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  1. Reality

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    Owners fret over whether fans will make good on threats to flee

    Football fans routinely do plenty of huffing and puffing, but they rarely blow the house down. This time around, the NFL worries about the house getting blown down.

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    As one source with knowledge of the situation explained it to PFT on Thursday night, the owners are indeed afraid. Not of their players, physically or otherwise, but of the fans who may indeed go away and never return. That’s why the league is trying to delicately defuse a loudly ticking bomb that could blow out the bank accounts via reduced box-office receipts, bad ratings! (and, in turn, less lucrative TV deals), diminished merchandise sales, and various other factors that could cause the golden goose not necessarily to die but to noticeably decrease her production of eggs.

    Players should be concerned about this, too, since they’re feasting on those eggs. Under the current labor deal, they share the revenues; if less money flows in to the sport, less money flows out to the players — and the salary cap will drop or at a minimum stop growing like it has.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...ether-fans-will-make-good-on-threats-to-flee/
     
  2. JoeKing

    JoeKing Diehard Zone Supporter

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    I'm curious to see if the protests effect the next negotiations the NFL has with the broadcast companies.
     
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  3. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    They can't take back whats already happened.
     
  4. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe....

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    I hope the fans do. I'm so done with all of this crap. I just want to watch Football. I watch sports to get away from all of this crap on the daily. Now you can't even have that.
     
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  5. RJ_MacReady

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    That was my response a couple of days ago and someone replied with "Well..if you're not upset about XYZ social issue, then you're part of the problem."

    So 24/7 negative news and Hollywood, TV shows and radio pushing politics non-stop isn't enough. Heck, some teachers at my kids school are trying to indoctrinate my kids.

    When is it enough? Well, apparently, for many football fans, it reached critical mass when you can't even catch a dang ball game without politics being infused. I was first bothered with it a couple of years ago when Bob Costa (sp?) came out in a prime-time game to talk about gun control. That was the first red flag.
     
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  6. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    Snowflakes need their safe space.
     
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  7. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    They just don't get it. People watch sports to get away from the problems of the world. Sports are supposed to be fun.
     
  8. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe....

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    Fine with me. Mark me down as part of the problem.
     
  9. Philmonroe

    Philmonroe Well-Known Member

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    Well if this is the case turn to the game at 1:05 and it will be done. Grown people sounding like babies like this takes up the whole game. Heck even when I goto a game I come late to avoid all this stuff and then the games go on without a hitch the vast majority of the time. Tired of hearing about peoples escape like this stuff takes up the whole game.
     
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  10. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Just close your eyes, stick your fingers in your ears and go, "LALALALALALA" till kickoff and you'll be fine.

    Other than that, take your complains to Prez. T., he's the one that blew this thing up.
     
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  11. ColoCowboy

    ColoCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I would like to see an impact at the next round of negotiations. True be told, people typically have short memories - despite how volatile things are now, in a year or two, it will be a distant memory. Not my preferred outcome, but what can you do?
     
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  12. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe....

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    I'm glad that you too are tired.
     
  13. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Florio is taking journalistic liberties, again.


    Art Rooney didn’t seem too worried with the letter he wrote to Steelers fans after the protest. He made sure that the fans understood that THEY misinterpreted the meaning of the protest. And he conveniently ignored the fact that Tomlin and company pressured their players to protest.


    When push came to shove, the owners and the league office turned on the majority of their fans. And what’s silly is that for all of the talk about the anthem protest and the owners sticking by the players, funny how Kaepernick is still allegedly blackballed by the league.


    Go figure.





    YR
     
  14. Kevinicus

    Kevinicus Well-Known Member

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    Nah, it was annoying before that, and wasn't going away (despite what many have tried to claim).
     
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  15. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    Uh huh.
     
  16. Kevinicus

    Kevinicus Well-Known Member

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    You disagree? It wasn't something the networks pointed to at the beginning of every game? There wasn't a player request for an "Activism Month?"

    And why is it such a big deal what the President says? Why do they feel the need to react to what he said? If they had done nothing, nobody would have cared. What really blew things up (from already being prominent) is what they did. All that just because they worry that much about what Trump said about the actions of a few of them.
     
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  17. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    An anonymous source where we do not even their relation to any organization or anything at all is crap.

    The league is made up of 33 or more different independent entities and dumbing it down to a monolithic thought process insults all our intelligences.
     
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  18. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    So your argument is that we should just ignore what the president says? That is your solution?
     
  19. dogunwo

    dogunwo Franchise Tagged

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    You know, I bet if owners stop being scared and give Kaepernick a job, a lot of this dies down. Spare me the distraction talk. It will be a story the day he gets hired, and then he will be watched the first game he is on the sideline to see if he kneels. After that, nothing. I bet he doesn't even address it if asked about it.
     
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  20. Idgit

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    You know, this stuff was bothering me (I don't like the distraction from and the politicizing of football in general), but it just occurred to me that I DVR the games, anyway. Why do I even care? They can knock themselves out and I"ll just ff to the kickoff.
     
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