I'll Be Openly Rooting For The Timberwolves In The Draft Lottery

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Having worked in the bullpen of a struggling NBA team selling tickets I couldn't find this story more hilarious and troubling at the same time. The Timberwolves are doing something so crazy that their season tickets might end up costing only $43 dollars. No not per game....for the whole season! Via Randball.....

Maybe this has been out there for a while, but the “Pay the Pick” deal advertised during last night’s televised Timberwolves game at Detroit was a new one to us. The deal: Your season ticket pre game price is equal to whatever pick the Wolves get in the draft. They pick No. 1? $43 for 43 games, or $1 per game. Seriously. $86 for the No. 2 pick. And so on. Perhaps this underscores our insanity or our love of a great deal, but it intrigues us.
It's a heck of a gamble but if the Wolves do get the first or second pick you'll be getting a great deal and you'll also get to see Derrick Rose or Michael Beasley. At worst the Wolves can finish sixth in the lottery and a season ticket would come to $258. That's a heck of a deal, but I'd worry about keeping my salespeople and other Season ticket holders happy as well. Still might be worth a try though.

Wednesday (Pay the pick) edition: Wha’ Happened? (Randball)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:25 AM

7 Comments:

Hmmmmm, this is intriguing. I'm sure David Stern will step in squash the idea though.

GMoney said...
Apr 16, 2008, 10:45:00 AM  

Wow, I hate the NBA and haven't watched a full game since Jordan's last game with the Wizards, yet I would be first in line for such a deal. Not a bad marketing ploy.

Daniel said...
Apr 16, 2008, 10:54:00 AM  

aren't there only 41 home games a season for a total of 82 total games? how do they mess that up?

Anonymous said...
Apr 16, 2008, 11:11:00 AM  

Preseason.

Anonymous said...
Apr 16, 2008, 11:12:00 AM  

When you try to buy this on ticketmaster, it comes up $215 for "Pay The Pick" seats! A little bit of a service charge on TM's part??
https://oss.ticketmaster.com/html/pack_searchtix.htmI?l=EN&CNTX=11251165

Anonymous said...
Apr 16, 2008, 12:41:00 PM  

TM is probably hedging their bets that the real price will turn out to be $5.

Morgan Wick said...
Apr 16, 2008, 1:46:00 PM  

Sooo cool, as an MN native I'm already looking into purchasing mine.

Konck1 said...
Apr 16, 2008, 1:56:00 PM  

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