Sometimes my best ideas come through the email exchanges I have with some friends (ok, that is very rare, mostly we joke around but sometimes there is serious conversations at hand).
Yesterday we were talking about the articles/comments of Canadians wanting the Phoenix Coyotes to come back to Canada and saying it’s going to happen because they are broke! The articles contain all "unnamed sources" and nothing from the NHL or the Coyotes franchise. It's hard for me to believe something with no actual sources for me to look at. I could write an article with unnamed sources, doesn't mean it's anything more than my opinion. Well, I digress...
If you haven't read The Diva’s latest entry, do so here
Then check out the comments. If you are too lazy to do so, here is what I had to say about it:
Your entry showed how we are disappointed but we are going to keep trying and keep supporting them. We hardcore fans are here through thick and thin, although sometimes we may get very upset…we will keep coming back. It’s almost like we enjoy the pain.
Ok about those articles about the Coyotes leaving and the team not filling seats:
I think a lot of it is the relatively newness of the Coyotes. We were one of the last ones to leave Canada, so that coupled with our current financial state makes the Coyotes an easy target.
In Phoenix the Coyotes will have to earn fans. They will just get fans in Canada but here they need to prove they deserve the fans. Fortunately for us, and unfortunately for the Coyotes, the metro area of Phoenix offers much to do. There are a great number of sports to watch from high school football to WNBA. There are mountains to hike. There are spas galore and many more options of what to do with our time and money. The people of Phoenix have so many options to choose from and some are weighing very carefully where their money will go in this tough economic time. The Coyotes need to win and get their name out there and prove that they are worthy of people’s disposable income. They will not do that with losses like Sunday night or barely hanging on to .500.