NFL: Long After Take-A-Knee, Many Fans Never Came Back

Written by Wes Walker on September 16, 2019

Politicizing your product really is a risky business. Will the supporters you gain outweigh the ones you lose?

It’s the 100th season. It’s supposed to be some kind of a historic year, right?

Well, where IS everybody?

Fans and casual observers couldn’t help but notice something in Week 2 of the NFL season.

A whole lot of empty seats. Not just at one or two stadiums where a craptastic team can’t draw their own fans, but even in some stadiums where — based on their records –they should be showing up.

Social media was abuzz with people asking where all the fans went.

The TV ratings aren’t much better.

Week-over-week they’ve dropped 30% from the season opener.

What’s gone wrong? Are the teams really that bad? Are fans too busy to care?

Or is this just the house that Kaep built?