4 big reasons Jacksonville Jaguars get no respect from the national media

Some Jaguars fans at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla. (Imagn Images photo pool)
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Reason No. 3 the Jaguars get no respect: They play in a small market

This one is straightforward and is somewhat connected to reason No. 5. Most Jaguars fans reside in Jacksonville and there isn’t much interest in watching them play them outside of Florida. Sure, there are fans spread around the U.S and you will see a few show up at Lambeau Field whenever they play in Green Bay or at Highmark Stadium whenever they face off against the Buffalo Bills.

Having said that, the market for Jaguars games outside of Florida isn’t big. Sure, they fill up Wembley Stadium (or Tottenham Hotspur) whenever they play in England but that’s only because there’s one matchup per year. It’s hard to tell if they would be able to sell out if eight or nine games took place every year.

Meanwhile, teams like the Dallas Cowboys, the Las Vegas Raiders, and the New England Patriots have a firm stronghold on the international market. Take a trip to Brazil, Mexico, Spain, or any other country you can think of, and you will see people wearing Pats gear. Heck, teams you don’t think would have a big following do. For example, the Miami Dolphins have a very loyal fanbase in South America.

If you look at all those teams, they have something in common. They’ve been around for a while, well before the Jaguars’ inaugural season back in 1995, so they have had time to hoard fans. With technology now making Jaguars’ games available, it’s possible that they will garner more interest outside the U.S. Then again, there’s the next item on the list.