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Ouch! NFL TV ratings drop again as
angry fans exercise their own rights

Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 10/4/2017 2:50:29 PM

Pretty soon, it could be NFL team owners on their knees begging TV viewers to come back. Once again in Week 4 of the 2017 season, as players continued their sitting-kneeling protests against something, former fans silently exercised their right of free speech using TV remotes. Despite the always insightful, candid commentary of Jon Gruden, this week’s Monday Night game on ESPN lost audience again. It was actually a pretty good game, by all accounts. [Snip] This game though drew 13% fewer viewers than last week. And the drop was worse — 16% — in the key demo that ad


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 10/4/2017 2:57:51 PM     (No. 11405963)

I believe if it were not for the fantasy fanatics, the NFL wouldn´t last another two years.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jl80863, 10/4/2017 3:04:07 PM     (No. 11405969)

Methinks that a lot of people will find there is life after football and put the time to constructive use. What other form of entertainment would continually annoy the people they are dependent upon?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: RCFlyer98, 10/4/2017 3:07:47 PM     (No. 11405974)

I intend to miss next week´s games. I´ve missed all of them so far, to this point. A couple more weeks and I won´t miss them at all, and will not have any withdrawal pains. So, as one of the NFLers said . . . Bye.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: citizen, 10/4/2017 3:07:54 PM     (No. 11405976)

Once viewers are gone it´s unlikely they will return..and I know a few avid fans that still watch "their team" but no other games.
NFL´s Goodell hasn´t been motivated to rectify their situation and owners have bowed to their players (employees). Could get much worse..
people are sick of the in your face disrespect.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Omen, 10/4/2017 3:07:58 PM     (No. 11405977)

You p--s on US.
We p--s on you.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nimby, 10/4/2017 3:20:37 PM     (No. 11405996)

Call 1-800-342-5283.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lucky5, 10/4/2017 3:24:43 PM     (No. 11406005)

Our power lay in where we spend our $$ and what we watch. I hardly go to the movies anymore, and I will not be buying any NFL goods for Christmas for the first time for family members. Even though I do not watch football, Mama buys the merch. They have more pain coming.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: greggojo, 10/4/2017 3:45:39 PM     (No. 11406038)

The protesting players are not just disrespecting our flag, our anthem, our military and the police, which (if you´ll pardon a favorite leftist expression) triggers our patriotism (and anyone who thought Americans would choose football over America has just gotta be a leftist). They are also saying that we the American people are racist. Can you imagine any employees, no matter how talented and "special" deliberately insulting their employers´ customers? How unbelievably stupid.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Pros7767, 10/4/2017 3:46:54 PM     (No. 11406040)

Thank you #6. I called the number, easy to get through. They have a prompt for you to express your views.

There is not enough pain that can be inflicted on the NFL for the disrespect they have shown the flag, the country, the anthem, the military and law enforcement, and their fans.

There is NO doubt in my mind that if any of them were at that concert in Vegas, they would have scattered like the cowards they are, while those "evil" police were running towards the gunfire to help the victims and locate the shooter.

A pox on all of them!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dman, 10/4/2017 4:06:35 PM     (No. 11406057)

It may have been a "good" game, but it will not be an "enjoyable" game until I hear a sincere apology from the league, and all the BLM protester types are gone.

Goddell: we can, and will wait you out.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Hotrod, 10/4/2017 4:08:13 PM     (No. 11406059)

Yep, those NFL thugs are protesting Whitey, just like BLM has told them to do. You know, all those Whiteys that make the players and league rich.

My conscience would bother me if I ever watched another NFL game. So far, I can still watch my college team in good conscience.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/4/2017 4:24:08 PM     (No. 11406072)

The NFL needs to get rid of Joe Lockhart real fast. With him as spokesman, they are going to lose a lot more audience.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/4/2017 4:35:45 PM     (No. 11406086)

Think of it this way... if the players weren´t playing football for big money, they would be shooting each other in Chicago or another swamp.

I wish someone would gather a list of all NFL TV game advertisers so we could have a massive boycott. Since I don´t watch the games anymore, I don´t know who are still backing this dishonorable behavior.

Bye bye NFL....

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Dr. Constant, 10/4/2017 4:42:43 PM     (No. 11406091)

#13 The best boycott is to stop watching the games. If you do that the advertisers will get the message.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: SALady, 10/4/2017 4:42:50 PM     (No. 11406092)

The owners and the league figured they could go along with this racist insanity for a couple of weeks, because the fans might get mad, but then they would forget and come back when things got back to "normal".

