Thursday, February 5th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  11 responses

Sellout Streak Comes to an End in Detroit

As always, the blame falls to the economy: “The streak, which began Jan. 19, 2004, against the San Antonio Spurs, ended at 259 games. Palace Sports and Entertainment president Tom Wilson cited the economy as the main reason for streak’s end. ‘It was coming,’ Wilson said before the game against the Heat. ‘We knew at the beginning of the year with the economy being what it is, we knew it was coming. We didn’t know how long we could get through.’”

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  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Didn’t they just miss by like 400 people or something miniscule like that?

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    even less than that, eboy.. pretty loyal fans to keep coming even though detroit must be one of the places where the crisis has struck the hardest. And that weather!

  • http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty


  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    They actually missed the sellout by 356. Pretty impressive streak to have for so long (259). I’m suprirsed it didn’t end sooner. I know they want to blame the economy, but I know it was mostly the Pistons poor play of late. I’m quite sure if they were playing better, they would have sold those remaining tickets.

  • http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    They should have just done what the Thunder do and lie they ass off. Ive seen some very unflattering camera angles of those stands on various league pass surfing nights. Sh!ts was Empty. Like Floirda Marlins empty.

  • http://docfunk.blogspot.com Doc Funk

    They should make Amir Johnson grow an afro so they can hand-out their surplus of wigs.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Economy plus the fact that Pistons have been sucking lately.

  • underdog

    Well, don’t forget the Pistons isn’t better than average this year. I think this has something to do with the decrease of the ticket selling.

  • Mendel

    Economy? NOT! Its called not wanting to see dropping five straight at home.

  • aaron

    I was at the game last night.

    It’s the economy. Michigan has had it worse than the rest of the nation for a while now. My father, after being a season ticket holder for 18 years, couldn’t afford to spend the money on season tickets last year and this year.

    Don’t forget, Michigan(and more so Detroit) has been in a recession for YEARS.

  • Andrew

    Why doesn’t anyone point out the real reason? That being the fact Michael Curry sucks at coaching basketball. Why do NBA suits love this guy?