When you have lost Earl, you've lost the wider donor base.
Hadn't talked to my bud, who is a sip, for a long time until the other day. Finally asked him his opinion of what was going on at the 40 acres. His response was that he doesn't go to games anymore, gave up his season tickets, and most of the 5K to 10K per year donors he knew were scaling way back.
Then he proceeded to wax on about how awesome Manziel was and how awful Ash and Case were. And said Deloss should get a taste tester before someone on the waitstaff at a restaurant poisons his lunch or dinner.