You Hate the Sabres

I got an email today informing that I am #1007 on the Sabres Blue and Gold Club season ticket waiting list. What this means is that I’m going to need 1007 of you season ticket holders to fork ’em over. Come on, guys. You don’t really want to go to all those games next season, do you?

You know, the Sabres really aren’t very good at hockey, and furthermore, the management it not at all committed to winning. I’m not sure if you remember, but they TOTALLY let Chris Drury and Daniel Briere just walk away. Brian Campbell? Remember him? He’s a Chicago Blackhawk now. No doubt Ryan Miller is next.

I think the only way you can express your displeasure is to cancel you season tickets. Cancel them right away! You’ve been an avid fan of the Sabres for 30 years, but dang it, this time Larry Quinn has gone TOO FAR! Tom Golisano could’ve paid for Brian Campbell, Chris Drury, AND Daniel Briere, if only he weren’t so CHEAP and OBSESSED with running a financially profitable business. He’s such a JERK! He doesn’t deserve your business or your hard earned money. Canceling your tickets would send a BOLD statement to the Sabres front office that you are NOT going to take it anymore!

Face it. Going to the arena makes you sick. You have better ways to spend your money. You’ve been watching the Sabres all your life and they’ve NEVER WON A SINGLE CUP. You’ve suffered enough.

Cancel your season tickets. Pass the message on. All the cool kids are doing it.

(Is it working? Are you disgusted with the Sabres? Am I #1006 on the waiting list, yet?)


10 Responses to “You Hate the Sabres”

  1. 1 Zach July 15, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    I’m assuming that you saw that only the first 500 on that list get seasons. Good luck with that one.

  2. 2 Katebits July 15, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    I know, Zach! That’s why I had to take matters into my own hands. I need at LEAST 500 more people to cancel their seasons.

  3. 3 Chaz July 15, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Am I wrong, or do you also want people that are waiting on the list to decide they don’t want tickets as well.

    Personally, I think this is all a ploy. The Sabres season ticket holder renewal rate was actually 30%, and to make people want the tickets they added a 1 to all front of everyone on the list. Based on this logic, you are actually 7th on the list.

  4. 4 Katebits July 15, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Just to be safe, I want EVERYONE to cancel their season tickets, Chaz! I want it to be just me at the games. (I like your theory that I’m actually 7th, though. That makes a lot of sense! :D)

  5. 5 CrotchetyOriginalSam July 15, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I want it to be just me at the games.

    Then how would those of us watching on TV be able to tell the difference between Sabres games and Devils games?

  6. 6 Shari July 16, 2008 at 12:15 am

    You’d be on the jumbotron like, ALL THE TIME!!!!
    So cool. So who ya gonna kiss when the kiss cam
    comes on???

  7. 7 Becky July 16, 2008 at 5:22 am

    Th note mentioning that there would be up to 500 season tickets for sale was followed by “You’re #515” on mine…It figures.

    Closer, but still on the outside and hoping for a much smaller number of dissatisfied former Sabre fans to bail out!

  8. 8 Jennifer July 16, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Then how would those of us watching on TV be able to tell the difference between Sabres games and Devils games?

    Oh, Sam, the Ookies are gonna get you!

    Again, Kate, I’m assuming that you have chosen NOT to use your status as a celebrity to sweep in and take someone else’s season tickets?

  9. 9 Pookie July 16, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Oh, Sam, the Ookies are gonna get you!

    Meh. I can’t deny there are small crowds at Devils games. I also can’t deny that the Devils have outrageously expensive tickets. Just the way I can’t deny that constant winning makes a fanbase apathetic about attending games. I can understand Sam not getting that part — “constant winning” and “the Philadelphia Flyers” aren’t phrases that are used together often.

    Also, to all the Sabres season ticket holders reading this post, I can tell you, giving up your season tickets is the best gift you can give yourself! Suddenly, all those nights you spent driving 90 minutes one-way to get to the arena, all those nights you didn’t eat dinner because arena food is too expensive and not tasty, all those nights you couldn’t go out with friends, all that money you spent on parking — it’s all behind you! You can watch the game in your pajamas! You don’t have to pay $20 to park your car in the driveway! You can eat whatever you want! And best of all, you can turn on another game immediately after finishing your game, instead of sitting on the NJ Turnpike for an hour and a half!

    OK, so maybe not everyone is crazy enough to have full-season tickets to a team that plays 90 minutes away. Seriously, though, it is so nice to watch games on your couch after 7 years of watching them in person. Just, you know, consider it. Not only would you be doing Katebits a favor, but you’d be doing yourself a favor too.

  10. 10 jonhoepfinger July 16, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Hey kate you can just wait till individual tickets go on sale on 9/20/2008.

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