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2017-09-20 07:00:55 PM  
Sports, Entertainment and Business should be one tab.
 
2017-09-20 07:30:48 PM  
You mean that having football on every night of the week doesn't mean blockbuster ratings for every game?
 
2017-09-20 07:42:25 PM  
"...because audiences would appreciate some changes, including fewer commercial breaks..."

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2017-09-20 07:43:45 PM  
So which party would benefit if neither conference wins the Super Bowl, but instead there is no Super Bowl?
 
2017-09-20 08:01:15 PM  
Circus ratings are down, and the price of bread is rising

/This does not bode well
 
2017-09-20 08:47:43 PM  
Stopped watching when I cut the cord years ago. I was a gigantic football fan but they slowly ruined it with commercials and making it safer/new rules/no end zone celebration? Wtf???

No. It's not the same. I'm sorry you paid $20 quadrillion for a long term contract. I'm not watching 4 hours of commercials.
 
2017-09-20 09:06:52 PM  
Just wait until the first truly successful concussion lawsuit and the first big college dropping the sport over cost and liability issues.
Are you ready for some Two Hand Touuuucccchhhhh!!!
 
2017-09-20 09:11:28 PM  
It's not just the NFL.  It's ad revenue.  It's Chevy vehicles.  It's mass produced beer.  It's the giant pile of money that is pro football in general.  What if cities and states stopped giving NFL franchises millions of dollars?  It would be socialism!
 
2017-09-20 09:13:00 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Just wait until the first truly successful concussion lawsuit and the first big college dropping the sport over cost and liability issues.
Are you ready for some Two Hand Touuuucccchhhhh!!!


A college player died making a tackle this week:
https://www.click2houston.com/sports/former-hightower-high-school-foo​t​ball-player-dies-after-being-injured-in-college-game
 
2017-09-20 09:17:32 PM  

Tanqueray: A college player died making a tackle this week:


Take away the helmets and it's a whole different game.
 
2017-09-20 09:22:14 PM  
They should try not injecting politics into sports programming. That goes for the players as well as the commentators. If people want to hear politics there are already channels full of shows for that. if someone likes watching sports they probably don't want to hear someone babbling about politics in the middle of it as filler. As evidenced by voting patterns half of the people really don't care and will change the channel.
 
2017-09-20 09:33:31 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Tanqueray: A college player died making a tackle this week:

Take away the helmets and it's a whole different game.


Rugby?
 
2017-09-20 09:41:10 PM  

Radioactive Ass: They should try not injecting politics into sports programming. That goes for the players as well as the commentators. If people want to hear politics there are already channels full of shows for that. if someone likes watching sports they probably don't want to hear someone babbling about politics in the middle of it as filler. As evidenced by voting patterns half of the people really don't care and will change the channel.


As long as owners use their political clout to demand public financing of their toys, sporting events are fair game for political protests.
 
2017-09-20 09:43:26 PM  
At this rate, sooner or later a CEO is going to have to take a knee
 
2017-09-20 09:49:10 PM  

Radioactive Ass: They should try not injecting politics into sports programming. That goes for the players as well as the commentators. If people want to hear politics there are already channels full of shows for that. if someone likes watching sports they probably don't want to hear someone babbling about politics in the middle of it as filler. As evidenced by voting patterns half of the people really don't care and will change the channel.


I have to see a cousin this weekend and he always rants during the national anthem about the need to show the flag respect.

The national anthem is a weird way to start an event, but at least I keep my mouth shut and allow others to participate in peace.
 
2017-09-20 10:01:20 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Stopped watching when I cut the cord years ago. I was a gigantic football fan but they slowly ruined it with commercials and making it safer/new rules/no end zone celebration? Wtf???

No. It's not the same. I'm sorry you paid $20 quadrillion for a long term contract. I'm not watching 4 hours of commercials.


They're allowing endzone celebrations this year. I've also noticed less commercials. There hasn't been touchdown, commercial, PAT, commercial, kickoff, commercial. They've been running it straight through and not doing a commercial until after the kickoff. Sometimes not even then. It actually got the Steelers a delay of game penalty when they were going to go for two because they were celebrating (and were used to having more time), and they had to just kick it.
 
2017-09-20 10:10:20 PM  
Maybe for Christmas this year we'll get the implosion of late stage capitalism.
 
2017-09-20 10:10:57 PM  
For me, it was the Red Zone channel. I discovered it and thought it was amazing. This was 5ish years ago.

