The plan as rolled out by the Temple football season ticket office was to set a deadline for Feb. 26.
I let it slide.
I don’t think I’m the only one.
Looking at it from a sheer marketing perspective, the product they are trying to sell is just not a good one right now.
Do I want to sit in a seat and watch another 1-6 (or 2-5) start and suffer like I did from 1991-2008?
Been there, done that.
Hell, I might wait until after the Rutgers’ game and re-up. Beat Rutgers and I am all in and that bar would have been a very low one as recently as two years ago.
Furthermore, do we really know if fans will be allowed in the stands?
Just as importantly, will tailgating be allowed in Lot K or FDR Park? The tailgating experience is at least 50 percent of being there in good years, about 90 percent of it in the bad old days. Right now, 2020 was the bad old days and I’m hoping it was an outlier but the signs are not encouraging. Tailgating is not guaranteed for 2021.
I certainly hope so and think so, but I don’t KNOW so. That alone is enough to postpone any decision on season tickets until the effect of the vaccine on the entire pandemic is determined, maybe even as late as August.
If the ticket office was smart, they would have moveable deadlines and not have set the one that just expired. It’s going to be hard enough to sell tickets this season.
Making it easier to sell them should supersede any arbitrary deadline.
Friday: The Bounty Bowl and Temple