The NFL took one look at these ratings and realized they were doomed

It’s finally happened.

The NFL’s tolerance of rampant anti-Americanism finally came back to bite them.

And when the NFL looked at their latest ratings, they saw the final nail in their coffin.



Baseball used to be America’s pastime.

But since the 1970s, football zoomed past it to become the nation’s number one sport and TV property.

That’s all changed thanks to the NFL’s support for anti-American national anthem protests.

The NFL, which used to clobber Major League Baseball’s World Series in the ratings, has now been eclipsed by the baseball’s championship showcase.

Breitbart reports:

“In a shocking reversal, more fans tune into Fox for baseball’s Fall Classic than for their NFL games for the second straight year. From 2010 to 2015, an average of 14.5 million viewers watched Fox for each World Series game while 20.4 million (41% more) tuned into Fox for their average football game…

… Last year the historic Cubs World Series run obliterated NFL viewership, topping out at 40 million viewers for Game 7, which is the all-time average Game 7 viewership for all televised games since 1984.

As sports fans look for alternatives to watching protests before NFL games, this years playoffs maintained surprisingly strong ratings and the World Series started with almost 15 million viewers and has become the first series in years to increase viewership each game of the series.

The World Series is averaging 15.5 million viewers and history indicates that number will be higher by the end of Games 5 and 6, and could reach 20 million since the average Game 7 draws almost twice as many viewers as other World Series games.”




It’s no coincidence that baseball, which has seen a slew of exciting postseason games, is seeing patriotic Americans rally to their sport considering no players in the postseason kneel for the anthem.

Football has seen their ratings plummet nearly 19 percent since 2015, the last season in which all players stood for the anthem.

Do you believe baseball’s rating resurgence is due to a fan backlash against the anti-American NFL?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

105 Comments

  1. I agree, I did not watch a single NFL game after the first 2 kneelings with no backlash from the owners. I consider them anti-American as well as I do the players.

  2. The NFL is populated with spoiled millionaire crybabies. They break our laws insult our anthem, Flag, and their patriotic fans! I for one am finished with the NFL, I served in the military for 43 years! I don’t need to watch a bunch of game playing crybabies, disrespect our country, our flag, and our military and law enforcement! I would say withdraw all police support from their stadiums, and require them to hire private security for stadium and parking lot protection! Also renegotiate all publicly financed interest free bonds so that interest would apply and taxpayer dollars would not be wasted on the ever growing stadiums!

  3. ANOTHER WELL THOUGHT OUT ANSWER..ITS TOO HAD THAT WHEN YOU GOT INFECTED YOU DIDNT SEEK HELP RIGHT AWAY.NOW ITS TOO LATE..THE LIBERAL VIRUS FESTERED IN YOUR HEAD FOR TOO LONG AND NOW IT HAS SETTLED IN YOUR BRAIN..EVERYHTING THAT IS BAD FOR THIS COUNTRY THE LIBERAL LEFT MARXIST JEWS LOVE..FACT NOT OPINION..AND YOU WONDER WHY

  4. ILLEGALS,DACA,AMNESTY,OBAMA,CLINTON,PELOSI,MCCAIN,LIBERAL HOLKYWOOD SEX PERVERTS,MUSLIMS,DIVERSITY LOTTERY,RINOS,EBT,WELFARE,OBAMA PHONES,CASH FOR CLUNKERS,OBAMA CARE,TRIPLING THE DEFICIT IN 8 YEARS,SOROS,LIHERAL PROFESSORS POISONING OUR KIDS..WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO CONTINUE?

  5. Just a thought – do you wonder does the original instigator in this kneeling thing think about all the regular everyday Americans that have lost their jobs with the football world because of his thirst for attention? Does anyone care how many workers have already lost their jobs?

  6. If only Jolly Roger Badell had the guts to publicly stating that to the teams, the NFL would not be in this mess.

  7. Unfortunately, considering an NFL player is arrested on an average of every seven days, it seems they want to bring their neighborhoods into the NFL. Continual headlines of off-field violence and scandal would have inevitably poisoned the NFL brand eventually, actually actively protecting this lawlessness by attacking the proactive policing aimed at putting a damper on this neighborhood violence just speeded up and magnified the process of collapse.

