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01-30-2013, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Fidel Astro View Post
I can understand that second part. Yes, the CoG has done all kinds of crazy things to keep the team there, and it would be unfortunate (for them) if their efforts were in vain, but I can't agree with your first statement.

What have the fans done to 'deserve' anything? Look, I realize dumping on other fanbases isn't cool here, and that's not what I'm trying to do right now, but I don't get what they've done to deserve a team. They certainly haven't showed up to games or spent a lot of money on the team. They haven't done any large public shows of support. They really haven't done anything. So why are they deserving?

I am well aware that a relocation would suck for the few fans who do put in the effort, but I really don't think the fans, in general, have made enough of an impact throughout this process to make anyone have a lot of sympathy for them.
I think the difference you need to make is the following.

Coyotes FANS have done what they could. The fans went to games, they bought jerseys, hats, hotdogs, beers, name it.

The problem which was always there and which will (in my opinion) sadly always remain is that there is not ENOUGH FANS. Those that are here, they've done their part of the deal. But sometimes, no matter how hard you try and much individual effort you put in, if there is not enough people to help you, it will never change.

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