Getting Your Attention
Okay, let's say there is some kind of disruption of the NFL regular season this fall.
As a Jets season ticket holder, I am NOT hoping for this.
But as a good friend suggested to me this weekend, if there are canceled games in the pros this coming season Columbia really should try to take advantage as much as possible.
How about half-price or even free tickets to all fans coming to Wien Stadium with Giants and Jets tickets for canceled games?
How about an ad blitz promoting good quality football right here in Manhattan for half the price of PARKING at the Meadowlands?
The last time a major sports strike effected the Lions was 1994... but that was during the Major League BASEBALL strike and canceled postseason.
Nevertheless, the Lions got extra coverage that fall because of the need to fill the vacated space Yankee and Met articles would have occupied in the papers. The result was great, because 1994 was the best Lion season since 1971 and a lot of people in the city followed them a lot more closely because of the baseball strike.
Just imagine how many new fans Columbia could generate with a strong 2011 season without NFL distractions?