Low support by media and sponsors for NBL GF
Like most fans I'm sure, our only source of news for the NBL GF has been on hoops forums and the NBL website. I have to say I'm very dissapointed with the coverage so far - particularly in Perth, a market that has generally had good support for the Wildcats during the season.
I stupidly assumed that the media would increase it's coverage of GF news but that hasn't been the case. The AFL still gets all the attention and the Wildcats are left with around 20-30 seconds of news occasionally only.
Channel 7 have been the worst so far... They not only give blanket Eagles and Dockers coverage, but also run pointless feature stories, like Nic Naitanui being a role model!! That story lasted around 2 minutes, and they couldn't give any time to the basketball - or even the Glory, who are also playing in the GF. I tell you, the 2nd and 3rd tier sports like basketball have really fallen down badly in the pecking order from Channel 7.
Channel 10 and ABC have been pretty good, but bugger all from 7. Not even a good luck message leading into game one was mentioned.
Also, would it bee so hard for Diploma, or Gemmil Homes to put an advert in the paper showing their support for the Cats? No! They just pay the Cats to advertise on their home floor, but offer no further support.
If you were I. Perth, you would find it hard to believe there is a GF on featuring the local team, which is amazing given that game 2 was sold out in a day!
Just wish the media and sponsors would show more love for the proudest and most sucessful WA club we have.