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September 26th, 2017 at 1:04:16 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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This has legs, time to split off the thread.

DirecTV Allows Some NFL Refunds After Anthem Controversy

Question is, will teams follow with tickets? Packers, Bears, Giants, Steelers, and Cowboys can probably resell a fair number, but what about middle-support teams? What about teams not coming close, like the Chargers?
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
September 26th, 2017 at 1:13:53 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: AZDuffman
This has legs, time to split off the thread.

DirecTV Allows Some NFL Refunds After Anthem Controversy

Question is, will teams follow with tickets? Packers, Bears, Giants, Steelers, and Cowboys can probably resell a fair number, but what about middle-support teams? What about teams not coming close, like the Chargers?


There are a lot of cities that want a team and will spend millions
After the colts left Baltimore
Baltimore spent millions on a Stadium without an NFL team just to attract one
Baltimore is not alone

20 years from now, I see the NFL as an International league.
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
September 26th, 2017 at 1:32:52 PM permalink
rxwine
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Had they allowed Limbaugh to stay in football, he'd currently be endorsing those "felons" instead of taking shots at the NFL.

Conservative lemmings have parroted every comment he's made about it. Just check his archives.

Trump, also loser in football, is the perfect ally.
Nobody learned anything from the global financial crisis.
September 26th, 2017 at 1:33:28 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: terapined
There are a lot of cities that want a team and will spend millions


I hear St. Louis is awful lonely.


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20 years from now, I see the NFL as an International league.


That's rather difficult, and it's been tried.

Do you recall the WLAF/NFL Europe?

Here's a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NFL_Europe

It would have worked, perhaps, if the NFL switched from their current college draft model to a minor league farm system like baseball.

I'd give better odds to an expansion team or two in England or Scotland.
Donald Trump is a fucking liar
September 26th, 2017 at 1:53:27 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: rxwine
Had they allowed Limbaugh to stay in football, he'd currently be endorsing those "felons" instead of taking shots at the NFL.

Conservative lemmings have parroted every comment he's made about it. Just check his archives.

Trump, also loser in football, is the perfect ally.


Or probably telling his players to act like men and not asses. Trumps team did fairly well in its time.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
September 27th, 2017 at 3:05:32 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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NFL Ratings Down 11% YTD

This is for all 3 games so far. People have been tuning out the product. Next week will show the first real result of fans tuning out the circus they are making of themselves. Will it fall 20% year-on-year?
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
September 27th, 2017 at 5:32:54 AM permalink
terapined
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Ratings may go down a bit
But
Football remains the most popular sport in America
So funny how the snowflakes cant take a knee
Football is a religion in conservative TX
Snowflakes in TX are furious because they cant give up their religion over a knee
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
September 27th, 2017 at 11:04:36 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: AZDuffman
Will it fall 20% year-on-year?


This devastates TV networks because they
get paid by advertisers by how the ratings
go. They don't have long term contracts,
ad rates go up and down. If they have to
pay the teams a certain amount and aren't
getting that amount back from the advertisers
because of low ratings, the crapola hits the
fan big time.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 27th, 2017 at 3:15:13 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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I heard a stat that even if the NFL's ratings declined 26%, they would still be multiples bigger than the second place sport; the NBA.

It is still a big hit to the pocketbook, but the business is sound... for now. CTE testing that can be conducted while players are still alive will have a bigger effect on the game. Pro careers that used to last a decade may be cut down to one or two seasons. The game as we know it now may be completely eliminated as a High School sport.

I support the players who wish to demonstrate. However, I give more support to the players that show respect for the flag and ALL that it represents. The freedom to demonstrate did not come free.
September 27th, 2017 at 3:28:54 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Ayecarumba
I heard a stat that even if the NFL's ratings declined 26%, they would still be multiples bigger than the second place sport; the NBA..


So what. The point is, the NFL is locked
into a contract until 2022 that they will
be paid a specific amount. The networks
have no such contract with sponsors,
they get paid for ratings. They go down,
the networks are screwed big time.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
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