Stanley Cup Victory in 2011 Could Be Ideal Timing for San Jose Sharks

March 17th, 2011 by Patrick Goulding II Leave a reply »
A certain professional American football league, which shall remain nameless so as not draw any publicity in internet searches, is currently locked in an infantile spat between players and owners in an all-out effort to extort and exploit its loyal fans.

There is an ever-diminishing chance that this will be resolved prior to the fall, allowing a quasi-normal 2011 season to be played out.

Many fans have already abandoned ship, at least for the time being. The potential (and—in the eyes of many wiser and more reasonable observers—likely) cancellation of the NFL’s 2011 season will suddenly displace countless sport-hungry Americans, leaving them with a wealth of free time that otherwise would have been dedicated to passionately following football.

This situation creates a unique opportunity for other leagues to lure these fans in and grow their fan bases in the potential absence of the largest and most powerful draw on the American sporting map.

The leagues that stand to gain the most are those on the fringe of the popular awareness right now—as they can greatly benefit from not having to compete with a media behemoth ...

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