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  • NFL Scoring Is Up, And So Are Ratings

    11/27/2018 7:58:01 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 92 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/26/2018 | Brad Adgate
    After two seasons of declining ratings, viewing of NFL games is up in 2018. There are a few reasons for the uptick in TV viewing, including a lot of high-scoring games and marquee matchups in prime time. In 2017, the ratings for the NFL regular season had dropped by 10% from the 2016 season. It marked the second consecutive year ratings had declined. So far, 11 weeks into the 2018 season, NFL ratings are up by 4%, marking the first ratings increase in three years.

    10/18/2018 4:15:21 PM PDT · by Impy · 78 replies
    NFL LIVE THREAD Week 7 THURSDAY, OCT 18, 2018 (All Times Eastern) Denver at Arizona 8:20 pm NFLN/Fox State Farm Stadium SUNDAY, OCT 21, 2018 Tennessee "at" L.A. Chargers 9:30 am CBS Wembley Stadium (London, UK) Buffalo at Indianapolis 1:00 pm CBS Lucas Oil Stadium Carolina at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Lincoln Financial Field Cleveland at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Raymond James Stadium Detroit at Miami 1:00 pm FOX Hard Rock Stadium Houston at Jacksonville 1:00 pm CBS TIAA Bank Field Minnesota at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium New England at Chicago 1:00 pm CBS Soldier Field...
  • Poll: NFL Hits Record Unfavorable Numbers with Registered Voters

    06/08/2018 2:19:32 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 8, 2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    What do Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Obamacare, and President Trump all have in common? All of those people, and institution, have higher favorability numbers than the NFL. According to a Fox News poll released on Thursday, the NFL’s net favorability rating comes in at 42%. Only former FBI Director Robert Mueller, Rudy Giuliani, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Roseanne Barr, have lower favorability numbers. The NFL’s lack of popularity stands out even more, when looking back at where the league was only five years ago. In October of 2013, the league had a 64% favorability rating. By October of 2017,...
  • Texans Owner Bob McNair Takes Back Apology For Inmates Comment

    04/05/2018 10:12:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | April 5, 2018 | Scooby Axson
    Houston Texans owner Bob McNair walked back his apology for his comment last year comparing NFL players to “inmates running the prison," a statement he made regarding players protesting by refusing to stand for the national anthem. McNair immediately apologized for that comment after severe backlash, but has changed his tune since then. “The main thing I regret is apologizing,” McNair said to the Wall Street Journal. McNair claims the comments were directed towards NFL executives who felt he was exerting more power than the other owners.
  • Roger Goodell Supports The NFL's Decision Not To Run Veterans' Super Bowl Ad

    01/30/2018 9:11:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 30, 2018 | Ford Springer
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is kneeling in support of the league’s decision not to run an American Veterans ad during the Super Bowl. American Veterans, or AMVETS, was hoping to run an ad during Super Bowl LII on Sunday with a simple message: "Please Stand." The ad, which is obviously expressing opposition to the national anthem protest that has plagued the NFL for two seasons, was rejected by the NFL and will not appear in the programming. "The Super Bowl game program is designed for fans to commemorate and celebrate the game, players, teams and the Super Bowl," the league's...
  • NFL Confirms Social Justice Campaign is ‘Just the Beginning’ of What’s to Come (Details)

    01/25/2018 6:25:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 66 replies
    Right Observer ^ | 1/25/18 | John S. Roberts
    The NFL seems committed to angering conservative fans.They know the nation doesn’t enjoy social protests on Sundays and yet, they’re doing nothing about it.Now, Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league’s social justice campaign is ‘just the beginning.’ From Breitbart:Despite the plummeting TV ratings and continued anger of fans over a rising tide of anthem protests, National Football Commissioner Roger Goodell is promising that the league is ready to increase its attention to so-called “social justice” programs and campaigns.Only a day after news broke that the NFL rejected an ad that the military veteran group AMVETS wanted to air during the...
  • Goodell: Social justice campaign between NFL, Players ‘just the beginning’

