MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 01: Matt Moore #8 hands off to Steve Slaton #23 of the Miami Dolphins during a game at Sun Life Stadium on January 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
And now for the schadenfreude post of the day.
The team that ultimately got HBO's bid for Hard Knocks instead of the Jaguars, the Miami Dolphins, are reportedly looking to fix the fact that they have 35,000 seats in the upper deck of Sun Life Stadium, the most in the NFL, and were only able to sell 81% of their tickets in 2012. According to Mike Florio, among the possible solutions for the Dolphins are tarps to cover seats in the upper deck.
While the Jaguars haven't had a game blacked out since the 2009 regular season, the tarps in the upper deck of Everbank Field have been a black-eye that the national pundits continuously point toward in reference to Jacksonville ticket sale problems. So much so that new Jaguars owner Shad Khan has said that he hopes to one day remove the tarps and the stigma they represent.
The Dolphins are probably better off removing the seats altogether...just ask the Redskins.