Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
How are the fans perspectives on the Texans bad for McNair's businesses? If the fans are ticked off about Kubiak, how does that translate to some power plants on the East Coast, a Biotech firm, a Real Estate company, and some venture capital things?
McNair's not running some Mytiburger franchise that local people are going to stop going to if they don't like what he does with the team. The fans in Houston are NOT the people McNair's businesses deal with. The only time their his customers is when they're going to the games. And if he's not looking at that as his main source of income, then he's not that worried about what the fans think.
For someone like a McNair or a Jerry Jones, owning a sports team is their way of playing Madden. This is a game. They want to win. It's exciting. But if someone is burning a Schaub jersey outside the stadium, it's not the end of their world.
For starters when fans stop going to games there is a loss parking revenue, concession revenue, seat revenue, suite rental revenue. Seasons of discontent can have a negative effect of Texans advertising rates. Burning a Schaub jersey outside of Reliant may not be a problem. When they stop buying the jerseys they burn, that is.Television advertising rates are based on ratings, when fans stop watching rates go down. Prudent and responsible CEOs are not in the business of dismissing the loss of revenues, they're in the business of increasing and growing revenues.