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PODcast #29: Ticket prices are rising, the debate

April in the D brings heart attacks, draft day wishing and a lot of talk about expenses.

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The PODcast is back again for your little and big ears, a delicious treat to be enjoyed by audiences of all semi-mature and immature stripes. The best damn Lions podcast on the internet comes swinging at you again now that the calendar has turned to April.

This week, the trio of Jeremy Reisman, Ryan Mathews and myself turned our attention towards a pressing subject gripping the Lions. The debate may have cooled on the ticket price increase for Lions football, but it's still a fascinating subject and we need to mix things up with all the draft talk we're always doing each week. The increase in price obviously rankled the feathers of a few fans out there, but the tickets remain in the bottom hemisphere of NFL prices. Does the price need to reflect the quality of the product on the field, and what does that mean anyway? Is there a trend across sports that is straining the live audience experience and cost? Is it still best to go to a game live or succumb to the television? We dive into all this and more.

We also have plenty of other fun talk so make sure to take a listen. Download and subscribe to the PODcast on iTunes and give us a rating so we can continue to dominate! We're also coming soon to more podcast apps and we'll share the news with you once we're live on those platforms.

This week on the PODcast:

  • Reminiscing on April in the D! Two Tigers heart attacks are in the books and the Red Wings and Pistons teeter on the precipice of the playoffs. Also the Lions preseason schedule is out and the draft is coming! Various sports fan talk all around in the first segment.

  • The debate about the Lions raising ticket prices. Understanding what it means in the modern world of sports business.

  • Mailbag brings it big today! Ryan and I break down the Wrestlemania weekend, the best matches and our quick thoughts on the whole spectacle while Jeremy broods with a hammer in his hand (not seen as a podcast isn't a visual medium).

  • More mailbag! We take a look at Baylor's 400-pound guard/TE, talk about Eli Apple, wide receivers and Jack Conklin vs. Taylor Decker. We also give you suggestions for offseason television shows to watch.

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