Some lucky (or tricky) Bulldog fans were very close to having some great seats for this years CU-UGA game in Boulder. Fortunately the Colorado ticket office found out about the error before a rather embarrassing mistake would have locked out some some former Buffaloes from the seats that were rightfully theirs.â†µ
In an email announcement, the CU ticket office said all Georgia game tickets purchased with the promotional code "1990" will be voided and refunded. The promotional code was intended to be used only by members of Colorado's 1990 national championship team which will be honored at the game as part of its 20-year reunion.According to Will Simpson, CU's director of ticket operations, a total of 123 tickets are affected. They are part of a special section of seats reserved for family members of the 1990 team so they can sit together.â†µ
"Most of the (fraudulent) orders seem to have come from (the state of) Georgia," CU spokesman David Plati said. "Either somebody leaked the promotional code or guessed at it. We'll probably never know."â†µ
Remember the scene from Hackers where they talk about the most commonly used passwords (you know, love, sex, secret, and god? No? Well get off me, I love that movie)? I imagine this promo code would have been one of the first five codes that someone would have guessed if they had a sneaking suspician of some special tickets being available. Once one person found out I'm sure it didn't take long for it to spread amongst their friends and message board "buddies". Next time we might want to get a little more creative.