I have noticed for the last couple of weeks the lack of posting and comments on the team and their performance or sometimes lack of performance may be closer to the truth. I find myself even falling into a bit of a daze and just don't what to say anymore. I mean after that mess in BC if the Riders were in the thick of things does anyone think after plaing that bad that only 4 pages of comments would be up? I think it would be more like triple that number, but its like we have all come to the same conclusion of what's the point? Could this be contageous amongst all the fans? Could we see a drop off in attendance next year if the Riders get off to another slow start? Will it become rampant also amongst the players along the lines of here we go again?
This is something I am afraid of happening and really isn't that hard to imagine happening. I mean you can't really blame the fans for being a bit scepticle after the last two seasons and how they have panned out, but does it, or will it go further and perhaps also effect the players mind set?
I have mentioned before in another post that the Riders could be skating on thin ice as far as fan support goes and if they can not put a competitive product on the field then fans could start to look at other things to spend their entertainment dollar on.
That is what management had better be aware of and not to take fan loyality for granted. I think its going to be a long off season for many fans and it is imparative to get things setteled asap for both GM and HC positions in order to get the ball rolling for building or more rebuiding of a competitive team. Fans need to see steps being taken in the right direction to accomplish this goal or there may be more then a few empty seats come next season.