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“Real Fans are Season Ticket Holders”

January 12, 2012


This was a quote from new Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan yesterday when they announced their new head coach Mike Mularkey.   I try not to mix sports or anything else that isn’t consistent with our theme here on Jobtrakr, because there other places that do a lot better job than we could to get that information.   However,  the new owner’s remarks just didn’t sit well with me.

Mr Khan articulated his thoughts on what it takes to be a real fan by saying, “For me a fan is somebody who is a season ticket holder for the Jaguars. So that is a key definition we need to get out. We want to hear from people, we want a huge amount of constructive feedback. We need input, but we need that from fans who are season ticket holders”.

So if you’re an average Joe or Jane in a  state with one of the highest unemployment rates, and was hit hard by the recent economic crisis, but can only afford to take your family to one game, your opinion doesn’t count.

These comments are why there is such division in our country and why the 99% were so fed up.  Is anyone even still listening to the unemployed or the middle class.

According to Bankrate, the average amount it would cost to take a family to an NFL game is $427.42.  I love football as much as the next person, but if I have a family, there’s a lot more that we could do for a lot less.

My point here is that Khan’s comments are just another in a long line of comments that do a great job of minimizing contributions of working class individuals.

In addition to their new coach, the Jaguars may want to look into hiring a new PR department.

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About Maro Onokpise

Maro Onokpise is the founder and Editor of Jobtrakr. He oversees all editorial content. Prior to turning his sights on the job industry, Maro was an Associate Manager for Banana Republic where he was responsible for Operations, HR and Recruiting. In 2010 Maro was featured on the cover of Career Magazine and was also named to Orlando Business Journal's 40 Under 40. Maro Onokpise is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

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