Vick Fans Dump Their Falcons Tickets

Well, it’s nothing a playoff run couldn’t fix, but Atlanta Falcons fans who buy tickets just to see Michael Vick play are unloading their seats, big time:

Since Vick’s tenure with the team unofficially ended with news of a plea agreement, fans have flooded eBay, Craigslist and StubHub with their season tickets. The Web suddenly looks like a surf shop in Des Moines.
“Dude, there are people selling season tickets on the lower level, 50-yard line for below face value,” said Daniels, who had been on a waiting list for tickets for three years. “That’s unheard of in any market.”
Now, I’m sure there are worse jobs today than trying to market the Falcons. But I can’t imagine too many exist outside of Washington or Baghdad. No Vick. An aging running back (Warrick Dunn) coming off back surgery. Little in the way of star quality. Or playoff hopes.

For the past 6 years or so, the Falcons’ brand and Michael Vick were one and the same. The team needs to rebuild on the field–and off the field, in order to keep its brand. Of course, with only one Super Bowl appearance in 40 years, maybe mediocrity is what the Falcons’ brand stands for.

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Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for TalentZoo.com. Dan published the best of his TalentZoo.com columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.

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    Not to read into things, but watching them against the Jets a few weeks ago at Giants stadium, the Falcons looked out of it. This has to be affecting them more than they’re letting on, and bringing in Harrington who has a lot to prove himself, well, I don’t know if confidence is high with the team. Talk about a team putting its eggs in one basket with Vick.