The NFL should have an increase in ratings this year with Covid, but its the exact opposite. 1. With all these sports going at the same time my significant other just won’t let me watch everything. >Most NFL games are available over free local airwaves. College experiences will help Hurts handle Philly, Rams embarrass struggling Patriots in Week 14, Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near you. Just can’t see it all but grateful it’s available! — Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) September 12, 2020 Interestingly, Baker Mayfield opportunistically reversed his stance after NFL fans booed Super … Just told the worried owners to “Sit on it!”. Uneven application of rules and poor officiating. patrickmahomesblockedme says: It is absolutely ridiculous that the NFL forces season ticket holders to pay full price to watch what is basically a practice. It is becoming a concern, as the NBA alone has had sharply lower ratings, including a -20% drop for the start of their playoffs.Expectantly, the insistence of the leagues has been that this is all a result of the pandemic — despite their early promise of rabid fan interest. NHL is over. You don;t have to have cable or streaming services to watch them. As to affording PSL’S, I made over 5 times what my 2 PSL’s sold for in the stock market yesterday. Truth right here! October 5, 2020. I used to watch every game but no more. But the bottom line is the bottom line, and they’re printing money. First of all, the only people “chanting” at all are the SJWs. Spin the narrative to save your own hide. aren’t hurting the NFL. New uniforms for every team every few years. ; Some fans were angry with the league for abandoning the argument that kneeling disrespects the flag, while others felt Goodell did not go far enough and should have apologized to Colin Kaepernick by name. Who will the Patriots’ quarterback be in 2021? The NFL has been breaking their own revenue records every year, and that’s going to continue. ______________. ###. Not sure what the issue is to people who are complaining about those things. The NFL is delivering a message of love and respect for all people, regardless of race, gender, or national origin. NFL fans continue to get fleeced in the preseason. October 6, 2020 at 12:47 pm, Kathy Griffin got woke and her career has gone down the tubes. 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He never had any, couldn’t afford them. That would have a major economic impact on the NFL; the NFLPA has pegged it at $3 billion. According to Yahoo Sports … If NFL teams play games without fans in the stands in 2020, the league could lose $5.5 billion, according Forbes’ Mike Ozanian. If you showed up at 8:10 p.m. Not sure where people are seeing protests, players not standing for the anthem, etc. It’s because of the politics. The best games continue to generate huge ratings, despite the national turmoil we continue to endure in multiple different ways. As to his claim of not watching a game that’s interesting, because he is here every week commenting about what he saw during the Vikings and Packers games. For generations, the NFL was the glue that gave a guy sitting in his game room in East Palestine, Ohio, a deep connection with a guy in a penthouse in Manhattan because of … His preaching on SJW issues is very tiring and has reduced the viability of this site. I don’t want the political stuff but I did turn off the Sunday night football game because of the pitiful match up and watched the NBA finals game. The NFL is faced with uncertainty in 2020 but they can play in front of no one. Well, the fact that those people ARE here, reading a football website and posting in the comment sections kind of contradicts your point. No one watches NASCAR anymore and the NHL ratings haven’t gone up, so this is no biggy. Just got the check for my PSL’S yesterday and haven’t watched a second of any NFL game this year. Despite the fact that practically no players are protesting during the anthem, and the broadcasts are paying absolutely no attention to any calls for social justice, the fake outrage people will continue to associate kneeling with any slight ratings decline. The Washington Redskins never should have changed their name, no one wants to see cringeworthy messages in the end zones on these fields, the bogus commercials about needing inclusion are hysterical, and they are putting the wrong people on those helmets. I’ll catch up on the high lights later. I’ve been finding the games boring this year personally and haven’t watched a single one in its entirety. Today, the entire world operates on-demand. It’s not hard as I have experience, I gave up the NFL from 1984 to 1999. I’m glad. The NFL shifted its stance on kneeling during the national anthem when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted