I’m starting to realize that this wasn’t really the best week in D.C. sports history, with the Caps losing two in Western Canada, the Terps basketball team suffering a major injury, the NBA Lockout news not getting any better, the Redskins losing their third straight game, and the Terps football team losing at home in front of the smallest crowd in 11 years.
Eric Prisbell wrote that there “appeared to be no more than 10,000 fans at Byrd Stadium.”
“Saturday’s abject eyesore, where lower-level tickets at Byrd Stadium were going for a penny on StubHub? That’s more than frigid, rotten weather. That’s unacceptable,” Mike Wise columnized.
Now, I sure as heck wouldn’t have sat in that weather on Saturday for LSU-Alabama, much less Maryland-Boston College, because I’m a wimp with a nice TV. But these photos, via the ever awesome Nats Enquirer, make me think that 10,000 was maybe a bit high.
There was also this shot from The AP’s Patrick Semansky before the game, but I’m not sure exactly when it was taken.
And I also got this late submission from @jgeiser90. It was taken during halftime, but still.