There's a on-line auction underway at work to raise money for the United Way. If you look at the current high bids for some of the tickets to local sporting events, it says a lot about the level of interest in the respective teams.
We start with two pairs of tickets to a Gopher football game against Northwestern. Current high bids are $25 and $35. A little low consider the Gophers are 6-1 (snicker) and ranked in the Top 25. Maybe people are waiting for the new stadium next year?
Next up, two pair of tickets to a Gopher hockey game against New Hampshire. Current high bids are $55 and $50. Well, this is the state of hockey after all.
Two pair of club level tickets to a Wild game against Phoenix. Current high bids $100 and $80. Not surprising considering the team's 4-0 and their overall popularity.
Four pair of tickets to the Vikings game against Houston. Current high bids are three at $40 and one at $75. I know the Texans aren't the most exciting team, but forty bones for two Vikes ducs? Purple Pride has become Purple Apathy.
Two pair of tickets to the Vikings game against the Packers. Current high bids are both $100. Carpetbagging Cheeseheads.
Finally, two pairs of tickets to a Timberwolves game against Dallas. Current high bids for TWO TICKETS to an NBA game? Against a good team? $21. Ouch.