SmokeRoom: The Las Vegas Lights soccer team is so desperate for fans that it actually had to drop a bunch of cash from a helicopter for headlines.
In case you weren’t aware, the Las Vegas Lights are Vegas’ pro men’s soccer team, and they probably have about two fans in the entire continental United States.
Faced with diminishing interest, the Lights decided it was be a fun idea to drop a bunch of cash from a helicopter during halftime on Saturday against the LA Galaxy.
Now, at any other sporting event in America, dropping $5,000 from a helicopter would result in total chaos. So many things could go wrong, from the concerningly low altitude of that helicopter, to the fact that they’re just dropping thousands of dollars from the sky.
You can almost always safely assume that those factors are a recipe for disaster. But things pretty much went smoothly here. Sure, people were pumped for the money (it’s free cash — in Vegas) but there were only like 15 people competing for it and, again, this was a soccer game. It’s a gentleman’s sport, like golf but for weenies.
I think this speaks to the larger narrative about soccer in the United States. People just don’t care. WATCH