Re: Fan base Power Rankings
posted at 10/12/2012 8:31 AM EDT
In response to JintsFan's comment:
In response to dapats1281's comment:
1. A lot of fans showed up in 2001. Not pointing any fingers at anyone, I'm pretty sure the people on the boards are among the real fans...but there are alot of band wagon fans who will probably stop rooting for the pats once number 12 and bb leave.
2. Stadium is quiet. It will never get as loud as a dome or most outdoor stadiums because of the structure, but it could probably still get louder.
3. Super Bowl showings. What were the numbers this past Super Bowl. I remember in the 07-08 season the Giants fans seemed to outnumber Pats fans by a considerable amount.
Only way to move up those power rankings is for the Pats to go through consecutive losing seasons for the majority of the fan base to remain intact/passionate.
I could care less about these rankings. Just win baby.
same thing happened to u guys as happened to an extent in ny and elsewhere: new stadium = higher tix prices and luxury boxes = wine and cheese crowd not enough hard core football fans
I forget who, but a writer was commenting that the '200' level wasn't even filled until mid-way through the second quarter.
Attending Pats games is not for ans anymore, it's an 'event' to go to. I've heard too many fans comment on being told to "sit down" because they were being too disruptive. Sure, the upper level is populated by real fans, but they could all bring fog horns and make little difference that far from the field, and with no acoustics.
I would love to see an owner build a 100,000 seat college-style bowl. No luxury boxes, no PSLs, no pinky-extended, sushi eating, wine sipping goons in the seats. Pack it with rabid fans. The extra 30-40,000 seats would make up the financial difference. I guarantee the Pats could fill a 100,000 seat stadium every week. That's assuming the prices are aimed towards fans, and not 'status'. I mean, KC fills that place every week, and they haven't been good since Derrick Thomas passed. They weren't even that good then, but the football fans are crazier than other fans, and will show up 8 times a year regardless.
Oh well, I can't complain too much about it...but let's not forget that plenty of players have commented on it as well.
We will never see anything like we did in 2001 again where fans dug there OWN way to their seats, and all were showering each other, in unison to the music, with snow. Fans were turned away at the gate that day. Football fans, real FANS, will always support the sport.