Who Needs Tickets?
With just over 24 hours remaining until the kickoff of this year's "Game of the Century" (there seems to be one every year) between USC and Texas in the Rose Bowl, LAist is loving the feeding frenzy for tickets that is raging on popular swap-everything site Craigslist.
Last year you were able to buy a pair of tickets the day before the game off Craigslist at below face value and have them delivered to you anywhere in the city.
But this year, demand is through the roof thanks to the USC/National Championship factor, and locals are scrambling to find tickets for the game and paying big bucks to get them. But what really amuses LAist are the specialized pitches that many buyers are using to try to entice sellers to hook them up with tickets for the game.
Tennis weekends, hot chicks and more after the jump.
Desperate buyers are offering all kinds of goodies in exchange for tickets, such as this guy who is pimping out his girlfriend (and her hot Asian friend) in exchange for a ticket. If you're a tennis fan, than you may want to sell your tickets to this guy who is offering a week at the Palm Desert Tennis Club in exchange.
Other hopeful ticket buyers are trying to play the sympathy card like this guy who hopes that heartless scalpers will somehow cut him a break because he risked his life for our country. If military service doesn't help you get tickets, maybe being a Katrina evacuee will. Then there's this guy, who claims he hasn't missed a USC game since 1987 and hopes that will help him score a ticket to this one.
In addition to bribes and sympathy, some people are trying approaches that are flat-out puzzling. Like the married couple who points out that they have already hired a babysitter just in case they can find somebody to sell them a ticket. Or the guy who needs a seat for himself and his "little lady," who he points out "ain't that little."
Meanwhile, elsewhere on Craigslist, the big game is leading to all kinds of other opportunities. Hot USC co-eds can make a little cash for themselves if they are willing to attend a Rose Bowl party in either a Hooters type shirt and shorts ($20 an hour), red and gold lingerie ($40 an hour) or topless ($200 an hour). If you can't make it to the game, maybe you want to attend a naked viewing party. USC fans who would prefer to remain clothed can get their hands on some fairly cool bootleg t-shirts (our personal favorite is the one that says "USC Messed With Texas"). And of course, a "gorgeous, funny, illustrious dream girl" can go to the game if she's willing to go as a Jewish Exec's date.
The best part of all this madness? We still have another day until kickoff so the real desperation hasn't even set in yet. Stay tuned...