April 9 article wrote:Secondhand ticket prices for Red Sox games have plummeted 40 percent in the last eight days, according to Bloomberg News.
Just an example. It's not an indictment of anybody who posts on here because they're likely the exception rather than the rule, but anybody who follows baseball or football knows that they seemed to meet a lot more Red Sox and Patriots fans after their respective success. I know winning breeds fandom, but I don't think I ever recall the phrase "Red Sox Nation" muttered before 2004. It's too bad because their first championship is a great story.
Detroit fans are probably not at the top of the list, but their fan base has stayed relatively strong through thick and thin (outside of the Tigers in the early 2000s when they were probably the worst franchise in sports). Not to mention the city has arguably been the country's greatest casualty since the economy tanked. Even the Lions post excellent attendance numbers every year and did during the Millen years. If the Millen years ever took place in Boston their arenas would be ghost towns.