Not to hop leagues too much, but the Cincinnati Bengals were experiencing a rather low fan-volume at games. It was of course not due to the fact that the Bengals were not an exciting team. Fans were just sick of the direction the franchise was headed in and after being supportive for so many seasons, decided that the time was now to take a break.
Give the franchise a chance to settle in and prove that this type of winning season was here for the long haul. Don’t worry, Cincy front office, your fans will be back. Why? Because winning cures all.
WINNING CURES ALL.
But then hopping back into bed with the NBA and the Detroit Pistons, where a similar problem is being experienced with fan capacity, there are barely any wins coming Detroit’s way. These fans are also staying away because they are sick and tired of watching their home team take a beating, consistently, night in and out.
The biggest difference is that there is no sign as to when these fans will return. Why? Because while winning cures all, the Pistons have yet to experience a true turn of events to convince fans that winning has become a priority.
New ownership, a new coach and a rookie hopping into the spotlight was enough to bring fans into the fold 22,076 strong opening night. But, their lackluster performances have not been enough to keep them coming back.
The Pistons are averaging 9,631 a night otherwise and the front office executives are more prone to making the games A Night at the Apollo than focusing on what’s really wrong with the organization. The roster could use an overhaul and refusing to address the necessities that the Pistons are lacking in size and defensive help in the frontcourt has come back to bit the Pistons in the hind parts.