Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by blueadams, Dec 19, 2012.
I work downtown and see what the Red Wings fans have to go though. Very dedicated bunch.
Why can’t NBA teams fill arenas, even after giving away free tickets? | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports
Our once-proud franchise is now the poster child for low attendance.
I've thought to myself in the past about the indifference point between watching on my TV in the comfort of my living room for free and with DVR time consensing vs going to the arena for free (because I get offered tickets from time to time that I have to accept or pass on).
Unfortunately, I'm in Chicago, so my indifference point is very different than if it were to see a Pistons game, but I'll think about the example where it is Bulls vs Pistons in Chicago. Going to the arena is very convenient for me (10 minutes door to door say).
If it's not in the lower bowl for a regular season game, I probably take a pass and watch on TV (1.5 hours at most on DVR delay after kids go to bed). If it is in the lower bowl, it also has to be between the baselines.
There are similar indifference points for other sports depending on the seating, distance from arena, how well it shows on TV, outside temperature for football and baseball, time of the game, etc.
Over time, watching from home has become a more attractive option for me and it has very little to do with cost. For me personally, it's more time commitment and also the boredom of having to be there early, then watching free throws, time outs, half time show (MC Hammer say), and then the traffic jam to get out of the parking lot.
An outdoor baseball game in the summer can be an enjoyable time commitment boondoggle, but bball just isn't the same. NFL has tailgating as an alternative.
Have never been in a Pistons lived game but I'll be there someday soon.
You know, It's hard to be a Pistons fan with our beloved teams struggling in the dungeon. There was only one Pistons game ever shown over here this season and it was Lin's bandwagon.
You are a good person.
Pretty good article touching on a lot of our favorite subjects.
London showing doesn't tell story of Pistons' progress | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
He says Stuckey is a good defender. He must have missed that article that showed Stuckey was rated like 422nd in the NBA in playing defense.
That jumped out at me also.
It's heavy with pro-Piston propaganda. That's been the nature of beat articles since we won the title.
Equally a staple the last few years has been the Pistons insistence at fitting a square peg into a round hole. They can't play the one of a kind guy who can't be stopped because they have to play the guy who tries hard.
To be fair, how many teams bring a guy off the bench who tries hard? The Pistons are really stuck between a rock and a hard place.
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