$100 spent on a ticket… Check… A phone call into work claiming “sore throat” that got you the day off Ferris Bueller style… Check… Text messages to all your friends letting them know you will see the best player on planet Tiger Woods and they won’t… Check… USGA policy regarding Thursday’s postponed round at the U.S. Open… No rainCHECKS.
Fans that attended the opening round of the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in New York got some nasty news from the USGA regarding their ticket purchase. Most of the tens of thousands of ticket holders for Thursday’s round saw less than 3 hours of golf due to rain that forced the lead group to call it quits before finishing 11 holes. A typical round of golf lasts almost 12 hours. But according to Rand Jerris of the USGA their inclement weather policy prohibites any refund for tickets due to the rain delay:
“If play has commenced (i.e., if one player has played his first shot), it is the policy of the USGA that tickets will not be refunded or exchanged for a later date.”
The USGA should be ashamed of themselves. There’s really no more to say on this subject. Just enjoy this free clip of Tiger Woods doing what he does best. Ironically this is more golf than people who paid $100 got to see:
So shockingly enough a report came out in the New York Times yesterday alleging Chicago Cubs All Star outfielder Sammy Sosa took performance enhancing drugs in 2003. Huh… What… Really??? In other breaking news the Baltimore Orioles won’t be making the playoffs in 2009… I mean is any of this really surprising anymore? Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens. Who wasn’t linked to the juice in the late ’90s early 2000s other than the team owners and managers?
Luckily for fans Major League Baseball has appeared to clean up the sport in recent years. Stricter drug testing means you can see some steroid free baseball by paying what you want for MLB tickets on SaveFans.com.
Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Phil Jackson and the Los Angeles Lakers are the 2009 NBA Champions. Say what you want about fans in La La land but they sure can celebrate. Local donors have contributed upwards of $850,000 towards a victory parade expected to draw over 1 million people from Staples Center to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Car flags are waving and crazy fans are sleeping outside the Coliseum just to see the boys in purple and gold holding the Larry O’Brien trophy one last time.
We know Angelinos, the conclusion of the parade means one thing. Lakers withdrawal… So until the 2010 season kicks off here’s some other sports alternatives:
Check out tickets to see your first place Dodgers or Lisa Leslie’s farewell season with the WNBA Sparks:
So here we are… After an 82 game season and three rounds of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs the same two teams are standing as last year, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Detroit Red Wings. Who is going to go home with Lord Stanley’s Cup? Will it be Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc Andre Fleury and the uber young Penguins? Or will the addition of Marian Hossa to already steller lineup of Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, and Niklas Lidstrom be enough for the Wings to repeat?
Your humble narrator from SaveFans.com is picking Detroit in 7. Kind of the obvious call but I see Detroit as too deep of a team to beat. Add home ice to the equation and you just can’t go against them. Canadian sensation Sid the Kid will have to wait until 2010 to hoist The Cup.
The good news is a long series means more games for you the fans to see in person at Joe Louis Arena and Mellon Arena! And anyone who has been to an NHL game knows hockey is the best spectator sport in the world by far.
So here you go Penguins and Wings fans… Pay what you want for Stanley Cup Tickets and watch history be made!
Evidently a New York Mets Fan got her arm stuck in a Citi Field toilet after having dropped her gold tooth. Security responded to her screams and eventually had to call a plumbing company to pry her crap stained hand free…classy!
On a more upbeat note, I suggest that you New Yorkers venture to Citi Field to watch some Summer baseball! Check out the upcoming Mets games:
Vancouver is one of my favorite cities in the world! Great nightlife and beautiful women to boot – what more could a red blooded boy want! Anyways, as always I want to provide you with the 411 on the best live events occurring in YOUR hometown! So without further delay, allow me to recommend the top events in Vancouver, Canada from May 15 through May 28.
As always we here at SaveFans.com are dedicated to bringing you the 411 on an event near you. Today we focus on one of my favorite cities Boston, Massachusetts baby! Beantown, we love that dirty water!
Without further delay, these are my top ticket event recommendations for Boston from May 11 through May 17.
Toronto is a great city. Reminds me so much of my humble home in Los Angeles, California – never a dull moment in the Great White North!
As always, we want to provide you with the 411 on the best upcoming events in an area NEAR YOU! So without further delay, permit me to recommend the top events in Toronto, Canada from May 6 through May 10th!
I know I mostly write about concerts, but I love me some sports and I am extra excited about the 2009 NBA Playoffs. This is a magical time of year and this year’s race is wide open. I mean I love LeBron James, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are the Top Seed in the East? Spare me! Anyone has a chance this year baby!
SaveFans.com has you covered for any round or game of the NBA Playoffs you want to see. That said we do have some special recommendations for all you lovely people across the country.
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