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Friday, September 14, 2018

Now WHERE have we seen that number before?

The NFL is down 17 percent in two years:
Consider the curious case of the National Football League: It’s the largest single entertainment property in the U.S., a $14 billion per year attention-sucking machine with a steady hold on the lives of tens of millions. And its future is now in widespread doubt.

Ratings for regular-season games fell 17 percent over the past two years, according to Nielsen, and after one week of play in the new season, viewership has been flat. February marked the third-straight year of audience decline for the Super Bowl and the smallest audience since 2009. Youth participation in tackle football, meanwhile, has declined by nearly 22 percent since 2012 in the face of an emerging scientific consensus that the game destroys the brains of its players. Once a straightforward Sunday diversion, the NFL has become a daily exercise in cognitive dissonance for fans and a hotly contested front in a culture war that no longer leaves space for non-combatants.

To many outside observers, this looks like the end of an era. “The NFL probably peaked two years ago,” says Andrew Zimbalist, a professor of economics at Smith College who specializes in the business of sports. “It’s basically treading water.”
I really need to finish writing Corporate Cancer. The NFL is on exactly the same track as NASCAR and Marvel. This indicates it will likely be down 50 percent within a decade of the 2016 viewership peak.

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Blogger Felix Bellator September 14, 2018 6:10 AM  

Colin Kaepernick is to the NFL what Bambi was to the sport of hunting. But the NFL will not recover like hunting did.

Blogger Damelon Brinn September 14, 2018 6:40 AM  

Last year I kinda missed it. This year not so much. Doing other things on Sunday is habit-forming. I didn't even make a decision to stop watching as a specific protest. I just got sick of the stupid rules changes, the bad officiating, and the not-football drama, and watched less and less until it hit zero.

Last year the sports radio guys I listen to laughed off suggestions that the NFL was in trouble. They thought fans who claimed they stopped watching were lying to make a point, and gave various excuses for the ratings drop, which would surely rebound. This year, they're saying things like "The NFL is destroying its product." They can see the danger from the "squishing the quarterback" penalty that they couldn't see from the anthem protests, but it all counts. It's all not-football.

Blogger McChuck September 14, 2018 6:42 AM  

Why watch the National Felon League games of black men hitting each other, when I can just look out the window or watch the news?

There is no incentive for white boys to play football any more - no dreams of playing as a pro. The only whites players in the NFL these days are the quarterbacks and the kickers. And not even all of them.

Blogger Duke Norfolk September 14, 2018 6:51 AM  

So, the question is, when do the salaries start taking a real hit? There's still a lot of money in this business, so it will take a while to show up at the salary level, I'm sure.

And then, does this spread to other sports? I'm thinking it does. As the strife rises, men are going to start having weightier things on their minds. This is what happened to me many years ago now. I started red pilling and suddenly my interest in watching sports (primarily football and baseball) just vanished.

Blogger Dave September 14, 2018 6:56 AM  

Why watch the National Felon League games of black men hitting each other, when I can just look out the window or watch the news?

If you see black men hitting each other when you look out the window, you may want to consider moving to another neighborhood.

Blogger VFM #4388 September 14, 2018 6:59 AM  

Colin Kaepernick is to the NFL what Bambi was to the sport of hunting. But the NFL will not recover like hunting did.

Bambi tastes better.

Blogger Pierre Truc September 14, 2018 7:13 AM  

Related: Evergreen College enrollment in decline despite 100% acceptance rate.

One can guess the year they went woke by looking at the number of new students on the graph. I hope VD puts that graph in Corporate Cancer! One could turn it upside down, label the X axis "Woke" and the Y axis "Broke", and voilà! It's really impressive...

(...) all other four-year institutions in Washington State have seen increases in enrollment during the same time period that Evergreen saw its student population shrink by 33 percent. In an effort to rally dispirited faculty and staff, Bridges also suggested that the college's enrollment decline and looming financial crisis could be due to a vicious social media attack by politically motivated outsiders. (...) I have a different hypothesis for Evergreen's predicament. The college has become a hostile and intolerant environment for diverse viewpoints..."

