Hallelujah, the NFL season begins this week! Although many teams, including the Carolina Panthers, have decided to play without fans in the stands, it will be comforting to see football on the TV in a year where nothing has gone quite right.
Speaking of those empty stands, one team has come up with a way for fans to be represented and raise money for a great cause. Fox 29 in Philadelphia reports that the Eagles are selling seats for cardboard cutouts at Lincoln Financial Field.
For $100, the team will take a photo of a fan, blow it up to cardboard cutout size, and place it in one of the stadium’s seats. And here’s the best part: all proceeds will benefit the Eagles Autism Foundation.
Eagles management says the cutouts will remain in the seats until officials decide it’s safe for live fans to return to the stadium in Philadelphia. There’s no word on what the team plans to do with the cutouts when they’re no longer being used. I think the fans should be able to take them home as keepsakes of this unusual football season.