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Old 11-19-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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I dont live in Denver, but I usually try to make it to at least one game a year. I went to the Jets game Thursday, and was shocked that the stadium didnt come close to being full until almost half time. Is it like that at every game? I couldnt believe this was a prime time game and the place was half full. What gives?
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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Thursday night. Lot of working stiffs can't get off early to get downtown to the stadium on time for a 6:20 start.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
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That kinda figures.. That place was definitely rockin by the time the final drive rolled around!
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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My guess would have been a working night
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:39 PM   #5
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Sold out, but something like 3000 no shows. Must have been since it was a weeknight. At least it wasn't full of Jet fans.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:41 PM   #6
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:41 PM   #7
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Sold out, but something like 3000 no shows. Must have been since it was a weeknight. At least it wasn't full of Jet fans.
I dont know what was worse the, drunken Tele Tubby wearing a Tebow jersey babbling on about being a Dolphins fan that came to watch Tebow, or the drunken Jets fan carrying on about Revis... At least I got to hear the Jets fan get made fun of all the way out the stadium.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:45 PM   #8
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Both games I've went to this year were night games and have been like that. For some reason, they've had the Colfax exit closed and the traffic has been flowing slower than normal near the stadium. Some friends that usually park to the north and ride the bus said it took a lot longer than it usually does and they missed the beginning of the game. I'm not sure what they think they're accomplishing by closing the Colfax exit and forcing all the traffic to the other exits. The lines to get in the stadium also seemed slower than normal Thursday night.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:09 PM   #9
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What was really pathetic was the empty seats at Arrowhead in the 4th Quarter. It's not as if it was a blowout - the lead was ten, and then seven. Yet the place was almost empty.
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night games during the week suck in Denver. The NFL should skip thursday and focus on Saturday night games this time of year
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:14 PM   #11
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night games during the week suck in Denver. The NFL should skip thursday and focus on Saturday night games this time of year
10 million people watched the game on TV. The NFL won't be dumping Thursday night football anytime soon.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:38 PM   #12
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I dont live in Denver, but I usually try to make it to at least one game a year. I went to the Jets game Thursday, and was shocked that the stadium didnt come close to being full until almost half time. Is it like that at every game? I couldnt believe this was a prime time game and the place was half full. What gives?
Well it did fill up later supposedly there was horrid traffic. But yeah this is the little known Orton effect.
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What was really pathetic was the empty seats at Arrowhead in the 4th Quarter. It's not as if it was a blowout - the lead was ten, and then seven. Yet the place was almost empty.
Let's be honest. Ten points might as well be thirty when it comes to the Chiefs' offense.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:35 PM   #14
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The night games always take awhile to fill.
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Traffic and RTD sucks balls.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:44 PM   #16
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Some stuff never changes.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:19 PM   #17
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What that traffic sucks or that Meck b****en about RTD?
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10 million people watched the game on TV. The NFL won't be dumping Thursday night football anytime soon.
Also...expect to see the Broncos a lot in prime time next year. Sunday night, Monday night, Thursday night...
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:00 AM   #19
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I dont live in Denver, but I usually try to make it to at least one game a year. I went to the Jets game Thursday, and was shocked that the stadium didnt come close to being full until almost half time. Is it like that at every game? I couldnt believe this was a prime time game and the place was half full. What gives?
They reported a major logjam in traffic. Whatever your main interstate into downtown is.
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Another thing is the pat downs. It took me 40 minutes just to get into the stadium. I missed the first series and there were A LOT of people behind me in line waiting to get in. This was a cause as well.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:49 AM   #21
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What was really pathetic was the empty seats at Arrowhead in the 4th Quarter. It's not as if it was a blowout - the lead was ten, and then seven. Yet the place was almost empty.
Beginning of the game you could see plenty of empty seats.



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Also...expect to see the Broncos a lot in prime time next year. Sunday night, Monday night, Thursday night...
wouldn't it be cool to see them featured on Hard Knocks next season?

i don't think Elway/Fox/Bowlen would go for it, but with Tebow mania sweeping the nation, and the world, and maybe even the known universe, it would be an interesting choice.

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Another thing is the pat downs. It took me 40 minutes just to get into the stadium. I missed the first series and there were A LOT of people behind me in line waiting to get in. This was a cause as well.
This. They should of had double the staff patting people down.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:17 AM   #24
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Traffic and RTD sucks balls.
I can't believe C-DOT had 2 lanes of southbound I-25 closed down after the game. I swear the area around Sante Fe is always under construction.
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This. They should of had double the staff patting people down.
Everyone was getting a TSA-style patdown in my line
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