As we move deeper and deeper into the 2017 NFL season, I miss it less and less.
You may remember that following the NFL players “protest” of the American flag and the National Anthem, I completely swore off professional and college football.
Someone asked this week,” So, how’s that going for you?”
“Actually, quite well, I replied. “More time for the family, house, yard and some long weekend walks with my wife.”
We not only swore off football on television but also any of the mainline NFL advertisers whose products we could reasonably avoid. I have been keeping a running total of diverted purchases, and it’s up to about $2,000.00 so far.
Since I am just one guy with a growing lack of respect for the NFL on a number of fronts, I thought I would take a look at the NFL TV ratings.
Check out SMW Sports Media Watch, The NFL Rating Page and it would seem I am not as alone in my decision to invest my viewing time in something other than the NFL. There have been a few hot games, but in general it looks like ratings are down.
This week will be no different – NO NFL.
Sunday, we will probably put up some Christmas lights, maybe a long walk on a cool and breezy beach, and possibly check out some new cars. It will be tough to find a car brand that doesn’t throw some ad dollars at the NFL.
This has been a serious issue for me. Professional football and collegiate football have been in a downward moral drift for some time.
The outrageous salaries paid to college coaches while students struggle with the cost of getting a higher education just seems unconscionable and watching professional football is more like watching a cross between professional wrestling and a street brawl than a sporting contest.
So, I will take my eyes and my dollars elsewhere.
By the way, if you can give me some help with the car thing, a car brand that does not advertise on the football games drop me an e-mail or post it below.
Try today without football, you may just be surprised at what happens.
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