If you’re attending an NFL game this season, you might notice something different on the scoreboard. The NFL is mandating that teams show the fantasy statistics of individual players on scoreboards around the league. Michael McCarthy of USA Today, and NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, state …
The reason is simple: In today’s struggling economy, the NFL is worried fans will watch games for free at home rather [than] shelling out cash for tickets, parking, food and beers at stadiums. “We know we have to continue to do more to keep fans coming to our games.,” McCarthy says. “We’re looking at ways to further replicate the at-home experience in the stadium.”
Michael McCarthy raises the question if this will please fantasy football owners or make purists angry.
Personally, I think this is a fantastic idea, because there is usually horrible reception inside stadiums. Having more stats available would be a “life saver” for me. I think purists will find this information harmless, since fantasy football stats (FFL stats) are also just that …. stats. I don’t think you’re going to hear anyone get angry and complain about simple stats. By doing this, Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys, and the National Football League will make many people happy.