Blogger Cataline Sergius September 14, 2018 7:34 AM  

I AM looking forward to Corporate Cancer.

Where and when did this start?

When I was going to college in the nineteeneightysomethings, the business ethics class was pretty brief. Business is business, obey local and federal laws, your only moral obligation is to make a profit for your shareholders and avoid politics like the fucking plague.

When and how did all that change?

My own impression is that it started with the Homebrew Computer Club. A bunch of autistic hippy weirdos blundered their way into becoming billionaires.

And not being Christians had no way to deal with the guilt that being an over night mega-success brings.

Their version of Christian Charity was far Left politics and that was where they poured their excess money in an effort try an alleviate their Success Guilt.

The destruction of American Corporate culture was a by product of them buying Indulgences for themselves.

Except they didn't call them Indulgences, they called them Carbon Offsets.

Blogger tublecane September 14, 2018 7:50 AM  

Maybe more than 50% if the demographic replacement continues and economic collapse and race war comes with it. Or as Boomers die and broadcast tv dies with them.

Blogger JACIII September 14, 2018 7:51 AM  

NASCAR, NFL, Indy Racing haven't been entertaining for quite awhile now.
I hear ya' out there, "But individual excellence" and "Play calling strategy", and "the pit crews!" and "tires and fuel!" and I'm calling 50% bullshit.
Average white Joe viewers are watching out of habit momentum and an enjoyment of the peripheral activity associated with watching, i.e. uninterrupted escape from d2d worries/responsibilities, eating and drinking with friends.
Many are discovering the enjoyment of family time on Sunday and of setting aside time to do something they themselves enjoy rather than watching others do something.
Once the habit is broken there is no going back. The NFL broke the spell.

Blogger tublecane September 14, 2018 7:53 AM  

@5- It's a joke, but a better version goes: "If I wanted to see two negroes fight, I'd throw a dollar out the window."

Blogger Q September 14, 2018 8:07 AM  

Time to short the stock.

Blogger Homesteader September 14, 2018 8:16 AM  

Not For Long.

Blogger Guitar Man September 14, 2018 8:16 AM  

I love football, but it's all about MMA now. I'm sure that's in the process of being converged and compromised.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( Heterosexuals Live Life On The Easiest Reproductive Setting ... which means that the entire world will be OPPRESSIVE until the Law requires everyone to have a sex change ) September 14, 2018 8:19 AM  

it's amusing to me that Black millionaires are permitted to insult their customers and flout every standard and practice of their employers because NFL corp values "Freedom of Speech"
...
but the White BILLIONAIRE owners aren't permitted to openly voice their own opinion on the matter because ... reasons?


somebody explain to me, WHO is supposed to be Oppressed in Current Year? i seem to have lost the thread.

Blogger Lovekraft September 14, 2018 8:20 AM  

Am surprised the SJWs haven't called the Nielson company racist.

Blogger wreckage September 14, 2018 8:21 AM  

@6 the secret to human is to double-smoke it and add plenty of salt. Also, footballers don't develop a good fat profile until they retire.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( Heterosexuals Live Life On The Easiest Reproductive Setting ... which means that the entire world will be OPPRESSIVE until the Law requires everyone to have a sex change ) September 14, 2018 8:22 AM  

14. Guitar Man September 14, 2018 8:16 AM
I love football, but it's all about MMA now. I'm sure that's in the process of being converged and compromised.



Rousey was a cash bonanza for the UFC.

but look at how many female 'Champions' have abandoned their belts without even defending them once since then.

that doesn't hardly ever happen with the men.

and look at all the Black men that the UFC has promoted, Frances Nggannou being the latest.

and Dana *still* gets accused of being RACIST!

Blogger Johnny September 14, 2018 8:27 AM  

>>Am surprised the SJWs haven't called the Nielson company racist.

Good point. Oversight I suppose, or maybe it is because they use the polls for propaganda purposes, thus don't want to do damage.

Blogger Johnny September 14, 2018 8:30 AM  

We do seem to be at a cultural tipping point. That is why Trump can get some traction. The lefty nut cases have finally pushed things to the point where they are picking up significant opposition.

