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04-20-2011, 01:32 PM
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Section 409
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Originally Posted by Media Savvy Lee View Post
Again, you're basing the passion and support of a team's entire fan base off of one home game in the middle of winter after a season in which they were one of the worst teams in the league. Sure, there arent fans at that particular game, but did you know that Caps local TV ratings jumped 75 percent in 2007-08 from the previous year (Rangers only a 33 pct jump)



Again, i find it completely ridiculous to say the fan base are "bandwagoners" because of attendance figures.

If that's the case, so are Mets fans and Jets fans, who avoided their respective stadiums like the plague during the Bonilla/Kotite years but then magically reappeared in droves once 1998 rolled around (for both teams)

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/nycdata/c...s/sheet019.htm


What Boudreau said has absolutely nothing to do with 2007 or 1990 or 1967. It has to do with the present, and sadly, you cant deny that the Caps current fan base is rapid and passionate. When they decided to become that way is completely irrelevant.
So, their ratings jumped when they started winning? That's not bandwagon?

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