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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...
  • Study: NFL Needs to Rediscover Its Heart If It's to Overcome Ratings Slump

    02/16/2018 5:26:20 AM PST · by spintreebob · 22 replies
    ADage ^ | 2-16-2018 | Anthony Crupi
    the NFL's ongoing ratings slide has been an exercise in highly subjective interpretation. Ask 20 fans why they believe the league's popularity is on the wane, and you'll get 20 responses, ranging from political (players taking a knee during the anthem) to pragmatic (the specter of repetitive brain trauma). In the interest of trying to get at the heart of what's actually driving the ratings erosion ... Horizon Media began an investigation. While the NFL and its network partners may not find the data terribly reassuring, the good news is that many factors that have alienated fans appear to be...
  • 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.
  • So folks, what did you do instead of watch the Super Bowl?

    02/04/2018 8:16:37 PM PST · by House Atreides · 196 replies
    So what did you do? If you had a moment of weakness and watched the game, you can also confess here. My family? We ordered Out Back takeout and relaxed at home. Since we have never watched “Ash Versus Evil Dead” we started binge watching Season 1. It’s a hoot and the actor (Bruce Campbell) who plays the lead character bears an uncanny resemblance to Mitt Romney.
  • Eagles, Foles rally to stun Patriots in Super Bowl LII

    02/04/2018 7:55:16 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 190 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 4, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    This time, the New England Patriots were the victims of a Super Bowl comeback. MVP Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and caught another as the Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minn. Sunday night to win the franchise’s first NFL championship since 1960.
  • ‘Take a Knee Conference and Rally’ Set for Super Bowl Weekend

    02/02/2018 5:25:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 1, 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    No one knows for sure whether anyone will take a knee inside the Super Bowl on Sunday. However, it’s now clear that many will in fact kneel in protest, outside the stadium. The Take a Knee Conference and Rally, will meet outside U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Saturday, and continue holding events on through Super Bowl Sunday.
  • Poll: 16% of NFL fans say they won't watch the Super Bowl

    02/02/2018 5:22:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 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,”...
  • 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.
  • Jaguars send message by taking a knee

    01/21/2018 3:17:40 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 83 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/24/2017 | EMILY ZANOTTI
    Demonstrations took a weird turn early Sunday, when the Jacksonville Jaguars playing an NFL "exchange" game in the U.K. took a knee in protest during the Star Spangled Banner. They then stood for God Save the Queen. Both teams owners tweeted support for protesting players, explaining that they were behind their athletes "100%."
  • Government shutdown: NFL playoffs won't be televised for military personnel overseas

    01/20/2018 8:58:02 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 90 replies
    CBS ^ | Jan 20, 2018 | John Breech
    It's not going to be easy for any military members overseas to watch the NFL playoffs on TV on Sunday. One alternative: watching the AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Jaguars right here on CBSSports.com. Due to the government shutdown, the Pentagon has announced that the American Forces Network (AFN) won't be active until things are back up and running again in Washington DC. The AFN is the easiest way for soldiers to stay on top of American entertainment when they're deployed outside the country, but it's funded by the government, which is why it's down right now. AFN...
  • Bender's NFL Live Thread: Conference Championships

    01/17/2018 6:44:13 AM PST · by Impy · 179 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.
  • Poll: 33% Of NFL Fans Say They Purposely Stopped Watching This Year

    01/11/2018 10:34:31 AM PST · by TBP · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 9, 2018 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    An interesting result, as it raises a question that isn’t often asked about declining NFL ratings. How many people are boycotting because they *agree* with the player protests? SEE ALSO: Julian Assange may be stuck in the Ecuadorean embassy… forever To think, 33 percent of NFL fans missed out on one of the worst quarterbacked playoff games of all time this past Saturday in Jacksonville. If there’s any doubt that Kaepernick’s exile from the league is due partly, or even mostly, to politics rather than ability, go watch game film of Jags/Bills and ask if either team wouldn’t have benefited...
  • 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...
  • Despite Another Ratings Slump, the NFL Remains TV's Top Dog

    01/02/2018 6:36:05 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 55 replies
    While seemingly everyone from the Papa John's guy to the President of the United States has seen fit to weigh in on the NFL's season-long TV ratings slide, pro football's Kung Fu Grip on American viewing habits remains indisputable. Despite losing 9 percent of its year-ago audience and coming under attack from both sides of the political spectrum, the NFL in 2017 continued to cast a long shadow over the media landscape. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, NFL games accounted for 37 of the year's top 50 broadcasts, or nearly three-quarters (74 percent) of the most-watched programs on TV. That...
  • NFL plots a cure for sagging ratings, empty seats

    12/26/2017 10:14:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 130 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 26, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’re quickly approaching New Years, which is traditionally a time for reflection on the events of the past year and plans for how to do better over the next twelve months. That’s particularly true for the NFL, which has seen both its television ratings and live attendance in many stadiums plunge precipitously in 2017. As the Washington Times reports this week, the leadership in the league is busy analyzing precisely what caused all of this and how they might address it in 2018.Your first guess might logically be that the National Anthem protests were a big driving factor. That was...