(NEW YORK -- February 4) Teams from Pittsburgh, PA and Green Bay, WI will compete against each other in a football game Sunday afternoon in the Dallas suburb of Arlington, TX, it was announced recently.
Despite the fact that neither team is from Texas, a surprisingly large crowd is expected to be in attendance, perhaps drawn by promises of musical entertainment before the game and at half-time. The game will be broadcast on local television as well, and many people in the area may choose to stay home and watch rather than brave the unusually cold weather that has struck the area recently.
A network of television stations in scattered cities will also allow fans of the two teams who were unable to make the trip to see the game providing it is being shown on their local channel. However, it is not known whether or not the game will generate widespread interest outside of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. “The game is being played late Sunday afternoon,” cultural expert Dick Reeves noted. “After a long weekend, I’m not sure how many people will have the energy to watch TV at that hour, especially if they’re not a fan of either team.”
Added Reeves, “If people do have the game on, it probably means they’re too bored to change channels. They may even watch the commercials.”
It is not known whether such a “neutral-site” game will be played again next year, and if so, weather the same two teams will agree to play again. “That’s a long way to travel,” one fan commented. “I’m not sure if it would be worth the bother. What if you get there and find out nobody cares?”