The Washington professional football team, the D.C. Grudens, visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday night for a meaningless exhibition game that was played in the rain that comes with impending tropical storms in Florida. The game was played in front of what could best be described as a sparse crowd. Via ESPN:
Attendance was announced as 42,996, however there only appeared to be about 5,000 or so in the stands at kickoff. Only die-hard fans stayed around for the end.
“Insane” might be a better descriptor for anyone in the stands to watch this ragtag group of “NFL players.” I mean, just look at this box score. How many position players have you heard of?
Can you believe that the NFL makes season ticket holders buy preseason tickets and this is the product? I mean, maybe Jameis Winston or Kirk Cousins plays a series or two if the game wasn’t being played in pre-tropical storm conditions. What a racket.
The only good to come out of this game were pictures taken by USA TODAY Sports Images and Getty photographers that captured a fan struggling with his poncho.
How epic must that struggle have been that two guys working different sides of the stadium both noticed him? Not very to distract from what was happening on the field.