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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Darkstream: burning down the NFL



From the transcript of the Darkstream:

This big lead column on Monday Morning Quarterback is written by Jenny Vrentas. Now there are women who know about football, there are female sports writers who understand the game, but one thing that you'll notice about SJWs in general, and female SJWs in particular, is that they have no interest in the actual topic that they're supposed to be covering. All they want to do is either talk about politics or people, because that's the only thing that they're interested in....

There's a whole section on NYC Pride and NFL pride, how this is the first time that the NFL has sponsored the Pride Parade in New York City. So it's not enough it's not enough that they are attempting to push migration, and they're attempting to push social activism and support the flag protests, but now they're also trying to push homosexuality, using the league to do this, and so what we're seeing here is that SJWs in the media are shameless about using any organization with influence, with power, with the microphone to push their own social justice agenda.

Now there is no planet on which you can claim that this is going to be good for the NFL now, and so we can blame the NFL, we can blame FIFA, for all the idiot SJW BS they've been pushing, but what's astonishing is the way in which the NFL and other organizations allow SJWs in the media to push this. They allow themselves to be used by outside organizations, to push those outside organizations' social justice ideals to their own detriment. There is absolutely no question that the more they push migrants, the more they push gays, the more they push flag protests, the more people that are going to abandon the NFL.

What's killing the NFL is not so much the people who are turning it off, although that is definitely hurting them, what's absolutely killing them is people like me just dialing it down a few notches, you know, because I don't follow it as closely as I used to as when I had the NFL Game Pass. Because I'd always watch every Vikings game and I wasn't the only one in the house who would do so. Now, you know, if there's a free game on the TV, I'll watch that. I'm not a fanatic about about this stuff, I'm just not willing to spend 100 bucks or 120 bucks or whatever it is. I'm just not willing to do that anymore, and if you look at other people who are doing the same thing - and many many other people are doing the same thing - the net effect of that is tremendously negative.

You can already tell the NFL is not going to make it's 10-year growth goals because they lost so much traction last year, and that's assuming that they're able to start recovering this year, but based on what we're seeing from the media, I very much doubt that's going to happen. When NASCAR first went SJW, it lost about the same 10-15 percent the first year, and of course they doubled down, and they were certain that they were going to come back from it, but NASCAR television ratings and track attendance is now down as much as 50 percent. It might even be more than 50 percent this year,
and so I think the same thing is going to happen to the NFL. I think it's going to be a shock to a lot of people, especially people in the media who have been denying that their SJW infestation is the cause of their problems.


In light of this, consider this "let's you and him fight" piece written by a particularly stupid SJW at Sports Illustrated.
The NFL has a choice. It can continue to fashion its responses to the whims of a president whose appetite for conflict and controversy is so limitless that the NFL will be forced into embarrassing concession after embarrassing concession while alienating its highest-profile employees, who have every right to believe themselves jerked around on an issue that is of paramount importance to them.

Or it can follow the example set a century ago by the GAA. It can resist.

It can rescind its failed policy, which only will continue to fail in embarrassing ways. It can return to the status quo ante—basically, just allowing players to do what they will and then stand the gaff no matter what the origin of said gaff. The problems the NFL is having with its TV ratings have little or nothing to do with what the players do while half the stadium is under the stands, loading up for the first quarter, no matter what the talking points of the day say.
NN Taleb is right. Never pay any attention to the advice given by anyone without material skin in the game.

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30 Comments:

Blogger bob kek mando - ( a spew of word vomit ... ¡loosely connecting!, his ellipses ... by an eclectic assortment of randomly applied punctuation marks; within his parentheticals? ) ) July 10, 2018 8:09 AM  

to be fair to NASCAR, a lot of their problem is the fact that the directors in the video trailer have NO IDEA what is going on on the track, nor that there is a Narrative which each race generates much less how to convey that Narrative in a broadcast.

they're all fixated on gimmick shots and MTV style quick cutting to try to gin up interest in the 'product'.

which, when you have a boring race on, is fine.

but so often, something interesting will be happening. something that the commentators WILL BE TALKING ABOUT. and these idiots will be wasting time focused on the leader toodling around not even being challenged by anyone.

the SJW antics of Brain France and his coterie haven't been helpful. but even without that, the broadcasts are almost unwatchable.

Blogger basementhomebrewer July 10, 2018 8:17 AM  

the NFL will be forced into embarrassing concession after embarrassing concession while alienating its highest-profile employees, who have every right to believe themselves jerked around on an issue that is of paramount importance to them

I believe someone once said "SJWs always project". How many of the NFL's high profile players are pro-gay marriage or even pro-gay lifestyle?

Blogger Loyd Jenkins July 10, 2018 8:18 AM  

I find myself not caring.

Blogger Crave July 10, 2018 8:19 AM  

SJWs...so predictable. Notice how it has already determined the NFL policy that has yet to be truly implemented or have any effect on viewership, revenue or fan interaction to be "failed policy, which only will continue to fail in embarrassing ways." He's attempting to wish it into existence. Expect this "failed policy" narrative to permeate the punditry.

