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05-27-2011, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaded-Fan View Post
People do not seem to understand how the business game works.

If ratings went down then these guys make changes. The opposite happened. He was hired and by 2008 'Ratings (had) skyrocketed during Steigerwald's two-year run and he enjoys the complete support of the FSN hierarchy'

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08201/898137-194.stm

. . . and he got a new multi-year contract. None of that has changed. The excs know that they could put Bobo the Monkey as broadcaster and pay him in bannnas and people would still watch in droves. I just do not see the incentive here for them to make a change that would cost them a lot more money.
Right, but I think the ratings definitely have a big coorelation to how the team is performing. The Pens have gradually risen in popularity since 2008... I think we could have a pretty awful announcer and most folks would still tune in.

You raise a good point though - if the ratings are fine then why bother changing anything?

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