Week Three ratings down, again

Good news came Thursday night for the NFL, with an increase in ratings over the same spot in 2015, even though the Patriots bulled over the Texans. The rest of the TV viewership ratings for Week Three, in comparison to 2015, was not as good.

Via SportsBusiness Daily, the overnight ratings were down for Sunday Night Football on NBC and the late-afternoon national window on CBS.

The Bears-Cowboys game in prime time generated an overnight rating of 12.9, a seven-percent drop over the 13.8 from Broncos-Lions a year ago. Steelers-Eagles in the 4:25 p.m. ET slot dropped by one percent from Bears-Seahawks a year earlier.

In the early-afternoon regional windows, CBS saw an 18-percent decline over 2015, even with Broncos-Bengals delivered to 65-percent of the nation. FOX realized a three-percent increase, however, with games like Vikings-Panthers on the docket.

The week surely will be ending on a sour note, with Falcons-Saints going up against a presidential debate that some are opting to refer to in South Parkian terms. Via SBD, the all-time low for Monday Night Football since the NFL switch it from broadcast to cable came in December 2007, with only 8.449 million watching.

Don’t be surprised if Monday night’s numbers are a lot lower.

94 responses to “Week Three ratings down, again

  1. If others are like me, they still watch their home team, but not so many, if any, other games due to the NFL’s corrupt ways lately. I’m looking at you Goodell.

  2. It’s because they don’t have enough variety of teams in prime time games. Gets boring seeing the same matchups every season on SNFB and MNF.

  3. Could it be because more people are cancelling cable? I love football, but I’m not going to pay for cable just for football.

  4. It is no wonder ratings are down. Star HOF superbowl QBs have always been marketing gold. Peyton and Favre retired. Goodell has made every effort to drag Brady and Brees through the mud with fabricated scandals and taken away picks from their teams to reduce their protection and weapons. Brady is suspended against all realities of physics. All the NFL has left to market around are players like Rodgers in a slump and Roethlisberger who hurt his own marketing years ago.

  5. The problem is too much variety if teams in prime time games. Please limits these games to match ups among Patriots, Broncos. Steelers, Seahawks, Ravens, and Packers.

  6. When arethe league owners going to get it. Fans are tired of the lies, and bumbling leadership coming from 354 Park Ave. When are they going to realize that the declining quality of the product on the field is going to lose them even viewers. Player can’t tackle or block with the skill level of the past. Some of that is due to the latest CBA, but does anyone REALLY believe anything that comes out of Roger Goodell’s mouth.

    I’m a long time NFL fan (going back to the 60’s) who is also a Pats fan. Although I still watch every Pats game, once that game is over, I’m done. Nor do I watch any pre or post game shows.

    And I know I’m not alone in this and it’s not just about the bogus deflategate crap. It’s about a LOT of things that have occurred over the last decade. I can see a point when after Brady retires, I could lose interest in even the Pats. That’s how much the NFL has turned me off.

  7. The fans can’t relate too all the money that goes with this league it’s seperating itself from our inner fiber when it use to be a nice 3 hours of forgetting our problems now it’s three hours of replays , flags , high prices and players playing for the back of their jerseys , politics, causes and other side nonsense It actually has hit critical mass too much just to watch a game ,,it has consumed itself !

  8. The nfl’s corrupt ways? There are hundreds of thousands of people tweeting about the reason. It has to do with a bunch of scumbags using their employment to get their agenda across. Stand during our national anthem or go face real social injustice overseas.

  9. Garbage teams are going to produce garbage ratings. Throw in the arrogance of all those idiots at 345 Park Ave and we are witnessing the decline and eventual downfall of the once mighty NFL.

  10. It’s a combination of cord-cutters (me) and snooze worthy content. Lopsided games get old, fast. The owners have shown their cards – winning takes a distant second place to the all-might dollar, so a bunch of teams SUCK and the owners are fine with that. I, as a fan, am not.

  11. If it would not be for Fantasy Football, the rating would be wayyyyy lower. I have $$$/bragging rights in my league and am therefore interested in what a not so famous WR may or may not do in a game between last place teams.

  12. The NFL has officially overrsaturated itself. The ratings have hit as high as they possibly can do the only way is down. This is what Mark Cuban warned about a few years ago.

  13. A one percent drop in ratings corresponds to a one percent drop in ad revenue. That is $90MM per year. CBS’ reported 18% drop would correspond to a drop of about $1.6 billion over the season.

