Toews, Wirtz, and Bettman
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10-05-2012, 04:29 PM
No Fun Shogun
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chicagoland, IL
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Provide some of your own for a change. Asking me for proof is about akin to asking someone for proof that water's wet. Uh.... it's pretty common knowledge, dude, and there have been countless articles and books written about the troubles that the Blackhawks faced under the old regime.
Those are scraps. The UC seats how many? a quarter of that amount? This is the day and age of fast results, a Bulls pre season game gets more viewers then the Hawks only proves that the one thing Wirtz was right about was that the only fans of the Hawks go to the games. With those numbers, you show exactly that hockey is nothing but a niche sport.
They're not scraps compared to the rest of the league, as the website indicated. Plus, as others have pointed out, the Hawks' measly 100,000 is about on par with the Cubs and Sox, if not higher. Are you suggesting that their TV contracts are a bad idea, too?
And, again.... how is not making money off of TV better then making money on TV?
Um, in the 80/90's when the Hawks were selling out the stadium? Different time and Wirtz was well in his right to protect his STH's. It was his team, he never cried poor, and last time I checked, built a huge arena without asking for help. Obviously he was doing something right catering to himself. How is that a fault? He looked out for his best interests. Why shouldnt he when he had a better grasp of the entire situation in Chicago in terms of interest better then many, and thats with the staggering 100,000 average viewers in a city of 9.8 million.
So you have to go back 15-20 years for when Dollar Bill's team was doing well?
Good show. What about the late 90s and 00's when the team drew nothing and weren't even as big as an afterthought in the city?
He did. He didnt have to deal with half of the head ache yet still made money. Less is more with the end result being his pocket stayed lined with green. How is that not better?
Again, proof please. You claiming that he somehow made money, despite very public admissions that the Wirtz empire had to repeatedly loan money to the team to even make payroll, doesn't cut it.
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