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Politicize Sports, Pay the Price
National Review Online, by David French

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Posted By:danvillebill, 7/29/2017 11:00:42 PM

When players get political, it turns out that fans can get political right back. After months of speculation and piles of anecdotal evidence, market-research company J. D. Power has weighed in with real data. After surveying 9,200 fans, researchers found that “national anthem protests were the top reason that NFL fans watched fewer games last season.” The protests were never popular. A September 2016 Reuters poll indicated that a super-majority of 72 percent of Americans believed the protests, led by Colin Kaepernick, were “unpatriotic,” but evidence that his protest had an impact on ratings was spotty, at best.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: greggojo, 7/29/2017 11:18:35 PM     (No. 11335433)

In addition to offending half their audience, sportscasters are lousy at "virtue signalling". It is embarrassing to watch a sanctimonious announcer spouting words to support the cause du jour.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fayebeck, 7/29/2017 11:50:50 PM     (No. 11335448)

For me it´s the jive and shucking that has turned me off. Then the pink stuff for the chicks with cancer thing. Enough. Pro sports can´t go out of business fast enough for me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GO3, 7/29/2017 11:52:52 PM     (No. 11335449)

And the next logical question should be, are the league and the networks cooking the books on viewership to advertisers? The big newspapers have done it, why wouldn´t the NFL and the nets do it?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Omen, 7/30/2017 12:20:06 AM     (No. 11335466)

Brady is a cyborg.
Leftys should get drop kicked outta our games.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nosillod, 7/30/2017 7:36:28 AM     (No. 11335556)

For the first time in my life I am looking more forward to hockey than football. I recommend it to anyone on here, check out hockey. Watch the post game interviews. Learn the sport. You will come to enjoy it. What hockey players do takes far more skill than any other sport.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/30/2017 1:02:45 PM     (No. 11335876)

I do not like politics with my sports or entertainment, and will discontinue watching anything that takes it up.

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