There are some who believe that the low tv ratings for the NFL are due to the player’s protests. According to an SI poll, 52% of viewers don’t think it’s the protests. Even though players have repeatedly said that the protests aren’t about disrespecting the flag, or anyone but bringing awareness of the injustices of minorities. Then, you have ‘orange’ calling folks, ‘SOBs’ and demanding that they stand for the flag. Umm, I thought this was the land of the free? Who am I to force views/opinions/thoughts on my neighbors or anyone? And more so, why aren’t you listening to what these players are saying? After all, they’re the ones putting their health on the line every week just to entertain us.
The tv ratings isn’t about the protests, but about everything else that’s going on in the league:
- Cheaters are winners and everyone and higher-ups are ok with that….Tom Brady.
- Concussions are on the rise in the sport. Maybe parents don’t want their kids playing for the that reason. If you haven’t seen it, watch the movie, ‘Concussion.’
- League disciplinarian policies are a joke. Repeat offenders/dirty players get reduced suspensions all the time. How long did it take for Ezekiel Eliot to start serving his 6 game suspension?
- Female fans are done waiting for the NFL to take domestic violence seriously.
- The No Fun League…until this season, touchdown celebrations were banned/flagged. Now, it’s a circus show after every touchdown.
- Saturation. NFL used to have one day that was theirs (Sunday). Now, you have Monday, Thursday and when playoff season roll around, Saturday’s. It’s way too much.
- Injuries Galore. How many fantasy teams are busted because of injuries. Seems like every week, a major player goes down. People watch for the headliners, not the second string.
- Games are simply bad. The quality at the quarterback position is abysmal this year and teams that were projected to be Superbowl contenders, aren’t what they used to be.
Unless your team is doing well this season, there’s just no need to watch until the NFL get their act together.