Red_Army wrote:Ratings for all sports are going down.
Kids these days don't watch TV. They watch their phones. So cord cutting has little to do with the lack of interest among youth. Cord cutting is happening among older generations who don't have a good reason to pay for cable. I already cut my cable back. I'll try Fubo out again and see if I can do without cable. I just think paying DirecTV is too expensive. However, I chose not to watch football on Sunday, because I'm sick of the politics in it. I'm going to meet some buddies to watch tonight. I think I'm going to limit my football this year to social occasions only. I opted not to do fantasy this year too. College football playoffs increased by about 18% last year. So it's likely the NFL is just losing audience to college as people don't want to listen to the NFL's political bullshit anymore.
Godstud wrote:NFL viewership has been dropping over the last 4 years due to a great many reasons, including people not tuning into traditional television nearly as much as past generations did. The range of leisure substitutes vastly expanded over the past decade, including streaming movies and series, YouTube videos, social media, gaming and texting. Live sports may be doing relatively better than other programming options for television networks, but the relative position doesn't insulate sports from this overall decline.
Stadium attendance is off too. It's the player protests that are turning people off. You're not really a football fan anyway.
Godstud wrote:Poor play and concussion controversy are also issues, as well as players no longer being sports heroes, and little more than thugs.
Are you saying they are thugs, because the overwhelming majority of the players are black?
Godstud wrote:Recent polls show less men under 50 years old following the sport.
It's probably true that younger men who consume a lot of soy products have become to emasculated and feminine to find football enjoyable.
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