Lol I forgot they were still playing.
While flipping channels I’ve skimmed over a few games and hardly anyone was in the stands. Some stadiums look empty. If fans aren’t going to the games they’re going to have a tough time making it through the season. I don’t know why they keep trying to make this work very few are interested.
You like mens mud wrestling too. What's your point?!I watched, cuz I like football...
It's not about the gate, man.. It's about the TV eyeballs. If they can get even a couple million eyeballs watching the games it's a win for the networks. They don't need NFL ratings.. they just need to match or better MLB.. which I suspect they probably do.. But who knows..
If they’re not showing up at the gate they’re not watching it on TV. No one’s watching that’s why these leagues keep folding. The NFL owners lost a lot of money when no one could come to the games in 2020. You need fans coming to the games and watching them on TV to survive.
I dunno man.. The math doesn't add up.. Each NFL team gets about $250 million a year from the latest TV contract. The average NFL team attendance was reported to be about 67,500 in 2021. In order for the ticket revenue to match that the average ticket price would have to be over $460 a pop.
According to statista:
the highest average ticket price in 2021 was the Raiders at $153.47. Now we know the Cowboys led the league in attendance at 80,403/game in 2021. The Cowboys average ticket price was $99.50. That means each home game gate was worth on average $8 million and change to Jerry. Multiply that by 8 and he pocketed $64 million from ticket sales in 2021. Or about a fourth of what the TV number was. Now we all know that in game attendance also results in beer and hot dog sales.. but not every team owns its own concessions and parking and what not. And it aint equaling another 20 million per game anyway! Yes it contributes to the bottom line.. but it's the smaller slice of the pie not the larger. And remember this iteration of the USFL has a tiny salary cap and no travel expenses. I suspect the TV money more than covers their payroll.
My take as well.Yes and I still watch as much as possible. It's not the NFL but it's not bad at all.
You're being kind saying the stadiums look semi-empty. Almost every game I have seen televised looks like this. I am almost certain that the telecasts are using artificial crowd noise.I watched for just a few minutes. Hate to see a business go down the tubes, but the stadium sure looked semi-empty.
You're being kind saying the stadiums look semi-empty. Almost every game I have seen televised looks like this. I am almost certain that the telecasts are using artificial crowd noise.
That would be a HELL NO from me................I watch the ones on Fox or Nbc.
usually I just watch the 2nd half. Or I might have it on during 1st half with sound down.
The game today had a good ending, Pitt Maulers, who had not won a single game , came back to
beat the houston team with a last second td pass! I think they were on the 7 with 4 seconds left.
Their qb had only been with them about 6 days.
Birmingham, and New Jersey are the leading teams at 5-0 and 4-1 and look to be the teams
that will play in the champ game.
Only 5 weeks left in the season.
In one game the sat game, they were saying that the NO team qb had interviews with like 7 nfl teams
after the season, and shortly after that he threw a really bad int in the redzone lol.
I thought well there go some of those interviews !
The houston team lost last week on a final seconds play, and again this week.
Those type games or the end of them are fun to watch.
Like today I did not expect the pitt team to get in for the td, but they did.
you can look at standings, scores etc here
They are fun to watch, I am getting to know the teams, and some of the players.
And I have seen some good players.
I’m just telling you what was reported. The league took a hit in 2020 when fans weren’t able to attend games. It resulted in a loss of revenue and affected the salary cap.
Oh I know.. they definitely took a hit having no or reduced gate. But none of them would up in the red because of it.
The NFL has been going for a very long time and they know they’ll recover. They took a hit but it wasn’t because of the lack of fan interest. The NFL has no trouble packing stadiums and getting TV ratings. The lack of fan interest in the USFL is bound to catch up with them again.
Could be.. but I do think that if they are able to play games at local stadiums they will get some butts in the seats. With all the games being in Birmingham those are the only games that have anybody in the stands. I can pretty much guarantee you that any team in the South is going to draw. High school games in the South regularly draw 25-30 thousand. I don't think it would take much to do that for this sort of league. Just plant a few well known local legends on the roster. But can it offset the expense of traveling 40 guys plus equipment..
There is exactly that program you want -- "United By Football: A Season in the USFL"This would be an interesting league to watch. But it's lacking something. They should tie in a Hard Knocks type of element, and each week cover the journeymen prospects with the highest chances, or highest hope. Something like that would add entertaining drama the league. If a league like this is ever going to be successful, it's going to have to weather the storm and up the ante on its marketing strategy.
It doesn't not my socks off. But it's mildly entertaining. Right now, there's not a huge market for their product. It's going to take some time. There definitely is a market for NFL-offseason football, but they're going to have to be more creative in their approach than what they are now.
KJJ your wrong on all this.If they’re not showing up at the gate they’re not watching it on TV. No one’s watching that’s why these leagues keep folding. The NFL owners lost a lot of money when no one could come to the games in 2020. You need fans coming to the games and watching them on TV to survive.