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#BoycottNFL Causing Some Ruckus For NFL Ratings

The National Football League’s television ratings have declined over the last few weeks, and while the league claims that it is due to the lack of big games, we know there may be a different underlying reason. Since Colin Kaepernick’s stunt he pulled protesting the national anthem, more players have joined in similar protests, and fans are not happy. Columnist Mike Ozanian believes that #BoycottNFL is shaking things up in a bigger way than the league would have imagined.

Yet, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and certain coaches have voiced their support of the players and their protests. Chip Kelly, who leads the San Francisco 49ers and is Kaepernick’s coach, stated earlier this month, “We recognize and respect Kap’s decision, and his constitutional rights to do what he’s doing… It sounds like it’s been a positive change.”

But it looks like your average NFL viewer does not see player protests as positive, given that the Cowboys vs Bears game on Sunday night received a low rating of 6.8/21. The league’s ratings have been significantly lower in comparison to seasons past and will likely continue this downward spiral unless players reconsider anthem protests.

Has the NFL’s penchant for inserting itself into cultural issues, especially those leaning to the left, started to affect business? If you check out the NFL’s scorecard, the league’s support of anthem protests and denial of viewer decline may not come as a big shock. Perhaps consistent support for advocacy that undermines 1st and 2nd Amendment protections, supports abortion, and works to make same-sex marriage the “norm” is starting to have real consequences.

  • RamingtonStall

    I have been a Bengal fan for over 40 years but have refused to even check on the scores this year. For me, this is the equivalent of the LONG AGO Baseball Strike that drove me from following my then beloved Cincinnati REDS. I went from never missing a game on Radio or TV or in person when possible to never following them at all! Now, we have a confluence of the Leftist Agenda Players, the NFL Management and the MEDIA (who previously did not even show the playing of the National Anthem) to drive this latest pile of Donkey Dung down the throats of the Public. Thank God for the NHL ……

    • Akabosan

      OR… Maybe Rugby will finally get a serious look. GB

  • usaok59

    I am no longer interested in watching a bunch of cry babies who have it all and complain that life isn’t fair. Their salaries are obscene and that is what is disgusting to me.

  • June Lowe

    How about boycotting the advertisers also? We also don’t watch the games anymore. Stand for the flag or its bye- bye!

    • usaok59

      Hard to know who the advertisers are if we don’t watch anymore.

  • JustaFriend

    Those of you who wish to Boycott NFL Football – boycott and write NFL Partners and complain about the NFL sponsoring a Terrorist Hate Group BLM (Black Lives Matter).

    Anheuser-Busch – Beer
    Barclays – Affinity card/rewards program (NFL Extra Points)
    Bose – Home theater system
    Bridgestone – Tires
    Campbell’s Soup – Soup
    Castrol – Motor oil
    Courtyard by Marriot – Hotel
    CoverGirl (Procter & Gamble) – Beauty
    Dairy Management Inc. – Dairy/milk/yogurt/cheese
    Dannon – Yogurt
    Extreme Networks -WiFi analytics provider
    FedExWorldwide – package delivery service
    Frito-Lay (PepsiCo) – Salted snack/popcorn/peanuts/dips
    Gatorade (PepsiCo) – Isotonic beverage
    Gillette/Head & Shoulders/Vicks/Old Spice (Procter & Gamble) – Health/beauty/household products brands
    Hyundai – Auto
    Lenovo – Computers (desktop, laptop and computer workstations)
    Mars – SnackfoodChocolate/non-chocolate confectionery
    McDonald’s – Restaurant
    Nationwide Insurance- Insurance
    Papa John’s – Pizza
    Pepsi (PepsiCo) – Soft drinks
    Quaker Oats (PepsiCo) – Hot cereal
    SAP – Cloud software solutions/business & business analytics software
    Surface/Windows (Microsoft) – Sideline technology/tablet/PC operating system
    TD Ameritrade – Personal investing/online brokerage/wealth management
    Tide/Duracell (Procter & Gamble) – Household cleaning/battery
    USAA – Insurance/military appreciation
    Verizon – Wireless telecommunication service
    Visa – Payment systems services
    Xbox (Microsoft)- Video game console/interactive video entertainment console
    Zebra Technologies – Player-tracking technology

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