Quantify Supporting your team
We all got into soccer (football) for various reasons. If it’s because of family or where you live, there are many ways we have gotten into the sport. Then there’s me who got into the sport because I needed something to write about. Either way, we all became fans of our clubs because of who we are and what we think. Now, my question is how can you quantify that. In this corporate world, there’s always a new fun way for the club to sap more money out of the fans. And the newest one is to make them pay for the memberships.
I don’t get that concept. I mean come on, do you have to spend money to be a fan? Do you have to show up to every game to be a fan? If that’s the case, my Father who is a sports nut, isn’t a fan. And he’s been to more sporting events than most of the people reading this have been. Of course my Dad is staring at 70, so that has something to do with it. I’ve not been to a sporting event in years, but blog, and am on the radio about game. Does that make me a bad fan? Does it make me a bad fan that I don’t pay for memberships?
It’s not that I can’t afford it, or haven’t figured out how to. I don’t see the need. Why pay money to get a discount on tickets or merchandise? Seriously, Ebay, and stubhub is out there. I’m not shilling for either, thought I do love both of them. If you need a jersey or a ticket, you can go online and find them for less than the teams offer. Also you can get a shiny card to fill your wallet easily with a nerd with a AV background. Not hard. Oh and it’s not like you get a say in what the club does if you spend the money. These clubs get so much money anyway.
So fans what do you say?