Blogger Chase July 10, 2018 8:38 AM  

I suspect this will lose them a lot more people, but I don’t care at all. The NFL had already lost me, and will never get me back. I was a major consumer of the stuff. Never again.

Five years ago if you had told me that the NFL would drive me away from football and Lucasfilm would drive me away from Star Wars I would not have believed you. Yet here we are.

Blogger Damn Crackers July 10, 2018 8:39 AM  

I've always been curious about the place of SJWs in history. Are gamma SJWs seen in different factions throughout history, or are they unique to our age only?

I've conjectured that SJWs at least go back to the Gnostics, since they believed they had special enlightened knowledge over other mere Christians, but I may be wrong.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 10, 2018 9:24 AM  

None of the sub cults of the Left are popular.

Wait till the normies and normycons start asking the cultists what they do to benefit someone besides themselves.

Blogger Jack Morrow July 10, 2018 9:51 AM  

The Canadian Football League started down the SJW road in 2007 when they made (((Mark Cohon))) the commissioner, and he immediately used the league to promote environmentalism, a pet cause of his. Wearing pink to support the breast cancer assn. followed a few years later, and then open support for homosexuality. For some strange reason, my interest in the league has declined proportionately.

As for the U.S. national anthem protests, will someone please remind these idiot SJWs who blame the situation on Mr. Trump that the protests started in 2016, when Barack Obama was still in the White House?

Blogger James Dixon July 10, 2018 10:00 AM  

Ironic that he mentions Rozelle in his article; as Rozelle would have fined the protesters on the first occasion, suspended them on the second, and then kicked them out of the league on the third.

Blogger KBuff July 10, 2018 10:02 AM  

The NFL had a good thing going, with many of their fans structuring part of their weekend around the game. Those fans who have left and found something else to regularly occupy that time will be the hardest to get back.

Blogger Attila is my bro July 10, 2018 10:29 AM  

"what's absolutely killing them is people like me just dialing it down a few notches, you know, because I don't follow it as closely as I used to"

This, But there is more in my estimation. I was a yuuge NASCAR fan for many years. And this gently losing interest happened. But then one day they did something that really pissed me off (banning the Confederate flag). I'm a Yankee and I don't even care much about the Confederate flag. The point is that there will one day be some small irritation that is slightly larger than the others that will become the straw that broke the camel's back and you'll find yourself with better things to do on Sunday afternoon than sit in front of a boob toob.

Blogger Mark Stoval July 10, 2018 10:33 AM  

Along with others who have testified, I also will not watch an NFL game. Even if free on TV.

I stopped before the kneeling for the Anthem thing got going. I saw a league of very rich black people playing a silly game and whining about being white people's slaves. So I said to myself, fu#k them and walked away.

Now with this SJW crap breaking out all over, I decided to not watch sports at all. Well, excepting World Cup and a bit of real football in between. A beautiful game.

Blogger KPP July 10, 2018 10:35 AM  

I have never been a big sports fan, but everyone else in my family are into football and baseball. I have one brother who was a season ticket holder for one west coast franchise and he and his family would make long commutes to see "their team." The rest of the family is not quite as rabid, but you can be sure that if there was a game on, they had it on the TV.

Now it's different. No more season ticket, lots of games missed on TV. It isn't like they declared a boycott, but the shine is gone and there's a distaste towards the NFL. They know they were abandoned and just kind of walked away.

A few months ago, I was at a flea market and I met a gentleman who had a large collection of Boy Scout memorabilia he was selling. He had weathered the "let the homosexuals in," but "let the girls in" was the last straw. He was an Eagle Scout who recognized the organization had abandoned its purpose to appease societal pressure and he wanted nothing to do with it anymore. What was once a source of pride was now a source of sorrow and disgust.

Me? I've sworn of Disney films, particularly Marvel and Star Wars. When people ask why, I tell them that Disney has become agenda-driven and the enemy of my culture and why would I help them achieve their goals? While I leave open the option of consuming what they put out on a case-by-case basis (probably through the second-hand market, so Disney does not profit), I'm avoiding them for the most part.

Target stores are the same. I haven't shopped there except to buy a bottle of water since they supported the mixed-sex bathroom stupidity. Yes, I'm just one guy and not going to influence their bottom line that much. But these tiny alignments against evil are needed.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer July 10, 2018 11:02 AM  

SJWs are actively hostile towards football in general and the NFL in particular. Before the flag protests the SJW organs were full of articles deriding football as dangerous and fostering toxic masculinity. The tone was that the right people were against football and that in a few years it would fade away. They were the same way towards NASCAR as well. Both were symbols of the hated flyover country that were enjoyed by the deplorables and right thinking people detested them. It is insane for these organizations to go SJW as that can only alienate the fans they have and win them no new ones. The people running these organizations simply do not care about advancing their interests.

Blogger Dire Badger July 10, 2018 11:21 AM  

Bah. running on grass is for Pussies. REAL sports are played on ICE!

Anyway, the NHL is only a few steps behind the NFL now. Probably because of Canada being a few steps AHEAD.

