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Parental Rant of the Day

[ 31 ] September 9, 2011 |

Chances that I would pay the faculty discount rate of $38 to watch the Kentucky Wildcats host the Central Michigan Chippewas at Commonwealth Stadium? Decent enough, until I read the following:

Q: Does my infant/toddler need a ticket for a football game?

A: Yes. All individuals, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter Commonwealth Stadium.

Compare this to the Cincinnati Reds child policy:

Great American Ball Park offers complimentary admission to children 3 years of age and under. However, we do request that these children sit on their parents’ or guardians’ laps and not occupy additional seats. Promotional giveaway items are only available for ticketed guests. Tickets for children four years and older are priced the same as adult tickets.

Prospects for the Central Michigan game to sellout? Not so much. Damn those high player salaries for driving up ticket prices!

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  1. Scott de B. says:

    Go Chippewas!

    • rea says:

      CMU’s faculty was on strike a few days ago, until ordered back to work by an injunction. I’m not sure that rooting for the Chippewas at this point isn’t the functional equivalent of crossing a picket line . . .

  2. Linnaeus says:

    Fire up Chips!

  3. rea says:

    All individuals, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter Commonwealth Stadium. And, as life begins at conception, all female individuals will be required to submit to pregnancy tests . . .

  4. Robert Farley says:

    Sorry for the deletions. Troll problems.

  5. efgoldman says:

    Wait. UK has a football team?
    The Commonwealth must pay for it, because its clear all the booster money goes to hoops.

  6. efgoldman says:

    Apparently the reply button isn’t working correctly for any post on this thread. What fun.

  7. efgoldman says:

    @ Charli Carpenter

    Kids are life-style choices like hobbies or pets…

    Absolutely right! Which is why the TeaTards want gummint medical care to pay for V1agra but not for birth control pills!

  8. Hogan says:

    This was supposed to be a reply to Hogan, above:

    Yeah, it made sense in context, and didn’t make me look like a total douche, instead of the partial douche that I am.

    (I thought of it because I once talked to a disability rights activist on a bus to Harrisburg for one of those protest, and he asked me, “Have you seen the curb cutouts they’ve installed in Philadelphia?” and I said yes, and he said, “Have you noticed who’s using them?” and I thought about it and almost got to the answer when he told me: “Everyone.” People using grocery carts and wheely suitcases, people on bikes, people just walking–now that they’re there, *everyone* uses them, even the people who complained about having to pay for curb cuts for this small group of people.)

  9. Gern Blanston says:

    Where’d the comments from Sommers go?

  10. witless chum says:

    Fire up Chips!

  11. Chuchundra says:

    You seriously want to take your toddler to a football game? Do you also enjoy recreational root canals?

  12. Charli Carpenter says:

    I am so with you! Kids are life-style choices like hobbies or pets, not national resources. After all, if everyone opted out of parenting, we’d all be doing JUST FINE in our old age with no tax base. Who are these people who think the rest of society owes them anything for the 24/7 work they do for free fun they get to have raising the country’s replacement generation enjoying their little hobbies?

  13. Hogan says:

    And don’t get me started on cripples and their curb cutouts.

  14. Walt says:

    You do owe them. Sorry to have to be the one to tell you.

  15. John says:

    You really think that two year olds should have to purchase tickets to attend sporting events?

  16. Jonas says:

    And they always get the best parking spots!

  17. efgoldman says:

    Years ago, some comic who’s name I can’t remember did a routine, something like this:

    What’s with all those disabled people and their special parking spaces.
    The other day, I was walking down the street, and I saw a guy in a car with one of those blue placards, park in one of our regular people spaces!
    I chased him all the way down the street, yelling at him…

  18. Malaclypse says:

    Once President Perry reforms the labor market, two-year-olds will be able to use their own earnings to purchase tickets. Free-Market! USA! USA!

  19. Bill Murray says:

    or is the question should two year olds be going to sporting events?

  20. Bill Murray says:

    I thought the tickets would be their earnings

  21. rea says:

    Except, they won’t be able to afford them.

  22. Malaclypse says:

    Mine did, yes.

  23. Hogan says:

    They will if they work hard enough.

  24. efgoldman says:

    This was supposed to be a reply to Hogan, above:

    And don’t get me started on cripples and their curb cutouts.

    It appears the deletions really confused the software.
    Or really confused me.
    Although they’re not mutually exclusive.

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