Jacksonville Jaguars Endure Slow Fan Surrender

Posted: 21st October 2009 by Tim McClellan in NFL
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The Jacksonville Jaguars were challenged to prove the skeptics wrong when the city was awarded an NFL franchise nearly 16 years ago. As the smallest media market aside from Green Bay, fans were being asked to overachieve in order to sell tickets and keep the franchise profitable as it navigated the early years. For the most part, the fans delivered on that challenge, and for the first few years everything was fine. The cracks started to emerge as early as 1999. Coming off a 14 win season that concluded with the Jaguars losing in the AFC Championship game in front of a home crowd, the team was already starting to see a portion of their fan base peeling away.á It really does not matter what the team has done to stem the tide either.á When fans grumbled about Tom Coughlin being so much ...

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