Football becoming a big time sport coincided with television and I think the two go together. The game displays well on TV.

Before the brain stuff there was the knee stuff, and it has long been known that the game isn't the best for long term health. Better than boxing I suppose, but that is about ally you can say. We really should be discouraging the game on a high school level. Soccer or whatever as the other choice.

Don't know if it is true, but it is alleged that there is a bias for blacks in the recruitment process. White guys of equal talent have less ability to make it. And it is said that the NFL teams tend to promote a gangsta culture in the team itself by who they pick up. The certain thing is that the vast majority have been willing to overlook that the players are almost all black guys. That is, until now with the black guys pointing out to everybody they are black by pushing their race grievance agenda. What a bad choice for pushing that cause, guys who are privileged both socially and economically.

Blogger Lovekraft September 14, 2018 8:31 AM  

To me, the downfall started with the Pink Breast cancer awareness stuff. Started with little ribbons and moved to major uniform presence.

The current SJW convergence is three-fold: feminism, lgbt and black. And I expect the latinos may try to wedge themselves into it.

Kapernick and his BLM ilk saw how the NFL caved to the feminists and moved in for the money and attention.

Blogger Ferdinand September 14, 2018 8:36 AM  

Nike's campaign with Kaepernick seems to be an success. Why is that? Different market than the NFL?

Blogger Pioneer Spirit September 14, 2018 8:43 AM  

Meanwhile soccer, a sport normally played in countries where they wear sandals 365 days a year, continues to grow in popularity.
Part of replacing nationalism for globalization.
Men who used to spend the fall and winter bonding on the hunting scene now meet at golf courses.

Blogger Didas Kalos September 14, 2018 8:51 AM  

#MeToo

Blogger Johnny September 14, 2018 8:54 AM  

Ferdinand wrote:Nike's campaign with Kaepernick seems to be an success. Why is that? Different market than the NFL?

Well, you know already, short run depends on who buys the sneakers. Long run may not be the same as short run. Is it really wise to mix politics with a consumer product like this? Will other products go the same way? Instead of a tiger, will corn flakes be sold as the Latino food? I would not anticipate success, but then what do I know.

Blogger Lurker September 14, 2018 9:02 AM  

"The current SJW convergence is three-fold: feminism, lgbt and black."

"But look at how many female 'Champions' have abandoned their belts without even defending them once since then.

that doesn't hardly ever happen with the men."



As soon as the corps brought in the women it was all over just like for the churches.

Blogger Johnny September 14, 2018 9:03 AM  

Pioneer Spirit wrote:Men who used to spend the fall and winter bonding on the hunting scene now meet at golf courses.

There is a book called Bowling Alone. Not a great read, but it points out with extensive (dare I say exhaustive for the reader) evidence that private association in the United States has been breaking down in what is now a one hundred year long trend. Men bonding through private activity is far less common than it used to be.

Blogger pyrrhus September 14, 2018 9:10 AM  

The NFL has intentionally placed itself at the intersection of the two virtue signaling vectors that are destroying the culture: blacks and women (but not married white "Beckys")...Hence the feminized rule changes, the pink October, the protests by spoiled players...The game just sucks, and some of the announcers are not being too kind about that..

Blogger pyrrhus September 14, 2018 9:16 AM  

@27 Bowling Alone, by Harvard Prof. Robert Putnam, is quite famous. but its findings that diversity destroys trust, and therefore personal association, have been disregarded by the powers that be...Everyone in the advertising business read it back in the day.

Blogger Ledford Ledford September 14, 2018 9:18 AM  

Guitar Man wrote:I love football, but it's all about MMA now. I'm sure that's in the process of being converged and compromised.

The UFC and Bellator have a huge opportunity now. We'll see if they blow it.

Boxing also has plenty of characters willing to say all kinds of un-pc things. Because boxing is not dominated by any "leagues," and boxers don't necessarily depend on corporate endorsements, they say stuff you can't say in almost any other job.

Blogger Damelon Brinn September 14, 2018 9:28 AM  

We really should be discouraging [football] on a high school level. Soccer or whatever as the other choice.

