There is still so much unknown surrounding the 2020 NFL season. But assuming play does return on schedule it seems likely that fans won’t be in attendance, at least early in the season. The Seahawks haven’t announced anything yet but if Sounders home games for the MLS restart are behind closed doors, there’s no way they let fans in for Seahawks games at CenturyLink Field. If that is the case, fans hope at least a few gameday staples stay in place.
More than anything, fans hope their favorite teams keep them involved. When asked what gameday element they most want to see continue in 2020 nearly 40 percent of fans said they want the team to still do giveaways, according to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey.
Now I’m just curious... if there are no fans in the stands, exactly how is kiss cam going to work? Are we going to dig into the archives for “Best of Kiss Cam” over the years? Will there be virtual Zoom call fans like we’re seeing in the NBA, then we spotlight them for kiss cam?
And if there are no fans, I’m not sure what the point of the halftime show is unless we can skip the inane halftime studio show on television and instead get corgis racing each other.
Anyway, the survey also showed huge support behind the continuance of another fan favorite – touchdown celebrations.
Two-thirds of fans said they expect full touchdown celebrations this season, even if fans aren’t in attendance.
Moving past your obvious disgust that Tyler Higbee was the player chosen for this graphic, I think touchdown celebrations are just as much for television as they are for paying fans at the stadium. Sometimes the cameras shift away from such celebrations like, say, Doug Baldwin pooping out a football, but football is by far the most popular television show in America and the players know it too.
And besides, the Seahawks are the best in the NFL at team touchdown celebrations.
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