If you follow public companies at all you may be aware that Playboy Enterprises isn’t exactly immune to a rough economy. You’d think all you need is more hot naked chicks to offset an inefficient operating structure, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Playboy has had to cancel several Super Bowl related events due to the lack of sponsorship and now they’re looking to drum up some extra revenue. Via Page Six:
Playboy was forced to cancel its Saturday Super Bowl party in Tampa due to “lack of sponsorship.” But the nudie magazine, which is closing its New York office and consolidating operations in Chicago, is hawking tickets to a game-day bash at the Playboy Mansion in LA hosted by Brande Roderick. General admission is $1,500, with tables and cabanas going for $10,000 and $25,000. Meanwhile, the annual pay-per-view Lingerie Bowl has also been canceled. There was a dispute whether members of the Florida nudist colony where it was to be held would have to cover up during the game.
We didn’t see that last line coming either.
Anyone else have a couple of bricks of hundreds lying around and want to go in on a cabana? Just kidding, we won’t be there. We’d never break the annual tradition of watching the Super Bowl at our local massage parlor. Sure, the girls aren’t quite as hot, but they don’t get freaked out by the occasional erection either.