    Go ahead players, drag politics into my football. It will hit you in the salary cap.

  14. A lot of people are tuning out. When you can’t trust that the officials are being honest, you lose interest in the game.

  15. It’s just not that interesting any more. The rules have gotten to the point where penalties dictate games, and it’s too easy for the offense to throw (and get PI calls). Sometimes it’s really hard to watch.

    Combine that with the blather that passes for pre/post-game, and that isn’t very interesting either (Rob Riggle -ugh, and anybody on NFL Network – just painful to watch).

  16. Maybe try airing some decent games?! Bills vs Cards, junk. Jets vs chiefs….. I spent three hours cleaning my bathroom instead of watching that garbage. Brian Hoyer vs the Cowboys? Nope, rather go to bed at 9. Combination of horrible games and being turned off by the leagues bs being spewed by the comish. At least I won’t be tempted to watch the Thursday night “game” this week since it isn’t on TV.

  17. P.S. Get rid of those god awful thursday night games. They are inherently poorly played games because the players simply have no time to recover from the previous game.

  18. The league was carried by the talent and personalities of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady for the previous 15 seasons. With Manning retired, and Goodell cheating Brady out of the first four games, it is no surprise that ratings are down.

  19. The owners should listen to the fans (but they won’t). The first four games of the season have become de facto training camp because the owners sacrificed training time for more money. The product on the field has obviously suffered.

    Goodell has enforced his imperial justice like an old king (John Lack land?) creating a confrontational situation with the players who are the lifeblood of the NFL. I agree with many of the posts that the image of him sneering at and disparaging the fans at the last draft illustrates the disconnect between Park Ave and the fans. If you want the fans back – get rid of Goodell.

    Goodell has also diluted the product during the first four weeks of the season. The solution is simple – let the team decide when players serve their suspensions. Most will be served during injuries but it will preserve the quality of the games.

    The NFL has also made a serious error – the expansion of the audience has plateaued! By embracing other distribution channels (Twitter, NFL Redzone) the owners have diluted the value of their own product to the networks! No entertainment demand is limitless yet that is the business model that the owners have embraced.

    Idiotic as it seems, the owners have sown the seeds of their own failure with the appointment and unlimited support of Goodell and his imperious policies. I hope he has to present the Lombardi trophy to Tom Brady though I hate the thought of another Patriot win.

  20. This is a result of people dumping Cable. I finally cut the cord in July and got Roku instead.

    So for yesterdays Chargers game I went to a local bar. (which is appropriate, as the Chargers make me drink)

  21. Lousy games, lousy teams, protests, cheaters, drug abusers, women beaters, 3 1/2 hour games with 11 minutes of actual action, foolish replays and challenges every other play the game has become a bore

  22. Curious if streaming is a factor and if so, how much.

    I know I’ve personally watched less in the past year or so. If my team isn’t playing, I’m far less likely to watch. There’s a handful of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that commercials are out of control (especially for prime time games). I can watch a movie on Netflix and not be interrupted 47 times in 3 hours.

  23. Maybe more players should protest? That ought to get patriotic Americans to tune in! The article misses the obvious. The decline in ratings correlates directly with the players unpatriotic gestures regarding the national anthem. Their right, sure. But it is also the fan’s right to not watch football because of it. The NFL better fix this fast. People who once had a habit of watching football are now funding other habits. Like not watching football. NASCAR ignored fans and refused to learn from it, blaming other things. The NFL better learn or the major networks won’t offer up the big bucks and stadiums will be empty. The NFL had a good run!

  24. All these defensive holding, pass interference calls are ruining the game and making it unwatchable. Not to mention the defenders pinky grazes the QBs helmet and they call personal foul. Ticky tack calls that that have a huge impact on the outcome of the game. The NFL has lost all credibility, thanks Goodell.

  25. This is probably the least excited I have been for a football season in years. between Goodells ego and these spoiled player kneeling during our national anthem the sport just isn’t worth watching. I believe ratings will continue to drop throughout the year.

  26. It all started when they canned Hank Williams… and let Al Michaels go to Sunday night football… and maybe even when John Madden retired.

    The commentating is a HUGE piece of the party, Thur or Mon.

    Also… they are WAY overworking the pregame stuff, driving as much advertising as they can. By the time the game is on, I want to puke at hearing any more analysis.

