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Old 09-20-2016, 11:44 PM
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The NFL continues to be Americaís pastime, but fewer people are passing the time watching NFL games.

According to Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Daily, Monday nightís Eagles-Bears snooze-fest generated an overnight rating of 8.3. Thatís an 11-percent drop from last yearís Week Two Monday night matchup between the Jets and the Colts, and itís also the lowest Week Two Monday Night Football rating ďsince at least í09, and likely further back.Ē

The league has now seen an apple-to-apples ratings drop in each of the seven prime-time games this year. Next week, it may not get any better, with the Texans facing a Tom Brady-free Patriots team, Brian Hoyer and the Bears facing Dak Prescott and the Cowboys, and a Falcons-Saints Monday night contest that goes up against the first presidential debate.

Typically, ratings expectations have been linked to the size of a fan base. With the numbers sagging in 2016, some have argued that the games lack star players, specifically at the quarterback position.
The red bolded is NBC trying desperately to makes excuses...There is only ONE reason ratings are down, and it's the anthem boycotts...

And the problem is NOT simply believing what players are doing is disrespectful or offensive...

Here's the problem...and it's even if you AGREE with the players...

Most people come home from a hard day's work, kiss the spouse, hug their kids and maybe help them with their homework, have a nice meal, and then settle down to some entertainment to ESCAPE from the politics, punditry and activism that's shoved down their throat on a daily basis... They don't WANT to have to think about this stuff...It means little to them and they just want to watch the damn game!!!!...

There's a quote from Erick Erickson, who runs the website "redstate", about the what goes on culturally...

"The Left will not let you stay on the sidelines. You will be MADE to care."

...and that's what going on with these anthem boycotts....

You want to get AWAY from the "daily grind" and sit back with a beer and NOT have to form opinions and have discussions on subjects you care little about and wished weren't discussed so you can just enjoy the on-field action?

Well "F*ck you!! Were NOT going to let you do that!"...

And the public is responding to that by not bothering to watch...There are so many more options to "escape" from the "daily grind" that WON'T force people to "care", and that's exactly what's happening...and it won't stop until the NFL decides to end these ideology stunts...
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I loved it when football was just football.
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I loved it when football was just football.
I've JUST read this...It was like a Vulcan mind-meld...

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Iím not calling for a boycott, and in fact Iím still planning on watching NFL games, for now anyway ó just not as many as Iíd normally watch. I skipped the game last night after the announcement of the national-anthem protest because it took the fun out of it for me, and I donít have a particular attachment to either team. Nor do I have a problem with protest or even the subject matter of it; for me, itís a matter of both intruding on what should be a politics-free zone of entertainment and fun on a normally unifying tradition that goes back a century in sporting events. Itís more dreary politicization in a culture where everythingís becoming politicized.
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