I never told you why I was out at Arrowhead Stadium earlier this week. The SB Nation video crew was in town for the All-Star game and I went out there to meet up with them and film something for a piece we were working on, which was published today.
You can read it here -- ideas on how to fix the fan experience at NFL games. A bunch of our NFL bloggers chimed in.
The NFL has actually seen an attendance drop in the last few years -- nearly five percent since 2007 -- so the league is coming up with ideas to improve the in-stadium experience with plenty of folks seeing how nice it is to sit at home and watch the game on their TV.
It's an interesting problem for the NFL because almost everything they touch turns to gold. My idea was putting some sort of focus on tailgating because that, and the general atmosphere at a game, are what separates you from being in attendance versus watching on TV. The Chiefs are obviously an awesome example of that, which is why I thought of it.
Head over to SBNation.com to see a few ideas we came up with on improving the game day experience and stick around for the video, which includes a slim and handsome Chiefs blogger.
Actually, I'm putting the video after the jump so that none of you are deprived of seeing my mug on the camera. Also, please answer in the comments whether I look like Russell Crowe, as I am often mistaken for him. (No, I'm serious.)