There's a very good chance that the Sharks will out draw the CFC game. Very good chance. If the Warriors were playing tonight their local tv share would probably be double the football game.
The article is correct, interest in college football here is very low. There's also no following for Alabama or Clemson locally, no alumni to speak of - real or tailgate. Those two schools don't travel well outside of the South so no one is flying in for the game. Finally I think locally that football fans who have a heritage of Montana, Young, Garcia, Elway, Luck , Goff and Rodgers, consider Alabama and Clemson's brand of football monumentally boring.
Tickets are going for 1/2 to 1/3 of face value and I have a friend with a suite that's going to go unused.