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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/20/2011

For $200, you can stand outside the Super Bowl and watch it on a big screen

By Cindy Boren

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Look at this photo. Save $200. (Tony Gutierrez/Associated Press)

Remember the scene in "Animal House" in which Flounder and Pinto are repeatedly forced to sit in the Omegas' room for losers? Well, now you can experience that same feeling for yourself. At the Super Bowl. And it'll cost you $200.

The NFL is selling tickets for 200 bucks a head to the "party plaza" outside Cowboys Stadium at Super Bowl XLV in Dallas to lucky fans who can then can stand around and watch the game on big HD screens. Imagine how big the ticketholders who walk past and mock you will look on those screens. Awesome!

But wait! It gets awesomer! Tickets will first be offered to Cowboys' season-ticket holders, who must buy in blocks of four. (For which they'll get four tickets, four programs, four scarves and a parking pass.)

There's an actual reason for doing this. Cowboys owner and genial XLV host Jerry Jones has said he'd like this game to break the all-time attendance record (103,985 in 1980) for the Super Bowl. And the "party plaza" partiers will count toward that number, for unfathomable reasons.

"We've never done this before," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN Dallas.

By Cindy Boren  | January 20, 2011; 11:51 AM ET
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Comments

Aren't the sort of people who can justify spending $200 a head to blow on standing around outside watching the game on TV, also the sort of people who have enough money to buy actual tickets to the game?

Oh, I forgot, the price includes a scarf if you're a Girls fan. Neat. For $200, you don't even get refreshments?

If you got food, libations, and your own Cowboys cheerleader for the evening, then maybe Jones would be onto something.

Posted by: freakzilla | January 20, 2011 3:23 PM | Report abuse

This 'only about the money' stuff of the nfl is why I spent about 2 hours total watching large men beat each other on plastic grass this year.
My 17 year old won't watch. Good luck with that future Jerry, et al.

Posted by: citizen625 | January 20, 2011 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Jones' revenue generating prowess sounds downright Snyderian.

Posted by: dcsween | January 20, 2011 5:17 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to be watching the game on my HDTV.....do I count for attendance?

Posted by: RobInVaBeach | January 21, 2011 10:59 AM | Report abuse

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