Do thousands of empty seats at NFL games matter?

From David Hookstead at Daily Caller:

The San Francisco 49ers Thursday night game against the Los Angeles Rams kicked off in front of a nearly empty stadium.

Los Angeles Times reporter Lindsey Thiry tweeted a photo at the time of kickoff, which showed thousands of open seats. In fact, most sections in the photo have more empty seats than fans.

Reality check: Is it possible that guys go to football games to get away from the grind and that asking them to get involved in SJW causes is asking them to go elsewhere? To the extent that they stakeholders don’t see that, the sport may be reaching obsolescence. Where is the crowd going, by the way?

The NFL is the crown jewel of American sports. It can’t be overstated how awful the optics of an empty stadium for a primetime game is. More.

Maybe. Let’s look deeper. Maybe football doesn’t need fans any more.

See also: But why do they think guys watch football?

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  • tom_billesley

    Will NHL benefit?

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      We’ll see if any of the players go along with this Anthem nonsense. Hockey players tend to have more class than football players, they usually come from better backgrounds.

    • Clausewitz

      No as long as Gary Bettman is still commissioner.

    • Hard Little Machine

      Networks resisted the NHL. because they felt there weren’t enough breaks in the action. With more people watching soccer that will change but the advantage will go TO soccer.

    • Minicapt
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  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    I follow Sports to get away for awhile from thinking about muzzies, Justin, and all the rest of it. As soon as some ass wipe has to introduce his typical left-wing politics into it, I get pissed off and start tuning out. The polls show that I am not alone.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The NBA mostly plays to empty stadiums that are sold out. Ordinary people can’t afford tickets and corporations don’t share theirs.