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NFL television ratings down 9.7 percent during 2017 regular season
Post Date: 2018-01-04 16:30:15 by Tooconservative
NFL television ratings fell 9.7 percent during the 2017 regular season, according to numbers registered by Nielsen. A typical game was watched by 1.6 million fewer people this season as compared to last season (14.9 million versus 16.5 million). The drop comes after the NFL had hoped to stem an 8 percent ratings slide from last season by experimenting with the format for television commercials and trying to speed up the game. Last year's slide was partly attributed to a lost audience due to the presidential election. This year, the NFL was challenged with fans upset at players protesting during the national anthem, an action that led to a league faceoff with President Donald Trump. ...
Ravens admit anthem protests tanked their ticket sales
Post Date: 2017-12-23 11:14:17 by Tooconservative
The Baltimore Ravens are no longer in contention for the AFC North title, having fallen too far behind the Steelers, but they are currently tied with the Bills and the Titans for a wild card slot and theyve been showing a lot of potential. They play the Colts today in a home game that could prove to be a make or break match in terms of their chances at a post-season appearance. With that much on the line, youd expect the stadium to be buzzing, but in addition to the Colts, Baltimore is facing another battle. Theyre trying to fill up the seats at M&T Bank Stadium and avoid yet another embarrassing display of sparsely populated stands. The Ravens sold out every single ...
Week 10: Thousands of Empty Seats Still Plague NFL Stadiums
Post Date: 2017-11-13 09:13:15 by Tooconservative
Photos of empty seats continue to make their appearance on Twitter as the NFLs Week 10 games debut on Veterans Day, this weekend. Though only a few players decided to protest the country on this day dedicated to our soldiers, fans stayed away in droves. According to the Twitter account Empty Seats Galore, the Rams handed out 60,032 tickets for the game as they met the Houston Texans beating the Texans 33 to 7. But apparently, not many fans turned out to see the game. #NFL #shotonapotato #HOUvsLAR RT @ImaPaleoVegan: @[me] Wow #TexansVsRams pic.twitter.com/2ArrkVAvz0 Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) November 12, 2017 #HOUvsLAR RT @benmaller: Rams say they ...
Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’
Post Date: 2017-11-09 00:57:54 by nolu chan
Roger Goodell: NFL fans dont come to stadiums to be protested to Jason Rowan Sportress of Blogitude November 8, 2017 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the leagues national anthem protest controversy by stating, People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to. Goodell was a speaker at Bloombergs The Year Ahead Summit in New York on Wednesday and to no surprise the polarizing anthem protest issue was addressed. Goodell opened his remarks by expressing a preference for players to stand during the anthem. I think thats one of the things I think when we have a ...
NFL Anthem Protests Continue As Owners Dither, Trump Agitates, Fans React
Post Date: 2017-10-23 13:49:34 by nolu chan
NFL Anthem Protests Continue As Owners Dither, Trump Agitates, Fans React by Bruce Haring Deadline October 22, 2017 11:19am National anthem protests continued during Week 7 in the National Football League, although the headcount of those kneeling or otherwise acting out during the song has greatly diminished, mirroring media coverage of the actions. Both protesting players and those opposed to their tactics now seem locked-in on their respective stances on the righteousness of the protests. The same players who protested in previous weeks either stayed in the locker room, kneeled or sat, while many teams stood and locked arms in a compromise maneuver. On the other side, President ...
Americans Are Winning: Empty Seats All Around The NFL In Week 6: You Have The Power!
Post Date: 2017-10-18 17:29:19 by nolu chan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFoEercC-Rw Americans Are Winning: Empty Seats All Around The NFL In Week 6: You Have The Power! Thetruthdamit Published on Oct 16, 2017 The doctor of common sense.
ESPN President Thinks Fox News Is Conspiring Against The Network Photo of David Hookstead
Post Date: 2017-10-13 01:51:34 by Tooconservative
ESPN president John Skipper thinks Tucker Carlson, Fox News and Clay Travis are involved in a conspiracy to destroy the network. Travis broke the story fed to him by sources at a meeting with Skipper in Los Angeles, and the details dont look good for the sports network. The Outkick the Coverage founder wrote: Skipper then attacked me by name, saying that Clay Travis is someone whos out to get us and is spreading misinformation devoted to destroying ESPN. (Id love to know what misinformation Im spreading, since everything Ive reported about ESPN has proven to be 100% accurate.) He also attacked Fox News taking shots at Tucker Carlson in particular and pointed ...
