Friday, November 5, 2021

Another Day, Another Calgary Flames Home Game Where 5,000 People Choose Not To Attend

 The Flames continue to have about 5,000 people not show up to games. I went yesterday, it was my birthday. The vaccine checker didn't even check my card, and my date walked in with me just flashing her phone screen, which the guy didn't even bother to scan. 

Seems kinda funny. Vaccine fatigue. 

I also didn't see Harvey there. Kinda disappointing. And instead of a kiss cam they are doing a mask cam. It's as lame as it sounds. 

And where are the big titty cowboy girls? I demand the reinstatement of the big titty cowboy girls. They have the ice girls wearing sweat pants and sweat shirts now. It's disgusting.

All in all, the team isn't doing much to counteract the building missing 5,000 people. Whoever runs entertainment at the Dome should be fired, she's going a terrible job. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Did Anybody Go To The Flames Game Last Night? Average Attendance DROPS to 14,939!

 I didn't look to see how many tickets were available, but just checking the attendance figures it appears that the Dome was again missing over 4,000 people, at least. 

This is all about the silly, anti-science, anti-freedom Chinese Cough Vaccine Mandate. If the Flames are happy leaving two or three hundred thousand dollars on the table every night, they should be happy to keep rolling over for the province. If I was running the team, I'd be lobbying like crazy to get these Soviet-esque internal travel documents repealed. 

I happen to deal with some fancy people in my job, people who in years past were spending 10, 20, 30, or even 40 thousand on Flames tickets. Almost none of those clients renewed this year. These are not hillbillies. This is not about people not being able to afford the tickets anymore. People in that boat don't sit in the lower bowl. This is about them not wanting to comply with silly placebo's masquerading as good public policy. 

It's a bit of a shame, because the team might actually be competitive this year. Too bad nobody will be around to see it. How bad will it become after November 15th, when the QR only requirement comes in to play? I could see 12 thousand at the Dome. 

Monday, November 1, 2021

Eric Francis Notices Only 15, 319 Went To The Calgary Flames Halloween Game

The poor attendance numbers to the Flames games feels like it should be a bigger story than it is. I get that the sports media job is to drive ticket sales to the games, so talking about it would be counter-productive, but still. 4,000 people not showing up to the game, when the team is on a big win streak and playing good hockey, seems like it should be a thing worth noting. 

Eric Francis notes it with a one line throwaway sentence in his game story. 15,319 people apparently went to the game. I was there (with my extremely hot African GF, who enjoyed the game, which tells you just how entertaining the team is playing) and there were whole sections that were empty. 

Why? Well, with the team playing well it probably is either people think the ticket is too much, which it is, lets be frank, or it's because of the vaccine mandate. I guess maybe it's because people are still wary of the team based on how last year went, but they are number one in their division right now, so that seems like the least likely. 

If this keeps up I can't see how it won't become a bigger story, leaking from this unread blog which noticed it first to the seen media. How could it not? Attendance has collapsed. 

Hopefully this results in the Flames putting pressure on Kenney to end this silly mandate. Can you imagine how it will look after the QR code only requirement goes into effect on November 15th and extremely handsome people like myself are no longer able to talk their way into the game? I bet it goes to 10,000 people in the stands. 

Hey would you look at that, the Dallas Mavericks have ended their vaccinated only entry requirement. No doubt owing to the collapse of attendance at Maverick games. That's wild. That's also what we like to call 'political cover'. Hopefully this madness is over by Christmas.