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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BALTIMORE RAVENS - Super Bowl XLVII Champions
As improbable as Eli Manning's journey to the Vince Lombardi Trophy might have been, Fekete's path to the University of Phoenix Stadium that evening may have been even more unbelievable. Making The Big Game: Tales of an Accidental Spectator is the story of an Average Joe defying the odds and getting to the Super Bowl. Peter Schrager FOX SPORTS
In 1967, late arriving fans walked up to the LA Coliseum box office and bought Super Bowl tickets for $12 each.
Ushers hastily upgraded seats to field level views to create the televised illusion of a full house.
Today, Super Bowl tickets fall to a lucky few random select NFL season ticket holders, corporate insiders, and fans willing to brave a speculative resale marketplace constantly churning to game day.
Ten days before a hugely anticipated Super Bowl in 2008 between the underdog New York Giants and undefeated New England Patriots, Jeffrey Fekete fell into an unexpected, frantic, and joyous chase for the ultimate game ticket.
His real life journey through lottery fate, legacy claims to coveted seats, online fraud and upper deck passion resulted in a book dedicated simply "to the fans".
Making The Big Game: Tales of an Accidental Spectator is a both a glorious dream quest and a sober reflection drawn from outside the lines of conventional sports literature.
It's one fan's story of America's fascination with Super Bowl Sunday and what it says about all of us.
Making The Big Game: Tales of An Accidental Spectator has been covered by Fox Sports, The New York Daily News, Miami New Times, Sacramento Bee, CBS TV, and on numerous local and national radio programs. See the Big Game through the upper deck sights of diehard fans chasing and capturing the game ticket of a lifetime. Get inside the real, sometimes raw, Big Game experience not seen through TV screens or the tinted glass of limos and luxury suites.
Discover how the most loyal fan legacies are giving way to a game that has grown to unimaginable proportion. See the ugly side of the resale market from the crudest scams to specultation driven with Wall Street like precision. Making The Big Game unfolds as a personal memoir and road trip. Ultimately, the book explores what drives many fans to the edge of their seats and end of their wits for one shot to see one game and the right to say, "I was there".
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Jeffrey Fekete is an advertising and event marketing specialist and award winning commercial copywriter. He has developed and customized sponsorships and media promotions for professional football, golf, baseball and Olympic properties. Making The Big Game and Countdown To Kickoff book signing events have been featured in popular programs and media outlets from coast to coast including The New York Daily News, Fox Sports.com, and CBS television.
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Football players dream of reaching the Super Bowl. Fans dream of securing the hottest single day ticket in sports. Follow one fan's frantic ten day chase for the ultimate game ticket through lottery fate, high tech scalping, and fan legacies. Take a road to the Big Game you won't find on the Sports Center highlights. Experience a Giant upset through the eyes of life long fans in the upper deck on pro football's ultimate game day.