Soccer is arguably more dangerous than football, which isn't surprising when you think about the fact that they play virtually unprotected and target the ball with both head and feet. I saw a classmate get his cheekbone shattered when two players went for a header at the same time. If soccer were played only in America predominately in the South, like football, and only by men and boys, they'd be making soccer players wear helmets by now.

There was nothing wrong with the game of football, and safety efforts were ongoing. But the NFL drew in a 40% female audience with all the pomp and patriotism and other stuff they wrapped the game in, and then they started changing the product to please all the new non-football fans. They also brought in a commissioner who's an outright SJW or just a pussy, and hired lots of women in the league office. Now they're to the point where they're trying harder to please the kind of people who sneer "sportsball" and would like to ban the game, rather than football fans. It's insane, but we know how this works by now.

Blogger FUBARwest September 14, 2018 9:41 AM  

"Nike's campaign with Kaepernick seems to be an success. Why is that? Different market than the NFL?"

They lost 4.5 billion in a day. Am I missing something?

Blogger Mr.MantraMan September 14, 2018 9:47 AM  

Making blacks popular these days takes huge money for PR, without that huge flow of cashola blacks would be as popular as that other African phenomenon, Ebola. It literally takes trillions of $ to accomplish this, damn if I could only figure out a low cost way to short this.

Blogger Thumos September 14, 2018 9:53 AM  

The last game I cared about was a GB/CHI game 5 years ago in which the Bears allowed a last second TD due to the safety being in the wrong defense. This comeback was only possible due to a series of bizarre, dumb mistakes by Bears earlier in the game, without which it would've already been a Bears win.

This past Sunday, my dad who still texts me the same crap about football as if I still watch, caused me to put the game on. I was a bit enamored with the new QB, the 20-3 score, at least enough to enjoy watching the game with the sound off as I did other things.

Slowly, the lead closed and the game came down to a 2-minute drill for Aaron Rodgers. Here we go again. Da Bears. On 1st down he throws a would-be pick-six but the Bears CB simply dropped the ball. The next down was an ugly incomplete. 3rd down, Rodgers throws a little slant that baffles the Bears defense and the dude scampers 80 yards or so for a TD. I was awestruck at both how shitty the Bears are as a franchise, how poor the NFL had become as a game, and how uncannily good Aaron Rodgers becomes when he sees Bears jerseys. Gott mitt Rodgers.

I felt the same burning sense of loss I remember from my past years of caring about pro sports, even though I was invested in other things during this game--the memory of fanship for the dark blue jersey was still there somewhere inside me. What a waste of human emotion really.
But just in this one episode I saw all the same dumb, predictable crap that marks every NFL game, reminding me why I stopped watching in the first place. You have umb mistakes by roided up black guys on opioids dropping balls - that I could've caught - which would've ended the game. Then there's the constant blocking in the back. The predictable sequences of 2 minute drills, meatheaded comments from the booth, holding calls, reminders that "the coach can't challenge here," and so on.

The millions of men spending their emotion and masculine energy in this passive consumption is an awful psyop on society, and it's not even a worthy product. These aren't gladiators; the outcome is not consequential to the players' lives. All these black guys are fungible and don't represent your city, and half of them actively resent you. I pray that these worthless institutions lose their cachet for all white Americans who care about more important and healthy things.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan September 14, 2018 9:55 AM  

Nike stock rebounded, the stock picking geniuses who called for a crash on a one day performance are now eating crow (hello Clay Travis), Nike announced a huge spike in online sales (from what baseline IDK), probably a text book example on how to burn shorts.

Blogger Lovekraft September 14, 2018 10:05 AM  

@ 35: that may be simply because this campaign is timed right - at a point where, after all the MAGA and the Russia probe fizzling out, that certain subsets of the public will latch onto anything. It'll fade.
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What I find interesting is that, even after Kapernick and BLMs initial entry (although they're more continuations of Black Power and GloboJihadInc), no one can arguably point to hard facts. It's still all emotion.