  8. Well said, as a veteran myself I will no longer support the NFL and will turn to another Chanel or support the companies sponsoring the NFL and ask my fellow veterans and active military to do the same.

  9. So they’re INMATES HUH?? WOOOOW,SO MUCH HATE, YOU ALL ARE WHAT’S WRONG WITH OUR COUNTRY!! HATE FOR NO REASON OTHER THAN JUST TO HATE!!!

  10. WOOOOW REALLY THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON INSIDE OF YOU, SO MUCH HATE FOR YOUR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS!!

  11. THE KEY INDICATOR WILL BE IF AN OWNER BAILS OUT. BIG JOHN’S PIZZA BAILED. MORE WILL FOLLOW.A CLENCHED FIST IS THE SYMBOL OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNISM. IF YOU WANT TO AVOID COMMUNIST KNEE KAPPING. SUCK YOUR THUMB.

    TRUMP JUST SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ALLOWING BILL AND HITLERY CLINTON TO BRING THEIR OFF SHORE PROFITS BACK INTO THE USA.

    THE ONLY POLLS TO TRUST ARE MY TWO POLLS. STASHU AND WANDA AND THEY SAY. 2018 TRUMP SWEEPS CLEAN.

    THE BIGGEST NEW YORK CITY TERRORIST IS CHUCK BABY JIHAD SCHUMER.
    HE REMINDS ME OF OIL CAN HARRY THE MIGHTY MOUSE VILLAIN. ESPECIALLY WHEN HE SNEERS AND SAYS SQUASHING BABIES IS SETTLED LAW. YOU CAN’T BE A FRIEND OF GOD AND A DEMOCRAT COMMUNIST.
    SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW. EL TRUMPO WAQBAH!

  12. Two of the NASCAR team owners went as far as publicly stating that ANY member of their teams who “took a knee” at the playing of the National Anthem would be fired — ON THE SPOT!

  13. Texans’ owner McNair was wrong in his meme: it’s “Inmates running the asylum” — not “prison.”

  14. …thanks for the memories….but your pitiful attempt to try and fix the ongoing protests have failed…your inmates took over your prison, and now you have to live with it…the image of players kneeling can not be erased…you showed us your true colors, and we have shown you ours…we stand for the flag and for all the servicemen and women that have served our country..this should have been a no brainer…but, NFL has no brains…you can salute you new flag that says closed….

  15. T that’s a damn good question, why did this country become so divided when we elected our first BLACK PRESIDENT??! Will all of you phsyco people answer the question truthfully???!!!

  16. NFL has left the building and the doors shott closed behind them, all there is left is their new logo, SOB. All the players know how to do is kick and throw a ball, kick and tackle their wife, run like a thief, and for that, they collect millions, but no brains.

  17. I am a disabled Vietnam Veteran who put his ass on the line 12,000 miles from home for a people who despised his HONORABLE service, discriminated AGAINST him and all his fellow soldiers, sailors and airmen and women, and even nurses and doctors who so served. F**K the NFL and all who support these whining scumbags. God Bless our troops and President Trump who have their ire up and will keep it up until these parasites ARE OUT OF BUSINESS OR COME TO THEIR SENSE! I do not care which it eventually is as I WILL NOT EVER WATCH ANOTHER GAME: enough abuse is enough, no damned more!

  18. I played football for years and at college, we played with our hearts and body not our mouths and on our knees. These cry babies really wanted to make a impact they should get up and take their sorry ass down to the inner city sports programs and help these kids, there are some good kids still there, I know as I have coached and worked with some of these kids. The first thing I always taught them was that if we were a team then we were all the same color, some times this was hard but when it happen we would almost always start winning, and that’s when they would see the light.

