I used to love the NFL, every move like this makes me like it a little less.
I'd be really curious to see the demographics of the NFL. All their moves to me indicate that I am no longer a part of their core demographic and they don't really care about losing me as a viewer.
The NFL is not trending in the right direction in terms of ratings and their solution to this problem has seemed to be to pitch to their conservative base. I think this will be the death of the NFL, but maybe I say that because all their actions indicate they don't care much about what I think as a non-conservative.
No, you're wrong they listened to your ilk last year and had the distraction of kneeling all year and their ratings plummeted. As far as demographics most of the owners are white, a large percentage of the players are Afro-american 68%. Here is a census of the NFL for referencehttp://www.profootballlogic.com/articles/nfl-census-2016/
Note that the fan base if we take America as a whole is largely caucasian. Whites constitute the majority of the U.S. population, with a total of about 245,532,000 or 77.7% of the population as of 2013. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demography_of_the_United_States
I think it is a factor in this matter.
It does seem interesting to me that the NBA has moved in a progressive direction, where the NFL has moved in a conservative one. I wonder how much it contributes to the NFL ratings declining and the NBA ratings increasing.
Politics should not be every where, I watch a game for the football not this political crap. Maybe I am alone in this line of thought but I doubt it.
A UBS Securities analysis released Tuesday showed that 50 percent of U.S. consumers who watched less football in 2017 cited their disapproval of players refusing to stand during the national anthem, the most popular response and up from 32 percent last year.https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/6/nfl-ratings-down-due-anthem-protests-survey/
Now the TV people who don't agree with the survey which had a 50 percent rating of people citing they did not players claim that all media had a decline. Despite people specifically saying it was the refusing to stand. So lies from the media once again, both sides do it.https://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2017/10/24/nfl-concedes-that-national-anthem-protests-hurt.html
The trouble of getting all your news from one side is you live in an echo chamber, that reinforces your view.
Always thought the outrage over the kneeling was silly & stupid.As a veteran, I could not disagree more.
People have a right to say whatever they want to say. Folks had a right to protest and folks had a right to vote with their wallets and not support the game because they did not like the antics.
I don't see what the anthem had to do with the protests. I think a big problem with the protesters is they are not able to connect protests with the cause. It's like when people protested at the NBA games. I am against police shooting innocents of any race, we are all human as I see it. No one should be gunned down when they don't have a weapon. I realize cops are making real time decisions that are life and death.
But protesting the LA Clipper NBA games had nothing to do with it and if I am honest, if someone protested a game that I paid for that had nothing to do with a police shooting. That makes me inclined not to support a cause that I would normally support. When the protest does not match the message then it hurts the whole she-bang!
I think if people would have came out and said I am kneeling for the racial oppression that folks would understand it more. But nope, it was an extension of Black Lives Matter, and the message sadly did not match the topic. So a lot of people did not want to see it at their form of entertainment. That does not bring people to a cause, and does the opposite.