  27. It’s not the anthem only. It’s ESPN and Adam Silver and players all trying to infuse politics into sports. The general public doesn’t want it, especially in an election year.

  28. Make all the games available and the ratings will go up. Living in New England, I hate watching the patriots and Giants play every week — so I don’t. I’m not going to pay $45,000 for direct tv or NFL game pass.
    And The Vikings are an elite defensive team so red zone isn’t very entertaining either.

  29. I got through a quarter of the Bears game and im not sure why I didn’t turn it off sooner

    I can barely watch other team’s games anymore I don’t care unless someone is beating the Packers

    The pace of the game is completely ruined by the rule changes and penalties. Red zone is worth matching but most games that aren’t marquee matchups aren’t.

  30. I’m personally boycotting Niners games this year. But even if I wasn’t, I’m at the point where I can’t stand sitting through three hours of flags and commercials.

  31. College football is a lot more compelling this year, with much higher stakes at the end of the year and much better games now.

    until the playoff it has been good teams playing FCS scrubs early on. Not the case this now.

    If college football figures this formula out they will expand to 8 teams and make the games more relevant.

    Of course, that will put more pressure on FBS to pay them.

  32. Duh, the reason why CBS’ ratings are down is very, very simple: Red Zone Channel!

    More people should just DVR the game, do something else during the first half, and then watch the entire game of your choice in about 60 minutes by fast forwarding through all the blather and commercials. This is why the Sunday Ticket package is priceless – watch the game you want, when you want with DVR, without any commercials. This is also why I will not “unplug,” as my computer does not have a DVR.

  33. The game peaked in the 70’s and 80’s. Before free agency and the Mickey Mouse rule changes took the fun out of the old rivalries. I have better things to do with my time now, and I sense from the majority commenting that they feel the same way.

  34. Obvious wrong calls being allowed to dictate the outcome of games because said call is not reviewable, is starting to turn me off.

    I have enough frustration in my life. I don’t need the NFL getting me pissed off Monday morning because my team got screwed by this or that call.

    I have better things to do than wonder if the officiating is biased towards some teams.

  35. I can’t speak for anywhere else but I know for a fact where I live it’s the protests. People that didn’t have flags up in front of their homes now have them. People even took down their team flag in favor of the stars & stripes.

  36. the players are just realizing how much power they have. If the public figures this out……the owners and Goodell better watch their backs

  37. IMO, its the kickoffs. Years ago, you had to be in your seat at 1pm ET to see if Hester was going to run one back.

    Now, the kick off is just a silly waste of time…. followed by commercials. So if people don’t have to be there for the opening kickoff…. they may not be there for the rest of the game.

  38. People in general are more mobile than ever before. You grow up with a team, move to a different market, your childhood team isn’t shown there, so you don’t watch. The NFL needs to stream all games so the viewer can always access the team they follow or even just the games they’re interested in at a modest cost.

  39. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The NFL has reached it’s saturation point. There is just too much NFL on TV. Throw in the games they play in London and other proposed cities with fans losing a home game and fans are just getting fed up.

    Go back to playing games on Sundays to build the suspense through the week. Monday nights used to be the big thing. Not to mention that anyone that has to get up early for work on Tuesday can stay up to see the end of a Monday night game. Can’t ever see the end of it anyway. That’s the reason I stopped watching Monday night games. Same with Thursday night games. I suppose that’s to cater to the west coast. But if you have a choice between missing the end of a game or the beginning, I would miss the beginning every time.

    Maybe even consider going back to 14 games and dropping the bye so fans can be excited about their teams all season long and not lose interest for a week.

    It’s just too much of a good thing for the NFL. And they are trying to squeeze every last drop out of it.

  40. If it wasn’t for fantasy football the ratings would really take a hit. There are few games I would bother watching without fantasy implications. Like tonights game between two teams that are not even close to being championship caliber.

  41. Too many TV time-outs. After every exciting play comes a ten minute booth review. Too many replays. Millionaire players kneeling during the national anthem. Games played in London. Crap games on Thursday night. Only a couple of teams with any real shot at winning the SB. The rest of the league is mediocre to just plain bad. The NFL is imploding on itself. Oh, and Banker Globalist Goodell. NFL – Not For Long.

  42. It’s two things for me.

    First, the constant rule changes. Now 15 yard penalties are handed out like candy, kick off after kick off sails out of the back of the end zone, the helmet to helmet drama. It’s killing my love for the sport just like NASCAR did when they started on their rules kick. Goodell has sapped the life out of the sport.