Blogger justaguy July 10, 2018 12:20 PM  

With the concussion issue looming-- as many of the players (large % black) permanently injure themselves while playing, and a mainly white ownership and white following-- how long will the SJWs even let football live?

Blogger SirNotSure July 10, 2018 1:43 PM  

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Blogger veryfunnyminion July 10, 2018 1:50 PM  

"Revenge of the Nerds, Part XIV: The Swirlied Strike Back"

Blogger Don't Call Me Len July 10, 2018 1:56 PM  

and female SJWs in particular, is that they have no interest in the actual topic that they're supposed to be covering

It is extremely rare for any female writer of non-fiction to avoid making the story be about them and what they feel, even if they're writing of events long ago (and the younger the writer, the more self-invovled they are). It's best to simply skip any non-fiction book by a female, no matter how much the subject may interest you.

Blogger Lovekraft July 10, 2018 4:20 PM  

You probably didn't see this on Legacy Media.

NFL kneeler beats up his wife. Graphic photos. Seems their concern doesn't extend to immediate family.

https://i.redditmedia.com/9LaJXfTpDHm5XzGzuhtCKIUicfQ5dfKDpJ9gkxPxXZM.jpg?w=541&s=e9a0ada2475ed5b02b8e7deee4b72886

Blogger Roger G2 July 10, 2018 4:59 PM  

Oh come on, everyone knows that saying “I just want to watch the game” is a signal which, translated, means: “I want to keep immigrants and gays in Nazi concentration camps.”

Blogger yoyodyne July 10, 2018 5:41 PM  

NFL will not lose 50% of their ratings in 10 years, c'mon. Skin in the game? I'll bet whichever amount you wish in escrow or to charity.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 10, 2018 5:59 PM  

Look, John Bigbooty wants to play.

Blogger Jack Amok July 10, 2018 10:09 PM  

Oh come on, everyone knows that saying “I just want to watch the game” is a signal which, translated, means: “I want to keep immigrants and gays in Nazi concentration camps.”

Well, if they insist on making problems of themselves...

Vox is right about the bints and SJWs pontificating on the NFL - they don't care about football, it's just an excuse for pushing their agenda. Hell, it's not even really that - it's an excuse for getting in people's faces and saying "Pay attention to MEEEEEEE!"

The truly sad thing is they aren't even ruining things in the name of a cause, they're ruining things just to get attention.

But the NFL is doomed anyway and I don't see anything they can realistically do - not even publicly denouncing the SJWs - to save themselves. Because whatever else happened, the death knell is they made it impossible for their White audience to ignore the fact the players don't really like them and don't even want to be part of the same nation.

Blogger Dire Badger July 11, 2018 4:06 AM  

The NFL seems to believe it's own hype.

It is not in the business of promoting athletic excellence, Or allowing it's employees to excel, or promoting important causes.

It is not in the business of supporting it's players or it's teams, or upholding the rules, or being 'rebels', or keeping things fair.

It is in the business of ENTERTAINMENT. Every bit as much as professional wrestling, Sony studios, Marvel comic books, or Penthouse Magazine.

In the end, the NFL is a bunch of dancing fricking monkeys.

That means, if they want to succeed, They do whatever it takes to keep their fans entertained. If that means Kissing Trump's ass, or 'alienating their highest profile employees', or making a billion concessions, or firing the players that audiences don't like, or dressing an entire team up like mickey mouse and having them do a chorus line, that doesn't matter. Their Ego doesn't matter. They are not in the business of Ego.


It's very simple, NFL. we put the money in the box and you dance, monkeys.

If you don't like it, you go out of business. You produce nothing else. You do what your audience wants, not what your players or employees want. If they mesh, lucky you... if they don't, you have to worry a lot more about alienating your audience than you do some media personality.

Big-tittied blonde 'commentators' and anabolic drugged-out negroes are a dime a dozen. you can replace any of them far more easily than you can a 10% viewership drop.


Dance Monkey, Dance.

Blogger SciVo July 11, 2018 6:59 AM  

Damn Crackers wrote:I've always been curious about the place of SJWs in history. Are gamma SJWs seen in different factions throughout history, or are they unique to our age only?

Whenever prosperity allows weak, proud men to not get punched in the face, there they will be.

Blogger James Dixon July 11, 2018 10:20 AM  

> Whenever prosperity allows weak, proud men to not get punched in the face, there they will be.

Which just illustrates the fact that it was a mistake to ever outlaw dueling.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 11, 2018 3:25 PM  

Yeah... dueling should have been regulated.

1. Nothing which uses gunpowder or explosives.

2. If the weapons are capable of stabbing, each participant may wear armor which protects the eyes, and the lungs/heart.

Everything else to continue as fair game.

Blogger Dirk Manly July 11, 2018 4:07 PM  

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Blogger James Dixon July 11, 2018 11:11 PM  

> 1. Nothing which uses gunpowder or explosives.

Oh, I don't know. I kind of like the idea of choosing thermonuclear devices at 30 feet or 20 sticks of dynamite at 10 feet. It might make the challenger reconsider things. And if not I never expected to live forever. The important thing is to make sure he goes with me.

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