I understand that teams do have to keep the fans who buy season tickets happy, and that this may mean that the seats available for the friends and families of visiting players may not be the best -- but this is ridiculous.
The couple circled there? Those are the parents of Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates. Sitting in the second-from-the-top row in Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.
Notice the empty seats around them. That's because the Bengals only average 49,619 fans at their games -- and they only drew 41,202 today at Paul Brown Stadium, which seats 65,535. The game was not a sellout, which means there were surely plenty of better seats for the visiting family members.
To add insult to injury, the Yates and other Texans family members tried to move down a few (totally empty) rows to try to get a better view -- only to have security try to stop them. Seems like a whole lot of no-class to me, no matter how you slice it.
But revenge is sweet --as noted below, T.J. Yates threw a last-second touchdown to beat the Bengals and clinch the AFC South championship. And in the process, he and the Houston Texans more-or-less eliminated the Bengals from contention for a wildcard berth.
UPDATE: I loved how Marv Albert ragged on the Bengals over this during the game.