Makes sense to do it in a shortened season, but even with an 82 game season you'd be paying around $290 for access to watch the best hockey players in the world (when they visit Miami) and get a $140 Panthers jersey...
Am I the only one who finds the whole thing pretentious?
I probably just need to lighten up.
Nope, you don't need to lighten up. I picked up on it immediately as well, and its indicative of a kind of attitude in people that rubs me the wrong way. Guy became a season ticket holder of a team he didn't give a crap about just so that he could have the status symbol of saying he was a "season ticket holder." Give me a break.
The sentiment behind this tid bit just oozes throughout the whole piece:
"Think about it. If I’m ever the subject of a speech or presentation, it’s the perfect anecdote (“interestingly, Jay was once a Florida Panthers season ticket holder”)."