Now? I can't watch an NFL game from start to finish. Hell, I've even grown bored of the Red Zone channel.

NFL football is, to me, boring. Doesn't mean anything. I prefer college football. I root for only one team, but I can watch an interesting college game from the first whistle to the last. And there are SO many more interesting games in college than the NFL.

Miami vs Buffalo. CIN vs CLE. PIT vs BAL. Ugh ...

But Alabama vs Florida State? Clemson vs Louisville? Texas vs USC? Texas A&M vs Arkansas (shut up, AR is my team)? Florida vs Tennessee? Baylor vs whoever is kicking their ass that week?

I'll watch all those games. Because they're fun. They mean something.

NFL can suck it ...
 
2017-09-20 10:23:28 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Radioactive Ass: They should try not injecting politics into sports programming. That goes for the players as well as the commentators. If people want to hear politics there are already channels full of shows for that. if someone likes watching sports they probably don't want to hear someone babbling about politics in the middle of it as filler. As evidenced by voting patterns half of the people really don't care and will change the channel.

As long as owners use their political clout to demand public financing of their toys, sporting events are fair game for political protests.


They have clout because they bring in jobs and the taxes that come with that. They aren't forcing a city to pay into it, the city can say no deal and they will go elsewhere. Of course that means that they lose a lot of jobs and tax revenue (and it's not just stadium jobs but hotel jobs and taxes, restaurant jobs and taxes, car service jobs and taxes and so on that are driving tourism dollars into the local economy).

Protests like what we have seen reduces jobs and taxes. Protests are hurting people, the very people in the service industry that the left claims to care about. Sure, you're not selling beer or hotdogs or whatever yourself but those vendors have a family and mouths to feed and less spectators means less money for them so less money in the local economy at large. In other words you're not helping when you have a temper tantrum and drive people away.
 
2017-09-20 10:38:09 PM  
College football ratings are up; maybe people have just watched enough football for the weekend by Sunday?
 
2017-09-20 10:39:50 PM  

Radioactive Ass: common sense is an oxymoron: Radioactive Ass: They should try not injecting politics into sports programming. That goes for the players as well as the commentators. If people want to hear politics there are already channels full of shows for that. if someone likes watching sports they probably don't want to hear someone babbling about politics in the middle of it as filler. As evidenced by voting patterns half of the people really don't care and will change the channel.

As long as owners use their political clout to demand public financing of their toys, sporting events are fair game for political protests.

They have clout because they bring in jobs and the taxes that come with that. They aren't forcing a city to pay into it, the city can say no deal and they will go elsewhere. Of course that means that they lose a lot of jobs and tax revenue (and it's not just stadium jobs but hotel jobs and taxes, restaurant jobs and taxes, car service jobs and taxes and so on that are driving tourism dollars into the local economy).

Protests like what we have seen reduces jobs and taxes. Protests are hurting people, the very people in the service industry that the left claims to care about. Sure, you're not selling beer or hotdogs or whatever yourself but those vendors have a family and mouths to feed and less spectators means less money for them so less money in the local economy at large. In other words you're not helping when you have a temper tantrum and drive people away.


If a sports team owner (or any other businessperson) can't turn a profit without shifting their tax burden to the very workers you're oh-so-concerned about, they should GTFO of the business.

Regardless, there's still no real evidence that the NFL's woes are because of protesters taking a knee in protest rather than owners deserting their fanbases out of greed.
 
2017-09-20 10:51:25 PM  
Bringing back celebrations isn't going to change anything, it's the taking away that did the damage. No one is watching now looking forward to exciting celebrations, those people aren't coming back.
 
2017-09-20 10:52:30 PM  

thornhill: maybe people have just watched enough football for the weekend by Sunday?


Tune in to any NFL broadcast at random.

Most likely, you will see a commercial.
 
2017-09-20 10:57:08 PM  
You fools! They are starting that there is lower viewership because they are playing less commercials! It's a ploy for them to bring back a commercial after every down to take in the $$$

FAKE VIEWS!!!
 
2017-09-20 11:19:21 PM  
Excuse me while I take a knee to think about the reasons for a couple minutes.

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2017-09-20 11:47:47 PM  

HawgWild: For me, it was the Red Zone channel. I discovered it and thought it was amazing. This was 5ish years ago.

Now? I can't watch an NFL game from start to finish. Hell, I've even grown bored of the Red Zone channel.

