Five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning recently surprised Denver Nuggets players with an hour-long Zoom call ahead of the NBA season restart.
The retired NFL legend is known for his sense of humor and promptly trolled the hell out of the Los Angeles Chargers with an attendance joke during the Zoom call. With the NBA preparing to play in empty arenas in the Orlando bubble, one Nuggets player asked Manning what it’s like to play games without fans in attendance.
Manning responded, “I’m just not the one answer that question. You’d probably have to ask somebody with the Chargers or one of these other teams.”
Via The Denver Post:
“Another player asked Manning for suggestions on playing in an arena with no fans, as the Nuggets are set to do in Orlando.
“He was like, ‘I’m just not the one to answer that question,’” Plumlee recalled. “’You’d probably have to ask somebody with the Chargers or one of these other teams.’ …
That is so cold blooded, yet extremely true.
The Chargers had problems filling their stadium in San Diego and it has only gotten worse since the team took their lack of talent to Los Angeles. The only time they could fill Dignity Health Sports Park, a soccer stadium, was when opposing fans bought tickets and made every home game an away game for the home team.
The attendance is only going to get worse in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.