Originally posted by Hoovtrain:Originally posted by Niners99:Originally posted by WillistheWall:Originally posted by Niners99:Originally posted by Frisco69ers:
if the kings move i will be pissed, hopefully the Hornets will come to San Jose
i think that infringes on the Warriors territory. plus theres a pretty long list of cities with NBA caliber arenas that want a team before SJ.
I know Anaheim, Kansas City, St. Louis, Las Vegas, and i believe Tampa have arenas. Seattle deserves a team, but they cant get a stadium built.
the Kings are the local team around here where i live, so itd suck to lose our only pro sports team. im not a Kings fan, so in the end it doesnt bother me that much, but if they have to move id like to see Seattle get their team back, or maybe STL. i would say KC, but the fans out there are such hardcore Jayhawks fans, i cant see them paying much attention to a crappy NBA franchise.
Sac needs the Kings dude. They are the 5th largest employer in Sac and they employ like 1200 people, plus some bars/restaurants are dependant on game nights for extra business. Sac is going to need an entertainment venue anyway so it makes more sense to build an arena while you have a tenant in place.
Anyone who wants to help out, follow @SaveOurKings and @HereWeStay on twitter
I have a real hard time feeling sorry for Kings fans, because when the team was good back in the early part of the decade, everyone was into it. Kings crap everywhere, people all acting like huge fans. Then they started to suck, and after a few years now of being bad, its a ghost town here. no Kings crap anywhere. bunch of fairweather deserters.
I live right in the heart of the Kings fanbase, and i rarely see Kings anything anymore. shirts, hats, jerseys, bumper stickers, anything. nobody cares anymore because they lose, so in a way i think this area deserves to lose them. its hard to be into a perennial loser, but this is all we got up here, and very few are staying diehard through the tough times.
again, itd suck for this area to lose its only team, but i just dont see the passion.
With all due respect, I don't think you really know what the hell you are talking about. Exactly how long have you lived in the heart of the fanbase? To say that King fans are fair-weather deserters is absurd. Maybe you forgot, but the Kings SUCKED for years before they became contenders. I mean, the worst team in the league kind of suck. We still sold Arco Arena out every night and cheered just as loud then as we did when they were contenders. I would know since I was there for the bad times and the good times and once again for the bad times. I think the issue is that we went from being absolute crap to the toast of the town. Coming so close to winning a couple titles and then having the window of opportunity slammed shut was rough, and some people had a hard time swallowing the bitter pill of going back to garbage. I'll be honest, it took me a while to get over the fact that the Kings were no longer title contenders, but I never once stopped rooting. I am not saying there are not a few fair-weather fans out there, but don't lump an entire fan base together based on a few fake fans. Your response shows just how little you know about TRUE Sacramento Kings fans.
look, im not a Kings fan, i just call it how i see it. theres probably a good amount of Kings fans who are still loyal, but the fanbase as a whole is lame. ive lived here for 9 years now, and the hardcore part of the fanbase is still that way, but its small. i hardly ever see Kings crap anymore. nobody is wearing Kings apparel, putting Kings stuff on their cars, and in a town that has only 1 sports team, maybe about 1 in 10 people ever talk about them anymore.
nobody is questioning your loyalty. im just saying the Kings support as a metro area has gone down big time the last 5 years. normally when an area with 1 team is in fear of losing that 1 team, the whole place is rumbling in fear about it. i know about 3 people who have vocally gave a crap about it.