zonts, mikey, i know where you live... lol
A: I'm usually a paying customer, I tape every game I attend to re-watch and analyze and re-complain over bad calls. (or occassionally see why a seemingly bad call was actually quite correctly made.)
B: I live out of town, it's not always feasible to drive into Hamilton every other week to see a game.
not when even when gas was 50 cents a litre, never mind now.
B (remixed): Before I was old enough to drive I barely ever got to go to a ticat game because my dad fell into the my next category and often didn't get home in time.
C: I work. So do most fans, WE ALWAYS CAN'T MAKE EVERY GAME. I'll probably be able to listen to it on the radio, but dammit I want to be able to watch EVERY game regardless of whether or not I'm available thursday night at 7pm. (hello VHS)
It's really not fair to the shift workers of Hamilton and the surrounding area to not be able to at least watch a taped version of the game.
D: My girlfriend lives out of town, get to see her once a week or so... football is a priority people but I've still got to see her once in a while, and going to the game isn't always an option.
We've seen it before, punishing fans by not letting them watch their team doesn't work, it devalues future TV deals (if the games aren't going to be on local TV TSN can't demand as much add revenue for them)
out of sight out of mind folks.
I thought finally we had an owner that understood how to market a team if not at least build a winner, now it's seeming we dont have either.
also, for all those fans in the other thread that sympathized because ticket sales were down.
THEY'RE ONLY DOWN COMPARED TO WHEN WE FIRST STARTED LIFTING BLACKOUTS.
24,000 for a losing team, all the while increasing ticket prices, isn't all that bad folks.
For those who say the ticket price increase wasn't that much:
ANYTHING WAS TOO MUCH AFTER THE LAST FEW SEASONS.
string some W's together and you'll be able to demand more out of us, stop treating us like su ckers.
Yes i realize this turned into a rant awful quickly.