NFL football is, to me, boring. Doesn't mean anything. I prefer college football. I root for only one team, but I can watch an interesting college game from the first whistle to the last. And there are SO many more interesting games in college than the NFL.

Miami vs Buffalo. CIN vs CLE. PIT vs BAL. Ugh ...

But Alabama vs Florida State? Clemson vs Louisville? Texas vs USC? Texas A&M vs Arkansas (shut up, AR is my team)? Florida vs Tennessee? Baylor vs whoever is kicking their ass that week?

I'll watch all those games. Because they're fun. They mean something.

NFL can suck it ...


NCAA football is almost like NCAA women's basketball....5 good teams and then a bunch of nothing.
 
2017-09-20 11:59:14 PM  
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2017-09-21 12:12:18 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Stopped watching when I cut the cord years ago. I was a gigantic football fan but they slowly ruined it with commercials and making it safer/new rules/no end zone celebration? Wtf???

No. It's not the same. I'm sorry you paid $20 quadrillion for a long term contract. I'm not watching 4 hours of commercials.


A few years back I was sitting in the Hawk's Nest is a steady drizzle watching everybody stand around for 6 minutes.  Why? Commercial break.  That did it for me - no more NFL.

Weekends are quite a bit longer now.
 
2017-09-21 12:39:26 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Marcus Aurelius: Tanqueray: A college player died making a tackle this week:

Take away the helmets and it's a whole different game.

Rugby?


Rugby is cool to watch on TV.  But if you let American networks get involved, it will become bland and slow and "balanced" and slow.  Did I mention slow?
 
2017-09-21 12:43:43 AM  

Radioactive Ass: common sense is an oxymoron: Radioactive Ass: They should try not injecting politics into sports programming. That goes for the players as well as the commentators. If people want to hear politics there are already channels full of shows for that. if someone likes watching sports they probably don't want to hear someone babbling about politics in the middle of it as filler. As evidenced by voting patterns half of the people really don't care and will change the channel.

As long as owners use their political clout to demand public financing of their toys, sporting events are fair game for political protests.

They have clout because they bring in jobs and the taxes that come with that. They aren't forcing a city to pay into it, the city can say no deal and they will go elsewhere. Of course that means that they lose a lot of jobs and tax revenue (and it's not just stadium jobs but hotel jobs and taxes, restaurant jobs and taxes, car service jobs and taxes and so on that are driving tourism dollars into the local economy).

Protests like what we have seen reduces jobs and taxes. Protests are hurting people, the very people in the service industry that the left claims to care about. Sure, you're not selling beer or hotdogs or whatever yourself but those vendors have a family and mouths to feed and less spectators means less money for them so less money in the local economy at large. In other words you're not helping when you have a temper tantrum and drive people away.


You are actually trying to blame the NFL ratings on Colin Kap?  THAT's why so many of us tune it out?

That's just lame.  And so much of a stretch your last name must be Armstrong.
 
2017-09-21 12:48:40 AM  

Wookie_Jesus: HawgWild: For me, it was the Red Zone channel. I discovered it and thought it was amazing. This was 5ish years ago.

Now? I can't watch an NFL game from start to finish. Hell, I've even grown bored of the Red Zone channel.

NFL football is, to me, boring. Doesn't mean anything. I prefer college football. I root for only one team, but I can watch an interesting college game from the first whistle to the last. And there are SO many more interesting games in college than the NFL.

Miami vs Buffalo. CIN vs CLE. PIT vs BAL. Ugh ...

But Alabama vs Florida State? Clemson vs Louisville? Texas vs USC? Texas A&M vs Arkansas (shut up, AR is my team)? Florida vs Tennessee? Baylor vs whoever is kicking their ass that week?

I'll watch all those games. Because they're fun. They mean something.

NFL can suck it ...

NCAA football is almost like NCAA women's basketball....5 good teams and then a bunch of nothing.


That kinda depends on how obsessed you are with rankings nationally.

Neither Michigans are likely to be in the top 10 at the end but their rivalry game will be fun to watch.  And the players actually give a damn...which is ironic since they are not paid.

You can find five fun games to watch Saturday and barely one interesting game on Sunday.
 
2017-09-21 01:10:28 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Radioactive Ass: common sense is an oxymoron: Radioactive Ass: They should try not injecting politics into sports programming. That goes for the players as well as the commentators. If people want to hear politics there are already channels full of shows for that. if someone likes watching sports they probably don't want to hear someone babbling about politics in the middle of it as filler. As evidenced by voting patterns half of the people really don't care and will change the channel.