What are Kap/BLM's demands, how have they been responded to, what was the follow-up etc? Which is why I continue to call them for what I see them as: shakedown rackets.

Blogger Longtime Lurker September 14, 2018 10:15 AM  

No Fucking Longer. Haven't watched the NFL since Week 3 last year.

And you know what, I do not miss it. At all.

This is what happens to people and organizations who abuse the privilege of directing my attention. And it truly is the least I can do.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan September 14, 2018 10:18 AM  

Demands? Buy Nike crap and it is crap for the most part. (Under Armor guy myself) IMO Leftist marketing of any of their BS requires "Muh conservative outrage" "Muh values" ect, ect.

No one more insecure than a lefty, wouldn't you be insecure after you see what happens to their heretics? Thank Allah that the Right is not mocking them, oh wait that might be changing.

You know how to shakedown Nike for bucks, hire dozens of the fattest, skinniest, tweakiest rednecks from the trailer parks deck them head to toe in Nike, give them several cans of 7.62 x 39mm for their AKs and SKS and plenty of junk targets, film their vibrancy and start posting it on the net.

Blogger James Dixon September 14, 2018 10:27 AM  

> They also brought in a commissioner who's an outright SJW or just a pussy,

You say that as if there's some contradiction between the two.

> ...damn if I could only figure out a low cost way to short this.

What? Nike or the NFL?

Nike is fairly easy to short. It's a public company and trades on the NYSE. It's currently $83.27/share, so if it went to zero (unlikely), that's the most you could make.

The only publicly owned team in the NFL is Green Bay but they're not publicly traded. Your best bet would be to short the owner of ESPN, Disney, especially since the also own Marvel. You might have to wait a while to see a return on that short though. Neither is that big a part of Disney.

Blogger Nostromo September 14, 2018 10:35 AM  

In the long term Nike will crash and burn. They had a choice between a group that pays for it's product versus one that likes to steal. I gave up on the NFL, to strictly watch my college team, even baseball, but they're a Nike school. So... Buh-bye. I think I'll go fishing with stuff NOT bought from Dicks(an apropos name if ever)

Blogger Andy in San Diego and Elsewhere September 14, 2018 10:47 AM  

At the restaurant I was at yesterday, during the NFL game, there was an ad for Nike that featured Kaepernick AND Serena Williams. That's definitely not a good look...and is one of the myriad of reasons I gave up on most sports years ago.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan September 14, 2018 11:05 AM  

You know what's worse than the NFL the chumps who post on other people's blogs "don't watch n*^^erball" entries of genius, can't ban them enough IMO.

Literally what is killing football are the white gimps of the media and their "No sport for white boys" spiel like the wimpy POS Skip Bayless and his comments about Rex Burkhead yesterday on his crap show he shares with the dumber of the Sharpe brothers. A few years ago the white libs were overt in their disdain for football such as Bob Costas and the brain scrambling narrative, today it is the passive-aggressive over praise that reads a bit like the script for "Django" and the "fightin niggers."

Blogger Ominous Cowherd September 14, 2018 11:06 AM  

Duke Norfolk wrote:. I started red pilling and suddenly my interest in watching sports (primarily football and baseball) just vanished.

Sportsball viewing is escapism, loyalty to a team is a socially approved substitute for the tribe you aren't allowed to be a part of, memorizing some scores makes you a sage.

Once you connect to reality, all of that probably seems a little empty.

Blogger Zaklog the Great September 14, 2018 11:28 AM  

I’ve never been terribly interested in professional sports, but I’m starting to recognize their cultural significance, and seeing the SJWs absolutely destroy such an American institution is horrifying.

Blogger lowercaseb September 14, 2018 11:29 AM  

I really need to finish writing Corporate Cancer.

Please do...I've got a couple of friends in management that I have already gifted SJWAL and SJWADD. I'm looking forward to completing the trilogy for myself and my friends.

Blogger Hammerli280 September 14, 2018 11:31 AM  

Once the NFL founders, can we convert the stadiums into shooting ranges? I'd dearly love to see facilities in the U.S. to match the top-end European ranges (think Pforzheim, Germany; or Las Gabias, Spain).

