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Old 09-27-2011, 01:00 PM   #21 (permalink)
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jays lost 20% (10K) immediately after the lost season.

20% for the raps is about 3K..... so it's the same.
I still say that the Jays attendance went down because they slashed their salary, traded alomar and others and had no chance at the playoffs and haven't in 15+ season........as much as the lockout. JMHO

Just like why the Raptors attendance dropped 1,000 last season......they had no chance at the playoffs. Take a look at the attendance when they come back for the teams that are playoff contenders. They'll be fine, why.......because they have a chance at winning.

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I still say that the Jays attendance went down because they slashed their salary, traded alomar and others and had no chance at the playoffs and haven't in 15+ season........as much as the lockout. JMHO

Just like why the Raptors attendance dropped 1,000 last season......they had no chance at the playoffs. Take a look at the attendance when they come back for the teams that are playoff contenders. They'll be fine, why.......because they have a chance at winning.
yes.... they went from 40,000 to less than 20,000 over the next 15 years because of those factors..... but none of that had anything to do with the 20% hit immediately after the lost season.... it was due to the fans being pissed off at everything to do with the game.... and the incredible greed and stupidity of everyone involved. basketball will not be immune to that effect.
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yes.... they went from 40,000 to less than 20,000 over the next 15 years because of those factors..... but none of that had anything to do with the 20% hit immediately after the lost season.... it was due to the fans being pissed off at everything to do with the game.... and the incredible greed and stupidity of everyone involved. basketball will not be immune to that effect.
For sure in part. Absolutely! But to what extent was it the lockout and what extent was it that they started dumping salary in 1995 and traded Alomar? Ultimately, i think it was both. I mean, the Jays weren't going to continue to average 48-50k per game forever. Add to that, Skydome was no longer the "new place" to be seen. I just think there were several factors, one of which was obviously the lockout.
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Old 09-27-2011, 02:00 PM   #24 (permalink)
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You know what sport is very viewer friendly without a rooting interest?

Track. Especially sprints.

Man i love watching big track and field events even if i don't really care who wins.

Sorry to get off topic, but XW got me thinking.
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You know what sport is very viewer friendly without a rooting interest?

Track. Especially sprints.

Man i love watching big track and field events even if i don't really care who wins.

Sorry to get off topic, but XW got me thinking.
A lot of Olympic sports are, Track, Swimming, Skiing, speed skating, Hockey, Basketball etc.....
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You know what sport is very viewer friendly without a rooting interest?

Track. Especially sprints.

Man i love watching big track and field events even if i don't really care who wins.

Sorry to get off topic, but XW got me thinking.
True, but would you watch those with the same intensity if they were on 3 or 4 nights a week, for months on end? A big draw for those types of sports is that there are huge events for them a couple times a year, so they are kind of like event television, as well as a sport.
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oh ya you're totally right DanH. I'm not disputing that.
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