So last Monday, before the Super Bowl XLII matchup was set, I predicted that a Patriots-Giants ticket would cost an average of $4,300. The average I set was the average ticket sold, according to StubHub.com,which I felt was a good metric since they sell so many tickets and release the data.
Through Tuesday, officials at StubHub--now owned by eBay --had the average price at $4,387 per ticket. I expect it to come down a little bit more, but any fan who thinks they'll get a value ticket below $4,000, keep dreaming.
If you don't go to the Super Bowl, this is what you can buy for $4,387:
1 58-inch Samsung 720p Plasma TV ($2,299)
1 Panasonic Suede-Atsu Massage Lounger ($1,825)
1 NFL "Sunday Ticket" package for the entire 2008 season ($259)
Pepsi's going to have to stop running their Pepsi Max ad featuring Jerry Jones, Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys. It's not about the fact that the Cowboys lost, it's about the fact that the commercial makes fun of a tired coordinator yawning and calling a bad play ("60 Stretch-Far-Laah") and Romo gets sacked. By who? A swarming New York Giants defense. Look familiar? It should.