As long as owners use their political clout to demand public financing of their toys, sporting events are fair game for political protests.

They have clout because they bring in jobs and the taxes that come with that. They aren't forcing a city to pay into it, the city can say no deal and they will go elsewhere. Of course that means that they lose a lot of jobs and tax revenue (and it's not just stadium jobs but hotel jobs and taxes, restaurant jobs and taxes, car service jobs and taxes and so on that are driving tourism dollars into the local economy).

Protests like what we have seen reduces jobs and taxes. Protests are hurting people, the very people in the service industry that the left claims to care about. Sure, you're not selling beer or hotdogs or whatever yourself but those vendors have a family and mouths to feed and less spectators means less money for them so less money in the local economy at large. In other words you're not helping when you have a temper tantrum and drive people away.

If a sports team owner (or any other businessperson) can't turn a profit without shifting their tax burden to the very workers you're oh-so-concerned about, they should GTFO of the business.

Regardless, there's still no real evidence that the NFL's woes are because of protesters taking a knee in protest rather than owners deserting their fanbases out of greed.


frankly it's probably an all of the above.   The concussions, the protests, the contract hold outs, the overly rote press conferences, the commercials, the fact that the #&$*(# rulebook is so thick that you probably need 12 pages to describe what a catch is and another 6 to describe what full possession is, dumb things like a defender leading with his head is a penalty but a running back can use his helmet as a weapon all day long.   The fact that it has become such a pass centric league that most of the teams might as well quit now.  The fact that most college stars at QB are worthless in the pros, I could probably go on.
 
2017-09-21 01:12:55 AM  

wejash: Radioactive Ass: common sense is an oxymoron: Radioactive Ass: They should try not injecting politics into sports programming. That goes for the players as well as the commentators. If people want to hear politics there are already channels full of shows for that. if someone likes watching sports they probably don't want to hear someone babbling about politics in the middle of it as filler. As evidenced by voting patterns half of the people really don't care and will change the channel.

As long as owners use their political clout to demand public financing of their toys, sporting events are fair game for political protests.

They have clout because they bring in jobs and the taxes that come with that. They aren't forcing a city to pay into it, the city can say no deal and they will go elsewhere. Of course that means that they lose a lot of jobs and tax revenue (and it's not just stadium jobs but hotel jobs and taxes, restaurant jobs and taxes, car service jobs and taxes and so on that are driving tourism dollars into the local economy).

Protests like what we have seen reduces jobs and taxes. Protests are hurting people, the very people in the service industry that the left claims to care about. Sure, you're not selling beer or hotdogs or whatever yourself but those vendors have a family and mouths to feed and less spectators means less money for them so less money in the local economy at large. In other words you're not helping when you have a temper tantrum and drive people away.

You are actually trying to blame the NFL ratings on Colin Kap?  THAT's why so many of us tune it out?

That's just lame.  And so much of a stretch your last name must be Armstrong.


TFA says 30 percent of respondents say they're not watching because of anthem protests. I don't believe it for a second.
 
2017-09-21 01:44:43 AM  
There are controversies over kneeling during the anthem and players getting brain damage but frankly they serve as much to draw attention to the game as they do to detract from it. You think the big fans are finding something else to do with their time over that?

No, the fans left because the game is boring them. They found something else to occupy their time. Maybe it's the ads and the slow play, maybe it's just that people have so many more entertainment options these days.  Popularity rises and falls. If you're over twenty I bet you can think of several types of businesses off the top of your head that used to be popular and have decreased.
 
2017-09-21 02:20:35 AM  
Honestly, I've gotten away from watching football over the past few years.  I'm not even sure why.  I mean, if it's on I'll watch and enjoy it, but I don't sit down on a Sunday and watch it the way I used to.  Even before I moved to a place that is 7 hours ahead of the East Coast.  Football is now something that is on in the background while I hang out with friends, not something I watch.

Rugby is pretty great though.  And I've been watching some Australian Rules football as well
 
2017-09-21 03:51:42 AM  
I'm busier now than I was a couple of years ago.  That's why I don't participate in FF anymore or watch as much NFL.  It has to be a team or game I care about before I'll make time to watch.
 
2017-09-21 04:26:45 AM  

HawgWild: For me, it was the Red Zone channel. I discovered it and thought it was amazing. This was 5ish years ago.

Now? I can't watch an NFL game from start to finish. Hell, I've even grown bored of the Red Zone channel.

