The NFL’s tanking ratings has been one of the biggest stories of the year.
Patriotic Americans tuned out after ingrate millionaires decided to spit on the flag and the memories of soldiers who died fighting under the red, white and blue.
But the NFL just admitted something about their ratings that no one could have expected.
In the final week of the NFL season, the league traditionally flexes a game into Sunday night that will determine a playoff spot.
Sunday night is the league’s premiere broadcast and the NFL and it’s broadcast partners are eager to showcase the most meaningful matchup of week 17 in that time slot.
Not this year.
After a year of declining ratings due in large part to the player’s toxic anti-American politics, the league is throwing in the towel on the final Sunday night broadcast of the season.
For the first time, in the current TV broadcast arrangement, the league did not have a Sunday night game.
— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) December 25, 2017
The league is trying to hide behind the fact that the telecast would be on New Year’s Eve.
But the truth of the matter is that in a season where low ratings have been a front and center storyline the league could not afford to absorb another body blow.
The Baltimore Ravens sent a letter to fans blaming poor attendance on backlash to the protests so a low rated Sunday Night season finale would be another pile on of bad publicity surrounding the protests.
Have you watched less football this year because of the America-hating players?
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