GMEN HQ: Do you sense a different vibe at Giants games at Metlife Stadium? Has the Big Blue faithful not been as loud and rowdy during games the last three years? In the 2000s, the 90s, and 80s, Giants Stadium always seemed to be rocking. Do you sense a culture shift in NY Giants fans?
LPG: Another good question and not a culture shift.
Although the younger crowd will tell you that the Giant fans are too stuffy and too old, that doesn’t exist anymore. That left when the PSLs came around. Things started changing in 2010.
And the reason why I say that is because we pay a lot of money for Giant tickets. That’s the way of the NFL and Giants PSL’s have taken over the world. So once you get your personal seat license tickets, you pay this exorbitant amount of money. All just for the right to buy season tickets so you can pay $10,000, 20, 30, 40, $50,000. It’s mind-boggling.
When your team is not good, when your team is struggling, you’re looking at your bank statement, and you see that you’ve spent thousands of dollars, how do you make up some of that money? What am I trying to get back? $300, $500 back per game. I can get $2,000 back in my pocket.
I’m not going to blame any Giant fan who sells their tickets. I hate with a passion that they sell them to the opposing team. If the Eagles are coming into town and they put them online and they sell to Eagles fans, I hate it. But I also understand it. I’m not going to tell someone that spent all of their money not to try and make it back. Do you want to fix that? Freaking win some games.