At the time the NFL was making their schedule, a Christmas Day game between the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams and the Russell Wilson-led Denver Broncos in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium was a no-brainer.
But that game will be everything but great.
Both teams are now well below .500 with the Rams stars like Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald and Cooper Kupp all dealing with injuries. Meanwhile, Wilson has been a shell of himself in Denver.
But the game has to be played on Christmas the league is reportedly very concerned about the chances that the stadium in Los Angeles will be embarrassingly empty.
According to Sports Business Journal, the Rams have asked their season-ticket holders to help them solve the potential problem.
“The Rams are trying to get ahead of a brewing Christmas Day no-show problem and steer unused season tickets to charities,” SBJ reports.
The report says the Rams would like the unused tickets to be donated to one of 28 eligible charities, with those who donate their tickets for the game on Christmas Day becoming eligible to win prizes from the various Rams sponsors.
What makes matters worse is typically Rams/Chargers games are filled up with opposing fans but with the Denver Broncos being a bigger dumpster fire than the Rams, why would any Broncos fan even want to spend Christmas watching them?