On RDS, Eric Tillman was asked about all the former renegades he brought on board to saskatchewan (after the SK won the Grey Cup), and he did point out:
"Let's not forget, It's not the Ottawa fans who let down the CFL, but the CFL who let down the Ottawa fans".
There you go, now probably one of the best football person in the country says it publicly what we in Ottawa all knew.
The Ottawa football fan base is there. Always was. Treat them right and you will thrive.