NFL football is, to me, boring. Doesn't mean anything. I prefer college football. I root for only one team, but I can watch an interesting college game from the first whistle to the last. And there are SO many more interesting games in college than the NFL.

Miami vs Buffalo. CIN vs CLE. PIT vs BAL. Ugh ...


I hear ya on that. I only watch the RedZone channel on Sundays, and then only if I'm not otherwise engaged. TNF and MNF? Couldn't care less, I'll just watch the highlights on Youtube later in the evening. Then again, I'm a Rams fan, so I haven't had much in the way of quality NFL play to enjoy for a while now.
 
2017-09-21 05:05:43 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: wejash: Radioactive Ass: common sense is an oxymoron: Radioactive Ass: They should try not injecting politics into sports programming. That goes for the players as well as the commentators. If people want to hear politics there are already channels full of shows for that. if someone likes watching sports they probably don't want to hear someone babbling about politics in the middle of it as filler. As evidenced by voting patterns half of the people really don't care and will change the channel.

As long as owners use their political clout to demand public financing of their toys, sporting events are fair game for political protests.

They have clout because they bring in jobs and the taxes that come with that. They aren't forcing a city to pay into it, the city can say no deal and they will go elsewhere. Of course that means that they lose a lot of jobs and tax revenue (and it's not just stadium jobs but hotel jobs and taxes, restaurant jobs and taxes, car service jobs and taxes and so on that are driving tourism dollars into the local economy).

Protests like what we have seen reduces jobs and taxes. Protests are hurting people, the very people in the service industry that the left claims to care about. Sure, you're not selling beer or hotdogs or whatever yourself but those vendors have a family and mouths to feed and less spectators means less money for them so less money in the local economy at large. In other words you're not helping when you have a temper tantrum and drive people away.

You are actually trying to blame the NFL ratings on Colin Kap?  THAT's why so many of us tune it out?

That's just lame.  And so much of a stretch your last name must be Armstrong.

TFA says 30 percent of respondents say they're not watching because of anthem protests. I don't believe it for a second.


Well if that's all it takes that's some pretty weak sauce they have in their britches there.
 
2017-09-21 05:48:17 AM  

NewportBarGuy: I'm not watching 4 hours of commercials.


For all of the people that come into baseball threads (or whatever sport the topic is) and say how boring it is, football is the worst.  60 minutes of game time on the clock, which is allotted 3 hours of real time (and frequently runs over that), which boils down to having the ball in play for about 11 minutes.  The rest of that 3+ hours is commercials, watching players walk back to the huddle, watching coaches talk to their players, watching injured players tended to by trainers and/or medical staff, watching five replays of each play from different angles, or talking heads chattering away during the idle time between plays.

I used to love football until I realized how much time I was wasting, which happened to coincide with becoming an adult with responsibilities that took up my time.  That, and until the issue of celebrations became more important than whether or not your team actually won the game.
 
2017-09-21 05:51:18 AM  

Radioactive Ass: They should try not injecting politics into sports programming. That goes for the players as well as the commentators. If people want to hear politics there are already channels full of shows for that. if someone likes watching sports they probably don't want to hear someone babbling about politics in the middle of it as filler. As evidenced by voting patterns half of the people really don't care and will change the channel.


You'll never separate politics and sport, because politics is about everything, and everything is a venue for it.

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2017-09-21 07:12:52 AM  
Football has turned into a 4 hour time suck per game.  Once the weather turns crappy it's an option but there's about 2 dozen other things I'd rather do on a nice day.
 
2017-09-21 07:28:02 AM  
Good. fark the NFL. fark Goodell. Gave up on football last season. Dropped the Directv football package. I have my Sundays back (and Mondays. And Thursdays).
 
2017-09-21 07:31:47 AM  

callmeox: Football has turned into a 4 hour time suck per game.  Once the weather turns crappy it's an option but there's about 2 dozen other things I'd rather do on a nice day.


And from an economics standpoint the wasted man hours must be tremendous.
 
2017-09-21 08:38:02 AM  
Let me see. Two teams (Chargers, Rams) recently abandoned their fan base  to move to a city that does not care and is not interested in the games. Another team (Raiders) with a loyal fan base has publicly stated they want to abandon their fan base for a city that will provide $$$ but to loyalty and the quintessential team (49ers) moved to a place in the burbs that nobody wants to visit.
Something  something something about cultivating a fan base.
 
