On Monday, it was learned that the Seattle Seahawks had pulled a slick move where they had actually banned the sale of tickets to Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers to anyone with a mailing address in the state of California.
The move had some in an outrage, but Niners coach Jim Harbaugh apparently isn’t one of them. As a matter of fact, he actually respects the idea.
“Well, it’s within the rules,” Harbaugh said, via Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group. “It’s within the spirit of the rules of the National Football League. I actually respect it, what you’re trying to do for your team, put them in the best possible position to win that you can.
“And I respect that their organization does that for their team. They do that in a lot of ways, with their team, with their fans, with their organization. So, what do I think of it? I respect it.”
Now this isn’t exactly a bold move, it has been done before, but you don’t see it as often nowadays with the trouble some have actually selling playoff tickets, as we found out earlier in these playoffs.