  19. I no longer watch NFL football. This country gives the players the opportunity to achieve goals that others can only dream of. They also could be good role models for our children but they have chosen actions that do not reflect good character and respect. When people come to me to discuss ways to develop leadership qualities I always tell them that leaders have at least three main characteristics. These are honesty, honor, and integrity. Without these a person cannot be anything but self-centered. There are troops and veterans who have served and some have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom that we have today. RESPECT THEM! DON’T SPIT ON THEM. If you don’t appreciate your freedom and opportunity, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

  20. Kneelers and many owners are still not getting the message that fans despise their unpatriotic behavior by disrespecting the country’s national flag and anthem. The kneelers are still rationalizing that they are just protesting social injustice. That tells you a lot about their warped sense of civic consciousness and what it means to be patriotic. Fans must remain steadfast in their rejection of these kneelers’ unpatriotic behavior and perhaps even to hasten the death spiral of the whole NFL swamp. Only then will these well-fed kneelers realize that fans are truly the life blood that sustains them.

  21. Man I just read through all the replies and I have come to the conclusion that the silent majority is no longer silent. you guys have said it all, and I agree with you all except the 2 knuckleheaded libs. Remember liberalism is a mental disorder. To the silent majority, don’t go silent again, and we’ll never be in this mess. God Bless America, and God Bless you all. Oh BTW I am a American of color, so not all Americans of color are brainwashed.

  22. If you do not have the respect you want to see and be part of on one venue than you are going to look for it in another, right? Be careful NFL or no one is going to be there.

  23. Let’s see RESPECT for our country, our President, our flag, our anthem and for each other. Our society is getting more and more ignorant and disrespectful toward everything. Sad!!!!

  24. I have stopped watching all NFL games as a direct result of the disrespect the players are showing for the National Anthem, the flag, veterans, and our country. I am not a baseball fan, but I have been watching the playoffs and the World Series instead of NFL football. Until this kneeling CRAP is resolved, I’ll watch anything but pro football. I’m sorry that pro football is losing game attendance and TV viewers — but they brought this on themselves.

  25. Maryann you are the voice of reason. Best comment I’ve heard so far. We moved out of Arlington, Texas because the city has built two stadiums and have now approved a third, for the Texas Rangers. With this much tax revenue they could give the police and fire heroes the pay that they deserve.

  26. I had only been watching my local NFL team, but that has now come to a halt, even though Jerry Jones makes his players stand. But indeed, they have to play other teams that don’t have an owner with balls.
    My big overriding question is: “Why is everything politicized these days?” We didn’t have this much divisiveness in our country until America’s first black president was elected. But, back to NFL, I grew tired of watching these amped up steriodal beasts eagerly running around the field looking for someone to run into. The game has no finness any more.

  27. If the idiots that refuse to stand for reasons even they don’t understand, there is a European Football League; Europe does not pay very much compared to the nfl. but if they have a need to disrespect our Flag, our Military and our Country? Pack up and Move Out!

  28. I think they have dug their own grave. Now the tax money spent for their stadiums, etc can be used for better things. They could pool all the millions in a pot, stir it up and let our Armed Forces get a raise! They are more deserving by far.

  29. I also turned them off for the same reason. It is of no use, as far as I’m concerned, if they stand up now. They are feeling the pockets sag too much. I thought last nights baseball game was very exciting. I can’t wait for to nights game. I think the NFL has had too many hard hits in the head anyway.

  30. If you dis-respect the president of the United States you dis-respect the country. If you don’t like what he is doing you can object and voice your opinion but do not dis-respect him or his position.

  31. They are not just killing their Goose that lays the golden egg but they are killing the Eggs; with the chance for all the underprivileged & less educated youth from neighborhoods which many of the kneelers come from; Football is the only way out of the Government/Obama handout lifestyle if they are fortunate enough to have been blessed with the physical ability to move forward and excel in professional sports.

  32. I agree with you , These players, owners, coach’s don’t seem to UNDERSTAND, Mr. TRUMP is NOT the flag. IF these players want to dis-respect Mr. Trump then do it another way. The FLAG represents FREEDOM from guy/gals like you and VERY MUCH NEEDS TO BE RESPECTED. AND by the way, IF THESE People would EDUCATE themselves on TRUTH, they would find out that MR. TRUMP is for the USA and all these politicians , or most of them are “FIGHTING” against Mr. TRUMP of whom the “PEOPLE” Voted in as President. These politicians we voted in ARE NOT doing what they ran on for us to VOTE for them. Mr. TRUMP is DOING what he ran on and by the way, FINALLY A MAN WHO IS GETTING GUIDEANCE FROM THE TRUE LIVING GOD WHO GAVE HIS ONLY SON FOR US ALL. John 3:16.

