go to MSN.com
Found January 30, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Earlier this week, a group of San Francisco 49ers fans from Hayward, Calif. fell victim to a Craigslist scam after paying someone $5,900 for what they thought were four tickets to the Super Bowl. That price would mean the tickets were selling for double face value, which is reasonable compared to the triple and beyond that most secondary markets are charging. However, 49-year-old Sharon Osgood says she never received any tickets.

After wiring the money to the seller’s credit union, Osgood said she received a package in the mail on Monday. That package contained nothing more than a Super Bowl 47 promo picture and a note that said: “Enjoy the game!!!! Go Ravens!!! LOL.” Ouch.

“I’m just sick — like, physically sick,” Osgood told the San Jose Mercury News. “All over the envelope it says ‘go Ravens’ — even on the FedEx label. For a week I was on the phone with this guy. That’s the only reason why we trusted him.

“Do we want to let this affect our celebration of our team going to the Super Bowl? We need to get past that.”

Osgood was not the first person to be scammed for Super Bowl tickets on Craigslist and she won’t be the last. However, she could be the only one whose story has led to five free tickets to the game — four courtesy of Ticketmaster and one from the Niners.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard heard about the unfortunate story and called Osgood to offer tickets to her and the other members of her family who were scammed. The Niners had already offered a free ticket.

“My heart literally was in my throat; it was fluttering — I was like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe this is happening.’ I can’t put into words how grateful I am,” Osgood said while fighting back tears.

Some will say that Osgood doesn’t deserve free tickets, since one of the most basic rules of Craigslist transactions is that you never wire money to a stranger’s account. You’re better off dealing with someone who is looking to trade their wife or a bag of weed for tickets. That being said, sometimes we have a tendency to believe that there are good people in the world who wouldn’t steal our money. In the end, it all worked out nicely for Osgood and company.

THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Chis Culliver railroaded with questions about his homophobic comments

It is the biggest media event in the entire world, there was no way that Chris Culliver was going to escape the barrage of questions from reporters once he arrived for what turned into a 45 minute interview session. The questions wouldn’t stop, even though Culliver was obviously embarrassed and disturbed by the entire incident he created when he said this to comedian Artie Lange...

NFL Rumors: Randy Moss proclaims himself as the best all-time receiver

San Francisco 49ers WR Randy Moss has had an interesting career. He’s likely headed to Canton once his career is finally finished, but he has never shunned controversy throughout his playing career. A colorful and flamboyant receiver, Moss has created a buzz on and off the field wherever he has played in his career. Tuesday, he created a new buzz, proclaiming himself as the greatest...

Jerry Rice on Randy Moss: ‘I never took any plays off’

It’s Day 3 of Mossgate, two days longer than it probably should have lasted. But, at any rate, here we are.  The latest development of this breathtaking scandal is Jerry Rice throwing shade at Randy Moss … again. A quick refresher. Moss on Tuesday, during the three-ring circus that is Super Bowl media day, proclaimed he was the greatest wide receiver “ever to play.” Jerry...

Chris Culliver Apologizes for Anti-Gay Remarks, Claims He Was ‘Just Kidding Around’ With Artie Lange

NEW ORLEANS — San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver has apologized for anti-gay comments he made to a comedian during Super Bowl media day. Culliver said Thursday that’s “not what’s in my heart” and he was “just kidding around.” He also apologized to the city of San Francisco and added he would welcome a gay teammate to the 49ers, a reversal of his remarks...

49′ers CB Chris Culliver says he can’t have a gay teammate in the locker room

Chris Culliver is a second year cornerback for the San Francisco 49′ers. He was drafted in the third round. He’s from Philadelphia and went to college at South Carolina. You may or may not have been familiar with his name before today. You most certainly hadn’t heard his name in any of the main stories in the days leading up to Sunday’s Super Bowl. But chances are good, you’re...

49ers CB Chris Culliver On Having A Gay Teammate: I Don’t Do Gays Man

Super Bowl week just heightened a bit, but not the way you’d expect.  Some bulletin board material was spoken by a 49ers players, but none that will motivate the Ravens.  Now you might hear some civil rights groups get riled up. San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was being interviewed by comedian Artie Lange on Tuesday during media day. Lange who kinda set the second...

Super Bowl week a trap for talkers

Is it OK to feel sorry for San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver? Can I say that? Because I do. He was asked during Super Bowl Media Day about his sexual plans for Super Bowl week and if they included any gay men, and he followed stupid with stupider. Instead of saying "WTF?" he said, "Ain't no gay people on my team. They gotta get up outta here if they...

Randy Moss: ‘I’m the greatest receiver ever to play this game’

Randy Moss doesn’t talk to the media very often, but when it was mandatory he take part of Super Bowl media day on Tuesday, he did not disappoint. From NFL.com: “I think now that I’m older, I do think I’m the greatest receiver to ever do it,” Moss said from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. “This year has been a down year for me, statistically. The year before I retired was...

This picture of John and Jim Harbaugh as Little Leaguers is classic (PHOTO)

In advance of the much-hyped Harbowl (or “Super Browl”, if you will), Reddit brings us this absolute gem from the Harbaugh brothers’ childhood. Check out young John and Jim decked out in their Baskin Robbins little league unis, with the elder John towering over the befuddled looking Jim: (via reddit) And after some incredible interweb sleuthing, we uncovered a few more classic...

