Saturday, November 28, 2009

United Football League has an uphill climb

The United Football League finished its inaugural season Friday with the Las Vegas Locos beating the Florida Tuskers 20-17 in overtime for the UFL championship.
It was a good game, but one that few watched.
UFL officials really need to get some butts in the seats to generate some excitement. That means cutting ticket prices and increasing advertising and promotion.
Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist Ed Graney estimated the attendance for the championship game at 8,000. If people aren’t interested enough to see a game in person, why bother watching it on TV? Crowds attract crowds.

Photo: Las Vegas Locos running back DeDe Dorsey scores a touchdown in the UFL championship game Friday in front of a sparse crowd. As my brother Bill says, “There were a lot of fans disguised as empty seats.” UFL photo.

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