Wildcat Fan, its not whether I agree or not about Sunday afternoon Sixers games. That is something that can be easily discovered and confirmed.
For years people were saying here that the league needed FTA to survive and then grow. Now the league has it, and the evidence is that it is not making the league survive and grow.
The view was generally that if people see the product on TV then they know its a big deal and will buy a ticket, follow the team etc.
So are people now changing their view and saying that the league will survive and grow with FTA only if the games are telecast on Friday and Sunday?
Here is what FTA has done. Its put 800k a year or whatever into the coffers of the NBL. Enough to allow them to do some nice things and do them a little better, but not enough for them to make a difference to the economic life of every club - and that includes crowds.
And yes, the deal has prejudiced the fixture and I think disadvantaged crowd numbers, but not to the extent that the Sixers have fallen. The whole club needs to take some responsibility for that.
My point mate is about the fans and punters here, who cannot make up their minds about what they think is MOST important for the team or the league.