Denver Broncos Fans To Boycott Invesco Field, Ensure Josh McDaniels's Dismissal?
The topic has been raised throughout the blogosphere all week long. Everyone knows now that Josh McDaniels is the primary object of Denver Broncos' fans wrath following yet another humiliating loss.Full Story
#1 Nov 7, 2010
Josh McDaniels just doesn't have what it takes to lead this team, or any team to a winning season right now. He shows so much weakness on the field (i.e.) Biting his fingernails while he hides under his hoodie during games, and then the way he dumped so many key players when he first arrived in Denver which seemed like a play just to show that he was the man now.
I feel that it was a huge blunder to take an inexperienced, unproven coach in the situation Denver was in before Bowlen let Shanahan go. I put that on Bowlen, but in order to save the season, the players need to step up and play better ball to win back fan support.
I do support a boycott of a few games to show the rest of the football world how serious we are in Denver about the game. Bowlen may learn after a couple of no-shows by huge numbers of season ticket holders, that even though the tickets are still sold out, isn't it better to have the stadium full of fan support as well?
The problem with the boycott is that the tickets are still paid for and Bowlen still gets his cut. Therein lies the problem with these hugely out of control, gigantic franchises, the city, the owner, and the players still get paid if the fans show up or not. The only losers are the vendors, who are working for extremely low wages anyway, and rely mostly on tips and spiffs.
Remember, the people paid for Denver's Invesco field through a tax agreement drawn up by the city, the franchise, and Invesco, who pays to have the name on the Stadium, which basically says, "if you stay in Denver Mr. Bowlen, we will build you a new stadium and the people will pay for it", the people will buy the tickets. The network television coverage agreements that are signed in the previous year decide how much money the franchise gets from network coverage, which is usually based on the previous year's record, or the popularity of the franchise.
OKAY, all that being said, it is still nice to have a new stadium and an NFL franchise in Denver. The question is: "Is there really anything that can be done to discourage fan participation or can we as fans do anything at all to change the outcome of each season's results or personnel"?
You, as a fan may think you have some input on a certain outcome, but the plain truth is that you have no relevance on anything that has to do with any part of the team's organization or management whatsoever. Don't fool yourself, if you dumped your season tickets tomorrow, they would just be picked up by the next person on the waiting list and so on down the line through to the end of a massive waiting list for Broncos season tickets in Denver.
#2 Nov 7, 2010
Interesting point, but, if you stop buying liscensed that hits them right in the wallet. It is a business, if you want change don't buy what there selling
#3 Nov 7, 2010
My point about the boycott itself and supporting it was that "a consumer boycott of the tickets themselves would take a long tome to work because Denver is one stadium that is always sold out."
In order for that to work it would take years because the list of people waiting to purchase season tickets in Denver is very long.
#4 Nov 8, 2010
Call jack del rio......
he really knows how to kill ticket sales...and football teams.
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