  33. Good for you Niki. I remember Neil Bosch on talk radio saying years ago that the St Louis Rams had 17 felons on their Super Bowl team. Several should have been serving prison terms. Now I’m reminded of just how low the behavioral standards are for the NFL. I have quit watching.

  34. They are not just killing their Goose but they are hurting the chance for all the underprivileged & less educated youth from neighborhoods which many of them come from; Football is the only way out of the Government/Obama handout lifestyle if they are fortunate enough to have been blessed with the physical ability to move forward and excel in professional sports.

  35. NFL should be dismantled these low life thugs have stolen millions of dollars of college scholarship money from students who will actually contribute to this country. These criminals were shuffled through college for free, and the NFL is trying to scam the American people into thinking that these morons are college educated when most of them can’t even speak English properly. They have replaced the letters “TH” with the letter D. Fire these morons and make them give back their scholarship money to more deserving people

  36. With a name like Mendoza you don’t have a clue. Just like the bunch of overpaid babies who have never done anything but play football, you deserve each other.

  37. For the word police the nfl is in the past screw those over paid cry baby want to be victims. Tired of it play the game and keep their politics to themselves don’t want to hear how they’ve been oppressed the problem is they’ve been allowed to be victims screw them cry cry cry

  38. Biting the hand that feeds you never works, besides you are all unnecessary to our survival. Go to Hades the bunch of you or get some good clean players and you won’t have this problem.

  39. Has anyone watched NASCAR lately, on Sunday afternoon?. I watch them now EVERY Sunday. They start with the national anthem, everyone is standing. Most with hand over heart and singing. Some Sundays, a flyover by the air force falcons. Drivers waving up to the stands. Lots of love there between drivers and fans up in the stand. Totally different reaction from the NFL players. They act like there’s no onein the stands at all.
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  40. Several years ago I began watching only tidbits of NFL games, mainly because the games were boring and predictable, but also because of the political correct gibberish that came from the mouths of broadcasters. Now, with players disrespecting the flag with network support, I have quit watching the NFL altogether. The baseball playoffs and the Word Series, however, have been excellent, and I watch every game I can.

  41. All of this controversy could have been eliminated if that gutless NFL official had removed the first protester. Now to demand that players stand and show respect is useless. Everyone will remember these players are not sincere. It will be a long time before I watch pro football again

  42. ESPN and Fox continue to be supporters of passive insurrection by broadcasting these games. I did watch a pregame recently just to see how many players are still rebelling. The network did not show THE ANTHEM AND FLAG before the ball was set for kickoff. We got talking heads instead. I turned them off.

  43. ALL ” NO BALL LOSERS” Perfectly said!! NFL=NOT FOR LONG!! NO TRUE AMERICAN SHOULD EVER WATCH THESE ASS HOLES!!

  44. Are you kidding? Libertards love to kneel and crawl, odummer and the clinton’s especially but the nfl and lebron James are just plain ignorant and it doesn’t take an English teacher to point out that lebron can’t write or speak intelligently, that’s just a fact!

  45. There shouldn’t be anyone in the seats, and no one should be watching the NFL.
    I am glad to see this huge backlash against them for their shenanigans.
    Soros is probably stepping in to pay for it all. He is loving this for sure.
    It is probably a Muslim vs American thing. Isn’t Kaepernick’s girlfriend, a
    Muslim, the instigator? I wonder how many players are Muslims. Just a thought.

  46. These adult children known as players simple are too ignorant to comprehend that the game of football was never designed to be an assembly for political protest. It is a game and only a game. The flag and anthem are for the tradition of protecting the people of America. Kneeling is more appropriate for churches and synagogues. Suggest that is a better venue for kneeling by these players. Count this old Marine out of supporting these clueless misguided group of miscreants.