NFL Now One Of Most Divisive Brands In America
Post Date: 2017-10-12 13:37:21 by Tooconservative
The National Football League is steadily climbing its way up the list of most polarizing brands in the country. While the net favorability of the NFL among Hillary Clinton voters is +38%, it's -24 among supporters of President Trump, the New York Times writes. That puts it seventh on the list, after Trump Hotels, CNN, NBC News, The New York, MSNBC and Fox News. About three weeks ago before President Trump said that N.F.L. owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem Democrats and Republicans held relatively similar views about the league. About 60 percent said they viewed it favorably, while about 20 percent said they viewed it unfavorably, according to ...
'Sunday Night Football' Ratings Decline Continues Photo of Katie Jerkovich
Post Date: 2017-10-09 18:12:44 by Tooconservative
Sunday Night Football suffered again in the ratings battle, despite the exciting game Sunday night between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Houston Texans. NBC and the National Football League scored a 10.6/18 in metered market households in the match that saw the Chiefs beat the Texans 42-34 at NRG Stadium in Texas, according to Deadline Monday. Thats a drop of 3 percent over last Sunday nights match where the Seattle Seahawks beat the Indianapolis Colts 46-18. Those numbers make it the lowest rated game so far in a season, which has seen ratings drop as NFL players and coaches allow protests during the national anthem. Last week, SNF ...
Pence Leaves NFL Game in Response to Players Kneeling During Anthem
Post Date: 2017-10-08 16:06:50 by Tooconservative
Vice President Mike Pence departed an NFL game Sunday afternoon in response to several players who knelt during the playing of the National Anthem. Pence and his wife Karen were among the spectators in Indianapolis for a contest between the Colts and San Francisco 49ers. After more than 20 San Francisco players took a knee for the song, he left. He issued a statement on Twitter at 1:08 p.m.shortly after kickoffexplaining his decision. "I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem," he said. I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that ...
Shock poll: NFL now least liked sport, core fans down 31%
Post Date: 2017-10-07 13:54:23 by Tooconservative
Over just one month of player, coach, and owner protests of the flag and National Anthem, the National Football League has gone from America's sport to the least liked of top professional and college sports, according to a new poll. From the end of August to the end of September, the favorable ratings for the NFL have dropped from 57 percent to 44 percent, and it has the highest unfavorable rating 40 percent of any big sport, according to the Winston Group survey provided exclusively to Secrets. Worse for football, which was already seeing lower TV ratings and empty stadium seats, the month of protests and complaints about them from President Trump drove core fans, men ...
Ouch! NFL TV ratings drop again as angry fans exercise their own rights
Post Date: 2017-10-04 16:03:52 by Tooconservative
Pretty soon, it could be NFL team owners on their knees begging TV viewers to come back. Once again in Week 4 of the 2017 season, as players continued their sitting-kneeling protests against something, former fans silently exercised their right of free speech using TV remotes. Despite the always insightful, candid commentary of Jon Gruden, this weeks Monday Night game on ESPN lost audience again. It was actually a pretty good game, by all accounts. After the 29-20 win, Kansas City remained the only unbeaten team at 4-0, while Washington fell to 2-2. This game though drew 13% fewer viewers than last week. And the drop was worse 16% in the key demo that ad buyers covet. ...
Twitter Explodes After Another White QB Is Signed Before Kaepernick
Post Date: 2017-10-04 04:09:45 by Tooconservative
Kaepernick, just before some white guy grabbed his ball and ran away. The Tennessee Titans signed backup quarterback Brandon Weeden after an injury to Marcus Mariota, and supporters of Colin Kaepernick are not happy. The Twitter universe exploded with plenty of hot takes after another white backup quarterback was signed before the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who infamously refused to stand for the anthem. Dear @NFL, Colin Kaepernick is a better quarterback than Brandon Weeden. We all know that. Let him play! Sincerely, America Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) October 3, 2017 Colin Kaepernick when he sees the Titans sign Brandon Weeden pic.twitter.com/Ib1AGAOrjH ...