Blogger KPKinSunnyPhiladelpia September 14, 2018 12:03 PM  

George Will is of course a big time cuck, but he once said that in the early part of the 20th century horse racing and boxing were the big sports, along with baseball but inevitably declined -- horse racing because it was the only sport you could legitimately bet on, and boxing because, well, it was shown to be VERY dangerous.

He said the same may happen to football. He was right.

He forgot ot say, though, that college football was also huge in the 20s, 30a and 40s because it was a white man's sport.

The NFL has been taken over by the Saquon's, the Demetrius's, the LaVeon's, the Khalil's, the Roquan's, mostly low IQ ex sharecropper-former-ghettoites. It will evolve into a niche sport. If I were an NFL owner, I would sell now, because the decline is inevitable.

Blogger John Calla September 14, 2018 12:25 PM  

Good. This country won't even begin to turn around until pro sports collapses.

Blogger Patrick Kelly September 14, 2018 12:31 PM  

How much of this should be attributed to the increased number of games being behind a paywall now? (for those of us who don't pay any $$$ for cable, dish, espn etc... channels).

Blogger Snidely Whiplash September 14, 2018 1:26 PM  

tublecane wrote:It's a joke, but a better version goes: "If I wanted to see two negroes fight, I'd throw a dollar out the window."
Or a pair of Nikes.


The announced sales spike was a lie. Nike and Rueters know it was a lie. It was necessary damage control to prevent further drop in the stock price. First it was year-on-year, second, the period for the sales report was extended past the end of the month. Strange how they just happened to have that number ready just a couple of days after the stock price tanked, no? The number will be "corrected" sometime before the end of the quarter, because they won't try to fake the quarterly results as well. Or they'll just issue the real quarterly results without commenting on the August results.

People who work at Nike are scared.

Blogger Silent Cal September 14, 2018 1:28 PM  

I used to watch Mike and Mike in the morning before going to work and watch Around the Horn and Pardon the Interruption after work. The glorification of Michael Sam woke me up to how far left this guys had gone and I could no longer listen to them.

As both college and pro football became dominated by black players they became much less interesting. If you can not identify with the players your old team loyalties begin to fade. When the black players started making a point of their blackness it killed any remaining interest in football. The constant din of leftist preaching commentators was just the icing on the "who cares" cake.

The only sports I watched last year were the major golf tournaments. This this I did not even bother watching those. I have not missed any of it, not even a little bit.

Blogger Damelon Brinn September 14, 2018 1:33 PM  

but the White BILLIONAIRE owners aren't permitted to openly voice their own opinion on the matter because ... reasons?

Many of the white billionaire owners agree with the players, at least in terms of the "Fuck Trump and fuck the Americans who voted for him" angle this has taken on. They had a meeting to settle some rules for the anthem issue, and they'd no more gotten out to their limos than some of them started crossing it. Jones in Dallas tried to set team rules based on how the new league rule said it was up to the teams to decide, and the league (meaning the rest of the owners) slapped him down.

They all hate us, pretty much. The billionaire owners hate us because we're uppity commoners, the black players hate us because we're white, and Nike hates us because we think Americans should have jobs too. But it's all the same from this end.

Blogger Damelon Brinn September 14, 2018 1:45 PM  

The announced sales spike was a lie.

Even if it was true, it came on opening weekend. I'm sure sales jumped for everyone that makes NFL-related gear. And I wouldn't be surprised if a bunch of SJWs and blacks did buy something from Nike in support. But SJWs aren't going to continue buying sports gear to make a political statement.

Millions of Americans *love* football and are torn about giving it up. It's an institution, a family event for many. No one *loves* Nike that way. If you're willing to leave the TV off on Sundays, you're damn sure willing to switch to Adidas or whatever. The only way they don't see at least as much downturn as the NFL is if blacks buy up the difference. Good luck with that.

