Letters and Opinion

Hit greedy Colts in the pocketbook

August 6, 2011

I do applaud Bill’s [Benner column, Aug. 1] for its candor in laying out some of the disturbing consequences for fans flowing from the recent agreement to end the NFL’s labor dispute. Bill’s missive is a rare instance of the Indy thumper class speaking the truth to power.

However, I was disappointed with what I perceived as a characterization of “we the people” as powerless victims of the NFL’s and Colts’ greed and arrogance.

Since this is ultimately about money, simple solutions exist and the simplest of all is to not buy Colts tickets—and if you want to cross over to radical you can boycott Colts commercial sponsor products.

Until a couple of years ago I, like Benner, was an NFL greed enabler (season-ticket holder). I was cured of my condition by my increasing lack of value from my entertainment dollar ($524 for me and a guest) and the clincher—when the Colts totally disregarded my expectations as a ticket buyer and shamefully threw the ’09 Jets game.

My recovery was quick and uneventful with zero relapse symptoms. I am proof that the hook can be spit out.

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Harold Carter

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