AFM wrote: payitforward wrote: TGW wrote:
You ever consider a career in politics?
Good lord, dude.
Oh, sure, pick a fight why don't you...?
My point was that until people stop buying their product, Monumental isn't going to change it.
Isn't that kind of true?
I was under the impression that a good % of Wiz tickets were sold to corporations, who don't care about the product. Am I wrong?
I think you are right, and of course true with virtually all of the boxes and a very high % of the premium seats. But the same is true in NY, LA, SF, Miami, Houston, and plenty of other cities. I've watched games in corporate boxes before, and it seemed sometimes I was the only one watching the game. It's a promotional prop for companies, based largely on the popularity of the NBA. Still, a team that is never a threat to contend is not a great sell where there are other options.
Relative to the rest of the league, the Wizards' best attendance peaked during the MJ period, was still pretty high during the prime Arenas years, and has since plummeted to the point where they are regularly fighting to get out of the third tier. A decline of more than 100,000 people attending per year. Also am guessing that with that decline comes more giveaway seats and no shows.
If you play to a packed house, for the season, fans probably in most cases payed full price, showed up, and paid extra money for food, beer, parking, souvenirs, etc. If the Wizards yearly capacity is 800,000, a drop to 700,000 maybe costs them $10,000,000 a year. Maybe someone else here has done some analysis of the correspondence between team success, ticket pricing, and game attendance. Maybe it is not as strong as I assume it is.Got a spreadsheet for that, Nate?
I stopped buying tickets after the strike season, trying to do my part. Terd said, "So long sucker, there's plenty more where you came from." I have been too busy this season, have seen maybe 2-3 games start to finish, surely no more than 10 games total, playoffs included. Being deprived of the Wizards' yearly grasping for consolation prizes, and it's persistent stand pat stances, has been pretty freeing.
Wizards pass for an old lover trying to win you back. Poor decision making at the top and inferior ball skills below offer only something to maybe pass an occasional night away. If drunk enough.
If Brooks is such a nice guy, and it's not about money, pay him $8,000,000 a year to be assistant coach who coddles stars. Hire someone who doesn't give a ***** about that but understands rotations and plays and can be decisive.