The NFL is merely a shadow of its former self thanks to the ongoing player protests that have plagued the league for the past year. The fans are not having any of it and as a result, ratings and attendance have plummeted and sponsors have been pulling ads. The league is in such bad shape that owners are voicing their concerns, but the NFL’s latest move is sure to raise a few question marks.
As this nonsense continued into the 2017 season, (a slate of contests that Colin Kaepernick was deemed too poor a player to participate in), fans turned away from the beleaguered league in droves. Ratings plummeted. Television advertisers jumped ship by the dozen. The NFL became the laughing stock of American sports.
Now, as the league continues to fail miserably in the eyes of the We The People, there are adjustments to be made in order to maintain some semblance of profitability. The latest desperate ploy by the NFL to stop the bleeding comes as the league announced a change to their upcoming holiday schedule and the cancelation of Sunday Night Football.
According to The Constitution:
“After an entire season spent battling anthem protests, collapsing ratings, and other political controversy; on the final scheduled primetime game of the year, the NFL has decided to say: No Mas.
“The NFL has decided to cancel the Week 17 edition of Sunday Night Football.
“While the league says that their decision to cancel the game is based on being “fair” to the fans. By ensuring that all games with playoff implications are played at the same time. There are other, more substantive reasons for the NFL to reschedule.
“To put in perspective how bad the ratings have been for NBC’s SNF, the Christmas Eve edition of SNF, tied a 6-year low in the ratings. The week before that, saw a 35% percent ratings drop from the previous year.”
This horrific downward spiral will have massive implications moving forward as well, with Americans realizing just how little they cared for the NFL in the first place now that they’ve stepped away.
The NFL may never recover no matter how much they change things up. The fans are over the entitled players and their attitudes. America will not be disrespected and the players are learning the hard way. Hopefully next year there are some sweeping changes made but it still won’t be enough to bring everybody back.
H/T The Constitution