Blogger Chippewa September 14, 2018 1:54 PM  

I am so glad I purged myself of the pro-sports bug a few years ago. I used to be a huge hockey, baseball, football, NASCAR, and occasional basketball fan. Now there is zero desire in me to watch those anymore. Really, ditching them because of their open hostility to this country's founding ethnic group should be the last thing on a long line of reasons to ditch them. Many others have pointed out in this thread....once you ditch them, you don't really want to go back. Life on Sundays is mostly.....just a bit richer.

Play sports with your friends, family, sons, daughters, wife, who cares who. Stop sitting on the couch, eating Tyson(tm) hormone injected chicken wings and getting fat and lethargic off either cheap, corporate mass-produced or hipster bullshit beer. Go hunting. Read a book. Go lift, or run, or bike or hike. If you miss the "physicality" of football, go join a local rugby team (there are 2-3 at minimum in most major cities). Or Aussie football (incredibly fun and underrated sport with teams in most major cities). Or join your local MMA gym.

Stop getting fat watching ethnics that hate you get paid millions, and get yourself out there and enjoying life instead. Your love life will thank you.

Blogger Dire Badger September 14, 2018 1:55 PM  

I always find it amazing the way they make totally unbelievable rationalizations to explain failure. "Young people now know football hurts your brain."

No, young people have known about sports-related injuries since at least the 40's. It has nothing to do with injuries.

Blogger Dirk Manly September 14, 2018 2:07 PM  

@12

"Time to short the stock"

As a non-profit corporation, the NFL has no stock.

Non-profit rules specifically state that nobody can have any claim of ownership. No ownership ==> no stock.

Blogger Dirk Manly September 14, 2018 2:09 PM  

@18

"Rousey was a cash bonanza for the UFC."

Only because idiot equalitarians ate up her moronic "I can beat a man in a fight" boasting.

It was so good (for the sake of truth, if nothing else) that she got KO'ed by another chick, and hasn't been heard from, or of, since.

Blogger Dirk Manly September 14, 2018 2:16 PM  

@22

"Nike's campaign with Kaepernick seems to be an success."

You are confused.

I heard a HOMELESS DUDE say he ripped the logos off of his Nike shoes and won't ever want another pair of Nike's in his life.
And he's black.

That shows you how not only how thoroughly has the word got out, but also that it's not a popular move, EVEN IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY.

Blogger Dave September 14, 2018 2:24 PM  

And I wouldn't be surprised if a bunch of SJWs and blacks did buy something from Nike in support. But SJWs aren't going to continue buying sports gear to make a political statement.

The hard-core Nike supporters were always going to spend money on Nike products no matter what. The SJWs might have spent money in support of Nike and Kaepernick just to thumb their noses at everyone else and after all, who doesn't like a new pair of shoes now and then. But SJWs are notoriously cheap and we know they can't be depended on maintain this trend.

If this poll (https://morningconsult.com/form/nike-kaepernick-report/) is to believed, Nike has not only shot themselves in the foot, they've amputated both legs. They even managed to lower their favorability among their key demographic. That's an impressive feat.

Nike’s Favorability Drops by Double Digits: Before the announcement, Nike had a net +69 favorable impression among consumers, it has now declined 34 points to +35 favorable.

No Boost Among Key Demos: Among younger generations, Nike users, African Americans, and other key demographics, Nike’s favorability declined rather than improved.

Purchasing Consideration Also Down: Before the announcement, 49 percent of Americans said they were absolutely certain or very likely to buy Nike products. That figure is down to 39 percent now.

Before Kaepernick was revealed as the face of Nike’s campaign, only two percent of Americans reported hearing something negative about Nike. After the launch, that jumped to 33 percent. As the negative buzz set in, consumer sentiment followed, with favorability and purchasing consideration dropping.

Blogger Dirk Manly September 14, 2018 2:29 PM  

@46

"Once the NFL founders, can we convert the stadiums into shooting ranges? I'd dearly love to see facilities in the U.S. to match the top-end European ranges (think Pforzheim, Germany; or Las Gabias, Spain)."

100m is rather short for anything but a pistol range.

And most stadiums are located at the intersection of Goblinland and Dinduville.
Just blow them up.

Blogger Dirk Manly September 14, 2018 2:31 PM  

@48

"Good. This country won't even begin to turn around until pro sports collapses."