the league was wrong to discourage players from peacefully protesting. Dec 4, 2020 . Florio with the spin, we all know if the league has sent a memo to teams on the issue, then there was concern from the teams and there is an issue. Ratings are down because you politicized football. It will just give the NFL other options for places to market their product. Officials erred by giving Washington extra time for field goal before halftime, Gregg Williams should be fired immediately, NFL Playoff Picture: AFC & NFC standings after Week 14 Thursday night game, Brian Flores: If Eric Bieniemy is not a head coach soon, something’s wrong. But as far as the NFL losing money over its full-on SJW grovelling, there’s evidence for that. ah yes the old presidential election excuse. less viewers means the nfl owners will be able to chop payroll and salaries by 50% or more come next bargaining agreement. So despite the author’s claim that I have a “tired and inaccurate take”, I think his take is the inaccurate one. It also could have a major economic impact on NFL … “The 2020 presidential election and other national news events are driving substantial consumption of cable news, taking meaningful share of audience from all other programming,” Rolapp wrote, via Ourand. — The Federalist (@FDRLST) August 27, 2020 I hear you Larry. NO LONGER! The NFL, which opens its season tonight, should be paying close attention. Not just on TV. On top of that, the NFL recently shortened the 2020 preseason and may cut it altogether. They are a billion dollar operation, so they will survive. And to those who will respond to this item by chanting “go woke, go broke” or whatever other catchphrase is currently being used by those who want politics out of sports while simultaneously injecting their own politics into sports, that’s a tired and inaccurate take. I watch one game a week (with my sons and I cannot/will not give that up). The Indianapolis Colts are capping off attendance at 2,500 fans, while the Miami Dolphins are trying 13,000 fans, and the Cleveland Browns are okay with exactly 6,789. I’ve been to both an NFL game and an NHL game in the same day before, and have frequently had an NHL game on Saturday followed by an NFL game on Sunday. 6. My viewership is down for a couple of reasons: What a joke. The media professionals at the NFL and elsewhere have a much clearer take on our media habits than the casual observer. It is not a mystery. I’m seeing football, and it’s been entertaining. The Presidential election keeps people from watching NFL games on free over the air TV on Sundays at 1 and 4 in the East. Thus, Rolapp’s message to teams was simple: Don’t panic, even though through two weeks the ratings had dropped by six percent. Then accuse the other side of the same. The people all triggered by the actions of millionaires who play for billionaires have little to no impact on their bottom line. He didn’t sell his PSL’s. Learn how your comment data is processed. I challenge you to identify a single one. ________________. I’m glad. I have been silent protesting the NFL for years because they do not care about women at all (change my mind). It is not a mystery. — Ride with Revere (@RevereWith) June 6, 2020 During Kaepernick’s kneeling protests back in 2016, the league reportedly lost millions of fans … the owners are smarter than their hypocrite employee’s are. _____________. 150 per ticket. I would venture to guess the older tier 50+ are tuning out ,while the younger folks are in for the betting and FF. They can’t seem to get enough of it while the rest of us have heard entirely too much of it. Depositing that check into my checking account didn’t even increase my balance by 10%. From our poll, the NFL leads the way with the most at-risk fans … I’m finding there are a lot of interesting things to do on Sunday which doesn’t involve a screen. So you shall have none of it. That doesn’t seem to be shown on tv. In the ’70s, American life revolved around the evening TV schedule; we had once chance (pending “re-runs” weeks if not months later) to see a show. The Not For Long league blew it big time. We all know why the ratings are down. The NFL is trying to tell fans what to think and how to behave instead of listening to what they want. What’s more concerning is your contempt for any point of view other than your own. Kathy Griffin got woke and her career has gone down the tubes. Regardless I would expect to see the NFL continue its decline. 2. I don’t want to pay for game pass. Exactly, a lot of people are cutting the cord. Priceless and hollow. The National Football League celebrated its 100th anniversary last year. With limited fans, NFL home teams on pace for losing record. Not sure where people are seeing protests, players not standing for the anthem, etc. Not that they typically show my team in my region. