The NFL’s Viewship Problems Continue … All Four Wildcard Playoff Games Saw Double-Digit Ratings Decreases
HEY NFL, THINK YOUR DISRESPECTFUL KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM STILL ISN’T A PROBLEM?
As reported at SI, the 4 NFL playoff games this past weekend all saw double-digit ratings decreases. OUCH! Honestly, I ma surprised the Bills-Jacksonville game was as highly rated as it was. It might have been the worst playoff game I have ever seen with a winning QB is Bortles throwing for less than 100 yards. The NFL has a serious problem on their hands due to their disrespectful kneeling during the National anthem. The NFL wanted to pretend this was not an issue. Guess what, it is and will continue to be so. Average fans are finding other things to do.
Way to handle the situation and disrespect your fan base.
The NFL had a disastrous weekend when it came to ratings. Numbers have been down all season and it was more of the same for the wild-card games. The biggest surprise was that the best game (Panthers-Falcons) had the biggest decrease year over year. Yes, markets were a big factor, but that was a competitive and entertaining game. Here’s the breakdown:
- Titans-Chiefs (14.7) was down 11 percent versus last year’s Raiders-Texans game.
- Falcons-Rams (14.9) was down 10 percent versus last year’s Lions-Seahawks game.
- Bills-Jaguars (17.2) was down 10 percent versus last year’s Dolphins-Steelers game.
- Panthers-Saints (20.4) was down 21 percent versus last year’s Giants-Packers game.
In the world of really sad news, broadcasting icon Dick Enberg has passed away at the age of 82. Dick Enberg, the Hall of Fame broadcaster was most known for his call, “Oh my!” The man was amazing, If there was a major sporting event and a famous call, he made it. From the 1968 college basketball game known as the ‘Game of the Century’ between UCLA and Houston to Super Bowl XXIII Montana to Taylor to win the game in the final seconds, from Wimbledon to the 1979 NCAA College basketball championship between Michigan St. and Indiana St. and Magic Johnson and Larry Bird that put college basketball on the map forever, Dick Enberg did it all. Enberg called 8 Super Bowls, the Olympics, the NFL, Tennis, Baseball, college basketball. He could call your kid’s 5th grade soccer game and make it sound like the most exciting sporting event ever. The man had a gift. Dick Enberg will be missed, he is the last of a dying breed of broadcasting icons. Rest in peace and OH MY, thank you for the memories!!!
Legendary sports broadcaster and former Padres play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg died Thursday morning at his La Jolla home, said his wife, Barbara. He was 82.
Barbara Enberg said the family found out later in the day after Dick Enberg failed to get off a flight in Boston, where they were scheduled to meet. She said her husband appeared to be waiting for a car that was set to shuttle him to San Diego International Airport for a 6:30 a.m. flight.
“He was dressed with his bags packed at the door,” she said. “We think it was a heart attack.”
Enberg defined versatility as a broadcaster, covering 28 Wimbledon tournaments, 10 Super Bowls and eight NCAA basketball title games as the play-by-play voice of the UCLA Bruins during their dynasty-building run.
Enberg was one of America’s most beloved sports broadcasters, with his versatile voice spanning the world on networks such as NBC, CBS and ESPN. In all, he covered 28 Wimbledons, 10 Super Bowls and eight NCAA men’s basketball title games, including the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird showdown in 1979.
His work was celebrated with a host of honors, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Ford C. Frick Award (2015), the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Rozelle Award (1999) and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Gowdy Award (1995). He won 13 Sports Emmy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and UCLA named its media center in Pauley Pavilion after Enberg this year.
Most recently, Enberg had served as the primary play-by-play television voice of the San Diego Padres, retiring in 2016 after seven seasons with the team.
“Baseball,” he said then, “has been in my DNA from the time I was in diapers.”
The Padres released a statement Thursday night.
“We are immensely saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg,” the statement read. “Dick was an institution in the industry for 60 years and we were lucky enough to have his iconic voice behind the microphone for Padres games for nearly a decade. On behalf of our entire organization, we send our deepest condolences to his wife, Barbara, and the entire Enberg family.”
DOES ANYONE EVEN READ GQ ANYMORE?
