Monday, November 14, 2016

Nothing gets a businessman's attention like the sound of a wallet snapping shut

The National Football League has a marketing problem: viewers and accordingly revenues are down 12% year over year. Something is going on, and they can't quite put their finger on it.

Some NFL analysts suggest that these lagging revenues are because of the robust political year in 2015, and that eyeballs that would otherwise be viewing their games were concentrating on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  Others suggest that people are increasingly concerned over the national attention to concussions, and how they affect our nation's youth.  Still others are pointing to former Baltimore Raven running back Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiance in an elevator.

None of them are point the finger at the exact cause of their woes: Colin Kapernick, the main reason people are tuning out.

When this idiot takes a knee during the national anthem for dumb reasons known only to this moron, there are plenty of Americans who take great offense at this blatant disrespect of something they hold extremely dear: patriotism for the country that they love.

People don't want to watch football and see anti-American behavior during what is arguably the most American of activities: football. When people switch off their TV sets because of this guy, and now quite a few copy cat idiots, this is the sound of wallets snapping shut.

Most businesses are acutely aware of that distinct sound.  I am curious as to why NFL owners are oblivious to this sound.


LL said...

The NFL owners may prize their progressiveness over profit?

I'm with you. I don't get it.

Euripides said...

No one has been unaffected by the siren song of progressive thought. Since its dogmas have seeped into our schools since the sixties, we've been subjected to them mercilessly. (How's that for alliteration!) The problem now stems from the elite progressives who've been placed at the head of news and other media, and who've been running our country. They've tried their darnedest to convince the "deplorables" of an alternate-universe history about the US. They also exert a lot of pressure on public figures to conform or lose their jobs and/or power.

No one wants to break against the elites and risk losing power. Maybe with Trump around, we can start to see the progressive idiocy for what it is.

LSP said...

They do seem strangely deaf. Maybe, now that a new sheriff's in town, things will start to change.

Fredd said...

LL: I think that Dan Rather was the liberal who let the cat out of the bag when he said that much like the NFL, the news division at CBS doesn't have to make money, in fact it can lose money and it will continue its quest to promote 'truth.' No matter how much money they lost.

Of course we all know what kind of 'truth' Dan Rather found, such as letters from a 1960's National Guard typewriter that had obvious word processor font.

Gorges Smythe said...

Some folks have to learn the hard way, and some folks NEVER learn.

Kid said...

Fredd, fwiw, I couldn't care less who takes a knee during the National Anthem. Actually that is in the category of Free Speech.

I lost interest years ago in pro sports because it became Thug Sports, owners of Free Enterprise businesses put it on the taxpayer to build their infrastructure (stadiums- where the hell does any for profit business have taxpayers building their infrastructure), and lastly it bores me to tears anymore. I get itno work and sure enough, 3 or 4 guys are in the break room staring at the TV like zombies listening to mike and mike Talk about sports. I can't even stand to watch it and guess how much I want to listen to a couple guys who's appearance and voices do nothing for me TALK ABOUT IT...

Like I give A S*** about what kind of underwear the black guy with the blond topper wears. I think the fascination with sports people (worldwide) says a lot about how we as a world population will never make a gnats ass of progress for humans, animals, or the world at large.

LindaG said...

I rather hope that all who refuse to stand, end up bankrupt.
No such luck, I expect, but I can hope.

Be safe, all, and God bless.