I have noticed something occuring recently on the board that I'm really hoping we can have a civil and respectful discourse on because I don't understand it and would honestly like to understand why it's happening. Why are people seemingly angry with alumni & others making the decision to not renew their season tickets?
To begin with I think there are a lot of good reasons to not renew your tickets AND I think there'sa lot of good reasons to renew your tickets. I could easily make an arguement for both and given that I've held mine since 1987 you can see that for 26 years I supported the "renew" side of the debate. But what I do not understand, and would like some board insight on, is why are people angry at those now deciding to not renew?
Look at every thread where the subject is broached. You will read comments like "don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out" or "we don't need you here anyways" and other deragatory posts where it's clear the person writing is upset that another person is not renewing. I truly don't get it - why are people mad over this? And take me and my well documented decision out of this please when responding - those negative comments have been directed across the board at virtually everyone who has posted they are not renewing next year. There was a thread up last night where the question was asked and posters with little or no board history were getting riduculed and slammed as "fair weather fans" for their decision.
If it's true that we have a long waiting list for seasons tickets the departure of some of the current attendees simply means new people will replace them. And presumably these new fans will be excited and happy to get their seats so the stadium will remain full and with new, perhaps more energized, fans. Why is this a bad thing? Why are people upset with those making the decision to stop attending (regardless of their reasons) - it doesnt make sense to me.