The Los Angeles Rams have stormed out of the gate with a surprising 3-1 record that arguably no one saw coming. In fact, it looks like very few people saw it, period.
Yeah, unlike the neighboring Chargers, who have been able to fill their tiny 28,000 seat StubHub Center—albeit mostly with opposing fans—the Rams have seen tepid interest in their second season in L.A., translating into poor attendance at the 93,000-plus-seat capacity Coliseum.
Which is why Rams running back Todd Gurley is pleading fans to attend Sunday’s game against the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks.
“Please come to our games! Please come to our games,” Gurley said during a media appearance this week. “Obviously I guess the Seahawks have had lots of success over the past few years so there’s a lot of Seahawks fans. So there will probably be a lot of Seahawks fans at the game. But that doesn’t matter. We’re just happy to have everybody come.”
Hey, it’s the fans loss, considering they are missing some great football in a legendary venue as the Rams opened the season with a 46-9 thrashing of the Colts and a hard-fought 27-20 loss to the Redskins at home.
Now, after two weeks on the road, they host Seattle in a huge game that could establish the Rams as legitimate NFC West title contenders if they take them down.
Of course, if a team falls in the Coliseum and there’s nobody there to see it, does it make a sound.
Gurley hopes he doesn’t have to find out
Source: CBS Sports