Monday, October 29, 2007
There was a lot of hype about the game. 500,000 ticket requests reportedly came in during the first few hours after the game announcment. Then, there was this buildup. And a lot of gamesmanship about not being able to resell tickets and the like. And that further built the hype...
But, come game day, there wasn't as much excitement. It wasn't the only game shown. It wasn't showcased. It was just another Fox telecast. That seemed weird.
As did my observation that there were a lot of empty seats in the stadium. Here's a long shot of the stadium. Over on the left, there's a fairly large empty section, and there are certainly patches of empty seats. Yes, it was close to halftime, but what's up with that?
Doug (aka the Phinatic) was at the game, and said the same thing. In fact, he'll be talking about it on his show on PhinFeverRadio.com on Thursday night.