2017-09-21 09:10:37 AM  
I like football, but when the team you root for is mediocre year after year and the competition in your division is the NE Patriots, you grow accustomed to not having a shot.  And lately, it seems as though its the same handful of teams that do have shots.  Parity?  I don't think so.  If your team doesn't have a top ten QB, good luck.

I bet by the end of the year, most of these teams will have playoff spots, and we're only two games in:
AFC
Patriots
Steelers
Chiefs
Broncos
Houston (does it matter who comes out of the south?)
Raiders

NFC
Cowboys
Falcons
Seahawks
Lions
Packers
Panthers

Why watch the full slate of games when I know the outcome?
 
2017-09-21 09:22:07 AM  

wejash: Mad_Radhu: Marcus Aurelius: Tanqueray: A college player died making a tackle this week:

Take away the helmets and it's a whole different game.

Rugby?

Rugby is cool to watch on TV.  But if you let American networks get involved, it will become bland and slow and "balanced" and slow.  Did I mention slow?


Like the American version of Ninja Warrior. It was interesting to watch before every single contestant had to have a compelling human interest story.
 
2017-09-21 09:28:27 AM  

Cyclonic Cooking Action: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: wejash: Radioactive Ass: common sense is an oxymoron: Radioactive Ass: They should try not injecting politics into sports programming. That goes for the players as well as the commentators. If people want to hear politics there are already channels full of shows for that. if someone likes watching sports they probably don't want to hear someone babbling about politics in the middle of it as filler. As evidenced by voting patterns half of the people really don't care and will change the channel.

As long as owners use their political clout to demand public financing of their toys, sporting events are fair game for political protests.

They have clout because they bring in jobs and the taxes that come with that. They aren't forcing a city to pay into it, the city can say no deal and they will go elsewhere. Of course that means that they lose a lot of jobs and tax revenue (and it's not just stadium jobs but hotel jobs and taxes, restaurant jobs and taxes, car service jobs and taxes and so on that are driving tourism dollars into the local economy).

Protests like what we have seen reduces jobs and taxes. Protests are hurting people, the very people in the service industry that the left claims to care about. Sure, you're not selling beer or hotdogs or whatever yourself but those vendors have a family and mouths to feed and less spectators means less money for them so less money in the local economy at large. In other words you're not helping when you have a temper tantrum and drive people away.

You are actually trying to blame the NFL ratings on Colin Kap?  THAT's why so many of us tune it out?

That's just lame.  And so much of a stretch your last name must be Armstrong.

TFA says 30 percent of respondents say they're not watching because of anthem protests. I don't believe it for a second.

Well if that's all it takes that's some pretty weak sauce they have in their britches there.


Lots of snowflakes trying to sound all Americun and tough. The movement is spreading and there are parents threatening to pull their support from High School football because of the protests. I keep some "Patriots" on my FB feed just to I can hear their biatching about the National Anthem biatching, their hate keeps me warm.

I say good. Football is immensely destructive to teenage physiology and ends up being a huge time sink making it more difficult to get a quality education (see Texas).
 
2017-09-21 09:45:51 AM  
The NFL should sell the streaming rights to Verizon, that'll get the kids interested again.
 
2017-09-21 10:05:59 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: thornhill: maybe people have just watched enough football for the weekend by Sunday?

Tune in to any NFL broadcast at random.

Most likely, you will see a commercial.


It's not like that's a recent phenomenon. Yes, it's been up in the last few years, but not that much - the average number of commercials was 70 in 2016 vs 64 in 2008.

I just don't buy it that people are only now getting turned off by all of the commercials.
 
2017-09-21 10:12:42 AM  
Count me in with the "used to watch a ton of football but now I don't" group.  All of the reasons stated above.  Can't find a game because every channel is on a commercial.   When it does come back it's just kind of boring, not sure what happened but I just don't care any more.  What I really think did it in my head was the whole "NFL is you life" campaign.  They want me to spend lots of money to buy team gear to support a team that has zero loyalty to it's fans.  Players come and go so often that other than a few names you don't really know anyone and they players certainly don't have any loyalty to the fans.  Of course this is not new but when you expect me to live my life wearing the team logo I'd expect a little give back.

Plus there's more people who spend more time on TV talking about the sport than they spend actually playing the sport.  Do we need five hours and twenty guys in suits discussing games that haven't been played yet?

Too much overload and given the shiat that's going on in the world it's ultimately not all that important.
 
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  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

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