While I fully intend to go to IWS games, I can understand those who choose not to. In fact, given the product dished up to Hamilton fans, it could be argued that it makes more sense to not go to games. Which brings me to my point. The salvation of the team probably will probably be determined more by those who stay away than those who go to games. I’ve watched the Leafs for several decades ice mediocre teams, never winning anything of consequence but filling the seats and selling merchandise. Until the fans start to stay away from games, there is no incentive for MLSE ownership to do much of anything except toss the fans a bone every now and then (e.g. last year’s saviour, this year’s flop Andrew Raycroft). Same with the Cats. As long as the fans continue to go to games and buy their stuff, there is no pressure on the team to make changes. Let attendance drop to the teens again and you might see things happen. Bob Young puts pressure on Desjardins who puts pressure on Taafe who puts pressure on the players to WIN!! And if they can’t win, they find people who can.
So while I still intend to go to games because I like the CFL and the Cats, it may just be that I’ll owe the boycotters a debt of gratitude in the longrun for forcing changes on the team.
An Argo-Cat fan