As Expected, Broncos Players Being Pestered For Super Bowl Tickets
DENVER (CBS4) - The two most popular words in Denver this week are "got tickets?"
The answer is "no" – nobody has tickets -- except the players. Good luck asking them. CBS4's Tom Helmer tried -- and failed.
If the Broncos just had to go to New Jersey and play the Super Bowl, life would be easy for the players. But that's not how Super Bowl week works. There is demand from the media -- and people who want tickets. People who don't even know the players have been trying to get to them to give tickets to the coveted Super Bowl.
"Some guy I don't even know on Facebook said, 'Hey man, I need some tickets to the Super Bowl.' Before the AFC Championship game he asked me, and I didn't even write him back. I don't know you, you know what I'm saying?" linebacker Brandon Marshall said.
"I had someone I don't even know, really, we just have each other's phone number, and they asked me for five tickets. I didn't write back," cornerback Omar Bolden said.
"The good thing is that my mom is my 'no' person, and once you tell people, 'Yeah, my mom is handling all my tickets,' they don't even ask," defensive tackle Terrance Knighton said. "They don't even want to ask her. They try to put my back against the wall and ask me – 'Remember this time I did this? Remember this time I did that?' And I'm just like, 'Yeah, my mom is handling that,' and then they just stop asking after that."
"There are a lot of randoms. If your number is not in my phone book, most likely I won't answer you, and that's on national TV," safety Mike Adams said. "I apologize ahead of time, but if your number is not stored, I get text messages, 'You got tickets?' Instagram, 'Can I get tickets?' How are you going to ask for tickets when you haven't even been to a preseason game?"
Each player is given two tickets to the Super Bowl and they can buy an additional 13.
The Broncos will play the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
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