    Two, my team has stunk forever and has a Front Office that doesn’t get it. There are better things to do on Sunday. I have a day of the week back for free.

  43. Maybe if you didnt restrict people and force them to purchase Direct TV just to watch their teams ratings would be better, but nope too greedy and people use free streaming sites…

  44. As others have stated. Peyton retiring and Brady being out has not helped. And as for myself. I am on year 4 of Redzone. My biggest issue is start times for the SNF, MNF, and TNF games. Jesus can you slide the start times back like a hour??? Some of us work you know.

  45. Read the comments. If people don’t trust the league office they certainly are going to have doubts about the integrity of the games. Combine that with everything else listed above and it’s a recipe for disaster, a self inflicted wound.

  46. The NFL is slowly imploding thanks to the corrupt buffoons running the league. These lower TV ratings are just the first signs of the downfall of the NFL. Sad but true.

  47. Only team worth watching is the Patriots. Pats fans want to watch them win while Pats haters want to see them get trounced.

  48. Too much of it. Kill the Th package. I’d even consider killing the Mon package. Local/regional gms during the say on Sunday; national gm Sunday night. The way it used to be when the real MNF was around.

  49. I think Fantasy football is part of the reason for the decline. It’s kind of been a double edged sword. FF is too lop-sided for offense. Points should be given for specific players on defense just like offense. The NFL has slanted the rules in favor of the offense and the idiocy of deflategate only adds to the pain. Goodell has not been helping with his heavy handed reign.

    I get torn because I enjoy watching a good defense but the massive hits that used to be something to behold are slowly becoming outlawed and I understand why with regards to player safety. I don’t enjoy seeing ex-players struggle to get by after their time is done. It’s just disappointing to watch high scoring games where the tackling is just awful.

    Add to this the team I root for, the Bears, has just been awful for many years and it seems like there is no end in site.

    I do still enjoy watching the playoffs when everything is on the line but trying to watch the rest of the season is becoming just too boring for me.

    I also don’t receive ESPN anymore so Monday night games are out for me unless I decide to try and figure out how to stream it somehow and most times it’s just not worth the effort. I would actually fork out some money for streaming rights but since I’ve become bored with most of the NFL, I have no desire too pay out for everything Directv and the NFL are putting out there. Plus the whole streaming thing reeks of greed. ESPN should just open the stream to everyone on the internet and stream with the commercials. But of course this would break other rules designed to put money in everyone’s pocket.

    I could see a day in the near future where I don’t even bother to watch the Bears anymore and when that happens, so to will go the rest of the NFL.

  50. last saturday i drove over 100 miles one way to watch a small college football game in person….and only 20 students in the marching band…….was awesome!!!….on sunday i tuned out and off the NFL( the Now Forgotten League)……….

  51. Foru years ago son in law got me into nascar. Nascar screwed with their formula and now i could care less abput it, boring. 3 hours of left turns. Races being won from start to finish bh race leader. Wow thats exciting.

    Football is changing too for the worse. There never is enough money is there. When i can go through the dtv channels and the exact same commercial is on four different games, it means dtv is leaving the gamesfor commercials at the same time via tape delay.

    They have eliminated broadcasters explanations and use injuries and no kick returns to sqeeze more commercials in.

    Now throw in millionire ungrateful players who never served one day for there country bitching about unfairness and the whole product is nascar in decline. The audience is leaving because the product is crap.

  52. So I suppose we can expect to hear from Limakey extolling the virtues of the narcissist Goodell for single handedly reversing the TV viewing slump by having had the foresight to suspend Brady and therefore draw viewers to watch the expected demise. What a pair they are.
    I’ve got a good book title for your memoirs, limakey. The Narcissist and His Apologist. It will be on the New York best seller list as long as you publish some of the details about what lengths Goodell went to to get you to cover for him. I would even buy it.

  53. I turned in my Sundays for Saturday football where I don’t have to worry about politics and protests. Screw the NFL and it’s hypocracy! If they want to protest during my relaxing time, where I used to try to get away from the world’s krapp, then I’ll protest by watching something else.

  54. Peyton retired and Brady suspended. Rodgers, Luck, Wilson, Ben and Brees playing pedestrian. AP out, Gronk out. A few bright spots that are too new to make a difference like Wentz. That combined with deflategate and the concussion and safety related stuff that has many people disinterested. The sport needs a boost at the moment. The superstars need to play better.

