Yeah, it’s pretty quiet in there, although I suppose a 3-3 game going into the 2nd quarter perhaps isn’t the ideal type of match for this sort of thing. Neophytes want to see scoring; you need to have watched a sport for a while to appreciate close matches. That said, three TDs don’t seem to have changed things much (I really should write these posts faster). Another thing to take into account is that this is an absolutely huge ticket to have, meaning a whole bunch of 'em will have ended up in the hands of corporates, with all the effect on atmosphere that entails. Will ask my housemates (who have tickets) whether it really seemed that quiet in the stadium, or whether it’s just the broadcast sound.
On pay, the top paid Prem footballers are making about £130k a week (for some reason it’s always quoted per week), which at current rates works out to about $10.5m a year. I’d hazard a guess that the average is around £20k per week, or about £1.5m per year.
Nice to see LaDainian Tomlinson is reserving his best form for we NFL-starved Brits, incidentally.
Edit: actually I think my average pay estimate is rubbish. Will research.