Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by MotownPride, Oct 6, 2006.
How do you really feel about Davidson, ggazoo?
Point well taken Max but there is a plan to extend the People Mover to be able to accomodate everyone going to all Detroit sports venues ,and Woodward & Jefferson run very close to all sports arenas "with" multiple e- ways I-75, 10(lodge),and 94.
I wonder when Detroiters became so poor that we couldn't afford some basketball tickets: The Lions seem to sell out win or lose, there seems to be no shortage of Redwings fans, and it's safe to say theTigers aren't losing too much in the "poor" D. I guess Davidson is a much better business-man than the other 2 owners what with 2 teams always staying and one selling out more games since the move to the D and all I. guess it's not "too" hard to get through the city. And I don't see how the fans can be any harder on the Pistons in losing seasons than they are on the Wings, Tigers, or Lions(did I mention losing seasons but sell out games) [sign]WELCOME TO DETROIT CITY[/sign]
How many of those Lions fans and Red Wings fans are suburbanites and how many reside in the city of Detroit? Love to see those numbers. Baseball is still realitively affordable but not the other sports. Sorry, I don't count Metro Detroiters as City of Detroiters. But hey, sports are big business. Ticket prices have gone up. I just think people that reside in the city of Detroit have suffered. These are supposed to be their teams, too. At least Davidson could play 10 or so games in the city every season and make the tickets more available somehow to residents of Detroit. Never happen.
you speakth truth oh great Ggazoo.
Ggazoo: Last two seasons, the DDOT (Detroit Department of Transportation) and the Palace teamed up and offered a cheap ticket and a ride on the bus for $12 or $15 bucks. I went. I was sitting on the back wall in the very top of the Palace. Some cats brought a radio and we listened to Blaha and Mahorn call the game. The ride back home was pretty fun with lots of Pistons talk and debate. It's a good time. DDOT and the Palace should get the word out a little better.
Careful what you wish for wanting Davidson gone. I understand the sentiment and all, but ultimately the owner needs to make money and the team needs to win. As a Lions fan suffering through the Fords' ownership, I'll take Davidson warts and all.
To stay in Det or go is a delima unique to our situation. Personally I hope the Pistons always stay in AH because I would never make it to the weekday games in time if they ever moved back to the city.
I would venture to say that if most of us can afford $600 gators $1200 suits and $60,000 cars I believe it is safe to say we can afford 2or$300 tickets. And trust me from 31yrs. of experience it is not a lot surburbanites that come to the D except the ones who move out but never forget where they came from. What's funny to me though is when the fight broke out at the Palace with the Pacers Detroiters got the bad rep even though they were in the AH. I wonder if anybody saw the guy who threw the cup that set things in motion? I wonder if the guy was from the D or a "suburbanite". I wonder if the Pistons had a new owner or a [different] owner where would the team reside. But then again [sign]"IF, IF WAS A FIFTH, WE WOULD ALL BE DRUNK"[/sign] [sign]WELCOME TO DETROIT CITY[/sign]
1. PISTONS/ SHOCK 2.WINGS 3. TIGERS 4.LIONS. How can anyone rate the Tigers over the Pistons and Wings. They haven't been good since 1984, until now. The Pistons and Wings have each won at least 3 ships and the Tigers nothing. Maybe some of us are bandwagon asscats like Sheed says. I hope the Tigers win but their last 20 years or so have been pretty grim. And I hope if the tigers win there will be no pictures of Bubba and the burning car. Seems like it is taking forever to live that down.
I didn't know about that Linwood. I like that except that it's too bad you were stuck at the top of the Palace.
Does anybody besides me and my Sith realize that the Pistons and Shock are the SAME organization? ahhhhhperhhhh!
My guess with a different owner the team may still be in Detroit because they may have accepted city funds for the new arena.
I am sure it was a lot cheaper for Davison to build in AH. Looking at all the hassels with the Casinos it does not seem very easy or cheap to build something large within the city limits. Everyone wants a taste.
Point well put and well taken Max.
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