  55. tx526 says:
    Sep 26, 2016 9:35 PM
    I turned in my Sundays for Saturday football where I don’t have to worry about politics and protests. Screw the NFL and it’s hypocracy! If they want to protest during my relaxing time, where I used to try to get away from the world’s krapp, then I’ll protest by watching something else.

    —————–

    The one second flash of a player holding the hand up during the anthem ruins the game for ya huh? That’s if you even tune in before kickoff.

  56. ksctychiefs says:
    Sep 26, 2016 9:13 PM
    last saturday i drove over 100 miles one way to watch a small college football game in person….and only 20 students in the marching band…….was awesome!!!….on sunday i tuned out and off the NFL( the Now Forgotten League)……….

    ————

    Do I believe for one second that a person that posts on here stopped watching NFL games? No. No I don’t.

  57. I’m sure ratings will be down for tonight’s game, too. Who wants to hear them whining about Katrina again? To listen to the media tell it, only New Orleans was hit by Katrina, nowhere else. They never mention the devastation Katrina caused in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida panhandle or the rest of Louisiana.

  58. jchipwood says:
    Sep 26, 2016 7:50 PM
    Once Goodell hands down Belichick suspension for 1 year like Sean Peytons for Deflategate then I’ll watch more.

    ———-

    Who are you kidding. You are an NFL fanatic and the king of the Patriots trolls.

  59. For me, it was several things. I watched a game in every time slot, whatever game was on.

    1. I watched Gregg Williams and the Saints effectively end the careers of two HoF quarterbacks and win a SB through cheating. He’s still in the league.
    2. The officiating clearly got one-sided towards certain teams. Some of the commentators did, too (looking right at you, Gruden).
    3. Watched some games get out of control and the officials affect the outcome of games. Didn’t have a dog in the fight, but really bothered me watching the end of the Steelers-Bengals playoff game last year.
    4. Too many of the talking heads were way too vocal in their support of Tom Brady in the recent situation. I’ve always liked the Pats and rooted for them, but he got caught red-handed. I got sick of hearing about it constantly. And I completely supported the suspension. I stopped watching all the pre-game and analysis shows it got so annoying. Come here a lot less, too (Florio).
    5. The national anthem is the one time where we as Americans come together and affirm that we are in this together as we strive to live up to our values and be the people we claim to be. Politicizing the anthem was offensive to me. They have the right, but I don’t have to pay them to do it.

    So going into the season, I was already growing in frustration with the sports media and league. But I tuned in for TNF and two Sunday games. Then Bob Costas, who I normally like, had to launch into a long-winded monologue criticizing the Brady suspension to lead into SNF. I turned it off, skipped the game.

    The next night, I watched the first MNF game. To start the second, ESPN didn’t bother to show the performer of the national anthem, a wonderful violinist. Instead, their cameras ran around fawning on the protestors.

    Turned it off. Realized I have better things to do. Was happier.

    I’m done. Watching one team now. My childhood team, may drop them soon, too.

    To sum it up, it’s become too much about the show and not enough about the sport.

  60. Rootpain, wrong again. I will not judge any fan who decides that they are no longer as interested in the game as they once were. There are many reasons for this but I refuse to blame one person for it. And, as you have read other posts, many fans are livid over some players actions, not Goodell’s. I personally hate Thursday Night Football. I hate the fact the NFL has become an Olympic Sport in regards to PEDs. I hate the fact that players still pick weed over their families and teams. But I do have compassion for the players who do have a drug problem and seek help for it. I do believe the commissioner must protect the shield and the public’s confidence in the game. I believe there is enough blame to be shared by both the NFL and the NFLPA. But the biggest foe of all, is the media. They always skate.

  61. Rootpain, wrong again. I will not judge any fan who decides that they are no longer as interested in the game as they once were. There are many reasons for this but I refuse to blame one person for it. And, as you have read other posts, many fans are livid over some players actions, not Goodell’s. I personally hate Thursday Night Football. I hate the fact the NFL has become an Olympic Sport in regards to PEDs. I hate the fact that players still pick weed over their families and teams. But I do have compassion for the players who do have a drug problem and seek help for it. I do believe the commissioner must protect the shield and the public’s confidence in the game. I believe there is enough blame to be shared by both the NFL and the NFLPA. But the biggest foe of all, is the media. They always skate.

