NFL ratings tank due to national anthem protests

From Warner Todd Huston at Breitbart:

For the third consecutive week, ratings for the National Football League (NFL) have plummeted, as players continue anti-American protests during the playing of the national anthem. This week’s drop-off also coincided with the Monday broadcast of the first presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.

Monday Night Football performed even worse. Monday’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints received a low 5.7 rating, a 38 percent plunge from week three of last year. More.

Reality check: This has more to do with a sense of privilege than with anything else. Sports is basically a mime of warfare, and showing disrespect for one’s national anthem is bound to tank ratings.

Ye, the big Clinton-Trump debate happed that night too, but does anyone rally believe that true sports fans would not be flipping, flipping, flipping … ?

By the way, what if the game was hockey and those guys refused to haul their bums onto their legs for the Canadian anthem? Like, who or what do they think they are? Oh shucks, why am I even asking? If they prefer to run the auto-wash for a living, well, there are openings, right?

See also: The Clinton-Trump ”Debate” Debate

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Televised sports really are the opium of the people and anything that spurs people to get off their asses and turn the channel or turn off the TV entirely is a good thing.
    No American that loves his own country should ever watch the NFL again. Let the entire league (and the supporting apparatus of college football) go extinct as well.
    Stop giving money to people that hate you.

    • Exile1981

      Look at the very american sorts they keep picking for the super bowl show.

    • Blacksmith


    • DMB

      Bread and Circuses …

  • Clink9

    So what have we learned.

    Target, letting grown men into women’s washrooms: Bad for business.

    Millionaire ball players crapping on the anthem: Bad for business

    I can’t wait to witness the next yuuuge business fail.

  • canminuteman

    Good. The NFL needs to suffer the kickback of not nipping this in the bud when it started.

    • Millie_Woods

      Instead they kissed Kaeperdick’s ass by donating a million dollars to BLM.

      • Uncommunist


        • Millie_Woods

          I keep thinking that one of the so-called professional sports will implode under the sheer weight of bullshit fans have to endure. But it never happens.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It’s been a long time since I was a fan of the NFL, getting turned off by the excessive hype. I hope the ratings tank brings every one connected with this down to earth.

  • Mike Williams

    I was going to watch part of Thursday night’s game. Just when I tuned in midway thru the 1st quarter, the idiots at NFL Network were frickin replaying 2 of the Dolphins kneeling during the anthem. I couldn’t have tuned out any faster and only just bothered to look up the final score…and I have been a Dolphins fan for over 40 years.

  • Thinking From First Principles

    I threw out my Dolphins merchandise and e-mailed about it down to the team offices. I don’t watch any game with teams that have protesters. It’s entertainment, and I’m not entertained.

  • Oracle9

    A traitor is a traitor is a traitor.

    This red-green insanity will eventually be crushed at a point where business and the insurance industry make their intentions known by the best incentive known: the pocket book.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Good. I hope the whole over hyped pile of rubbish collapses.
    Thanks Colin Kap’ndick.