Wisconsin Badger Herald Calls Out Student Scalpers
A student paper in Madison, Wis. publicly humiliated a handful of students who were scalping their Rose Bowl tickets for profit earlier this week. They called them out in order to make an example and discourage other students from doing the same.
But I’m not quite as surprised as the rest of the nation is. It’s fucking Madison - WISCONSIN - the Badgers. Badgers football is the pride and joy of Wisconsin’s college sports teams. Of course the locals were pissed!
Here’s an excerpt of the article , in case you can’t read the fine print above:
Truly, there is a special place in Hell for people who buy Rose Bowl tickets with the sole intention of profiting from them. It is entirely unfair to those who actually love this football team and were counting on a cheap face value ticket in order to make the trip to Pasadena an economic reality.
Well, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from growing up in Wisconsin, it’s that you don’t come between a Wisconsinite and his or her football.
Case and point.
And you know what? I agree. Scalpers who buy tickets for the sole intent of turning a profit are like one step up from…I dunno, Al Qaeda? Seriously, I think it goes Al Qaeda, ticket scalpers, Hitler, and then those cops who write out parking tickets, followed by Dallas Cowboys fans, and so on.
I look forward to your emails, Cowboys fans.
But seriously - who do you think was more in the wrong here? The student scalpers for being dicks, or the newspaper for calling them out on it?