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The NFL is great entertainment.
When the league calls fans to "Come to the NFL" in their advertisements, we follow without question.
However, it's disappointing to see the many ways the league and its teams have gone out of their way to charge major prices for its fans.
Average ticket prices in 2010 were $76.47 (which seems a little low), making a trip to see a game in person a daunting one for anybody trying to make it a family outing.
Additionally, trying to purchase any team merchandise is painful for anybody trying to save a few bucks.
As an example, I saw a message earlier today selling a shirt to commemorate the San Francisco 49ers playoff qualification this season (along with Coach Jim Harbaugh). Clicking the link, I saw that the simple T-shirt was going for $32. Thanks, but no thanks.
We get it—this is not a charity that is being run here. However, it'd be nice to be able to see some games in person and scoop up some team gear without having to break the bank.