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  • (Vanity)After 22 years I have cancelled renewal of NFL Sunday Ticket!

    02/24/2018 8:49:32 PM PST · by JohnKinAK · 56 replies
    JK | 2/24/18 | JK
    I have subscribed to NFL Sunday Ticket since 1995 and have cancelled my renewal for 2018. I haven't actually used it like I used to for the past few years. God put on my heart that football was an idol in my life. Being in Alaska the games come early and in the past I would skip morning services to watch games, and go to evening services only. I haven't done that for 5 years, I dvr the game(s) of interest and watch them at my leisure. Stopped watching all together mid-season of 2017 and just didn't miss it. It...
  • Entire Eagles Team May Boycott White House Visit

    02/08/2018 7:40:27 AM PST · by mairdie · 98 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 8, 2018 | John S. Roberts
    New York Daily News has the scoop: “No, I’m not going to the White House,” Chris Long said. “Are you kidding me?” Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith, and two-time boycotters LeGarrette Blount and Long, who sat out last year’s visit as members of the the Patriots, have all come out in the last 24 hours and said they will not attend the annual visit winning teams make to Washington. […] Rumors are circulating on social media that the Eagles are planning to boycott as a team. The Eagles, who arrived back in Philadelphia Monday afternoon, did not immediately respond to a...
  • Three Eagles Say They Won’t Visit White House if Invited

    02/05/2018 1:47:01 PM PST · by Cecily · 116 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | February 5, 2018 | JuliaKate Culpepper
    Less than 24 hours after hoisting the Lombardi Trophy into the air in Minneapolis, the total number of Philadelphia Eagles players who said they won’t visit the White House if the team is invited for the ceremonial championship visit rose to three. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins— a prominent voice the past two seasons in NFL player protests of police brutality and social injustice— told CNN Monday that he will not attend the White House if President Donald Trump was to extend the invitation.
  • Trump Punts On Question Of Who Will Win The Super Bowl

    02/02/2018 9:33:18 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    CBS PHILLY ^ | 02 FEBRUARY 2018 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is punting on the question of who will win the Super Bowl. The president was asked by reporters Friday if he had a prediction and took a pass. He says: “I better not get involved.”
  • Poll: 16% of NFL fans say they won't watch the Super Bowl

    02/02/2018 3:15:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | February 1, 2018 | Daniel Roberts
    Super Bowl 52 is just a few days away, and after NFL regular season TV ratings fell by nearly 10% this season on average, one of the biggest questions pundits and sports media have is: Will the Super Bowl ratings be good? If the results of a new survey from Seton Hall University are to be believed, the answer might be no. Seton Hall surveyed 706 Americans across the country, via landlines and cellphones, from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31. The first question asked people how closely they follow the NFL. Of those who said they follow it "very closely,"...
  • Bender's NFL Live Thread: Super Bowl LII

    01/31/2018 5:45:54 PM PST · by Impy · 220 replies
    1-31-2018
    Bender's NFL Live Thread: Super Bowl LII Sunday, Feb 4, 2018 Philadelphia Eagles at New England Patriots 6:30 PM Eastern, NBC, U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Will NFL boycott over Colin Kaepernick harm Super Bowl TV ratings?

    01/31/2018 12:18:41 PM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 30, 2018 | Dan Wetzel
    Perhaps you are one of the football fans who boycotted the NFL this season either because of player protests during the national anthem or because Colin Kaepernick, who started the movement, was never added to a roster. Perhaps you even stuck with your protest and didn’t just claim you were done with the NFL only to quickly return to watching a dozen hours every Sunday from the Barcalounger in the corner. If you are one of those dedicated protestors who are still holding out, Sunday is your greatest challenge.
  • Bender's NFL Live Thread: Conference Championships

    01/17/2018 6:44:13 AM PST · by Impy · 178 replies
    1-17-2018
    Bender's NFL Live Thread: Conference Championships Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 (All times Eastern) AFC: #3 Jacksonville at #1 New England 3:05 pm CBS, Gillette Stadium NFC: #2 Minnesota at #1 Philadelphia 6:40 pm FOX, Lincoln Financial Field
  • If you're still boycotting the NFL, it's time to come home

    01/16/2018 12:33:23 PM PST · by C19fan · 173 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 15, 2018 | Siraj Hashmi
    If you're still boycotting NFL games over player protests of the national anthem or the NFL owners' handling of Colin Kaepernick, it's time to put your feelings on ice for a few weeks.
  • NFL Ratings Crash for the Divisional Playoff Round

    01/15/2018 5:54:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan 2018 | DYLAN GWINN
    According to SportsBusiness Daily, the ratings for all four games fell to the lowest level in nearly a decade.
  • Bad news continues for NFL, as Divisional Playoffs ratings fall

    01/15/2018 12:31:38 PM PST · by smartyaz · 88 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | 01/15/18 | Alex Putterman
    According to Sports Media Watch, all four games were down substantially in overnight ratings from the comparable window last January, and several of them hit their lowest mark in years. Saturday afternoon’s Falcons-Eagles game on NBC drew a 17.4 overnight rating, down 5 percent from last year and 12 percent from 2016. It was the lowest for the early Saturday time slot since 2009. The Patriots-Jaguars matchup Sunday night on CBS was the lowest-rated game of the weekend, with a 16.6 overnight. That was down 9 percent from last year and 18 percent from 2016 and was also the worst...
  • I haven't watched football all season.