    01/24/2018 12:12:07 PM PST · by detective · 51 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | January 24, 2018 | Mark Maske
    The NFL and its players moved forward Tuesday with their plans to work together on community activism, announcing the members of a joint committee of owners and players and launching a promotional campaign to accompany the two sides’ social justice initiatives. “This is just the beginning,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a conference call with reporters. “We’re just getting started with this effort.” The committee held its first meeting last month at the NFL’s offices in New York, the league said. Its members include owners Arthur Blank of the Atlanta Falcons, Stephen Ross of the Miami Dolphins, Jimmy Haslam...
  • Ref Congratulates Tom Brady for Conspiracy-Theory Gold

    01/21/2018 6:49:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 21, 2018 | Mark W. Sanchez
    SNIP After the Patriots’ come-from-behind, 24-20 triumph over the Jaguars in the AFC Championship on Sunday, an official walked over to the glove-less wonder and patted him on the back to get his attention. He then used the universal nice-job-man pat to the chest, congratulating the 40-year-old on clinching his eighth Super Bowl appearance. It was enough to gain notice of a few NFL players and enough to begin the complaints of every Patriots critic (meaning, every non-Patriots fan). After a game in which Jacksonville racked up 98 yards on six penalties to New England’s 10 yards on one, it...
  • NFL’s Roger Goodell not worried about TV ratings despite backlash over kneeling, concussions

    01/07/2018 7:13:57 PM PST · by Hadean · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 7, 2018 | Matthew Kazin
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell shrugged off declining television ratings, saying the league’s games resulted in some of the highest-rated shows in 2017. "We always want ratings to go up, but we're 37 of the top 50 shows, which is higher than ever," Goodell told a small group of reporters shortly before the Jacksonville Jaguars' playoff game versus the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, according to ESPN. "We're likely to be the No. 1 show on Fox—excuse me on all of television, the Fox Sunday afternoon game. Sunday night, prime time is for the seventh year in a row the No. 1...
  • Goodell defends NFL’s drop in TV ratings

    01/07/2018 3:30:30 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Lindys Sports ^ | January 7, 2018 | Sports Xchange
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league’s declining TV ratings Sunday, pointing out that 20 of the 30 highest-rated shows in 2017 were NFL games. Nielsen television ratings data backs up Goodell’s argument. NBC’s Sunday Night Football and ESPN’s Monday Night Football were the most-watched shows every week in each key male demographic. However, Nielsen’s numbers also show that NFL television ratings fell 9.7 percent during the 2017 regular season. In 2016, the ratings fell 8 percent. The average game in 2017 had 1.6 million fewer viewers than in 2016. “We always want ratings to go up, but we’re 37...
  • GAME OVER: NFL CANCELS ‘Sunday Night Football’ on New Year's Eve

    12/27/2017 9:05:43 AM PST · by xzins · 275 replies ^ | 27 Dec 17 | Staff
    The embattled National Football League announced its decision to cancel this week’s edition of ‘Sunday Night Football’ on Tuesday; hoping to avoid a ratings bloodbath as a less-than-stellar line-up and New Year’s Eve festivities would have caused the NFL to reach embarrassing new lows. The league opted to call-off the game before announcing which teams were scheduled to compete, adding the match-up wouldn’t have playoff implications and would likely cost the already troubled organization millions of dollars. “We felt that both from a competitive standpoint and from a fan perspective, the most fair thing to do is to schedule all...
  • Ticket Prices Collapse as NFL Shovels Money at Commissioner Roger Goodell

    12/12/2017 2:46:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Dec. 11, 2017 | Moonbattery
    Roger Goodell has been doing such a great job as NFL commissioner that the league extended his contract another 5 years. He could pull in $40 million per year. Meanwhile, this is what his refusal to demand that players refrain from theatrical displays of disrespect during the national anthem is doing to ticket sales: [T]ickets for Sunday’s matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts sold for as little as $2. (Yes, you read that right.) Even the stadium’s best seats — in the lower part of the stadium near the 50-yard-line — were selling for just $29. Tickets at...
  • New Contract for Roger Goodell Has Been Signed

