This year, the Steelers are undefeated in their first 3 games, and part of me really wants to watch, but it’s the smallest part of me. The larger part of me is furious with the NFL and the NBA, so furious in fact I will likely not ever return.
The privileged multi-millionaires of America’s professional sports like the NFL and NBA thought they were untouchable, that they could tear down the country that made them rich and famous, denigrate our flag and cast aspersions on our National Anthem, and no one would have the guts to do anything about it. Well, guess what? American patriots and outraged Christians all across America are tuning them out, many like myself engaging in a “not one minute of any one game” across the board boycott. Pardon the pun, but it’s a total blackout. Inspire Change, they say? You got it, it’s changed. How you like it, Mr. Team Owner? How you like it, privileged multi-millionaire superstars?
The privileged team owners are falsely attempting to reassure their players that the only reason for the low ratings is because of COVID combined with an election season. That’s a total lie. Millions of fans have tuned out because they don’t want social justice and racial platitudes form race baiters served up with their sports, and why should they? The average fan spends plenty of money on game tickets, merch, and everything else connected with the games and their favorite players, and rightly feel betrayed that the teams are ramming social justice down their throats.
When my team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, won their last Super Bowl back in 2009, I celebrated by purchasing a Ben Roethlisberger deluxe, hand-stitched jersey that cost me $350.00. Thousands of other fans bought millions of dollars in merch as well. Fans are the lifeblood of any team as we pay all most of the bills that keeps the lights on for the teams. To be disrespected the way that we have been in 2020 is beyond reproached, and a boycott is the only answer that these people will understand. This year, the Steelers are undefeated in their first 3 games, and part of me really wants to watch, but it’s the smallest part of me. The larger part of me is furious with the NFL and the NBA, so furious in fact I will likely not ever return.
I started watching the NFL when I was 13 years old, and my favorite player was number 88 Lynn Swann. I didn’t see him as a ‘black athlete’, I saw a wonderfully-talented man that could float in mid-air and make the most amazing catches. But flash-forward to 2020, and I am being told I am a racist simply because I have white skin, not because of anything racist I have said or done. I’m not the racist, you who are berating me for being white, you are the racist, and I will no longer tolerate your vile and wicked behavior. You will not get one minute of my time or one dollar from my pocket, you have been turned off. Inspire change? Channel changed.
An NFL official told the teams not to worry over the league’s crashing TV ratings, and said that the election and COVID are the reasons for lower viewership.
FROM BREITBART NEWS: Sports Business Journalrecently reported that NFL media operations man, Brian Rolapp, sent a memo to all the teams to allay their fears over the consistently bad ratings. Rolapp reasoned that both presidential politics and coronavirus hysteria was naturally diverting the attention of fans and resulting in fewer viewers.
“The 2020 presidential election and other national news events are driving substantial consumption of cable news, taking meaningful share of audience from all other programming,” reporter John Ourand claimed that Rolapp told the teams. “Historically, NFL viewership has declined in each of the past six presidential elections.”
Rolapp also pointed to the coronavirus as another reason for the lower ratings.
“The pandemic has caused several major sports to postpone their schedules, resulting in an unprecedented fall calendar,” Rolapp said. “The result is a crowded content marketplace driving a bifurcation of sports viewers across multiple events.” READ MORE
Instead of a methodical seven game march towards an NBA championship, the 2020 NBA Finals have turned into a methodical march to the historic depths of television watching futility.
FROM BREITBART NEWS: Game 1 of the Finals brought with it the lowest viewership since 1994, and Game 2 was the lowest ever on record. But wait! That was before Game 3, which beat out Game 2 by becoming the least watched Finals game in NBA history.
This horrific collapse should not be surprising after polls have found that many fans now believe that basketball is far too political.
A Sept. 2 Harris poll found that 39 percent of respondent who identified as sports fans felt that the league was too political. And another 19 percent said that they had turned off pro basketball because of the NBA’s deep links to China. The 2020 post-COVID season launched with the heavy-handed presence of the anti-American Black Lives Matter agenda. READ MORE
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