  62. scrap7681 says:
    Sep 26, 2016 7:51 PM
    I can’t speak for anywhere else but I know for a fact where I live it’s the protests. People that didn’t have flags up in front of their homes now have them. People even took down their team flag in favor of the stars & stripes.

    ——————-

    It is what it is. Americans are going to stand up for what they believe in whether if it’s to kneel during the anthem to bring attention to an issue or to tune out because they don’t agree the method of protest.

    Both things are good.

  63. philyeagles5 says:
    Sep 26, 2016 6:42 PM
    Could it be because more people are cancelling cable? I love football, but I’m not going to pay for cable just for football.

    ———

    That is a great point. The web broadcast still isn’t good enough and that’s about the reason for cable now. It’s tough.

  64. Who picks the match-ups? You know who the perennial power teams are. Even if they don’t perform well it can still be better than what, oh, maybe the Colts and Jaguars from London on a Sunday morning. There’s a pair to showcase to the world and make me want to get up early to watch. 6:30 AM in my time zone. Schedule a pair worth watching.

  65. Cord cutters: you need pay tv in order to get espn and nfl network to watch mnf and tnf. Working stiffs like me dont have 100.00 per month anymore.

    Less game on network tv. Last year, two networks ran a game at 10 am and a game at 1pm. This year ive only seen one network run a game at 10 and 1.

    Nfl and politics. I watch football to forget about my painfully average, mundane life. With the politics, kneeling, raised fists and pundit opinions, i find myself not wanting to spend the 40 per month for sling tv. Some of the excitement has worn away for me.

  66. richmonddude says:
    Sep 26, 2016 9:58 PM

    For me, it was several things. I watched a game in every time slot, whatever game was on.

    4. Too many of the talking heads were way too vocal in their support of Tom Brady in the recent situation. I’ve always liked the Pats and rooted for them, but he got caught red-handed. I got sick of hearing about it constantly. And I completely supported the suspension. I stopped watching all the pre-game and analysis shows it got so annoying. Come here a lot less, too (Florio).
    ———————————————-
    No argument with your other points, but this one, it’s a matter of balance, correcting mistakes without actually admitting to them. The talking heads are just trying to make up for their part in convicting Brady in the court of public opinion. Brady/Patriots did not get “caught red-handed” and if you think they did you weren’t paying attention. There was the typical “rush to judgement and ignore everything that doesn’t support the conclusion that was reached” based on bias, rumors and zero evidence. No evidence of tampering was found, 14 out of the 15 balls tested at half-time had lost air pressure but no one bothered to mention it at the time and the talking heads ignore it still. 4 of those 15 balls belonged to the Colts, 3 of which had lost pressure, but that was totally ignored in favor of the narative that Brady/Patriots were guilty. And they did that for ratings and mouse clicks, hope you’re happy being part of the uninformed masses. Read the evidence for yourself, the talking heads won’t do it for you, and free yourself of misapprehensions fostered by ESPN.

  67. bullcharger says:
    Sep 26, 2016 9:43 PM

    tx526 says:
    Sep 26, 2016 9:35 PM
    I turned in my Sundays for Saturday football where I don’t have to worry about politics and protests. Screw the NFL and it’s hypocracy! If they want to protest during my relaxing time, where I used to try to get away from the world’s krapp, then I’ll protest by watching something else.

    —————–

    The one second flash of a player holding the hand up during the anthem ruins the game for ya huh? That’s if you even tune in before kickoff.

    Yes, it sure does!!!

  68. When I was a teenager and into my twenties I said i couldn’t wait until I made enough money to afford season tickets. Now that I’m older and can easily afford season tickets, I can’t stand the thought of going to games. Too many drunken idiots in the stands, too many night games (I want my 1:00 weekly games back with an occasional MNF game), and too many incompetent officials making ridiculous calls.

    Add that to the look-at-me attitude of today’s players (i.e., Colin Crapenick), constant dances for routine plays, a union that supports some of the lowest forms of life, and off season drama provided by the worst commissioner ever of any sport? I won’t even turn the TV on except for my local team.

    This time of the year it’s just too dam nice out not to go play golf on a Sunday afternoon instead of watching rich, Prima Dona’s…

  69. i could give 2 craps about league politics, taking a knee, the commish, etc.

    I care about the games – good matchup? Some crap matchups early, with really bad, unexciting, star-deprived teams.

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