Darren Rovell, a senior writer for ESPN, recently detailed his experience on the Green Bay Packers season ticket waiting list.
He joined the list in 2006 at spot number 73,257. Today, he’s 60,766.
That makes me feel absolutely giddy about my spot on the list.
I joined in 1999 at number 27,611. Every year, the Packers send a postcard which includes my updated spot on the list. Here’s how my spot has changed through the years:
2002: 22,555 (an expansion of Lambeau Field was completed)
2005: —- (I can’t find the postcard, a fact which haunts me)
2013: 15,242 (another expansion of Lambeau Field was completed)
(Yes, I have all that saved in a spreadsheet. Of course.)
If my math is correct, and setting aside the two years when Lambeau was expanded, I move up by an average of about 261 positions per year. If we do a somewhat conservative calculation and calculate that I move up 250 spots per year, I’ll be able to get season tickets in…
In other words, unlike Lovell, I actually have a (very slim — and mostly reliant on additional stadium expansions) chance of getting season tickets someday.
Now please excuse me while I go work out to help ensure that I’m still alive when that time rolls around…