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Old 07-05-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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No disrespect but I'm trying to figure out why ESPN would broadcast it....? Because MJ was such a huge sports figure? Perhaps I'm missing something.

 
Old 07-05-2009, 12:47 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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No disrespect but I'm trying to figure out why ESPN would broadcast it....? Because MJ was such a huge sports figure? Perhaps I'm missing something.
Im pretty sure its not going to be televised on ESPN. I think its just that the ESPN Sports Zone will allow for fan spillover from both Staples and Nokia Theater for people to view the event. I guess I can understand since its not showing on the outside big screens. Kinda nice to see such a turnout for LA's most famous native son. They say millions across the globe signed up for tickets and that those who didnt get them will probably fly in from all corners of the globe to be here anyway.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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That I would understand. ESPN broadcasting it didn't make any sense to me at all....

I guess I never considered MJ an LA "native son".....I would think Gary, Indiana would claim that.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 01:26 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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That I would understand. ESPN broadcasting it didn't make any sense to me at all....

I guess I never considered MJ an LA "native son".....I would think Gary, Indiana would claim that.
He was born there but they all pretty much grew up here in Encino. Would always see his brothers around the the area ever since I was a little kid. So, they are pretty much locals.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I would love to know if anyone here on C-D tried to get tickets to this event. I can't believe 1.6 million people signed up for this!

I'm going to be in a notary class on Tuesday, so I'll miss this event entirely. Oh, well...
 
Old 07-05-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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I did. Had I won...I would have done an immediate 1-day sale on eBay, with overnight shipping.

I never heard back from the lottery.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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It's probably a good thing you didn't win. Wrist bands are required with the tickets, both of which must be picked up in person. Before you can pick up the wrist band and ticket, you must show ID that matches the name on the ticket.

It's truly disgusting how people are trying to profit from this. I'm so disappointed.
 
Old 07-05-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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You got me on that one...it's true...it's tough to pull a fast one over a C-D moderator. I did not even enter the lottery. But you're right...many people are still making money off this guy...even in death!
 
Old 07-05-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Street vendors, food carts, etc. may make enough to carry them through the year.
for the sake of the area, the porta-potty people better have a record day with plenty on hand!
 
Old 07-05-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Doesn't it bother anyone that everybody's just trying to make a buck off Michael Jackson...even in death?
The money should go to all the boys he molested. They need to pay for shrink bills.
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