Well, it seems the Jets beat The Stomach. It was their year to beat Peyton Manning and the Colts in the playoffs. The Jets did what they needed to do. The ran the ball and forced their defense to stop them on the ground. Darelle Revis held Reggie Wayne to just one yard. Revis Island was more like Revis Prison. Even though Manning was not sacked, intercepted, or blocked in any way, his presence on the field did not deter the Jets from accomplishing the first step in their goal, going to the Super Bowl. Most importantly, Nick Folk stepped up and kicked the Jets into the next round against New England. He showed he wanted to be an integral part of the team.
So the Jets are rolling in the playoffs for the second year. The only thing that can stop them is themselves. Many fans, including Fireman Ed made they way out to support the Jets on the road. The main drawback to playing all road games is no Jets season ticket holder gets a chance to get those tickets first. One has to see how they can procure them on the open market. For the second year in a row, the Jets are in the playoffs and no home games. So as you invest in the team with your PSL’s, it does not guarantee you a dividend of playoff tickets unless there is a home game. They can play on the road every year and no Jets season ticket holder will have first access.
For many, they can not make it to away games, especially playoff games. Getting time off from work, family, and other commitments make it difficult for some. Some love to go to away games and factor that into every season. For some, they feel it i cheaper to go to an away game. Tickets are less. Yes one has to pay travel and hotel expenses, but that can cost less that investing in a PSL and season tickets. Ken Pikowski is one of those fans. He talks about how ticket prices are cheaper in other stadium he attends. This coming form someone who used to have six season tickets along the 50 yard line in the old stadium.
Foxboro is not as far as Indianapolis, so there might be more Jets fans willing to make the trip. Always a good feeling for the away team to know their fans are in the stadium to cheer them on. It is that little extra motivation that can help a team win away from their home. For those who have the buses, Winnebago’s, campers, trailers, and any party vehicle on wheels, it makes the tailgating experience a little easier. One gets to bring a little bit of home with them to away games. But nothing beats sitting in the seats you sit in every game at your home stadium.
Many fans are hoping the Jets can win their division or get at least one home game in in the future. Getting those post season games as a season ticket holder makes the season bearable. When many invested in the team, they were hoping the Jets would get some playoffs games in the New Meadowlands Stadium. But when ones makes an investment and it pays no dividends, why keep that investment? I have said many times, many keep it to pass down to their kids. But what about the ones who hope to sell them.
If the Jets were a team who had home playoff games and fans knew they could count on those tickets every year, people could sell the PSLs at a higher profit margin. Fans would want those tickets more than the season tickets. For some reason, the playoffs just bring out more in a team. Playoff tickets go for big bucks on their own. Imagine if the Jets were a team, who won their division several times like other teams, and someone sold the season tickets knowing he could up the price because they were a home playoff team? Look at New England, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and other NFL teams. Their fans know that when their team is strong, home playoff games are on the horizon. Jets fans want the same thing.
So it seems this year is a year many fans will remember. Not just because Rex Ryan made a promise to beat Peyton Manning and did, but because of a new era with a new stadium. It was a new season that had many firsts, from designated parking to social media interaction. The Jets stock price is slowly climbing. But the parking stock has already skyrocketed. Keep in mind, both the PSL’s and parking passes are investment. They do not come together as an investment. If you have them together, now you have a Jets portfolio. Not easy to invest in a team in this new era of sports.