Budweiser is actively seeking customer opinions on NFL sponsorship; call 800-342-5283
Post Date: 2017-10-01 16:32:13 by Tooconservative
Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFLs biggest sponsors, is weighing feedback from its customers on its sponsorship of the NFL. The NFL player protests of the National Anthem have backfired in a major way on the league. It has seen sponsors pull out, ratings decline and teams play in front of practically empty stadiums. But a sponsor like Budweiser ending its support of the league would be a devastating blow. And if the companys hotline is to be believed, the NFL has something to be concerned about. When customers call the number, 1-800-342-5283, they are greeted by a recording which gives, as its first option, a chance for anyone for or against the player protests to voice their ...
Twitter: number of NFL players not standing for anthem drops from 180 to 11
Post Date: 2017-10-01 14:41:40 by Tooconservative
Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) Last week, about 180 NFL players didn't stand for the National Anthem. This week? 11. pic.twitter.com/L1NAIXKyZx10:21AM, 1 Oct 2017 Poster Comment:Trump wins. In fact, he is winning so much, I'm getting tired of all the winning.
62% of NFL fans plan to watch less football
Post Date: 2017-09-30 13:20:49 by Tooconservative
Is it a passing storm or an existential problem? Thats a key question for the NFL as it grapples with the mushrooming controversy of players kneeling in protest during the national anthem, and President Donald Trumps persistent bashing of the kneelers. A new Yahoo Finance poll suggests the NLF has an enduring problem on its hands. Nearly 62% of 9,056 respondents told us they plan to watch less pro football in response to the anthem controversy. Thirty-six percent said they plan to buy less NFL merchandise, and 32% have chosen not to attend a game they would otherwise have gone to. Those findings all have financial implications for the NFL and its 32 team owners. We wanted to ...
NFL ticket sales plummet 17.9%
Post Date: 2017-09-29 12:45:15 by Tooconservative
The National Football League is feeling the impact of the "Trump Effect." Ticket sales since he called on team owners to fire players who take a knee to protest the National Anthem have cratered. The online ticket reseller TickPick told Secrets that sales have dropped 17.9 percent, far more than the usual Week Three fall. From TickPick: 17.9 percent decrease in NFL orders this week compared to the previous week.Last year the drop was 10.8 percent in orders on Monday & Tuesday following Week Three games. "We have seen a massive decrease in NFL ticket purchases this past week in comparison to years past. Week 3 seems to usually have less ticket orders than week 2, but ...
The Slow Death Of The NFL?
Post Date: 2017-09-28 12:09:06 by Tooconservative
I should say at the outset that Ive never really been a big football fan. I grew up in Detroit and played hockey, so I love the Redwings. Besides, we didnt really have a professional team in Detroit; we only had the Lions. Jokes aside, I watched it nearly every week. Not intently, but it was on in the background because its easy to do other things with football on. Whether its cleaning, writing or whatever, there are long stretches of time during a football game where nothing much happens. And if anything interesting does happen the announcers voice and crowd noise give it away and you can look at the TV. If you miss that, they replay it immediately. ...
NBA Coach Popovich Pops Off: ‘White People Especially’ Need to be Made ‘Uncomfortable’ (VIDEO)(‘our country’s an embarrassment’)
Post Date: 2017-09-27 17:21:49 by 3-Dee
NBA Coach Popovich Pops Off: White People Especially Need to be Made Uncomfortable (VIDEO) September 26, 2017 by Cristina Laila San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich railed against white people, President Trump and the United States on ESPN2s The Paul Finebaum Show on Monday. The San Antonio Spurs coach was triggered by President Trump after he called for a boycott of the NFL because of their national anthem protests; he blamed racism, naturally. There has to be an uncomfortable element in the discourse for anything to change. You know, whether its the LGBT movement, or you know womens suffrage, race, it doesnt ...
