This team has been terrible for the better part of a decade, and lets face it we are not the Toronto Maple Leafs who can lose and lose and still sell out, look at the Jays, number of losing seasons are starting to turn on them.
It took us almost 10 years to get a winning record again, it is silly to expect the fans to flood back into the stadium because of 1 good season, I am greatly impressed with the turn-a-round, but the average fan is probably thinking "2 decent seasons out of 10 isn't enough for me to spend 300 on a pair of season tickets"
Blacking out games is a terrible idea the CFL needs as much exposure as it can get to survive, The west sells out because the west for the most part maintains its competitiveness season after season where the east with the exception of Montreal tends to be a stepping stone. The Tiger-Cats are moving in the right direction, I have been to 4 games this season, but now with college and night classes 5 days a week I cannot make it to a game unless its on the weekend, which it so bad.
The fans will come back, they have been getting more and more fans this season as the team is more fun to watch..calling the average stadium attendance pathetic or calling people out on it after one season where they are one game over .500 is sad, like any sports team they have to earn the fans, The cats are doing it, slowly but things are moving along.