NFL fans are ready to throw the game of football out of season
By Dan ShaughnessyPosted November 11, 2017 12:37pmWhen the season comes to an end, the fans who have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars to build a home for their team may not have much time to spend.
For some, the NFL will be the only sport to keep their season on track, but for others, it may not be possible.
With just under six weeks until the end of the regular season, the Super Bowl is expected to be a must-watch game this season, but not for everyone.
“It’ll be the biggest game of the year, and it’ll be a good opportunity for me to have a good offseason,” said Chris Leavitt, a retired NFL linebacker.
Leavitt was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots, two of the teams that will play the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome on Feb. 2.
Leavit says he has invested hundreds in his home, and that he is looking forward to watching the big game with his family.
“When I was in college, the playoffs were kind of my dream, and now I have a home that’s going to be able to do that again,” Leavith told CBS News.
“That’s going be an unbelievable game.”
The biggest challenge will be getting fans to buy season tickets in time for the game.
Leaving the stadium will be one thing, but getting people to stay for the playoffs could be a challenge.
“There’s going, like, a lot of different factors at play,” said John Hutton, a sports writer for the Associated Press.
Hutton says he believes the Patriots will have a big edge in that regard, and he expects to see some of the big names on the field.
“I don’t think the Steelers will have as much success,” Hutton said.
“The Seahawks are the team that really has the best shot of winning it all.”
The big question will be who will be on the sidelines.
While the NFL is expected, the Pittsburgh Penguins are not expected to play this season.
The NFL’s regular season begins on Thursday, Feb. 3.
The teams have been playing a shortened season since it began in 2015.
The playoffs are on the line for each team, with the Superbowl taking place on Feb 5 in Atlanta.