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Old 09-18-2017, 01:03 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Not to digress from the LA attendance woes, but did any of you watch the Sunday Night game last night? I thought I saw a ton of empty seats there in Atlanta, which is really strange. These are the Super Bowl caliber Falcons opening up their brand new stadium against the Green Bay Packers and I felt like many of the lower level sections had a bunch of empty seats. Upper levels were more empty, naturally.


It looked really odd. I'm wondering if anybody else noticed it.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:20 PM
 
Location: California
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The Chargers have lost two games by missed field goals. They really aren't that far off.

So that means they are 0-2. And what about last year too? You are right, right now they are not too far off, but I do think they are still headed in different directions.
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Old 09-18-2017, 01:23 PM
 
Location: California
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https://www.yahoo.com/sports/rams-ch...011610799.html

More press about the horrible attendance by both teams. USC outdrew them both combined this past weekend.

LA supports teams that win. When either team becomes playoff caliber, they will draw fans. There is no doubt in my mind. Just ask the Clippers.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:26 PM
 
Location: The city of champions
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So that means they are 0-2. And what about last year too? You are right, right now they are not too far off, but I do think they are still headed in different directions.
I'm just saying, they've at least been competitive and both games came down to the very end. It's a solid team but they haven't been able to close out games. They aren't bad by any means.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:27 PM
 
Location: The city of champions
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LA supports teams that win. When either team becomes playoff caliber, they will draw fans. There is no doubt in my mind. Just ask the Clippers.

The Dodgers as well. They haven't won since 1988 and always lead in attendance.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:36 PM
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Not to digress from the LA attendance woes, but did any of you watch the Sunday Night game last night? I thought I saw a ton of empty seats there in Atlanta, which is really strange. These are the Super Bowl caliber Falcons opening up their brand new stadium against the Green Bay Packers and I felt like many of the lower level sections had a bunch of empty seats. Upper levels were more empty, naturally.


It looked really odd. I'm wondering if anybody else noticed it.
70K was in attendance. They made it so that the fan experience would be great...so fans will be all over the stadium.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:27 AM
 
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Well the Rams had their 50th season in L.A. last year, believe it or not.
50th season in The Southland. They played in Anaheim for 15 of those 50 seasons.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:58 AM
 
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For various reasons, the Rams have always been one of my second teams. So I was glad they returned to LA. I was stumped as to why the Chargers moved there as well.

I watched the USC-Texas game Saturday night and was amazed that the Coliseum was sold out or at least looked like it. Then the next day, the Rams-Skins games features noticeable empty seats and lots of Redskins fans- HTTR by the way.

Good grief, can't LA just learn to love the Rams? They have had some pretty good years there. They are a football team and I assume football does not lose its appeal once you cross into the LA metropolitan area.

What gives?
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:33 AM
 
Location: The city of champions
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For various reasons, the Rams have always been one of my second teams. So I was glad they returned to LA. I was stumped as to why the Chargers moved there as well.

I watched the USC-Texas game Saturday night and was amazed that the Coliseum was sold out or at least looked like it. Then the next day, the Rams-Skins games features noticeable empty seats and lots of Redskins fans- HTTR by the way.

Good grief, can't LA just learn to love the Rams? They have had some pretty good years there. They are a football team and I assume football does not lose its appeal once you cross into the LA metropolitan area.

What gives?

I've explained this over and over. USC has been in LA over 100 years. They've developed a long connection with the city. The Rams left LA for 21 years and have been back one. They lost an entire generation of fans. My generation.


My generation's fandom is split up with many different teams. The Rams will have to earn the fanbase back and develop the next generation just like LA's other teams have done. This is not an overnight thing. It will take years.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:48 AM
 
Location: California
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Good grief, can't LA just learn to love the Rams? They have had some pretty good years there. They are a football team and I assume football does not lose its appeal once you cross into the LA metropolitan area.

What gives?
I grew up playing Pop Warner football in the Los Angeles area. As a kid it was THE sport. Now as a father and I can tell you kids here are not into the way we were. It's not even close. Long Beach Poly High School has been putting players in the NFL for decades. And they recently got rid of their JV team because they just don't have enough kids to sustain it. Basketball and Soccer are the preferred sports now. At least that's case here in Southern California.

Make no mistake. Football is still big here because there's so many people. But the clear trend is downward. I bring this up because the NFL can't win over L.A. with only the middle aged crowd. They need the youth.
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