The Super Bowl…a Silly, Overpriced Entertainment

The Super Bowl…this game seems to be the most important event of the year for just about every American. The best of the best professional football teams battle it out to see who wins the AFL–NFL World Championship Game. Aside from the fact that Americans would create a “World Championship” game that only invites American teams, why is this game such a big deal to our kindergarden country?
Sports are very important in our country, and the world, however the level that people get worked up to for a game that is played by people are getting paid obnoxious amounts of money to play.
Fans at the game paid around $2000 for a “cheap” ticket while expensive tickets went for over $12000. These costs are often 10 times the face value of these tickets, however the demand is so high that costs are driven up. This, combined with the ridiculous average advertising cost of $3.5 million per 30 seconds shows that the Super Bowl is simply an insane money making ploy.
As the rest of the country is plunged in a recession, billions of dollars are sunk during this one game. While many billionaires make their money providing a valid service, professional football makes gobs of money for players and owners, yet returns nothing tangible for the viewers, aside from entertainment value that could be obtained for a great deal less money.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31751_162-57370751-10391697/super-bowl-ticket-prices-a-historical-look/

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One thought on “The Super Bowl…a Silly, Overpriced Entertainment

  1. I think this sentence summed up your sentiments quite well: Aside from the fact that Americans would create a “World Championship” game that only invites American teams, why is this game such a big deal to our kindergarden country?

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