…at least, unless anything else noteworthy happens. This is a collection of miscellany pertaining to the recent drama queenery. What a pathetic spectacle: A bunch of 25-year-old men are acting like a bunch of spoiled, attention-whoring 13-year-old girls.
I’m going to take these in roughly sorta-kinda chronological order.
Two posts at Anonymous Conservative:
Summary: Trump has balls and a brain. Thank God. Exactly what we need right now.
Broncos stand for anthem:
Cail Corishev in the comments here:
“No one knelt at the game last night. [Thursday September 28, 2017] There might still be some holdouts here and there, but it’s basically over.”
All Steelers stand for anthem Sunday October 1, 2017: https://twitter.com/SalenaZito/status/914536388342755328
DonSurber, October 1, 2017:
The biggest story of the weekend is from Canton, Ohio, where suddenly — spontaneously — for no apparent reason but plain patriotism, the Pro Football Hall of Fame sprouted 800 American flags.
Heh heh heh heh heh heh.
NFL now the least-liked sport:
Massive viewer loss among key demographics:
Open thread for those still following. TNF down 12 percent, biggest decline to date the late double-header on CBS, which featured the Raiders vs Denver and was down 31 percent from last year.
Over just one month of player, coach, and owner protests of the flag and National Anthem, the National Football League has gone from America’s sport to the least liked of top professional and college sports, according to a new poll. From the end of August to the end of September, the favorable ratings for the NFL have dropped from 57 percent to 44 percent, and it has the highest unfavorable rating – 40 percent – of any big sport.
In a letter to NFL owners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says:
We believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem.
Ooooooooh! Saw the latest poll and ticket sales numbers, didya, Rog?
A commenter notes,
The NFL numbers must have been horrifically bad to force Goodell to so publicly bend the knee to Trump.
Ed Driscoll at Instapundit comments: “HE CHOSE…POORLY.”
Cratering ticket sales:
The National Football League is feeling the impact of the “Trump Effect.”
Ticket sales since he called on team owners to fire players who take a knee to protest the National Anthem have cratered.
The online ticket reseller TickPick told Secrets that sales have dropped 17.9 percent, far more than the usual Week Three fall.
17.9 percent decrease in NFL orders this week compared to the previous week.
Last year the drop was 10.8 percent in orders on Monday & Tuesday following Week Three games.
17.9/10.8 = 1.657. So in other words, the sales slump is 66% worse than usual.
That’s what happens when you humiliate yourself before black identity extremism.
First they note that ratings are off by 7.5% compared to the first six weeks of 2016. Further down they note how bad it is compared to two seasons ago: “Compared with the first six weeks of the 2015 season, NFL ratings are off 18.7 percent…”
Oooooh! That’s gotta sting! Then:
In the past week, Credit Suisse lowered its price targets on both Fox and CBS stock, citing NFL ratings declines.
“If ratings don’t improve materially, we see a potential headwind to domestic advertising revenues,” the investment bank’s analyst Omar Sheikh wrote of Fox…
Of course, the NFL would never engage in spinning to deny the problem. Oh, wait:
Last year, the NFL attributed part of its viewership decline during the first nine weeks of the season to competition from presidential election coverage. Viewership was indeed better for the second half of the season, after the election, but it still finished down 8 percent, compared with 2015.