Losing teams are never popular. For all the people who claim they're Wings fans, my dad always laughed when very few ever showed up to Wings games when they were crap. Soon as the Pistons start winning those fans will be back.
Detroit sports fans are spoiled, though. Have been for years.
Plus, aside from Michigan State, basketball never seems to get a lot of love.
Originally Posted by Rake2204
Separately, I read an article in the Free Press today suggesting the Pistons must now move downtown as the supposed reason they're not drawing is because they play in Auburn Hills. I thought it was interesting to pen such an article after just two years of down attendance, more or less ignoring the fact Detroit set a consecutive sell-outs record in '09 and led the league in attendance six times during the '00's.
The Pistons will have to do something big on the hardwood, but when they do, the fans will come back. They're always coming back.
It wasn't written by Drew Sharp, was it? That guy's been playing the moronic contrarian act for years. Or the let's make a crazy leap of logic act.
I've said it several times, a sports arena should be the last thing on the list at the moment. Palace doesn't have any debts due to Davidson paying out of his own pocket (Gotta respect that).
People want Detroit to be vibrant, bring in more than arenas.
Originally Posted by InspiredLebowski
So that's why no one is talking about how awesome Greg Monroe is. Drummond learns to play they're gonna be terrifying.
I've always thought that Greg's problem was that he isn't a highlight player, so it's why he's never talked about. Blake Griffin is a perfect example of that. Great player and brings in the fans with his dunks. You can fill up arenas quickly if you have that.