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Saturday, September 23, 2017

The current anti-American tone of the NFL (and ESPN) really cuts to the heart of American culture–which is always locally defined. People take it personally-commenter

9/22/17, "President Trump Calls Out National Disrespect in NFL Player Behavior," tcth, sundance

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"Truthfilter says: September 23, 2017 at 1:58 pm

As Saints fans in Louisiana, I can tell you that we literally plan our weekends around watching the games during the Fall months. Football season, the smell of harvested sugarcane, the festivals, the fairs, and cooler temperatures–this is our favorite time of the year. It’s not just about football. It’s about families, friends, and neighbors getting together to yell for the Saints over a pot of gumbo or chili. The current anti-American tone of the NFL (and ESPN) really cuts to the heart of American culture–which is always locally defined. People take it personally. The NFL is cutting off its own legs."

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"Thecleaner says: September 23, 2017 at 2:43 pm
The NFL business model has very little to do with “ticket sales”. They play 8 home games per season. Lets say they draw 60,000 per game at an “average” ticket price of $50. Thats $3m per game x8 making $24. Not enough to pay the qb on most teams these days.

The money comes from broadcasting rights contracts. I do not think those are reliant on ad revenue. The networks sign 5 to 8 year contracts with the league allowing them to broadcast the games. Any ad revenue goes to the network. I think a new contract was recently signed, so don't expect Goodell to give a crap either way…the owners get paid…it will be up to the networks to threaten them with drastically reduced compensation in the next contract to have any effect….unless of course their is some morality clause the networks could engage to cancel the contracts. Goodell's only job is to make money for the owners, and empty [stadiums] look bad, but dont hurt the bottom line as much as you might think."
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"Vince says: September 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm
The money comes from broadcasting rights contracts. I do not think those are reliant on ad revenue.

Game to game, no, but contract to contract, they are entirely about ad revenue. No broadcaster would sign a contract to pay an amount of money they can’t get back, plus a healthy profit, from ad revenue. The NFL may think this is a fad, but I don’t think so. Once fans find other things to do, it will be hard to get them back."


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