The NFL may have dug themselves in a deeper hole than even the Buffalo Bills this season.
In Buffalo, it’s the story of the ever-changing quarterback situation filled with abysmal veterans and scared-puppy rookies. For the NFL, however, it’s the story of the kneelers and the standers.
This season has been a bit less hectic for the NFL, whose kneeling protests have all but dwindled into obscurity this year. With less attention being paid to American football than possibly ever before, the protest itself lost a great deal of the impact that it could have.
We also mustn’t forget that the protests never moved past the “advocacy” phase, with players only participating in the showboating maneuvers and not community leaders, leaving their “activism” for the cameras only.
Now, even with the reduced rancor among the running backs, the NFL still can’t seem to get butts in the seats.
— Dennis Koulatsos Show (@DKoulatsosShow) November 18, 2018
— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) November 18, 2018
Today marks #Chargers’ first time back in LA in over a month. Team has chance to take seventh win in a row w/ victory over DEN. Crowd continues to be healthy with opposing fans despite the recent success; team will say it will take the wins. pic.twitter.com/lZ8yelOVtK
— Annie Heilbrunn (@annieheilbrunn) November 18, 2018
Hey, at least the Bills’ fans are still showing up: