NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has figured out that the NFL isn’t doing so well. But he hasn’t figured out why:
Goodell said on Thursday that the league was looking at a variety of ways to shorten game broadcasts, including trimming some advertising, to keep the action moving.
The league has seen its television ratings plunge this season, something that Goodell has said is related to a number of factors…
This comes from a New York Times piece that manages never to mention the most conspicuous factor in this year’s double-digit NFL ratings decline: theatrical demonstrations of contempt for America by Colin Kaepernick and his imitators.
If Goodell continues to support Kaepernick et al., he won’t have to worry about reducing advertising; those willing to advertise will make themselves scarce, just as fans have been doing.
On a tip from Lyle.