Jacksonville Jaguars fans take a lot of crap from a lot of people. Quite a bit of it is by no fault of their own, as with ticket issues and black outs you're going to get a lot of crap, especially in a market in which most people don't think a team is deserved.
I have to give credit where credit is due, however.
The Jacksonville Jaguars distributed over 62,000 tickets for Saturday's game which was originally scheduled for a kickoff at 7:30 PM. It began to rain around oh... 5:30? The rain wasn't that bad, so everyone made their way to the stadium. When I got to the stadium, I walked up the concourse and noticed thousands of people just standing around in the hallways, and I asked what the problem was.
"Oh, it's delayed for lighting until 8:00," a random Jaguar fan told me.
"Oh, okay. Thanks," I said and I went and got a pretzel.
8:00 rolls around and I ask someone else, "What's going on?"
"It's delayed until 8:30 because of lighting," another person told me.
I decide to walk back out to the ramps and lean against the edge, because it was getting uncomfortably hot and there was a breeze. You could see the lighting cracking in the background and heat lightning putting on a display in the sky.
About an hour later the game kicked off. I was expecting the place to be empty, as I remember seeing lots of people walking down the ramp muttering, "Screw this, I'm going home," which is completely understandable. You've been stuck with thousands of people for two hours.
I do have to hand it to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins fans that stuck it out. Well over 40,000 of them (by turnstile count).
There was a much bigger crowd than I expected after all that mess, and they were loud. I'm pretty confident that EverBank Field is going to be plenty full once the real season rolls around.