

"They're always boasting up there about their 12th player and everything else," Williams told The Associated Press on Friday. "But by allowing the NFL to decide who can or cannot attend the games, you make it an unfair game. Seattle fixed it."


Quote:
In the case of January's game, the Seahawks limited ticket sales only to credit cards with addresses in the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii, as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Alberta.


link


He won't win but it would change things if he did.
Offline gbguy20  
#2 Posted : Monday, April 28, 2014 9:50:39 AM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 8/28/2009(UTC)
Applause Given: 421
Applause Received: 458
he won't win but this should change things anyways. The seahawks, and any other team who has done it should have never been allowed to do that.
Offline wpr  
#3 Posted : Monday, April 28, 2014 10:01:11 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 3,547
Applause Received: 1,797
gbguy20 said: Go to Quoted Post
he won't win but this should change things anyways. The seahawks, and any other team who has done it should have never been allowed to do that.


It is not just the NFL. the University of Illinois has a group of students that buy tickets to away games. The other college doesn't sell them tickets if they are in the wrong zip code so they usually have to have someone in the "correct" zip code buy them for everyone.

It even happens when they want to go to a Northwestern-Illinois game.
Offline Laser Gunns  
#4 Posted : Monday, April 28, 2014 12:09:35 PM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

United States
Joined: 9/30/2009(UTC)
Applause Given: 49
Applause Received: 351
Right or wrong... What of it makes this man think he deserves 50 million from it?
thanks Post received 1 applause.
sschind on 5/3/2014(UTC)
Offline nyrpack  
#5 Posted : Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:34:20 AM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

Joined: 9/26/2008(UTC)
Location: long island, ny
Applause Given: 8
Applause Received: 105
Laser Gunns said: Go to Quoted Post
Right or wrong... What of it makes this man think he deserves 50 million from it?


well said !!
Offline Zero2Cool  
#6 Posted : Saturday, May 3, 2014 8:01:07 AM(UTC)
Rank: Premier Member

Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Gold: 2015Yahoo! Fantasy Football - Gold: 2009FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Silver: 2011ESPN NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2010Yahoo! NCAA March Madness - Bronze: 2013

United States
Joined: 10/13/2006(UTC)
Location: Green Bay, WI
Applause Given: 2,346
Applause Received: 3,634
If it is a limited amount of time to allow local markets to acquire the tickets, that makes sense to me. If it is permanent, that is foolish.

Make it known if you want tickets, you have X days to acquire them, or they are fair game for everyone.

Laser Gunns said: Go to Quoted Post
Right or wrong... What of it makes this man think he deserves 50 million from it?



$50 million was to get national attention. And to get national support. Do you think we'd hear about this if it was $50,000?
Offline sschind  
#7 Posted : Saturday, May 3, 2014 11:41:03 AM(UTC)
Rank: Senior Member

United States
Joined: 3/5/2013(UTC)
Location: SE WISCONSIN
Applause Given: 343
Applause Received: 747
Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post



$50 million was to get national attention. And to get national support. Do you think we'd hear about this if it was $50,000?


That may be so and not that it matters but I hope he gets jack shit and has to pay court costs. Had he filed for $50,000 I probably would have been on his side even though that would have been ridiculous as well.

Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
Smokey (11h): NFL Football tonight on NBC !
uffda udfa (13h): Cancer sucks. Claims children and others way too young. Sorry, 4 your loss.
yinzer (20h): wpr, I'm sorry to hear of your loss
Cheesey (23-Aug): Wow, Wayne. Sorry to hear about that. It's never easy to lose a loved one, no matter what age.
Zero2Cool (22-Aug): Sorry, Wayne. :-(
wpr (22-Aug): Lost a friend to Pancreatic cancer. Bummed. He was only 55. Hard working dairy farmer. I am not sure if his kids will be up to the task.
Zero2Cool (21-Aug): Yes
LSUzilla (21-Aug): is there a prize for the pickem game this year?
Smokey (19-Aug): Mexican Mucky , your a genius ! Chimichangas !
Smokey (19-Aug): Sorry Zero, wilted lettuce does not qualify . LOL
Mucky Tundra (19-Aug): beef
Zero2Cool (19-Aug): ... me
Smokey (19-Aug): Meat of the day ? Chicken, Fish, or Pork ?
Smokey (15-Aug): Still Recruiting, The Tailgaters Fantasy Football League
Zero2Cool (15-Aug): Lions sign TE Andrew Quarless
Zero2Cool (15-Aug): I got sound working last night! Woohoo!
Smokey (13-Aug): Then , Maybe Not
buckeyepackfan (12-Aug): GAMEDAY NIGHT!!!!(sort of) GO! PACK! GO!
Zero2Cool (11-Aug): load it up billy!!
Smokey (10-Aug): Rugby reminds me of my childhood when the neighborhood lads all played "fumble ball" .
Smokey (10-Aug): I tune in for Olympic Archery and get half naked women playing in the sand ! Life is good !
Smokey (10-Aug): Still, The Shadow Knows .
Zero2Cool (10-Aug): You'll have to tune in Friday evening to find out. Dun dun dunnnnn!!!! ??
Smokey (10-Aug): Will the Browns game be in the Chat ?
gbguy20 (7-Aug): game cancelled.
Smokey (7-Aug): What's going on with the Chat , dhazer ?
gbguy20 (7-Aug): come onnnnnnnn
gbguy20 (7-Aug): why arent we streaming the speeches
Mucky Tundra (6-Aug): From Green Bay to New Orleans...two couldn't be further apart
Zero2Cool (6-Aug): Saints signing fullback John Kuhn
wpr (5-Aug): It rained in Illinois overnight
Smokey (5-Aug): Y U in Bangkok , fatguy ?
fatguy (5-Aug): Go Pack, Go
fatguy (5-Aug): Hello from Bangkok. It's raining.
Zero2Cool (2-Aug): Chargers will sign former Packers WR James Jones
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

Road To Super Bowl LI
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 12:00 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
13m / Green Bay Packers Talk / yooperfan

4h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn

5h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

8h / Football Familiarity / Smokey

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

13h / Around The NFL / Smokey

17h / Green Bay Packers Talk / gotarace

18h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackerTraxx

24-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / Barfarn

24-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

24-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

24-Aug / Packers Draft Threads / DarkaneRules

23-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

23-Aug / Green Bay Packers Talk / PackFanWithTwins


Packers Headlines