I thought this was interesting and although doesnt have a whole lot to do with the Cats...I believe it is important to us as sports fans in Hamilton.
Future big league events hinge on sweeping attendance
The judge and jury may be invisible, but Hamilton goes on trial in two weeks.
And unless the city and its hinterland support the Nokia Brier in far greater numbers than indicated by the early returns, Hamilton will be hard-pressed to land other major national or international events.
The Hammer is being watched with a critical eye by the master carpenters: by figure skating; by Hockey Canada; by international games groups; even by the NHL, which would be entitled to its we-told-you-so attitude if the Brier draws only friends and flies.