A little over a year ago my wife and I moved to Utah from Bakersfield, California. In California we were big hockey fans and supported the Condors along with the rest of the community. Media blitzes, player interest interviews, sponsor-supported events and advertising seemed to bring fans out in droves even with losing seasons.
I realize we have a number of local colleges that are strongly supported as well as other professional sports teams, but I am really disappointed by the lack of media support provided by the local papers regarding the Utah Grizzlies. In many cases I have to go to web sites to find out scores, trades and other events of interest. It is not surprising that fan support is down when they never hear about the success of the local team. It is sad that I often hear more about the team I left than the local team I am trying to adopt.
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