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The fate of the Jaguars

  • KRS-1
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Originally posted by mutt_pinoy:
Here in Jacksonville it's all about the florida gators and Tebow. If he signed there instant increase in attendance. It doesn't matter what the survey says it's b.s

Originally posted by mutt_pinoy:
10 years of losing they made it
deep in the playoffs awhile back. Jacksonville is a college football town.I hate to say this the jaguars will be moving they have no fanbase.

Are Tebow/Gators fans really going to shell out money for tickets to watch Tebow play 5-6 snaps a game in the wildcat for the next 2 years ? Tebow might have been God to those locally through his Gator tenure however they are well aware of the challenges ahead for the kid in becoming a pro style QB and it is doubtful they would spend money to watch him hold a clipboard for 54 out of 60 minutes of football over the next 2 years.

Those Tebow/Gator fans already have allegiances to NFL teams, and if they are not the Jags then they will simply root for Tebow to do well whilst remaining faithful to their allegiance. Doubtful that drafting Tebow generates a noticeable spike in SEASON TICKET sales. Maybe a few individual games will have slightly greater sales but overall I doubt the difference would have been all that much.

Bottom line is the Jags are trying to increase season ticket sales now, and it's doubtful that a player who is unlikely to be a starter for 2 years helps that.

Case in point :

Quote:
But two of the most highly respected sports business consultants in the country are skeptical that drafting Tebow would help the Jaguars sell out Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

Marc Ganis, the founder of Chicago-based Sportscorp Ltd. who has been involved in the development of two dozen stadiums, believes drafting Tebow would only give the Jaguars a spike of about 2,000 to 3,000 season tickets.

And Bob Leffler, the head of the Leffler agency, the largest sports entertainment advertising agency in America with 45 clients, including 27 colleges, thinks Ganis is in the right ballpark. He puts the number of tickets that drafting Tebow would sell at about 2,000.

Because the Jaguars have to sell 13,000 more non-premium seats to lift the TV blackouts and also have thousands of premium seats for sale, drafting him might not make much of a dent in their ticket inventory.

Both Ganis and Leffler said the biggest issue with Tebow is he's not rated that highly or seen as a quarterback who can turn a franchise around.
Source
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by mutt_pinoy:
Here in Jacksonville it's all about the florida gators and Tebow. If he signed there instant increase in attendance. It doesn't matter what the survey says it's b.s

Originally posted by mutt_pinoy:
10 years of losing they made it
deep in the playoffs awhile back. Jacksonville is a college football town.I hate to say this the jaguars will be moving they have no fanbase.

Are Tebow/Gators fans really going to shell out money for tickets to watch Tebow play 5-6 snaps a game in the wildcat for the next 2 years ? Tebow might have been God to those locally through his Gator tenure however they are well aware of the challenges ahead for the kid in becoming a pro style QB and it is doubtful they would spend money to watch him hold a clipboard for 54 out of 60 minutes of football over the next 2 years.

Those Tebow/Gator fans already have allegiances to NFL teams, and if they are not the Jags then they will simply root for Tebow to do well whilst remaining faithful to their allegiance. Doubtful that drafting Tebow generates a noticeable spike in SEASON TICKET sales. Maybe a few individual games will have slightly greater sales but overall I doubt the difference would have been all that much.

Bottom line is the Jags are trying to increase season ticket sales now, and it's doubtful that a player who is unlikely to be a starter for 2 years helps that.

Case in point :

Quote:
But two of the most highly respected sports business consultants in the country are skeptical that drafting Tebow would help the Jaguars sell out Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

Marc Ganis, the founder of Chicago-based Sportscorp Ltd. who has been involved in the development of two dozen stadiums, believes drafting Tebow would only give the Jaguars a spike of about 2,000 to 3,000 season tickets.

And Bob Leffler, the head of the Leffler agency, the largest sports entertainment advertising agency in America with 45 clients, including 27 colleges, thinks Ganis is in the right ballpark. He puts the number of tickets that drafting Tebow would sell at about 2,000.

Because the Jaguars have to sell 13,000 more non-premium seats to lift the TV blackouts and also have thousands of premium seats for sale, drafting him might not make much of a dent in their ticket inventory.

Both Ganis and Leffler said the biggest issue with Tebow is he's not rated that highly or seen as a quarterback who can turn a franchise around.
Source

I hate say this but Jacksonville is in the south until they have a marketable white guy they just won't have the tickets sales.
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Originally posted by mutt_pinoy:
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by mutt_pinoy:
Here in Jacksonville it's all about the florida gators and Tebow. If he signed there instant increase in attendance. It doesn't matter what the survey says it's b.s

Originally posted by mutt_pinoy:
10 years of losing they made it
deep in the playoffs awhile back. Jacksonville is a college football town.I hate to say this the jaguars will be moving they have no fanbase.

Are Tebow/Gators fans really going to shell out money for tickets to watch Tebow play 5-6 snaps a game in the wildcat for the next 2 years ? Tebow might have been God to those locally through his Gator tenure however they are well aware of the challenges ahead for the kid in becoming a pro style QB and it is doubtful they would spend money to watch him hold a clipboard for 54 out of 60 minutes of football over the next 2 years.

Those Tebow/Gator fans already have allegiances to NFL teams, and if they are not the Jags then they will simply root for Tebow to do well whilst remaining faithful to their allegiance. Doubtful that drafting Tebow generates a noticeable spike in SEASON TICKET sales. Maybe a few individual games will have slightly greater sales but overall I doubt the difference would have been all that much.

Bottom line is the Jags are trying to increase season ticket sales now, and it's doubtful that a player who is unlikely to be a starter for 2 years helps that.

Case in point :

Quote:
But two of the most highly respected sports business consultants in the country are skeptical that drafting Tebow would help the Jaguars sell out Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

Marc Ganis, the founder of Chicago-based Sportscorp Ltd. who has been involved in the development of two dozen stadiums, believes drafting Tebow would only give the Jaguars a spike of about 2,000 to 3,000 season tickets.

And Bob Leffler, the head of the Leffler agency, the largest sports entertainment advertising agency in America with 45 clients, including 27 colleges, thinks Ganis is in the right ballpark. He puts the number of tickets that drafting Tebow would sell at about 2,000.

Because the Jaguars have to sell 13,000 more non-premium seats to lift the TV blackouts and also have thousands of premium seats for sale, drafting him might not make much of a dent in their ticket inventory.

Both Ganis and Leffler said the biggest issue with Tebow is he's not rated that highly or seen as a quarterback who can turn a franchise around.
Source

I hate say this but Jacksonville is in the south until they have a marketable white guy they just won't have the tickets sales.

Not disagreeing on that and Tebow is as marketable as they come however everyone in Jacksonville is also pretty well aware of the challenge he faces to become a franchise QB. Research has proven he is unlikely to be the franchises season ticket savior.

Weaver should have fired Del Rio and attempted to get a high profile coach to at least give hope to the city and it's fans that he wants to win. Maybe they should have also been heavily involved in the market for Marshall/Boldin, give the fans something to truly believe.