Robert Barnes: No, NFL Players Do Not Have a Right to Kneel or Boycott American Anthem
Post Date: 2017-09-27 16:57:54 by 3-Dee
Robert Barnes: No, NFL Players Do Not Have a Right to Kneel or Boycott American Anthem The Associated Press by Robert Barnes 26 Sep 2017 Like the Democratic Party, the NFL has forgot who put them there. The NFL is in the entertainment business, and the heart of its fan base is Trump country. It aint CNN. First, the First Amendment protects against the government limiting speech (like public universities do routinely these days); it is not a license to use your employer to harangue their customers. On the companys time and the customers dime, you have no First Amendment right to lecture your customers or fellow employees or anyone else for that matter. Second, the NFL ...
NFL sacks taxpayers for billions in stadium subsidies and other goodies
Post Date: 2017-09-26 04:29:50 by 3-Dee
BLITZING TAXPAYERS: Even in states facing billion dollar budget shortfalls, the NFL has been able to get massive handouts in recent years. The National Football League sacks taxpayers from every angle. The NFL is technically a nonprofit thanks to a special exception in the tax code carved out by Congress in the 1960s despite making billions of dollars of profit each year and paying top executives seven-figure salaries. The NFL is allowed to negotiate contracts that would be illegal for companies like Apple or Exxon thank Congress again for that one. And the NFL is able to use its financial and political muscle to get lots of additional freebies from city and state ...
‘Goodbye Pittsburgh Steelers, Burn In Hell’: Angry Fans Burn Gear Over National Anthem Protest [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-09-25 16:34:46 by Tooconservative
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) Pittsburgh Steelers fans are taking to social media to show how upset they are that the team stayed inside during the national anthem. Fans have posted numerous videos on social media of themselves burning their Steelers gear. Im a lifelong Steelers fan, not anymore. Not a fan of you, the NFL, any of it, says Jim Heaney on YouTube. Heaney posted the video of himself setting all of his Steelers gear on fire following the teams decision to decide to stay inside the locker room/tunnel during the national anthem. And I hope all your ignorance burns too, Heaney says as he throws his Steelers gear on the fire. Heaney ends his video by ...
Bills Blocking Taxpayer Funding Of Sports Arenas Could Gain Steam Amid Anthem Protests
Post Date: 2017-09-25 09:25:23 by Tooconservative
Senators proposed a bill this summer to prevent federal taxpayer funding from going towards the construction of professional sports arenas, and after more players began supporting the protest of the national anthem before games, the legislation may begin to pick up steam. A companion measure to the legislation was already proposed in the House back in March by Oklahoma Republican Rep. Steve Russell. Last June, New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and Republican Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford put forth a bill that would ban professional sports teams from using municipal bonds in relation to federal funding to build their sports arenas. Professional sports teams generate billions of ...
Jaguars, Ravens players kneel [overseas] during anthem amid Trump's criticism [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-09-24 12:43:38 by Tooconservative
Multiple Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars players knelt on Sunday during the playing of the national anthem at the first NFL game since President Trump called for players who take a knee to be fired. Video and photos posted to Twitter shows players kneeling and locking arms as the anthem played. Ravens and Jaguars players kneeling during National Anthem in England pic.twitter.com/GhthyfIEe3 Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) September 24, 2017 Many players from both teams kneeling during anthem in London, arms linked. Neil Best (@sportswatch) September 24, 2017 Multiple players on both the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars took a knee during the national ...
49ers-Rams tickets reselling for the price of two stadium pretzels
Post Date: 2017-09-21 14:36:01 by nolu chan
49ers-Rams tickets reselling for the price of two stadium pretzels By Bill Disbrow SFGate Updated 7:59 am, Thursday, September 21, 2017 Thursday night's Rams-49ers game may be the toughest sell in the history of Levi's Stadium. As of Wednesday, resale tickets were being offered on StubHub for as low as $14 to see the team host the Los Angeles Rams at 7 p.m. That price is just cheaper than buying a pair of $7.50 pretzels through the Levi's Stadium app and comparable to the price of a beer and a hot dog at the the three-year-old arena. According to the team's seat licensing map, the cheapest original face value for any seat is $85. Ticket sale aggregator TicketIQ listed ...
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