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Old 02-08-2011, 06:35 AM
 
Location: spring tx
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yes i realize that, and i corrected my comments and you continued with

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excuse me it was the 2nd loss that the celtics where missing rondo.

rondo played in that game, it was on TNT
so i corrected that.

either way its a moot point, it has nothing to do with the topic of this thread and if you honestly believe the 76ers are going to even slightly challenge any team above the 5 seed in the playoffs you are delusional i guess.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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That's OK, TVandSportsGuy. I don't understand most of what you go on about, either.
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Then you don't understand loyalty. Cleveland fans understand better than most that a bad is better than no team.
This.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:59 PM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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very well put.
houston (where i live) is full of what i call fair weather fans. nobody likes a losing team but people should continue to support them. dont support your team and you could lose them, ask the hornets.

man i dont get it, what is the OPs problem with the cavs in general?
There's a major difference there. Look, I have family in Ohio, so Ohioans don't take this wrong, but...it's Cleveland and it's winter. Not a ton to do but stay inside SOMEWHERE.

There's a whole ton more to do on decent weather days (most of the year) in Houston. Try Miami and the Heat...they don't sell out for LeBron.

As for the Hornets, big deal. Was there even a market for them in Nawlins when they bolted from Charlotte? Probably not a big one.

Besides, it costs a ton of money to be a lemming who supports junk like the Texans...for another non-playoff season. I never have spent a dime on them in particular, so I'm not the first to ask about that.
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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I don't have a problem with the cavs but I was just stunned with the economy so shaky and the unemployment rate so high, why is the stadium always filled up for a losing team. I'm just surprised people are still burning gas, paying for parking, and buying food to come out and see a team who has lost 24 games in a row.

The 76ers are doing very well right now and is a 7th seed in the east, and their stadium is NEVER SOLD OUT
Well Cleveland's economy is doing much better than the national average, and most importantly, most of the season tickets were sold last year when LeBron was with the team.
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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On top of losing 24 straight games this season, there is no more Lebron James and every time I see a video shot a Cavs home game it looks sold out. Why is the building always filled up for every home game for a 8-53 team with no star?
Cleveland is Sportstown. I personally went to 3 of the games during the streak and the crowd was always into the game. Another interesting (and depressing stat): for the past decade, the Browns have the highest attendance per victory in the NFL.

The game last night was SOLD OUT too. Attendance: 20562
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I don't have a problem with the cavs but I was just stunned with the economy so shaky and the unemployment rate so high, why is the stadium always filled up for a losing team. I'm just surprised people are still burning gas, paying for parking, and buying food to come out and see a team who has lost 24 games in a row.

The 76ers are doing very well right now and is a 7th seed in the east, and their stadium is NEVER SOLD OUT
Two comments here:

1) Cleveland is still a CSA of 3 million people and we've had an umemployment rate below the national average for the past year at least.

2) The Q Arena (all three stadiums for that matter) is located downtown. It is connected via a walkway with the central train station and the BRT route etc. 2 of the 3 games I went to, I hoped on the train to and from no problem. However, when they do win, I like to celebrate at a few of the Downtown bars so my hard earned money does get pumped into Downtown economy.

Not to mention, did I mention this is a Sportstown? It's in the culture.
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Midwestern Dystopia
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On top of losing 24 straight games this season, there is no more Lebron James and every time I see a video shot a Cavs home game it looks sold out. Why is the building always filled up for every home game for a 8-53 team with no star?
ticket sales are sometimes a year behind, many prob. bought those tix thinking he-who-shall-not-be-mentioned would choose cleveland.

we'll see in the next 2 years. plus you can never really believe these attendance figures, they're all made up and many tix are sold under face value to make it look better for the stats.
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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ticket sales are sometimes a year behind, many prob. bought those tix thinking he-who-shall-not-be-mentioned would choose cleveland.

we'll see in the next 2 years. plus you can never really believe these attendance figures, they're all made up and many tix are sold under face value to make it look better for the stats.
Actually I agree with you. When many season ticket holders don't renew for next year, sold out games are going to be less and less.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:17 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Two comments here:

1) Cleveland is still a CSA of 3 million people and we've had an umemployment rate below the national average for the past year at least.

2) The Q Arena (all three stadiums for that matter) is located downtown. It is connected via a walkway with the central train station and the BRT route etc. 2 of the 3 games I went to, I hoped on the train to and from no problem. However, when they do win, I like to celebrate at a few of the Downtown bars so my hard earned money does get pumped into Downtown economy.

Not to mention, did I mention this is a Sportstown? It's in the culture.


Sportstown??? Never heard that before
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:18 PM
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TVSG,
You should know that alot of small market teams have very devoted fans. I don't know if its because there isn't much to do there, but many of these smaller markets have the greatest fans and they show up even if a team isn't doing well. If OKC Thunder, Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills, etc. weren't doing well, i bet the fans would still show up in droves.
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