The Niners aren't the only team struggling to get fans into their stadium on game day — their opponents on Thursday have also started the season in an empty home.
Playing at the storied Los Angeles Coliseum, the Rams opened their season in front of roughly 25,000 people in a stadium that can hold almost four times that. And Los Angeles' newest team in town, the Chargers, have seen visibly poor attendance despite playing their season in a converted soccer stadium that can hold only 27,000 people.
Last weekend, both Los Angeles teams hosted NFL games, and their ticket sales combined didn't reach the number that USC and Texas drew to the Coliseum on Saturday night.
a lot of it has to do with losing teams, who wants to pay those prices (parking, food, drink, tickets) to see bad football. Although the NFL will see some drop from boycotts. Most of the fans that go stupid over NFL have little sense. I personally like my country and my money over NFL
Pro athletes and entertainment "celebrities" are nothing but trained monkeys whose sole purpose is to entertain those willing to pay for it. It don't matter if they are black, white or green with purple polka dots. The only difference between them and the rest of us, is that more people watch them do their jobs. That's it. Shut up, do your job and stay outta stuff you don't understand.
Aggregate NFL ratings were up 3% this week. The attendance at games is down because some teams (49ers, for example), put a bad product on the field and who wants to pay those kind of prices to watch bad football? And some teams, like the Chargers, should have never left San Diego to move to an LA market that didn't want them.
There may be initial backlash from the most ardent of Trumpers, but it won't last. Three things will happen. 1.) There will be those death knell tea partiers who can't and won't ever acknowledge any of the Orange in Chiefs numerous blunders whom will never come back to pro football. Good riddance. 2.) There will be people whom have never been interested in pro football that tune it to see how the drama of the protests play out. 3.) Most who "boycott" will return after a short time, as most boycotts play out.
The NFL will find new fans to fill the gaps left by the small minority that does stick to their boycott and it will still continue to be the money making ratings machine it has always been.
And just a side note, last night MNF, two good teams on a big stage... sellout crowd.
And another example of what really fuels the anger of Trump supporters and internet patriots.
Crowd Boos As Entire Cowboys Team, Owner, & G.M. 'Take A Knee' In Arizona
Booed yes, stayed and enjoyed the game.. also yes. Boo all you want, still a sellout crowd that knew what to expect.
And since I watched the game and saw it live, the boos weren't deafening. In fact, boos later in the game when Arizona failed to convert on 3rd down were exponentially louder. Also, the kneel took place before the anthem. My guess is it was more about booing the cowboys as the game was held in Arizona.
Here's another side to the story:
that youtube vid is great example of problem. first I don't object to their right to protest, off the clock. wearing a uniform and being allowed to protest tells me the whole company believes it. second less than .oo3% of police are involved in black shootings, however over paid spoiled brat NFL blames them all. Yes I take is as disrespect when anyone burns our flag, diss our anthem. I turned them off the first game of the season. they over charge for everything and then want taxpayer help for stadiums. A police officer starts at $28,000 and nfl min. salary is $400,000? Time to stop paying them.
The people supporting the NFL, and BLM thugs are as bad as they are. Kaepernick's socks portraying cops as pigs are fine with them., and it is about disrespecting our flag and country. **** on the NFL and the people that still support them and make excuses for them. Kap can take his Muslim gf and go to her country. See how well he's treated there for being half black.
Kraven posted:The monkey and the crustyhog share their everyday flamingliberal take, missing the point as usual.The whole thing started with an un-American afro QB losinghis touch and is benched, so typically he blames whatever hethinks his socialist thugs will back him up. He especially wantsthe LEO's killed for undisclosed reasons.Their greatest accomplishment of course would be to destroythe American flag and the US Constitution, so the muck canrun amuck. Like Cuba or Venezuela.
Too, his Muslim gf is egging him on. ANYONE that can even pretend it's not disrepecting our country and flag is as full of **** as a Christmas goose. The half white ******* wore socks depicting cops as pigs, and some still support him. Unreal.
Celebrating the Anthem protest
Kraven posted:Not sure what these liberal Dems are so happy about, celebratingsomething or one of their dances.
The antibiotics worked on their STDs.