The NFL has said nothing publicly about HBO’s Ballers, a fictional series that uses the names and logos of NFL teams without permission, most prominently the Dolphins. But the while the NFL isn’t saying how it feels about the show, the NFL wants to know how fans feel about the show.
The NFL has submitted several survey questions to fans about Ballers via the NFLFanHuddle.com service.
“We regularly survey fans to get their perspective on a variety of topics,” a league spokesman told PFT in confirming the information conveyed to a PFT reader about the survey.
The league has not yet responded to a request for the specific questions asked of NFL fans. If any of you have screen shots of the questions, send them along.
It’s safe to say that the NFL won’t remain silent about Ballers indefinitely. For now, conventional wisdom is that the league will remain silent unless and until the show is picked up for a second season.