The Green Bay Packers announced last week their plans for limiting seating capacity at Lambeau Field last week and if a new survey is to be believed, a lot of fans are more than ok with it.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette took the pulse of fans and “more than half” of fans surveyed said they would not attend a game this year and a majority of those answering that way said the coronavirus pandemic is the reason although politics and other issues such as pricing also were factors.
Out of just over 1,200 fans surveyed, 54.7% said no to attending game this year and of that percentage, 42.5% credited the ongoing pandemic. The next highest reason for not attending was 9.6% who said the NFL playing the black national anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before the national anthem was the reason they would stay away.
What this basically proves is that while the NFL continues to proceed as if a season will happen, fans are much more cautious and skeptical even if fans (however limited an amount) are allowed in the stands.
Personally, I’d be shocked if any games take place at all. The cases in the US continue to rise and seeing cases spike particularly in the NBA and MLB make me very wary the NFL can pull this off.
I’d love football this year of course, but not at the expense of players’ well being. I’d wager a majority of fans feel the same way.
Now to today’s curds.
The guess here is there is a battle brewing between the brain and the heart of many fans. We’d all love to see football this fall after what has been a very trying year, but realistically how safe and/or smart would holding games actually be?
“The Packers wasted Aaron Rodgers’ prime!”
Lynn Dickey: “hold my beer.”
Raheem, buddy, you couldn’t have asked for a trade last year? Asking for Packer Nation.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before but the Lions stand on the brink of *gasp* another major franchise overhaul and this time it might not include Matthew Stafford.
Someone get this kid on a plane to Green Bay stat. I’d love to see their three-cone time.