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I don't think it's difficult to follow the puck but I've watched hockey all my life.
Basketball vs Hockey.....
Yeah, it's got to be one or the other, right?
In the immortal words of some dead guy, "Can we all get along?"
Exactly. Yesterday I enjoyed Pitt/UConn, Pens/Phlyers and Butler/Gonzaga.
You can like and enjoy both.
If the Pens went thru another 4 year stretch like they did a decade ago, I don't think the attendance numbers would drop nearly as much as it did from 2002-2006. I'd imagine probably like 80% of Pens season ticket holders are under 35. This was the first generation of Pittsburghers that grew up watching a consistently competitive Pens team. When they hit hard times 10 years ago, this generation was still in college or recently graduated. In other words, they didn't really have the finances to invest in tickets like they do now.
Why do you think the Penguins keep about 500 or so tickets for student rush EVERY game? They could easily sell them as part of partial season ticket packages, but they want to keep the younger generation involved and part of th team. I think the Steelers could benefit from doing something like this, that way its not the same old farts at the stadium till they turn 90. You need a constant flow of young fans at the game, and the Pens do a great job of it.
Pitt football should try that trick...
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