    01/14/2018 5:33:54 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 65 replies
    self ^ | 1-14-2017 | grey_whiskers
    But I happened so see a trending #Twitter tag on the side while researching #qanon.
  • All Four NFL Playoff Games See Double-Digit Ratings Decrease

    01/09/2018 6:47:11 AM PST · by Zakeet · 138 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | January 8, 2018 | Jimmy Traina
    The NFL had a disastrous weekend when it came to ratings. Numbers have been down all season and it was more of the same for the wild-card games. The biggest surprise was that the best game (Panthers-Falcons) had the biggest decrease year over year. Yes, markets were a big factor, but that was a competitive and entertaining game. Here's the breakdown: Titans-Chiefs (14.7) was down 11 percent versus last year's Raiders-Texans game. Falcons-Rams (14.9) was down 10 percent versus last year's Lions-Seahawks game. Bills-Jaguars (17.2) was down 10 percent versus last year's Dolphins-Steelers game. Panthers-Saints (20.4) was down 21 percent...
  • Poll: 33% of NFL fans 'purposely stopped watching' this season

    01/09/2018 11:01:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 8, 2018 | Daniel Roberts
    Throughout this 2017 NFL season, television ratings have declined and fans, TV pundits, and reporters have speculated as to the biggest cause. On social media, many people railed that players protesting during the national anthem led outraged Americans to boycott. A new survey from SurveyMonkey and Ozy Media, shared first with Yahoo Finance, finds that 33% of NFL fans boycotted the league this year—but not entirely because they were outraged by the player protests. Nearly equal proportions boycotted in support of Colin Kaepernick or the protests as boycotted in support of President Trump, who vocally opposed the protests.
  • Saturday NFL Wildcard Games Were Both Down at Least 10% Compared to Last Year

    01/08/2018 8:49:56 AM PST · by Road Warrior ‘04 · 42 replies
    The Big Lead (USA Today Sports) ^ | 1/8/18 | Road Warrior '04
    Saturday's NFL Playoff games down over 10% Year over Year.
  • Bender's NFL Live Thread: Divisional Playoffs

    01/08/2018 2:55:36 PM PST · by Impy · 191 replies
    1-8-2018
    Bender's NFL Live Thread: Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 (All times Eastern) NFC: #6 Atlanta at #1 Philadelphia 4:35pm NBC AFC: #5 Tennessee at #1 New England 8:15pm CBS Sunday, Jan 14, 2018 AFC: #3 Jacksonville at #2 Pittsburgh 1:05pm CBS NFC: #4 New Orleans at #2 Minnesota 4:40pm FOX
  • NFL Week 16: Christmas Clunker Caps Record-Low MNF Season

    01/03/2018 7:06:34 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 88 replies
    sportsmediawatch.com ^ | Dec 28, 2017 | paulsen
    Capping a season of record-low Monday Night Football ratings, ESPN’s first Christmas NFL game in 11 years was a lump of coal. Raiders-Eagles scored a 5.9 rating and 11.7 million viewers on ESPN’s Monday Night Football Christmas night, down 42% in ratings and 38% in viewership from Week 16 last year (Cowboys-Lions: 10.1, 18.9M). ESPN’s Nielsen ratings now include streaming viewership on TV devices; comparisons are to last year’s TV+streaming numbers. The Eagles’ win, which peaked at a 6.7 and 13.4 million from 9:30-10 PM ET, was the lowest rated Week 16 MNF game since Broncos-Chargers on Christmas Eve 2007...
  • Bender's NFL Live Thread: Wild Card Playoffs

    01/02/2018 4:10:09 AM PST · by Impy · 188 replies
    1-2-2018
    Bender's NFL Live Thread: Wild Card Playoffs Saturday, Jan 6, 2018 (All times Eastern) AFC: #5 Tennessee at #4 Kansas City 4:35pm ESPN/ABC NFC: #6 Atlanta at #3 L.A. Rams 8:15pm NBC Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 AFC: #6 Buffalo at #3 Jacksonville 1:05pm CBS NFC: #5 Carolina at #4 New Orleans 4:40pm FOX First Round Byes, AFC: #1 New England #2 Pittsburgh NFC: #1 Philadelphia # 2 Minnestota Golfing: The other 20 teams
  • Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 17

    12/26/2017 5:50:48 AM PST · by Impy · 124 replies
    12-26-17
    Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 17 Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 (All times Eastern) Chicago at Minnesota 1:00 pm FOX U.S. Bank Stadium Cleveland at Pittsburgh 1:00 pm CBS Heinz Field Dallas at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Lincoln Financial Field Green Bay at Detroit 1:00 pm FOX Ford Field Houston at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS Lucas Oil Stadium N.Y. Jets at New England 1:00 pm CBS Gillette Stadium Washington at N.Y. Giants 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium Arizona at Seattle 4:25 pm FOX CenturyLink Field Buffalo at Miami 4:25 pm CBS Hard Rock Stadium Carolina at Atlanta 4:25 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz...
  • Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 16

    12/19/2017 8:08:52 AM PST · by Impy · 72 replies
    12-19-2017
    Bender's NFL LIVE THREAD Week 16 Saturday, Dec 23, 2017 (All times Eastern) Indianapolis at Baltimore 4:30 pm NFLN M&T Bank Stadium Minnesota at Green Bay 8:30 pm NBC Lambeau Field Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 Atlanta at New Orleans 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Superdome Buffalo at New England 1:00 pm CBS Gillette Stadium Cleveland at Chicago 1:00 pm CBS Soldier Field Denver at Washington 1:00 pm CBS FedEx Field Detroit at Cincinnati 1:00 pm FOX Paul Brown Stadium L.A. Chargers at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm CBS MetLife Stadium L.A. Rams at Tennessee 1:00 pm FOX Nissan Stadium Miami at Kansas...