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gaffano wrote:

I can't emphasis it more..the best way to a solution is to contact the Attorney General of New Jersey. Her name is Anne Milgram. She took on the cause of Bruce Springsteen fans who felt mis-treated a few months ago, and won. I am not sure who is at fault, but with many people losing $$ with an inadequate explanation, this warrants attention.....contact her office and tell her your story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great advice, Gaffano.

 

I hope many of you reach out with your complaints. Your complaints should be heard and this would be the right avenue to take. Not blaming the band.

 

And it's good to see someone recognizes the fact that this event is taking place in NJ and not NYC.

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gaffano wrote:

I can't emphasis it more..the best way to a solution is to contact the Attorney General of New Jersey. Her name is Anne Milgram. She took on the cause of Bruce Springsteen fans who felt mis-treated a few months ago, and won. I am not sure who is at fault, but with many people losing $$ with an inadequate explanation, this warrants attention.....contact her office and tell her your story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great advice, Gaffano.

 

I hope many of you reach out with your complaints. Your complaints should be heard and this would be the right avenue to take. Not blaming the band.

 

And it's good to see someone recognizes the fact that this event is taking place in NJ and not NYC.

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gaffano wrote:

I can't emphasis it more..the best way to a solution is to contact the Attorney General of New Jersey. Her name is Anne Milgram. She took on the cause of Bruce Springsteen fans who felt mis-treated a few months ago, and won. I am not sure who is at fault, but with many people losing $$ with an inadequate explanation, this warrants attention.....contact her office and tell her your story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great advice, Gaffano.

 

I hope many of you reach out with your complaints. Your complaints should be heard and this would be the right avenue to take. Not blaming the band.

 

And it's good to see someone recognizes the fact that this event is taking place in NJ and not NYC.
Yep..blaming U2, LN, Jets, etc with limited info at this point is unproductive. I personally think U2 would not intentionally inconvenience fansin this way. However, there is no doubt that many people out there were mis-treated as consumers and given an insufficient explanation. Let the properauthorities investigate and more than likely you will be made happy in the end..but you have to contact them, they are only going to get involved if theyreceive many complaints....
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This is total horsesh*t. I am do not celebrate Yom Kippur, nor am I a Jets fan. I purchased tickets specifically to enjoy the show on a Friday night, with myhusband (who has never seen the band live) and a bunch of friends. I did not want have to worry about rushing back for work the next day. I am hugelydisappointing in the band and management. I agree, "way to treat you fans!"

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...and to add to that last post, Live Nation (who I still feel is the real culprit) should have adamantly opposed any change in the date.....

 

I'm assume that they already had a contract in place with the New York-New Jersey Sports Authority concerning the date, and they certainly had a contract with the fans!mad.gif

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NFL Changes Time of Jets Game on Yom Kippur
NFL changes time of Jets game vs. Titans on Yom Kippur from 4:15 to 1 p.m.
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. April 17, 2009 (AP)
The Associated Press

The NFL has moved up the start time of the New York Jets' game against the Tennessee Titans on September 27 after the team complained to the leagueabout having to play home games on consecutive Jewish holidays.

The league made the change Friday, rescheduling the 4:15 start to 1 p.m. a day after Jets owner Woody Johnson sent a letter to commissioner Roger Goodellsuggesting the switch to allow fans to arrive home before sundown on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement.

The Jets' home opener against New England is 1 p.m. on Sept. 20, which falls during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

"By changing the time of the Tennessee game from 4:15 p.m. to 1 p.m., the NFL has provided the best compromise to resolve our schedulingconflict," Johnson said in a statement issued by the team. The Jets owner also thanked Goodell and Howard Katz, the league's senior vice president ofbroadcasting and media operations, for their prompt response.

Jets officials called the league offices first on Wednesday to express their concern, and Johnson followed with a formal letter Thursday.

In the letter to Goodell, Johnson wrote: "There has long been an understanding that neither the Jets nor the Giants fans should have to bear completelythe brunt of this issue since we are in the largest Jewish market in the country."

Rep. Anthony Weiner, a U.S. congressman who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens, also sent a letter to Goodell on Friday urging the league toaccommodate the Jets' Jewish fans.

"This commonsense solution is a win for everyone involved," Weiner said, praising the league's decision. "The NFL can maximize thegreatest audience while Jewish New York Jets fans can support their team and respect their religion."

As a result of the schedule change, the Titans-Jets and Giants-Buccaneers games will be televised head-to-head on different networks. The Giants are on theroad for both Jewish holidays, with a game at Dallas at 8:20 p.m. in Week 2, and the game at Tampa, Fla., the following Sunday.

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I feel for everyone affected. I understand the frustration and anger. If in fact this was known as an issue for 5-6 months, there should be at a minimum aplausible expanation as to why, a month before the show this change has occurred. Buying a concert ticket last March/April is one thing...but in the subsequentmonths most folks would have made arrangements to travel distances to the show. I don't know where the blame lies but someone should give a much betterexplanation based on the circumstances as they are being bantied around.

 

My sympathy for all the ruined vacations.

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How could U2 management not have known this ? If they did, why did they wait so long ???


NFL Changes Time of Jets Game on Yom Kippur
NFL changes time of Jets game vs. Titans on Yom Kippur from 4:15 to 1 p.m.
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. April 17, 2009 (AP)
The Associated Press
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The NFL has moved up the start time of the New York Jets' game against the Tennessee Titans on September 27 after the team complained to the leagueabout having to play home games on consecutive Jewish holidays.

The league made the change Friday, rescheduling the 4:15 start to 1 p.m. a day after Jets owner Woody Johnson sent a letter to commissioner Roger Goodellsuggesting the switch to allow fans to arrive home before sundown on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement.

The Jets' home opener against New England is 1 p.m. on Sept. 20, which falls during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

"By changing the time of the Tennessee game from 4:15 p.m. to 1 p.m., the NFL has provided the best compromise to resolve our schedulingconflict," Johnson said in a statement issued by the team. The Jets owner also thanked Goodell and Howard Katz, the league's senior vice president ofbroadcasting and media operations, for their prompt response.

Jets officials called the league offices first on Wednesday to express their concern, and Johnson followed with a formal letter Thursday.

In the letter to Goodell, Johnson wrote: "There has long been an understanding that neither the Jets nor the Giants fans should have to bear completelythe brunt of this issue since we are in the largest Jewish market in the country."

Rep. Anthony Weiner, a U.S. congressman who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens, also sent a letter to Goodell on Friday urging the league toaccommodate the Jets' Jewish fans.

"This commonsense solution is a win for everyone involved," Weiner said, praising the league's decision. "The NFL can maximize thegreatest audience while Jewish New York Jets fans can support their team and respect their religion."

As a result of the schedule change, the Titans-Jets and Giants-Buccaneers games will be televised head-to-head on different networks. The Giants are on theroad for both Jewish holidays, with a game at Dallas at 8:20 p.m. in Week 2, and the game at Tampa, Fla., the following Sunday.

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