Harold Oshinsky, 73, will no longer take matters sitting down.
As written earlier, in a previous post, “We, the Fan,” we often vainly protest the atrocities to which we avail ourselves. Like lemmings, nay addicts, we fork over money, hand-over-fist, while grousing about the increasing prices.
Oshinsky finally dropped the object responsible for his acute pain, instead of clasping harder and harder to it.
The Florida native and long-time season ticket buyer for both the Jets and Giants voiced his displeasure via a class-action lawsuit.
According to North Jersey.com, which was also reported by the New York Daily News, Oshinsky claims the Personal Seat Licenses (PSLs) violate state and federal laws. For the full story, feel free to weigh the merits on your own here.
The success of the class-action suit is secondary. Never forget the power of choice; change only occurs because it must.
Humans are mammals, which are creatures governed by their environment. The outside forces around them, err us, only affect change. We are, thus, creatures of habit.
Think back to your childhood. Did you merely believe mom or dad when told that the stove was hot? I know I had to investigate.
Oshinsky and his fellow plaintiffs told the Jets and Giants that the stovetop was now too hot to handle.
“We, the Fan” have tremendous power when mobilized. Not only can we strike fear in opposing quarterbacks (Giants fans invented the stadium-wide “Dee-Fense!” chant), we can affect more substantial change.
The respective fan bases for the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccanneers sued the franchis(es) for needlessly violating Fourth Amendment Rights to privacy (read: We have a right against illegal search and seizure).
Moreover, it is even questionable whether such measures actually prevent "terrorists" from smuggling weapons. See ESPN's "Outside the Lines" transcript, for more.
The reader can choose to write off the subject matter herein as idealistic rubbish and thereby continuing to consent to the abuse.
Or, “We, the Fan” can stop burning our hand.