Skip to comments.NFL games should all be home games
Posted on 11/18/2012 4:19:52 AM PST by raccoonradio
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said recently that the reason NFL ticket sales are down over the past five years is HD television.
Oh, Rog, Rog, Rog. There are so many reasons that NFL games, like teenage boys, are better at home. I've mentioned a few before, but how about 20 more?
1) At home, you don't have to stand in line to pee.
2) At home, you don't have to stand in line to pee while watching a drunk pee in a sink.
3) The average cost of a beer at an NFL game is $7.13. In your fridge, it's about a buck. And it's colder
(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...
At home I can watch the game in my underwear...
Funny article, and hits the mark.
If all NFL games were home games they could be played on high school fields and we wouldn’t have pay for billion dollar NFL stadiums.
This explains why videogames threatening sports.
If home games are the future, the team is liitle more than our avatars. Then the game itself does not have to be real.
Humor has a way of exposing truth.
At home, I can watch the 8 seconds of action and skip the 60 seconds of prancing and milling about.
Make it pay per view. Pay a bunch of drunk and homeless people to fill the stadium and, as they enter, hand them passes for free room and board at the Democrat mayor’s office/Democrat headquarters for the next week.
It’s Obama’s fault. Too many of the people who would like to go to the games don’t have jobs.
Oh God, soon there be Obamatickets to go to the Bears games.
There is also nothing more deflating than going on that special trip to see your team play your most hated rival, not even be able to tell your QB got injured on a snap because you are in row VV in the opposite corner of the field, lose the game on a last second field goal, and be taunted on the city streets by the opposing fans who travel the country for such purposes. They stand on the fire hydrants and can’t just enjoy the victory but have to rub it in the noses of the home team fans. I suspect some of them pour beer on others yelling “You s***!”
The fee for parking for one game today equals the cost of my season ticket in 1967.
Games are just too expensive and take way too much time for kids today.
Another big problem with football is overexposure. Too many games, as Troy Aikman pointed out. There are too many games from the NFL on down, including the endless seasons of playoff and bowl-saturated college football.
Each NFL game used to be a BIG deal, something to look forward to on Sunday afternoon. Now games come and go almost as fast as NBA basketball games.
The NFL schedule has gone from 14 games to 16 and some want 18. The “bye week” and playoffs extend the season forever. Games on just about every day of week. Plays last too long. You can never cheer a fantastic play wholeheartedly. Instead you hear the dreaded words — “flag down.” Or you wait through commercials for official reviews that last forever.
For the vast majority of people, all NFL games are home games.
But human psychology is such that if you didn’t have those 60,000 screaming fans there, as captured by the camera, it wouldn’t seem to be such an event worth watching.
Cute article. My husband and I were astounded at the costs involved in a football game ... although he’s been to a few concerts in the last year, so he wasn’t as flabbergasted as I.
There’s only ONE reason to stay home: NFL REDZONE! Never has a tv channel ever been MORE in-tuned with the typical football fan. It’s like my remote control has a mind of its own and can snif out all the games where teams are close to scoring. Then at the end you get to see all the touchdowns scored from noon until eight. It might possibly be the pinnacle of Western civilization.
16) When the game is over at home, it doesn’t take 90 minutes to get out.
Start with a TV deal for second-tier schools who want to be big names (like the MAC conference, which is what Northern Illinois U plays in; NIU is in DeKalb IL) and suddenly you have "Wednesday Night Football."
Like those college football players are supposed to get an actual education. Really?
They would be X RATED
and who would want to watch a bunch of guys playin' with themselves!
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