Imagine that, a liberal rag named Colin Kaepernick it’s 2017 GQ Citizen of the year. GQ is passing off their outlandish, shock BS as Colin Kaepernick, celebrating the man who became a movement. I wonder if everyone will be praising him when his efforts have lost viewership and in turn networks won’t be paying as much for TV broadcasting rights and in turn money into the player’s pockets? So liberals think an entitled, over-paid black football player, who was washed up as a starting QB, raised by white adoptive parents and given all the things in life to take him off the mean streets and changed his life for the better, who now claims that the USA sucks and is racist is their citizen of the year? But isn’t Kaepernick an example of what one can aspire to in America? From nothing to something. Isn’t that the American dream?
How sad. As opposed to J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans who saw the devastation in Houston following Hurricane Irma and helped raise $37 million for relief. But instead they gave ‘Citizen of the Year’ to an individual who suddenly realized America was racist after he stunk up the field in the NFL and decided to wear cop pig socks and shirts with Fidel Castro on them. If Kaepernick was really edgy and actually cared, he would be more concerned about black on black crime.
GQ has named former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “citizen of the year” in honor of his decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial oppression in America. The football player began his silent protest in 2016, but it came to new attention this year thanks to criticism from President Trump.
Greg Gutfeld and the Five panel react to Colin Kaepernick’s GQ “Citizen of the Year” award, as well as Linda Sarsour’s “Woman of the Year” award by Glamour.
More differing opinions that Colin Kaepernick should be winning any awards.
Broadcasting Lengend Vin Scully Says He Will Never Watch Another NFL Game Over Anthem Protests (VIDEO)
BASEBALL AND THE WORLD SERIES GOT IT RIGHT … AS THE NFL AND THEIR OVERPAID, PRIVILEGED MALCONTENT PLAYERS CONTINUE TO DRIVE FANS AWAY.
On Saturday night, former Dodgers announcer, broadcasting legend and Hall of Famer Vin Scully stated what many people have done and continue to do. Scully said, he “will never watch another NFL game” because of the protests. While football continues to shoot itself in the foot with their player protest of the National anthem that is looked upon as disrespect to our flag, our country and our military, Major League Baseball, the World Series, the L.A. Dodgers, the Houston Astros, and its players hit a home run and got it so right.
Saturday night, former Dodgers announcer and Hall of Famer Vin Scully was at the Pasadena Civic Center for an event called “An Evening With Vin Scully.”
At some point during the event, Scully was asked about the NFL’s national anthem protests, in which players have taken a knee during the anthem to protest police brutality and racism. Scully said he “will never watch another NFL game” because of the protests.
China Considers 3 Year Jail Terms for Disrespecting National Anthem and Flag … NFL Players May Want to Take Notice
WHAT WOULD NFL PLAYERS DO IF THEY LIVED AND PLAYED IN CHINA?
China is considering giving 3 year jail terms for those who disrespect their national anthem or flag in public. China has already passed a new law in September mandating up to 15 days in police detention for those who mock the “March of the Volunteers” national anthem. The law covers China, as well as the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau. The players of the NFL who consistently take a knee and disrespect the flag, national anthem and military may want to thank their lucky stars that they live in such a plantation mentality country that pays them millions for playing a game and doesn’t jail them for their actions. Maybe if these malcontents think the USA is so bad, they can go to China instead and see what real oppression and slavery looks like.
China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament is considering jail terms of up to three years for people who disrespect the national anthem or flag in public, while an existing anthem law will be applied in Hong Kong, state media said on Tuesday.
Xi Jinping has ushered in new legislation aimed at securing China from threats both within and outside its borders since taking over as president in 2013, as well as presiding over a sweeping crackdown on dissent and free speech.
China passed a new law in September mandating up to 15 days in police detention for those who mock the “March of the Volunteers” national anthem, a law that also covers the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau.
Parliament is now looking at whether to amend China’s Criminal Law to include criminal penalties for disrespect of the national anthem, including intentionally distorting the lyrics or tune, Xinhua said.
“Violators in this regard may face punishments of up to three years of imprisonment, according to the draft,” it said.
It was not clear when the amendment might be passed but it could be at the end of the week, when parliament’s standing committee closes its current session.