It appears by a substantial ratings drop for the NFL network that the free market has spoken. Americans can only take so much, and what used to be one of our favorite sports is no longer such. Because…not everything should be ‘politicized’ like liberals think.
Colin should have left football alone, and taken his stance elsewhere.
This is what’s happening now.
We’re heading into week four of play in the NFL and the ratings through the first three weeks have been markedly poor.
Although it’s not proven, of course, that the protests are the reason for the failing ratings, it’s highly likely that they are. There has been a notable movement on social media, with tags such as #NFLBoycott, to boycott the NFL in response to the disrespectful, dishonest protests.
There are plenty of people who watch the NFL because they want to escape everyday life, and the protest movement injects a divisive, destructive and false agenda into an arena where many people simply don’t want it.
CBS News Detroit reported the comments of James Olson of Birmingham, Michigan, who voiced his frustration: “I want to say to these guys ‘If you weren’t playing in the NFL, you would be working at McDonalds. I think people have had it.”
“Sports used to not be a stage for this, and now it is, so I’m turning it off,” Olson said. “I refused to watch the Chicago-Philadelphia game because they were going to protest… You start to figure out you can get along without football, there are other things out there I can do.”
Forbes Magazine reported the lagging NFL ratings: “Week 2 of the NFL season is picking up right where Week 1 ended in terms of TV ratings. This weekend’s Sunday Night Football failed to reverse the downward trend and the same holds true for last night’s Monday Night Football on ESPN.”
This just goes to show that it truly is ‘the people’ that have control. If we could come together like this on other issues too, it would be powerful. Like keeping Hillary OUT of the White House.
As for football…oh well.
I was always a rugby kind of girl anyhow. Maybe something like that can catch fire now…