The NFL is Oblivious

Thr NFL will announce the 2017 schedule tonight, but thanks to more leaks than the Titanic, you can find your team’s schedule online already. One date stands out for the Giants, Thanksgiving at Washington.

Some people are bothered by Native American nicknames for sports teams some are not. I personally avoid using them for the reason that they cause a portion of the population offense. I understand why people may not agree with that, but I hope the insensitivity of scheduling a Washington home game on Thanksgiving needs no explanation.

The NFL doesn’t care. Roger Goodell seems to have zero empathy for victims of domestic violence, victims of brain trauma, and Native Americans who object to a racist trademark. At what point do we, the fans supporting this enterprise, vote with our wallets?

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  • blmeanie  On April 23, 2017 at 7:49 am

    not a chance any of the listed offenses stop a noticeable amount of people from going to games, paying for DirectTV , buying jerseys, etc. If you and someone else don’t go, the void is filled by others. Look the other way, root for the laundry. Isn’t that the way it works?

    • nysportsfanatic  On April 23, 2017 at 10:05 am

      Generally, I totally agree with that. But, last year saw an 8% decline in TV ratings as about 1.5 million fewer viewers per game tuned in. And, college football didn’t see the same level of decline.

      Now that could be a blip. It could be because of the election as some have speculated, but I do wonder if it was something else. We will have to see what happens when the league resumes play in September.

  • blmeanie  On April 23, 2017 at 11:46 am

    did that data provide it by market?

  • blmeanie  On April 24, 2017 at 6:43 am

    too bad, wonder if some impact is felt year to year if certain markets are playing poorly. Maybe it was more global rebellion as you suggest.

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