PDA

View Full Version : New Jaguar owner talks "real" fans


Wolf
01-12-2012, 05:46 PM
New Jacksonville Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan Claims Real Fans Are Season-Ticket Holders

Jacksonville has a new NFL owner and a new head coach. But now it also has new PR problems.

Not only was the hire of coach Mike Mularkey panned by critics Wednesday, Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is in serious damage control mode after his comments about what makes a fan of his team.

Khan explained just what it takes to be a Jaguars fan, in his opinion: "I think I can clarify at this point for me a fan is somebody who is a season ticket holder fan for the Jaguars," said the new owner. "We want to hear from people, we want a huge amount of constructive feedback. We need input, but we need that from fans who are season ticket holders."

So the implication is if you're down on your luck and can't afford season tickets in a state hit hard by the recession, you're not a true fan.

Considering the Jaguars finished 24th in attendance in 2011, that's a pretty small number of supporters.

Khan wouldn't speak on camera to First Coast News about the backlash, but his representative spinned the dis as an "off-the-cuff comment."



http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/dish/201201/nfl-owner-claims-real-fans-are-season-ticket-holders

Double Barrel
01-12-2012, 05:59 PM
ouch...maybe it's part of a genius ploy to alienate the remaining three members of the fanbase to make the move to LAX that much easier? :hmmm:

Sounds like he would be right at home with a certain thread in this forum... :whistle:

Wolf
01-12-2012, 09:28 PM
ouch...maybe it's part of a genius ploy to alienate the remaining three members of the fanbase to make the move to LAX that much easier? :hmmm:

Sounds like he would be right at home with a certain thread in this forum... :whistle:

yep ..true DB!

TEXANRED
01-12-2012, 09:39 PM
This is the same guy who gets on message boards and posts what a real fan is.

GlassHalfFull
01-12-2012, 09:47 PM
Oh, I wondered why this was in this forum. I wanted to talk cars. I love my jag.

Playoffs
01-12-2012, 09:53 PM
I think this guy should be his own GM. http://forum.tahadi.com/images/smilies/nod_4.gif

eriadoc
01-12-2012, 10:09 PM
Khan wouldn't speak on camera to First Coast News about the backlash, but his representative spinned the dis as an "off-the-cuff comment."

Spinned? LOL, journalists.

steelbtexan
01-12-2012, 10:34 PM
Too bad those 99,000 people on the Packers waiting list aren't real fans. LOL

Ron Jeremy knows how to make friends and influence people. (Says Khans moustasche) LOL

ChampionTexan
01-12-2012, 10:39 PM
32 teams - say an average of 75,000 capacity per stadium? Makes you wonder how Roger Goodell feels about the idea that the absolute best case scenario for the NFL as a whole is 2.4 Million "real" fans.

Wolf6151
01-12-2012, 11:06 PM
ouch...maybe it's part of a genius ploy to alienate the remaining three members of the fanbase to make the move to LAX that much easier? :hmmm:

Sounds like he would be right at home with a certain thread in this forum... :whistle:

Good point. I-10 leads straight from Jacksonville to L.A.

The1ApplePie
01-13-2012, 12:12 PM
On the bright side, their new owner provides a fountain of KHAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNN!, Iron Shiek, Camel Clutch, and Snidley Whiplash jokes

TimeKiller
01-13-2012, 02:53 PM
What's wrong with what he said?

I'd say it again. If you want to complain, the least you could do is buy enough tickets to get the game to air locally. Then the rest of you morons might actually have some game action to steamroll the organization with. I want to hear what the people who actually put their money where their mouth is speak. Not Billy Hills sitting in his 10+ year old Jags jersey on some delapidated recliner, springs sticking out and all, guzzling down Natty lite like it was IQ juice taking breaks from beating his wife and children to call into radio shows to hammer the team.

Dang. Good thing I'M not the new Jags owner.....

badboy
01-13-2012, 03:01 PM
Doesn't he also a chicken fried "foot in the mouth" restaurant?