Blakeley will never be repeated. He was a showman who understood that the people wanted to be entertained. All coaches now are way too button down to ever do what Blakeley did....hold his nose to refs over bad calls, pray on the sideline, throw off his coat at the right moment, have a theme on the back of his chair for each season, have players who would throw the ball the full length of the court as a designed play, and many many other fun moments. Winning helps, but we must understand that there is great competition for the entertainment dollar in this market.
OK, here's the deal...if you are a new $25 donor you get ONE free ticket for each of the home games in the Eagle Wing section. That way new members could get a peek at the product and will probably bring one PAYING customer with them. As I have said so many time, empty seats do not buy cokes, hot dogs or t-shirts.
I agree that this game will set the tone for the rest of the season. If we lose, we will nose dive back to our old selves. If we win, I see us getting momentum back and being very dangerous in the conference race.