    12/06/2017 1:54:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    ProFootballTalk ^ | December 6, 2017 | Mike Florio
    The Commissioner finally has a new contract. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL’s Compensation Committee has informed all owners that a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell has been executed. The memorandum to all owners explains that a “binding contract extension has been signed by the Commissioner and by Arthur Blank, on behalf of the League entities.” The memo also cites the existence of a “nearly unanimous consensus” among the owners in favor of finalizing the extension now. The Compensation Committee received unanimous authorization from the owners in May 2017 to execute the contract. Since then,...
  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell signs five-year extension

    12/06/2017 1:50:14 PM PST · by detective · 88 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 6, 2017
    Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL, according to a letter obtained by ESPN. A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the new contract would be worth $200 million over the life of the contract -- about $40 million annually -- if owners approve all the bonuses and all the incentives are met.
  • Jerry Jones could be forced to sell Cowboys as angry NFL owners protect Roger Goodell

    11/14/2017 6:54:52 AM PST · by righttackle44 · 108 replies
    BIZPac Review ^ | November 14, 2017 | Renee Hayes
    This might not be how it was supposed to go. After a tumultuous year of protests, sinking ratings and ticket sales for the NFL, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was prepared to act. Last week, news that Jones had threatened to sue NFL commission Roger Goodell rocked the political and sports world. Jones had been extremely critical over many of Goodell’s decisions, and was vocal over this mishandling of the players’ protests during the national anthem. Jones decided to put his money where his mouth is, and hired an attorney in an attempt to stop negotiations for Goodell’s lucrative contract...
  • OTL: Jerry Jones threatens to sue NFL if Roger Goodell's contract extension is approved

    11/08/2017 6:13:02 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 8, 2017 | Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham
    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has threatened to sue the National Football League if a contract extension for commissioner Roger Goodell is approved by the league's compensation committee, sources told Outside the Lines. A team owner and a team executive told Outside the Lines that Jones has hired David Boies, the famed New York lawyer who represented Vice President Al Gore in the deadlocked 2000 presidential election -- and who led the NFL's court case during a dispute over the 2011 collective bargaining agreement negotiations. More recently, Boies defended Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein against sexual assault allegations.
  • Vin Scully: 'I will never watch another NFL game'

    11/05/2017 10:55:33 AM PST · by AnotherUnixGeek · 89 replies
    USA Today ^ | Nov. 5, 2017 | Tom Schad
    <p>"I was in the Navy for a year. Didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t do anything. But I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war. So the only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach. I will never watch another NFL game."</p>
  • Papa John's CEO blames NFL protests for poor pizza sales

    11/01/2017 8:35:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov. 1, 2017 | cbs
    NEW YORK - Sales growth at Papa John's (PZZA) is slowing, and the pizza chain is blaming it on the outcry surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem and falling NFL ratings. The company, which is a sponsor and advertiser of the NFL, said customers have a negative view of the chain's association with the NFL. The company also cut its earnings growth expectations for the year and Papa John's stock fell about 10 percent Wednesday. "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders," said the chain's CEO, John Schnatter, in a call with analysts Wednesday. "This should have been...
  • Papa John's says anthem protests are hurting deal with NFL

    11/01/2017 8:38:27 AM PDT · by John W · 91 replies ^ | November 1, 2017 | Darren Rovell
    Executives from Papa John's, the official pizza company of the NFL, expressed disappointment on a conference call Wednesday about the league's ongoing player protests during the national anthem. "The NFL has hurt us," company founder and CEO John Schnatter said. "We are disappointed the NFL and its leadership did not resolve this." Executives said the company has pulled much of its NFL television advertising and that the NFL has responded by giving the company additional future spots. "Leadership starts at the top and this is an example of poor leadership," Schnatter said, noting he thought the issue had been "nipped...
  • Developing: Jerry Jones Revolts, Leads Charge to Take Down Goodell

    10/31/2017 6:19:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | October 30, 2017 | Ben Marquis
    NFL players protesting the national anthem has undoubtedly caused serious damage to the popularity of the National Football League and has also hurt the reputation of league Commissioner Roger Goodell. In fact, the New York Post reported Sunday that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has had enough of Goodell and is leading a charge among fellow owners to derail a pending contract extension for the commissioner. Jones has been outspoken about how he would have handled the anthem protests differently, such as threatening to bench players who behave disrespectfully. [Snip] Aside from the obvious problem of allowing player protests during...