I am tired of the continous threads of going to bouycott versus hey you are not a fan then so see ya later...who needs ya.
Is a fan not different than being a consumer.
Case in point. I love Italian food. I go out each week to my favourite restaurant to eat Italian food. Now say one day I go there and my meal is horrible. Being a fan of Italian food and the restaraunt I do not say anything. Ooops mistakes happen. I go back next week and the meal is worse. What do you do. Most who care would complain. The owner does his job and entices you back (free meal, discount, certificate, etc). So you go back and meal still stinks. You complain again and are told new "chef", please give him time. As a fan of the food you agree to be patient. In the meantime the owner re-decorates the restaraunt and makes the "dining experience" fun and much better than before. So you continue to go as it seems they are trying. In fact the owner has been able to fill his restaraunt with the "buzz" of this new and exciting improvements. However, your meals still stink and as the restaraunt is full the prices increase. What would you do?? You would either finally go to a new restaraunt to eat Italian or stay home and make your own Italian meals. The restaraunt will eventually need to change the chef, staff, decrease prices or close down. Does the make you someone who is not a true fan of Italian food or a smart consumer?
Ticats are the same thing. In 10 years our record is 72-101-3 (40% winning), 2 Grey Cup appearances with 1 win and 5 times made the playoff (50% of time). Maybe this is acceptable and great in a 30 team league but not in a 8 or 9 team league. Through new owners, chefs and staff the results stay the same. Then this where the problem lies. New owner takes over and needs to get consumers so they concentrate on game day experience and do one heck of a job (attendance and interest proves it). As a good business man they increase prices to make more money. However, they ignore game day field results (once can argue but I think the record proves it). So what happens the atmosphere gets stale and the meal still stinks. What am I going to do???? Continue to eat bad meals. I leave as do many others, the new fans get tired of the atmosphere and leave too....what does that give you 1988 Save the Cats and the owner leaving dodge making a few bucks. Maybe I am wrong, and hope I am (but have nothing proving me otherwise right now).....
Does this make me a bad fan or a smart consumer?????