Unless, that is, if you're one of the legions who shelled out an arm and a leg to watch this mess...
Wellington Mara used to refer to the fans as 'customers.' Over the past months, those 'customers' have been speaking out. I come from a service background. The customer is always right. The Giants need to start listening.
This will not only be the fourth time in the past five seasons the Giants haven't qualified for the postseason, it will be the fourth time they've recorded single-digit victories over that period.
Yes, they have a Super Bowl win in there, but week-in, week-out this team has been very ordinary and downright mediocre.
Since finishing 12-4 in 2009, the Giants' regular season record is 40-35. Not bad, but nothing to brag about, either. By comparison, the other "powers" in the league stack up as follows:
New England 57-17
Green Bay 52-21-1
This is a "what have you done for me lately" league, but the Giants, despite this data, don't appear to ready to make any wholesale changes. They outwardly seem satisfied providing their fans with a mediocre product. They still have a stadium to finance, one the fans have - and will continue - to help them pay for.
The average ticket price for a Giant game is $292.36, the highest in the NFL. The fans flock to games and dole out high prices for parking and concessions. They are doing their part. Soon, many will see the product and the experience are nowhere near worth the expense and the hassle.
What options do season ticket holders have? Well, they just can't cancel their account. Each seat comes with a personal seat license, aka the biggest fleecing in the history of sports business. They would have to sell that PSL and then the tickets would follow.
If they wanted to keep the PSL, there are several official avenues to remarket their tickets.
But overall, Giant fans have invested heavily in a stale business. They have one moment of glory to hang their hats on. A moment of glory they paid a high price to witness.