Homosexuality a choice tolerate: Mike Ditka

Speaking today on the ridiculous case of 49ers CB Chris Culliver and his homophobic statement from yesterday, ESPN's Mike Ditka let us all know that this is America and because of that... "I... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Superbowl Randy Moss Sucks

Randy Moss: “I don’t go by numbers. I’m the greatest”

After Randy Moss’ claim yesterday’s that he’s the greatest wide receiver ever, former 49ers receiver Jerry Rice was shocked and explained that he’s the best ever because of his Super Bowl rings and his stats. Moss told ESPN’s Rick Reilly today that he doesn’t care about stats, he’s the greatest. “I don’t go by numbers. I’m the greatest. Next question,” said...

Happy Hour – Super Bowl XLVII

Super Bowl XLVII: #4 Baltimore Ravens (13-6) vs. #2 San Francisco 49ers (13-4-1) in New Orleans, Louisiana, San Francisco favored by 3 1/2 The Super Bowl brings in millions of casual fans, that will probably be watching their first football game of the season. For people not interested in matchups, or which team has the better offense or defense, there is still plenty to become invested...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Greg Maddux did gross shower prank on rookies

Greg Maddux: World class pitcher. Soon-to-be-enshrined player in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Legendary prankster. Shower urinator. The last two notable aspects of Maddux’s public persona go hand-in-hand — and hand in … never mind — as the pantheon of great Greg Maddux stories has received a rather unsanitary addition related to the pitcher’s propensity […] The post Greg...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 hours ago

Tennessee commit can't wait to beat Bama

Tennessee defensive line commit Andrew Butcher certainly isn’t lacking in confidence. The four-star 2015 commit from Georgia took to Twitter last night after the Vols got a commitment from five-star defensive tackle Khalil McKenzie to call out Alabama. In two tweets that have since been deleted, Butcher said he “can’t wait to beat Alabama’s ass” and for Bama fans to ...
Via College Spun
18 hours ago

Report: Pau Gasol close to deal with Bulls

Friday afternoon, there were several reports that free agent Pau Gasol had narrowed his choices down to the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs. According to Jesus Sanchez of the Spanish paper Marca.com, Gasol is leaning toward the Bulls as his choice, if the sides can figure out a sign-and-trade. Finally, the power forward Catalan […]
Via Project Spurs
2 hours ago

Antonio Brown leaves Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is changing agents once again. According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, Brown has left Roc Nation, who he signed with back in early May, and plans to re-hire Rosenhaus Sports. From me + @RossJonesFOX: Steelers WR Antonio Brown has left Roc Nation, plans to re-hire Rosenhaus Sports […] Report: Steelers WR Antonio Brown Has Already...
Via Steelers Depot
15 hours ago

Masahiro Tanaka apologizes to Yankees for elbow injury

Masahiro Tanaka just threw his name into the hat for teammate of the year after writing a sincere apology to fans and his team after suffering a partially torn ligament in his elbow this week.The injury is expected to sideline Tanaka for at least six weeks while the Yankees try to move on in their bid for the playoffs without him. The Japanese hurler will try to rehab his elbow,...
Via Bush League Chronicle
11 hours ago

Minor league team offering tickets for LeBron Heat jerseys

The St. Lucie Mets, Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, have devised a way to dispose of all the unwanted LeBron James Miami Heat jerseys.In a deal almost too good to be true, the Mets are offering fans a chance to score tickets to all remaining home games this year (25) by simply trading in a No. 6 James Heat jersey.If that alone isn't good enough for you, the Mets are...
Via Bush League Chronicle
7 hours ago

Report: Vince Carter signs with Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies were in the market from some wing scoring, and they may have found some nice help. Vince Carter, who is coming off of a strong season with the Dallas Mavericks, has agreed to a deal with the Grizzlies. Vince Carter has agreed to a three-year, $12M deal with Memphis, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 12, 2014 The third...
Via Pass The Pill
4 hours ago

Report: Nick Marshall cited for marijuana possession

Auburn University quarterback Nick Marshall has been cited for ‘marijuana possession of less than one ounce’ according to Reynolds Police Chief Ronnie Holder. The news comes from a report from WSFA 12 in Georgia. Marshall’s vehicle was pulled over due to a possible tint violation, and the officer smelled marijuana on him, but was only […]
Via Full Scale Sports
8 hours ago

Andre Reed: Richard Sherman couldn't cover me

Buffalo Bills great Andre Reed attended Jim Kelly’s football camp and one of the campers asked him a very good question. “In your prime, do you think Richard Sherman could check you?” the camper asked Reed,   via Syracuse.com. “Hell no,” Reed replied. “Look, Richard Sherman is a really good player. But he isn’t a Deion (Sanders) or a (Rod) Woodson yet, even if he thinks...
Via Pro Football Zone
7 hours ago

LeBron announces return to Cavs, says he's 'coming home'

LeBron James has finally made his decision, and he is heading back to Cleveland. James broke the news on Friday afternoon on SportsIllustrated.com that he will indeed be signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James, an Ohio native, broke Cavaliers fans’ hearts in 2010 when he left the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. He’s now trying to right that perceived wrong by heading back to...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.