So by the looks of things, maybe — just maybe — the NFL overestimated the appetite for professional football in the Los Angeles area.
All of those empty seats in the Coliseum during the TV broadcast of the Rams' 27-20 loss to the visiting Washington Redskins on Sunday? Not a great look.
Nor was the Chargers' inability to sell out their first regular-season game in L.A. since moving from San Diego to their temporary stadium, which holds only 27,000, making it by far the smallest facility in the league. They drew only 25,381 for what turned out to be a 19-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Even if you add that number to the official attendance figure of 56,612 tickets...