A small, lucky group of season-ticket holders on Tuesday morning won a lottery to buy a pair of face-value tickets for Super Bowl XLVII at $850, $950 or $1,250 apiece. Like the rest of us, the remainder were left to scour the Web for re-sale tickets averaging more than $3,000 per seat.
I think it was cheap, carp. The idea of bread and circus was that you kept the people complacent by giving them entertainment and enough food to quiet the belly. The key term is "give," I think. I don't know how factual Juvenal was in his satire, but it seems credible to me that both the bread and the circus were, if not free, then next to it. The modern counterpart? TV.
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