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. “The pandemic has caused several major sports to postpone their schedules, resulting in an unprecedented fall calendar,” Rolapp wrote, according to Ourand. NFL ratings took a major hit during the 2016 election, with a 14-percent drop. Someone is WAY more than a little defensive about losing advertising revenue. New fans are hard to find and losing loyal fans can spell trouble for looming media and collective bargaining agreement deals. ______________. read. Had I been there, I would have been forced to watch 6 players kneel and the family of George Floyd “honored” before the kickoff. Its not that the players are making a statement, its how they choose to make that statement and some players have been as outspoken to say things that totally isolate one entire group of fans and even their existence. This could become the new trend. According to CBS, if teams have to play games without fans, they are set to lose up to $100 million in revenue generated from tickets, concessions, parking, and more. John Harbaugh Is Picking a Fight He Can’t Win With the NFL. ____________. There are also plenty of free sports streaming websites where many go to watch and chat. However, Im sure the spin would include they were home social distancing not attending live games due to the virus, but why would the television ratings still be down if that were so and why were they not watching at home again ? gibson45 says: We all know why. “As to affording PSL’S, I made over 5 times what my 2 PSL’s sold for in the stock market yesterday. I still find it sad that you would rather give up things that bring you happiness rather than trying to accept and/or understand another person’s point of view.” And let’s not forget that millions are still out of work and/or struggling financially. Since there are no or limited fans at the games each week, that’s about 1 million extra football fans at home who are watching and the ratings are still much lower. The times of great strife in American history when professional sports brought us together more than it tore us apart were good. That figure is based on stadium revenue from the 2018 season, according to Forbes. I would know because I am barely categorized as a millennial myself. October 5, 2020. While politics generally will reduce viewership until the election is resolved (and that may not happen on November 3), political statements or gestures or leanings of players, coaches, owners, etc. —– October 6, 2020 at 12:57 pm May 20, 2020 7:07 pm Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is the real possibility that the NFL will have to begin its season playing games in stadiums with no fans. Kathy was never an impressive celebrity to start with. There is not a single business that has gone broke by going woke, not one. “Historically, NFL viewership has declined in each of the past six presidential elections.”. Could the decline of America’s Team result in major changes? The days of Happy Days have long since ended. patrickmahomesblockedme says: After the election, the numbers were flat in comparison to the prior year. I will not allow the NFL channel on my TV, do not buy NFL endorsed products. Of course, these are the same brilliant people who claimed that there would be massive boycotts four years ago and that the NFL would be in massive decline by 2020. Dosent take a rocket scientist to figure out that the cap will be going down also. October 4, 2020 But as far as the NFL losing money over its full-on SJW grovelling, there’s evidence for that. Yeah…they are worried. The primary donna players that are an embarrassment. Initial ratings for the first game of the NFL 2020 regular season plunged amid the league’s social-justice push and greater competition from other professional sports.. Then you have the cost. Again, it’s my money you’re fighting over. While that reduces the numbers for all television content (except cable news), it underscores the value of properties that can gather a large, live audience. ... 2020, 10:45am PST / new. 4. From 2016 to 2019, a few NFL players took a knee during the Star-Spangled Banner to say this country is racist. MLB did not have one playoff game over the weekend to conflict with NFL games and the ratings are still much lower. Is it possible to be any more inaccurate in posting than you are?” It is quite possible that the NFL will play its 2020 season without spectators in its stadiums. Right here in your own forum if nowhere else, Mike. The NFL seems to view me as a $$$ sign. Is it possible to be any more inaccurate in posting than you are? It’s unsettling to me that the NFL plays favorites. ______________________. The excuse of news ratings and other sports interfering is as broken as your reasoning in viewership decline not pertaining to “Get Woke, Get