Originally posted by leebert81:
Since when has the Washington Post been right about anything? It's a rag. Use it to line the bottom of the bird cage.
Actually the Washington Post is considered by most media observers to be best fishwrap in the nation. That doesn't make them 100% accurate but they are better than any other paper in the land.
On a sidenote, they are one of only a couple major newspapers still able to make money. And isn't it interesting; they used to be almost as far to the liberal side of the world as the NYTimes. Two years ago they began moving back toward the center and the revenue stream turned around. Go figure.
But on the topic, there will almost certainly be more blackouts and unfilled seats around the league this year than there have been for years. The economy will have an impact.
The discussion over poor team/poor economy could go on for a long time but the fact is, they both impact the number of people who will buy a ticket. As the price goes up and the size of the paycheck goes down, there is less money to spend on a game. Right now, by the time you pay for parking, a sandwich and a beverage or two, you spend $150 to watch a football game that demands at least 8 hours of your time. Not very many people will do that in this world.