What makes you think the media is actually seeing the 1200 figure? I know that's what's on the stats report, but do you think the Trib editor is actually perusing those stats and deciding whether to send a reporter to the next game? I highly doubt it. Anyways, don't blame the media for this one. Not even close. When there was more mass media coverage last year, when Len Ziehm was at over half the home games last year with no Blackhawks, and Nate Whalen with the Southtown was there even more . . . how many butts in seats do you think their presence accounted for? You can criticize the media for a lot, but it's not the media's fault that the Storm have struggled. Here's why there were 1200 people at the game on Sunday, in no particular order. 1) They were going against the end of the Fire. 2) They were going against the Bears. 3) They were going against the start of the Hawks. 4) Indoor soccer is a niche sport who's popularity has faded over the last two decades, especially with a viable outdoor league in town. My novel solution to the whole problem...if you're concerned about the team continuing, stop pointing the finger at the media, or even the management, which is a whole other enchilada you could blame. Point the finger at the ticket guy and say I want 4. Then pull out your cash and pay for the tickets. This is not a league that's gonna thrive on radio or TV "revenue". They need fans to buy tickets, but their marketing budget is limited. So bring a friend. Have them bring a friend. Have those friends bring friends. Bring a group. Word-of-mouth it. At this point, I think it's gonna require a grass-roots effort like this. Sorry for the ramblings.