I'm assuming many of you know that a fan of the Bills who opted into their text messaging alert program has filed a class action suit. 13 text messages was just too much. 10? Perfectly acceptable. Thirteen is life altering it seems.
Now I won't argue the legality of the claim, etc. mainly because it seems like the guy "won." However, as a bit of a legal nerd, I find myself in the strange position of not caring so much about the legal issues here. The human issue seems more compelling. And my human nature makes me believe that a few extra text messages for an opt in service for a sports team you'd like to follow should be filed under "not worth a lawsuit."
I just read an article from The Buffalo News that not only suggests that this suit will be settled (somewhat) in the gentleman's favor, but that I will be in an even more precarious position than my internal debate over "Law vs. Humanity." I, like many of you I'm sure, opted into the service during that time frame. In other words, if you read the article, I might be getting a debit card to the Bills store.
Sounds like a dream come true but I'm torn on this. I love me some Bills gear and I already spend a lot of money on the team. I could view this as a coupon of sorts.
But my gut is telling me that I don't really want any part of this. I wholeheartedly believe that this was frivolous and while I know the Bills can "take the hit" on my behalf (and I don't make much money) right is right and wrong is wrong. My plans so far include the possibilities of:
-Burning/destroying my card. YouTube and social media might be a part of this.
-Using the card as a souvenir itself. When I'm 90 I can look at it and say how great it was to be be a Bills fan for so many decades, including the rough times like playoff droughts and lawsuits
-Attending a game, buying some small items (as many as possible, like keychains or something) before the game at the store and handing them out to any kids that I see
Now a disclaimer, I was a little judgmental above, you may not agree with my definitions of "right" or "wrong" and might have zero issue with spending your card on gear. I'm perfectly OK with that. It's just not my viewpoint.