I doubt if the Rams got their arm twisted on this episode. Consider it from a business prospective. Ed Jones Stadium holds 66,000 fans of the Rams. For 2013, the Ed Jones Stadium placed #31 of the 32 NFL teams for the eight games played in the stadium....with average attendance of 56,957 (ESPN numbers).
That means there’s nine thousand empty seats on an average game. Some draw more, some less. If you were management, you’d want to find some little low-cost gimmick which would put 1,000 more fans into the stadium for those eight games. I hate to suggesting hyping this guy and hoping that 1,000 more fans show up, who happen to be gay or bi-sexual....but that’s really the card that you’d want, and the contract he gets won’t be a fantastic number. You pay a reasonable price for a marginal player, get the 1,000 extra fans to show up for eight lousy games, and enjoy more profit. If you get 3,000 more fans....man, that’d be fantastic for the bottom line.
I should note that the Oakland Raiders are last in the league for home attendance (roughly 80-percent of the stadium filled for eight games). Max capacity is 63,000 and they really needed Sam probably more....if the intention was to fill the stadium and put another thousand fans at each home game.
The two teams you mention have been big losers in recent years, Raiders and Rams though the Rams really did have a decent team last year but fell short of making the playoffs. They played well in a number of their games. They did defeat Arizona in game I, they beat the Colts, Bears and Saints, not bad.
But for a number of years after Kurt Warner left, the Rams had one of the worse records in the NFL.
But they should be pretty good this year, in fact, they might be so good, I don’t know if they can play someone for “looks”, cosmetic purposes if the guy is not fullfilling his role as someone else on the squad could. Defense has to stop the other team.
There is probably a good chance “Sam” jerseys could be popular which is pitiful to me. Someone said he got a commercial deal too though I don’t know. I think someone might be bankrolling him some to go on this crusade. He went out to Las Vegas to celebrate with his boyfriend. Is this from the sponsorship deal if it exists? Or is someone funding him?
Good point Pepsi! I didn’t look at it that way. I was coming from the theory that the NFL did not want to deal with the fallout from the LGBT mafia, the way other companies have. But you are probably right - there may be a bunch more people in their seats at the games.
Well you make a point, but I could also say that it might backfire with fathers canceling season tickets or not going to games.
I read somewhere that as soon as Manziel was drafted, Cleveland season tickets took off quickly. How many season tickets were sold for St. Louis?
If your premise is true, why not go all out? Make your team at least half gay, and openly. I mean start with pink uniforms. I mean the locker room interviews would be a stitch. Have the cheer leaders full of cross dressing men.
I mean, let’s not hide it folks.
In summary, I think you’ll see Sam cut fairly soon.
But what about the fans that will decide to cut the NFL from their life? I believe I will be one of those. If the NFL wants to embrace the corrupt social agenda, then I think they do not need my money or support.
Let's assume they gain 1000 to 3000 faggots for each game. They will also lose 5000-15000 normal people for each game.
It is very expensive to go to the game. But it was the last (other than NASCAR) faggot free event you could go to. Now men will be asked to take their son's to a place where they could very likely be molested in the men's room, or have to sit next to two faggots making out in the stands!?!?
I don't think I'd be attending any game that the faggot's team plays at.
I guess that the NFL, like the boy scouts, is dead.
They made the very same mistake that JC Penney's did. They do not know who their customers are and I would guess that they managed to piss off a whole bunch of them.