Blue Jackets fans need stronger protest than ‘Occupy Nationwide,’ Browns fans need to start protesting

Remember Occupy America?

Yes, that was the whimsical movement when a lot of people yelling “we are the 99” camped outside Wall Street and other public places?

Well, that was only several months ago and it hasn’t worked.

I appreciate the outcry over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The team spent big-time over the off-season and upgraded their payroll to sixth-best in the league.

Apparently, they didn’t select the right players since the team is mired in last place.

So about 250 braved a cold Saturday to protest outside Nationwide Arena. Yes, 250.

The message sparked a response Friday from team owner John McConnell, but the response seemed to be nothing more than the team’s way of responding to a PR situation.

Want to make a statement, don’t show up for games.

It repeatedly amazes me that for as “mad” as Cleveland Browns fans are, they repeatedly sell out the stadium for home games.

The message it shares with management is that fans are OK without a lot of change.

It’s going to take a lot more than small protests to spark change for the Blue Jackets.

Browns fans need to start somewhere.

UNWATCHABLE – I did my best to watch the Pro Bowl and NHL All-Star Game. Didn’t last more than a few minutes on each game.

I understand the financial point of having these games, but other than that, there’s little interest.

It won’t happen, but it would be interesting if the leagues would just pick their all-star teams and leave it there.

Won’t happen, but it’s fun to dream.


Posted on January 30, 2012, in Sports and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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