Broke”. I know some people like all of the extra scoring, but just about every game I watch feels like arena football or basketball now. They tried to blame that on the election, too. Parroting a supposedly catchy phrase doesn’t make the content of that phrase true. The truth is many people have walked away from the game and other sports during the perfect storm, no sports for months during the covid beginnings in the country while finding other options to spend their day. People consume NFL games in a lot of different ways these days. I listed my PSL’s for sale the following Monday. Manchester United Is Rotten from the Top Down as Crisis Looms. Cable and satellite services are expensive luxuries, and even streaming services aren’t cheap anymore if you want sports programming. Depositing that check into my checking account didn’t even increase my balance by 10%. NBA is in the finals. It is quite possible that the NFL will play its 2020 season without spectators in its stadiums. Brought it upon themselves for allowing political statements. The only suspense on most drives is whether it will be a touchdown or field goal. As a season ticket holder, I was glad that our governor had made it impossible to attend the season opener as is my norm. On the flip side, a decidedly-not-so-woke Roseanne Barr has watched her career go down the tubes. 50 for parking. 2 NFL teams are hosting fans, including the Chiefs. The pressure became so intense that the NFL … He never had any, couldn’t afford them. If I am spending $100 on a ticket for a regular season game, why should I have to pay the same amount to see a pre-season game? The more these entitled millionaires who believe they are oppressed open their moths, the less people will tune in….fact. 3. I’m no expert, but I prefer my preaching to come from the pulpit. And hopefully come January, we will have a new President that has more important things to do than demonize the NFL. Second, the only “tired take” is the one that insists that kneeling during the anthem is not disrespectful to the country or to our veterans and active military. Everything you need to know about Week 14. “The 2020 presidential election and other national news events are driving substantial consumption of cable news, taking meaningful share of audience from all other programming,” Rolapp wrote, via Ourand. I have been silent protesting the NFL for years because they do not care about women at all (change my mind). political statements or gestures or leanings of players, coaches, owners, etc. “The NFL is trying to tell fans what to think and how to behave instead of listening to what they want. Can Hurts show something in his first NFL start? The NFL is run like the mafia Later in the season I’ll be watching and attending NHL games live. I think they do not know the pulse of the fan base, Tired of the game as it is today, slow, to much about other things than the game itself. Good information. The NFL has become less optimistic that fans will be present for the games. Sure. My DVR is on overdrive! “Historically, NFL viewership has declined in each of … With apologies to the other 31 teams, this is the best fan base in the NFL. 1. Well, since you’re a Viking fan I’d say that’s not a very big sacrifice this year. Sorry but your comment here tells a different story. The idea that you equate people asking for help to prevent their race from being killed with “sjw groveling” is a bit sickening. The NFL continues to be the one thing that does it better than anything else. And local television stations are charging a ton for online access. In other words, you really don’t have a point. Liverpool’s Arrogance Will Cost Them Their Premier League Crown. However, there is. Am I the only one who is tuning into an NFL broadcast and sees…a football game? Just because you read it on internet doesn’t mean it’s true, but it also doesn’t mean it’s false. Just got the check for my PSL’S yesterday and haven’t watched a second of any NFL game this year. SD. “And to those who will respond to this item by chanting “go woke, go broke” or whatever other catchphrase is currently being used by those who want politics out of sports while simultaneously injecting their own politics into sports, that’s a tired and inaccurate take.”