Can you spot a counterfeit ticket?
A little more than a week ago, a good friend of mine was in New York, right about when the Rangers were being thumped in the second round by the Penguins. On the day of Game 4, with New York trailing 3-0 in the series, he headed to Madison Square Garden to try and find a deal on a ticket.
Waiting until the first period was more than half over, he asked a scalper if there were any discounted tickets. Could he and a friend get in the building for the final 40 minutes or so for $100?
This is one of the tickets he was sold:
The headline gives it away, but my pal didn't end up seeing 40 minutes of hockey at MSG that day. The tickets wouldn't scan at the front, they couldn't get in.
All $100 bought him was two bogus tickets, a decent story and an entry on this blog.