They weren´t counting on many of us discovering that we don´t miss professional football at all and will never come back.

As I have said several times, I am NOT boycotting the NFL and NBA. A boycott indicates a temporary situation. My husband and I will NEVER watch another second of the NFL or NBA!!!!!

The owners and racist players can choke on their racist hate of America!!!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Calico Al, 10/4/2017 4:52:07 PM     (No. 11406096)

Rush is always saying that the libs are trying to get rid of football. It looks like the libs are getting help from the players by spiting the fans that feed them.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: horacer, 10/4/2017 4:53:56 PM     (No. 11406099)

I didn´t realize the league had sunk so low, Joe Lockhart spokesman. What problems are these twits protesting and what have they done to help? I don´t see anything. Same with BLM. If black lives matter why aren´t they promoting literacy. Literacy and finishing school. I haven´t seen one player say word one on either subject.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 10/4/2017 4:56:01 PM     (No. 11406103)

So can we give up our Papa Johns pizza too?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: SALady, 10/4/2017 5:30:23 PM     (No. 11406131)

#18, we already cancelled our e-mail subscription from Papa John´s.

When you do that, they ask you why, and I told them that we weren´t supporting anyone who still advertised with the NFL, due to their racism and hate of America.

Hopefully they will hear that enough times to get them to drop their advertising from the NFL.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Pepperblue, 10/4/2017 5:49:41 PM     (No. 11406153)

We have had to endure years of in-your-face nonsense. Time to make them endure an equal number of years of ennui.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/4/2017 5:52:25 PM     (No. 11406159)

I read that my former local team hasn´t even won a game yet so I´m not missing anything. Sure glad San Diego didn´t fall for their blackmail to build them a gold plated palace.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: annie xango, 10/4/2017 6:03:50 PM     (No. 11406174)

Not sure which player it was..but, didn´t one of them turn around and curse the crowd, who booed him because he refused to honor a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
I´ll bet his PR "people" were thrilled.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 10/4/2017 6:22:02 PM     (No. 11406187)

For two years prior to this I was tiring of the antics of ´Predator hair´ tattooed thugs but thanks to the anti-America protest they made it easy to stop viewing. Not to mention the gross half time show by Boyance at Super Bowl I´m gone.
The only piece of an NFL game I watched was a pre-season two quarters of someone but none since then. Bye bye to the BLM protest and Roger Goodell.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/4/2017 6:22:46 PM     (No. 11406188)

Essentially the NFL drove off the geese that have been laying golden eggs all along for the NFL, just like shooting yourself in the foot.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/4/2017 6:47:40 PM     (No. 11406208)

13% and climbing. NFL, you are working for us. It´s not the other way around. Go away now.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/4/2017 6:56:50 PM     (No. 11406219)

This started with ESPN. Pushing, pushing, pushing. Well I will be investing my time and money in other activities. Gave up movies, no problem. Gave up current music, no problem. Traveling Broadway, television, basically anything with a Hollywood or NYC connection. No problem. There is a whole world out there and we can and will get along nicely without you. Thank you very much.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: uno, 10/4/2017 7:02:21 PM     (No. 11406225)

16% and climbing.
I called and left an opinion: Drop yer sponsorship of the NFL

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Reply 28 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 10/4/2017 9:01:41 PM     (No. 11406309)

It’s true - they ain’t the best and the brightest.....

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mrduc, 10/4/2017 9:26:07 PM     (No. 11406333)

Contacted Papa Johns and asked when their new "I Hate America" pizza will be added to their menu.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: xcenturion, 10/5/2017 12:07:57 AM     (No. 11406402)

Has anyone seen the latest NFL commercial "Who´s With US"? Not me for one!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Smart11344, 10/5/2017 12:17:21 AM     (No. 11406408)

Why OUCH? They did it to themselves.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: dvc, 10/5/2017 1:54:45 AM     (No. 11406445)

I wonder if any of them is starting to get a hint of how big they screwed up?

Probably not.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: franq, 10/5/2017 5:57:24 AM     (No. 11406508)

I hope it creates panic in boardrooms everywhere. Time to give these PC-lovin´ elites a jolt of reality.

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WASHINGTON — Around 5:30 each morning, President Trump wakes and tunes into the television in the White House’s master bedroom. He flips to CNN for news, moves to “Fox & Friends” for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” because, friends suspect, it fires him up for the day. Energized, infuriated — often a gumbo of both — Mr. Trump grabs his iPhone. Sometimes he tweets while propped on his pillow, according to aides. Other times he tweets from the den next door, watching another television. Less frequently, he makes his way up the hall to the

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