Yes. Time to end the circuses which distract the majority of men from the real problems.

Imagine if there were professional sports leagues in colonial America... we'd still be under the British Crown.

Blogger Confederate Sun September 14, 2018 3:02 PM  

The media always defends the drop in ratings by stating,"TV numbers are down across the board." "The NFL still tops the ratings by a large margin." The quality of the games have diminished even if you dismiss the political aspects.
It really does not matter which team you cheer for, it is one African team vs another African team.

Blogger bob kek mando - ( Heterosexuals Live Life On The Easiest Reproductive Setting ... which means that the entire world will be OPPRESSIVE until the Law requires everyone to have a sex change ) September 14, 2018 3:56 PM  

52. Damelon Brinn September 14, 2018 1:33 PM
Jones in Dallas tried to set team rules based on how the new league rule said it was up to the teams to decide, and the league (meaning the rest of the owners) slapped him down.



that was my point. the NFL corporate culture isn't much better than Evergreen College.

i mean, i guess we should be thankful the NFL hasn't yet picked a "Honky Bye Week" during the season where all the White Folk are told to sit their asses down and stay home, because the NFL is now a 'safe space' for niggers.

the funny thing is that if Jones had stood up on his hind legs and told Roger to go fuck himself, because the Dallas Cowboys are "America's Team" and he would be well good and god damned if he would have any players trying to disrespect the flag playing for him, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A MARKETING BONANZA.

Jerry Jones may or may not be a cuck. he's damn sure a pussy.


57. Dirk Manly September 14, 2018 2:09 PM
Only because idiot equalitarians ate up her moronic "I can beat a man in a fight" boasting.
It was so good (for the sake of truth, if nothing else) that she got KO'ed by another chick, and hasn't been heard from, or of, since.



a - Rousey would actually put a pretty good beating on anybody she faced ... which is why you watch fighting in the first place. the fact that she could only put these beatings on other chicks wasn't much relevant. it was still better than Tyron Woodley putting up the record for least punches thrown in two 5 round fights that went to decisions.

and, of course, the chicks were just eating up how "awesome" Ronda was supposed to be.

b - "and hasn't been heard from, or of, since."

not true, even for the UFC. Ronda got ktfo TWICE. Holly Holm was the outright KO but it took her 2 rounds to do it, then Amanda Nunes beat her into a TKO in less than 50 seconds.

Ronda is now in professional wrestling, and getting paid a pretty penny for it. and i'm sure if she felt like coming back, Dana would be eager to sign her up.

Blogger Duh-ave September 14, 2018 4:03 PM  

Nike and the NFL will mirror the swift decline of Chesterfield cigarettes. They were number one in sales until someone started a slander that they were a "n_____'s" cigarette back when such language was still tollerated. Has anyone under 50 ever heard of Chesterfield? Black activists are foolish for reviving the old anamosities.

Blogger Were-Puppy September 14, 2018 6:22 PM  

@57 Dirk Manly

It was so good (for the sake of truth, if nothing else) that she got KO'ed by another chick, and hasn't been heard from, or of, since.
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She's now stinking up WWE, along with the supposed history "womens evolution". Even sports entertainment is becoming converged.

Blogger CYGNUS FACETIOUS September 15, 2018 12:13 AM  

NFL and NBA are "Who's Got The Bigger N-----s". Let them fall on their own swords. These 'franchises' hardly have any historical provenance as it is, with all the rebranding and moving. Go watch College teams if absolutely must have your fixes.

Blogger Man of The West September 15, 2018 1:43 PM  

Basically the black players protesting have killed their golden goose. Politicizing the sport will inevitably destroy its income, and that if the players. They’ve only succeeded in destroying one of the few avenues blacks have of rising from poverty. What will the ranks of young, unskilled, inexperienced, blacks do for a living once they’ve killed sports? Without the NFL, most of them will be lucky to be baggers at their local grocery store

Blogger Man of The West September 15, 2018 1:46 PM  

I.e, Fallon Fox the tranny mma fighter that breaks women’s faces for a living and everyone calls it progress

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