If you’re a Green Bay Packers shareholder, you’ve probably received your tickets to the shareholders meeting by now. I got mine last week and finally opened them over the weekend because… meh.
The shareholders meeting had to be the most pointless and boring three hours of Packers-related nonsense I’ve ever sat through. Actually, I didn’t even sit through the entire three hours last year. I left early.
And maybe it wasn’t that long, but it sure felt like it.
Anyway, last year, the Packers gave out nice tickets to the event. Tickets like you’d expect to get for a game or a concert. Printed on thick paper stock, double-sided, well-designed. Tickets like this.
Not this year.
This year they sent shareholders a piece of paper. The piece of paper you see above. It’s like the paper in my computer printer — only probably thinner — and it has two perforated tickets for you to tear out like a coupon in the Sunday paper.
This wouldn’t be a big deal if it were some other crappy franchise, but we all know there are a lot of people who collect things like this. In fact, the Packers offered to mail people tickets for their collection who couldn’t make the meeting, last year.
Someone obviously decided the organization needed to save a few bucks on the event this year. And that will obviously come at the shareholders’ expense.
And why shouldn’t it? I mean, never mind that we just paid for that $140-odd million addition to Lambeau Field that will help you generate millions more in revenue by buying your worthless stock.
The bottom line is what’s important here.