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2019-09-17 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Weak Two: Empty Seats Outnumber Fans in Several NFL Stadiums
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Posted by Fred 2019-09-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [619 views ]  Top

#1 Not surprised...
Posted by crazyhorse 2019-09-17 00:37||   2019-09-17 00:37|| Front Page Top

#2 The worst example appeared to be at L.A. Memorial Coliseum where the Rams were battling the visiting New Orleans Saints.

Nothing's dumber than making the same mistake twice. There's a reason the L.A. Raiders moved back to Oakland, and that's because L.A. residents do not like professional football.
Posted by Raj 2019-09-17 01:13||   2019-09-17 01:13|| Front Page Top

#3 At least the Dolphins, Giants & Bengals crowds (or lack thereof) make some sense - fans knew from the start of the season two weeks ago that they all suck big hairy donkey balls. Pittsburgh's a head scratcher, though that will probably remain the case now that Big Ben's out for the season with that elbow injury. Would like to see some 'journalists' start interviewing these former fans for the reason why; it's too easy to blame it on Kaepernick and I think in any case it's multiple reasons, not just Kneeling Douche Boy.
Posted by Raj 2019-09-17 01:20||   2019-09-17 01:20|| Front Page Top

#4 "Go woke, go broke" (h/t Sarah Hoyt)
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-09-17 01:22||   2019-09-17 01:22|| Front Page Top

#5 I stopped following football after that kneeling crap. They made it crystal clear that they hate us. They blame all of their problems on us and they do not consider themselves Americans like the rest of us. I said, OK, I got the message.

I don't hate the NFL. I just don't care any more. The opposite of love isn't hate. The opposite of love is indifference.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-09-17 03:38||   2019-09-17 03:38|| Front Page Top

#6 Maybe they should rebrand as the Globalist football league. Nothing national about them.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-09-17 05:57||   2019-09-17 05:57|| Front Page Top

#7 There was a time when sports was supposed to personify the American pursuit of excellence. To support your local team was to support America as a whole. When your local team basically spits on you and calls you a bunch of racists, people instead give them the big finger and look for other things.

It's hard to boycott what you never gave a damn about anyway, but others are now seeing my viewpoint. I'll watch when it reaches the point of last person to leave the field alive wins. That might be entertaining and justify their stupid salaries.
Posted by Silentbrick 2019-09-17 06:53||   2019-09-17 06:53|| Front Page Top

#8 Maybe they should rebrand as the Globalist football league. Nothing national about them.

I believe that is called FIFA.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-09-17 07:03||   2019-09-17 07:03|| Front Page Top

#9 empty seats also coming soon to a NASCAR track near you for their as-yet unexplained anti-gun ‘shift.’
Posted by USN, Ret. 2019-09-17 07:48||   2019-09-17 07:48|| Front Page Top

#10 Not to disagree with the general trend, but there is one NFL player who seems to have his head screwed on straight: A spoprtcaster quoted Dallas Cowboys QB Zak Prescott at length on Sunday. I can't find an article, but I heard it with my own ears. (Paraphrasing)

It's not about the money. I love the game. I just want to be the best player I can be.

Now, he's still negotiating his contract, and that statement won't hurt his value, to be sure, but it's got more style than Kneeling-Kapperdick or holdout running back Zeke Elliot (who trained at Cabo while he was holding out). And Dak's first two games were fabulous.
Posted by Bobby 2019-09-17 08:19||   2019-09-17 08:19|| Front Page Top

#11 The NFL players union is infested with social justice warriors and as such their attitude towards the fans has been obvious for a while.

I wonder why it took so long for us in the stands to catch on?
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2019-09-17 08:20||   2019-09-17 08:20|| Front Page Top

#12 I actually laid a bet the Rooneys will jump at the chance to hire Kaepernick. The fans will love it (NOT!)
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-09-17 08:53||   2019-09-17 08:53|| Front Page Top

#13 Dak Prescott - it's not about the money

Prescott said ‘I’ve never played for money, it’s not what makes me happy.’ He said his goal is to be the best player ever and of course he wants to attain that status as a Dallas Cowboy”

Posted by Bobby 2019-09-17 09:47||   2019-09-17 09:47|| Front Page Top

#14 Melvin Gordon: $10 Million a year isn't enough. Show me the money!
Posted by Frank G 2019-09-17 09:51||   2019-09-17 09:51|| Front Page Top

#15 Hit em in the pocketbook.
Start deflating the value of those endorsement contracts and the virtue-signaling will stop right quick.
Posted by Lex 2019-09-17 10:02||   2019-09-17 10:02|| Front Page Top

#16 I agree with Raj. Something is fishy if someone uses LA attendance as some kind of yardstick for the nation. They've probably got the exact same group of football fans half-filling both stadiums (and waiting to drive to Vegas to catch Raiders games). Those folks are probably super-happy but they are a minority.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-09-17 10:47||   2019-09-17 10:47|| Front Page Top

#17 Dogs being kicked senseless on a week day because of Rapelisberger's injury. Poor fido. Arf...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-09-17 10:55||   2019-09-17 10:55|| Front Page Top

#18 Pissburgh deserves.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-09-17 10:56||   2019-09-17 10:56|| Front Page Top

#19 Sadly Nigey and Adid Ass have a lot of money to blow thru and you can bet they will. If certain types of people stop buying their stuff they are in trouble and they will $pend big time to forestall that.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-09-17 10:59||   2019-09-17 10:59|| Front Page Top

#20 The Commissioner and his gutless appeasement policies are a part of this massive decline. SJW asshats have ruined the game for me with racism and excuses for the cultural miasma they escaped by being athletic, not scholars.
Posted by NoMoreBS 2019-09-17 11:46||   2019-09-17 11:46|| Front Page Top

#21 NASCAR is right behind them...
Posted by 49 Pan 2019-09-17 11:49||   2019-09-17 11:49|| Front Page Top

#22 Soon they will have to get a job.
Posted by Varmint Splat1454 2019-09-17 12:20||   2019-09-17 12:20|| Front Page Top

#23 If the national anthem or flag is disrespected at an event, I can't think of any citizenry in the world that's going to pay to go still watch it and participate. The size of the audience in fact is indicative of the divide in Americans otherwise once united on innocent pastimes and sport.

It's like a statement to the wakandans and their SJW benefactors - 'you can have it.'
Posted by Dron66046 2019-09-17 13:52||   2019-09-17 13:52|| Front Page Top

#24 Pirates pitcher arrested for soliciting sex from a minor. I love listening to jock sniffers explaining how sports builds character and kids need athletes as role models. Hypocrites.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-09-17 14:07||   2019-09-17 14:07|| Front Page Top

#25 Football will be dead in a decade as parents refuse to let their kids play because of microcuncussions and that starts to starve the system of the number of necessary players.

The guys in charge are probably hoping to (a) buy off SJW sympathies to stave off lawsuits related to microcuncissions (b) ensure they get into the the good parties after the NFL folds.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-09-17 14:32||   2019-09-17 14:32|| Front Page Top

#26 NFL seems about like professional wrestling - yes, athletic ability is involved, but all the parties (including officials) are part of one company, and the company goal is to make money marketing entertainment.
Posted by Glenmore 2019-09-17 17:10||   2019-09-17 17:10|| Front Page Top

#27 The jayhawks are back
Posted by Bman  2019-09-17 19:55||   2019-09-17 19:55|| Front Page Top

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