I went to my first NFL game yesterday which was Vikings-Lions and I was a little disappointed. I don't want to have one experience taint my feelings on this league so I wanted to ask some questions.
1.) I found the fans to be lacking. I always assumed that an NFL game would be loud and fans crazy like what I see on tv, but they seemed pretty calm. I was sitting behind the Vikings bench because my friend who got the tickets is a fan of them so I may have been too removed from the Lions fans. He also said it probably was because the game was meaningless and neither team was going to the playoffs. Was this game more quiet than usual or are Lions fans just not that hyper? Is every game a sellout? I could see some empty seats though not sure if they were part of the boxes.
2.) I'm used to the CFL where the field dimensions are bigger so I couldn't get over how small the field was. Do different fields have different dimensions or is there one standard?
3.) How is Ford Field compared to other stadiums? It was nice, but there were no banners hanging or stuff up from past teams. It mainly seemed to be food and drink places. Do NFL teams not do this? I'm used to NHL/MLB so I found it kind of strange.
4.) Joe Webb was drafted in the 6th round and my friend said that was also the round Tom Brady was drafted. Is it because of the huge college system that the draft can be so good still in later rounds or are there just surprises? Are 1st round draft picks always good and NFL ready? Is there a certain number of years a rookie has to wait until they are ready? Suh was taken this year and he seemed pretty dominant on the field and with the fans affection.
5.) I have a friend who goes to the University of Alabama and he is always talking about Mark Ingram. When will he enter the draft? Will be the 1st overall?
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