. Yes, some fans are tuning out, but the NFL has so many revenue streams that they are not really losing sleep. Register now! We all know why the ratings are down. The more these entitled millionaires who believe they are oppressed open their moths, the less people will tune in….fact.” —– Soon enough, they may start losing fans at an alarming rate. Hard time believing someone spends their spare time commenting on an NFL site isn’t doing more. Now they stopped tuning in. Fri., Nov. 13, 2020 timer 4 min. Amazing how they think they can just ignore their fans and it will all go away. By Schuyler Dixon The Associated Press. yeah, that’s not why but anyway they do need a narrtive. October 6, 2020 at 12:20 pm Each preseason game brings the home team about $7-10 million in ticket sales. Don’t Bank on Cam Newton Carrying the Patriots Too Far. That’s the message that was sent, essentially, by the league office to teams that are fretting about reduced ratings. NFL is and will be king of viewership of all things. There is not much other sport competition. Parroting a supposedly catchy phrase doesn’t make the content of that phrase true. I haven’t watched one minute of NFL this year and never will again. ###. I unsubscribed to all Browns contact last summer after Baker Mayfield announced his intention to kneel (see how that lasted). The more these entitled millionaires who believe they are oppressed open their moths, the less people will tune in….fact.” Any wonder people bought big screen TV’s. NFL fans are upset that the Black national anthem 'Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing' may be played before a preseaon game and they are threatening to boycott. What are the reasons for the league being so bad and for its declining popularity. I watch one game a week (with my sons and I cannot/will not give that up). Why people chortle over this stuff is beyond me. If you’re one of those people who live in a bubble and watch Fox news 24-7, no one cares what you think anyway. “The result is a crowded content marketplace driving a bifurcation of sports viewers across multiple events.”. As to his claim of not watching a game that’s interesting, because he is here every week commenting about what he saw during the Vikings and Packers games. You really cannot believe the NFL’s spin that somehow cable news is eating their lunch. I’m not sure the players themselves feel they’re oppressed, I believe they’re trying to speak for the people who are actually oppressed, but have no voice. This year, the COVID-19 situation also has become a factor. Like many others have stated, more people should be at home right now and the ratings should be through the roof if there were not an issue. ###. Read “‘Boycott NFL’ Trends on Twitter As Fans Rage Over NFL's Plan To Play ‘Black National Anthem’ Before Games (TWEETS)” and other NFL articles from Total Pro Sports. All this SJW stuff is turning the majority fan base off, that’s why ratings are down. So don’t tell us it’s “inaccurate” when people are telling you right here that it’s not. Not a member? It’s going to be a good time to see if they actually have any conviction. We examine the 19 ways in which the NFL is losing fans and ratings. Nobody outside of yokelville stopped watching football because of players speaking out on racism. Go woke; go broke is as true today as it was in 2016 and every other year. I’m no expert, but I prefer my preaching to come from the pulpit.” 5. The more these entitled millionaires who believe they are oppressed open their moths, the less people will tune in….fact And that, my friends, is the internet. —– People are tired of being forced fed the thoughts of the NFL and its players. It’s is most likely a good thing that fans can not fully attend any sporting events this year, especially the NFL, for there may be many more questions that would need answering and sports writers to try to cover for, resulting from the empty seats in the stadiums. Lets all be real. There are a number of former NFL fans that have sold their PSL’s and now refuse to even watch the NFL on TV. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The National Football League is about to find out whether suggesting that a huge portion of its fan base may be racists is a successful marketing strategy. Go back to the opening weekend’s stories on the Packer/Vikings game and find a post from me. Beyond the constant fracturing of an audience that once crowded around a TV that had three or four channels (PBS didn’t really count), people now watch whatever they want, whenever they want, however they want. I’m now watching my NASCAR races live instead of dvring them. He didn’t sell his PSL’s. Fans are fed up with the political bs. ... a survey of fans across the NFL. Some continue to huff and puff, but nobody is blowing the NFL’s house down. —— Right here in your own forum if nowhere else, Mike. aren’t hurting the NFL. A protester wears a t-shirt with a picture of Colin Kaepernick during a protest against police brutality and racial inequality in Inglewood, Calif., June 11, 2020. Then throw in the politics and statements made by the leagues, owners, and players, well here we are. Again, Rolapp is right. Blame yourselves not the public. I’m supposed to contribute to the livelihood of a guy on a $100 mil contract or an owner of a $5 Billion stadium? 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