Sports TV ratings, etc. Random sports talk

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  1. ToyYoda

    ToyYoda Team Owner

  2. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    football ratings are down, Like Nascar they aren't dying.
     
  3. Acs

    Acs Team Owner

    still more people watched that one game than all of the NASCAR playoff races combined.
     
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  4. If I am still alive when the NFL dies I will probably just stare at the TV in a catatonic state and every once in awhile scream out "Omaha" and "Green 18, Green 18." Occasionally I have entered suspended animation when watching a cup race only to snapped out of it by a "3 WIDE" scream.
     
  5. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    .I think the only live sporting event up is soccer
    The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average game audiences are down 18 percent compared to the first five weeks of the 2015 season.
     
  6. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

  7. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Once the mothers decide they don't want their star athlete to play football but some other less damaging sport is a trend that is starting to happen. The NFL can't sweep the concussions under the rug anymore. We had a star high school player this year operated on for a bleeding brain. The injury was heavily covered by the media.

    A young Tulsa athlete has made “remarkable progress” recovering from a severe traumatic brain injury sustained during a football game between Union and Owasso High School.

    Union running back Keviyon Cooper had just helped lead his team to a double-overtime victory with perhaps his best game in his young career when he was rushed to a hospital in an ambulance.

    Due to his parents’ request for privacy, little is known about what occurred between the time the game ended and his sudden trip to the hospital. But, since then he underwent surgery to relieve bleeding in his brain. For many, this could be the start of a years-long struggle to recover.
    While Cooper is still not out of the woods, the early signs are promising. A press release said that while he remains on a rehab floor for treatment, he is expected to be released in the coming days – a remarkably quick turnaround compared to most who undergo similar procedures. Still, those close to him say he has “a long road ahead of him".
    Most expect a traumatic brain injury to be somewhat obvious on the field. They expect there to be a massive collision, illegal play, or some other sign that something may be amiss. If they don’t see a colossally big hit, they at least expect the player to be sluggish, dazed, or slow to get up after the play.

    As Keviyon Cooper shows, that is not always true.
    There was no single hit that obviously contributed to Cooper’s brain injury, and no one seemed to notice anything was wrong until he was rushed to the hospital. In fact, there is not a single report from the game that mentions any injury to Keviyon. The athlete was allowed to play the entire game, earning 159 yards across 30 carries. Any of those plays could be the one that led Cooper to undergo emergency surgery.
    http://www.traumaticbraininjury.net...rain-injury-during-high-school-football-game/
     
  8. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Too much NFL. And generally speaking, the same teams are televised nationally each week.

    And, honestly, the primetime matchups suck this year. NBC aired a game between Miami and Oakland the other night in primetime. :XXROFL:

    For starters, the NFL needs to change their flex game scheduling to every week. So the Atlanta Falcons went to the Super Bowl last year. They suck this year, no reason they should be getting national coverage each week. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Jaguars have one of the greatest defenses in the history of football this year and their games are only televised in their market and their opponent's market.
     
  9. StandOnIt

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    soccer isn't doing well either

    For the first time since NBC began broadcasting the Premier League for the 2013-14 campaign, the network’s TV ratings declined this season.
    Not only did the numbers fail to increase for the first time, but NBC's 2016-17 Premier League ratings were actually the lowest of all four seasons it has broadcasted the English top flight.
    http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/medi...gs-dropped-for-the/1ji7c3e8hi2rv1u4muh5iwsqfh
     
  10. StandOnIt

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    It looks like many are popping in using social media to catch the highlights so they don't appear as dummies during the water cooler conversations.
     
  11. StandOnIt

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  12. StandOnIt

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  13. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

  14. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Even live sporting events isn't stopping people from cutting the cord it seems.
     
  15. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I think Brian is involved somehow.
     
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  16. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

  17. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I don't want to say the NFL has a real problem on their hands just yet - they are still far and away the #1 sport in America - but there are certainly things they need to address if they want to curb these declines.

    http://www.sportsmediawatch.com/2017/11/nba-tv-ratings-good-warriors-celtics/
     
  18. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    NBA is surging right now. They have starpower on par with the 90s.
     
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  19. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I would just call 911.
     
  20. StandOnIt

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  21. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

  22. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

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  23. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    The NFL has a problem with CTE. I played a little foorball in high school, badly I might add. My son did the pop Warner until he decided to play in a safer sport, like hockey. :)
    Is it me or has there been a increase in the amount of injuries in the NFL and college ranks this year? See that QB in the Egg bowl, DAMN that had to sting!!1
    I see more and more kids leaning towards soccer but soccer also has it's share of injuries, mostly foot and leg. Although in the past few months two high school girls have died on the field, one had a brain aneurism and the other a undetected heart condition
    Don't know where contact sports will be heading.....
     
  24. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    It's awareness IMO been going on for years and even worse when they could closeline, tape up using plaster, take off the quarterbacks head etc
     
  25. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2017/11/20/Leagues-and-Governing-Bodies/MLS.aspx

     
  26. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2017/10/09/Media/MLB-RSN.aspx

     
  27. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  28. StandOnIt

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  29. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  30. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner Contributor

  31. FLRacingFan

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  32. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    a streaker ran across the field, looks like only friends and family saw it
     
  33. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Driving back to my office from a jobsite yesterday with a local sports talk radio program on the box. The subject matter was sagging TV ratings for the Canadian Football League. It was like reading this thread. Where, oh where are the young people? But ... demographics! What can be done to attract the desirable group so avidly sought after?

    All this 2 days after the Grey Cup game, apparently quite an exciting affair not decided until the last couple of minutes by some wildness. Some 4+ million people tuned in ... from a population 10% the size of that in the US. One would think that broadcasters and their advertisers would switch their focus to the graybeards.
     
  34. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    that performance clause has already kicked in for the NFL. Sponsors are getting added commercials. Haven't heard a peep from any network exec about Nascar. Much bigger fish to fry when the NFL is tanking. If they had that clause in Nascar I believe we would have heard about it before now.
     
  35. What you say makes perfect sense to me as there are a ton of aging baby boomers that have minds still open for business that could be influenced to try different products.

    I was surprised that 4 million people watched the CFL Championship seeing the CFL is rejected in Toronto and I was even more surprised by this.

    http://torontosun.com/2015/02/07/mo...cans/wcm/95c24808-8769-4e12-99b4-35c333820ef7
     
  36. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

  37. I will defer to your wisdom regarding the NFL as I have zero interest in the anthem kerfuffle, ratings or anything else other than the game itself. IDK what codicils are in the Nascar contracts or what triggers them but with the constant loss of viewers and fans if there is a trigger we will see it.
     
  38. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    already have..stage racing. Getting the commercials in on a sport with continuous action that doesn't have "time outs"
     
  39. Once again I will defer to your wisdom as I don't watch commercials but I did look and see that the Homestead finale in 2016 had 60 minutes of commercial interruptions from 3:00 PM to 7:03 PM. As far as I know Nascar still breaks away from live action and shows commercials and IDK how the stages change anything as in years past they used bogus cautions to bunch up the field and show commercials. In reality it is 6 of one and a half dozen of another.
     

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