  47. I`m ready to swap the degrading N.F.L. live football for fantasy football. No more head and neck injuries,or Million dollar payouts to the non-patriots.

  48. you still watch that garbage so you like the kneelers over men and women who have died for our country? you should be ashamed of the nfl and of yourself, u liberalist wuss.

  49. My family is done with NFL and NBA. These ungrateful, uneducated, filthy rich scum will have to find another stupid family, ours has much better things to do with our time and $.

  50. We stopped watching and do not miss it at all and we use to watch every Monday, Thursday, Sunday. Stand for our country, Not For Losers (NFL). With 1/3 of NFL players having arrest records it is no wonder they dislike cops. They are so dumb, they are cutting off their nose despite their face. This is the only industry that affords them the highest income they could ever hope for. And without the NFL, they could not get a job as a dog catcher.

  51. I don’t care what the NFL does they have lost me for good. The final nail came when the Jaguars knelt while in England and then stood for God Save the Queen. These players are not smart enough to know that they are killing the goose that lays the golden eggs.

  52. I am a 30 year Navy veteran and don’t watch FOOTBALL at all. I cancelled my NFL ticket with direct TV and I am saving 50 dollars a month. I will not support the NFL until they put a stop to kneeling for the National Anthem. If they wait to long to take action they may lose their fan base for good. I watch Hockey or Baseball now.

  53. I agree with all of you. If Goodell had any balls, he would have stopped this immediately last year when it started. He didn’t take action this year either & it’s now totally out of hand. We need a real commissioner, time to get rid of Goodell and fire all the players that are to dumb to realize if it weren’t for our great country they wouldn’t be receiving their ridiculous ill gotten gains. Anyone that won’t stand should be fired immediately & given a one way ticket to the country they love so much better as severence pay.

  54. I NEVER EVER thought I would eschew football for reading on a Sunday afternoon! As a former long time season ticket holder, that thought was preposterous! Funny, I don’t miss it….

  55. National Felon League is done!
    Politics should remain out of sport’s. Your job’s, like mine… do not consist in everyday running of this country. It is our job to uphold law’s of this country, treat each other as equals, and strive for better conditions. That is our purpose!
    R.I.P…done with NFL!

  56. They continue to be rich, David. A few of you cut your nose to spite your face but we, MILLIONS, continue to watch football!!

  57. I sure hope Military flyovers are a thing of the past while these ungrateful clowns continue their ill conceived protests.
    Very sad to see these “kneeler’s” ruin what used to be a favorite sport to watch, no longer so, have found many other more interesting things to do. No Pregame, no games, no Football in this house!

  58. It’s time to say good bye to the rich anti-American assceholes of the NFL; I hear they are hiring garbage men in New York, but the job DOESN’T pay multi millions.

  59. I agree cause if you can’t stand and put your hand over your heart then you to me don’t care about our country or her people.

  60. ” Baseball used to be America’s past time. But since the 1970s…..” after their second strike many people quit watching them. These pro athletes must be nuts to think that people who think pro athletes have “dream jobs” have any pity for them when they whine about being abused. Get out of the way someone else will be more than glad to take your place.

  61. NFL=Not For Long, No Fans Left, Numbnut Flaming Losers. The predominant black culture has rammed ghetto trash hip hop/rap crap so-called music that glorifies violence, absentee fathers, baby spewing single mothers seeking bigger welfare checks, etc. and most of the US is FED UP with this crap. Buh bye NFL and take your overpaid, ungreatful, degenerate ghetto trash with you.

  62. My feelings as well as many of my friends are that we will watch anything on TV as long as there are no politics involved and it’s not a game show. Hard to find but sometimes something turns up on Netflix. I stopped watching NFL some years ago when it became more of a spectacle then a game.

  63. NFL players should stand for the flag but they can kneel for the cross. If they don’t stand for our flag, they should be fired, period!!

  64. PLEASE. The word is “pastime” NOT past time or passed time. Pastime. One word, one “s”. 90% of people get it wrong – but you’re journalists. I expect better from you.

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