SEND MEDICS: NFL DYING Faster than Expected
The National football league feels the “Trump effect.” But not like we Conservatives. For the NFL, the Trump Effect means BAD news.
The patient was sick, and have been for some time. However, ever since the president called out the NFL for their blatant disrespect for our flag and country, ticket sales and player endorsements have plummeted.
The Washington Examiner reports:
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- 17.9 percent decrease in NFL orders this week compared to the previous week.
- Last year the drop was 10.8 percent in orders on Monday & Tuesday following Week Three games.
“We have seen a massive decrease in NFL ticket purchases this past week in comparison to years past. Week 3 seems to usually have less ticket orders than week 2, but this year ticket purchases are down more than 7 percent from this time last year,” said TickPick’s Jack Slingland.
So tickets sales are in the tank, and ratings are even more embarrassing. It’s early in the season and things are bad. We documented this year’s season opener as one of the worst in years.
As Breitbart reported,
“The NFL opened its 2017 season Thursday night, in much the same way that it played out the 2016 season. The game featured the team that won the final game of the year last season, the game was high-scoring with plenty of offense, the game featured an anthem protest, and the league’s ratings went down.
The game between the Chiefs and the Patriots drew a 14.6 overnight rating on NBC. That rating is down nearly two full points from last year’s 16.5 number for the Panthers-Broncos opener, and more than three points down from the Steelers-Patriots opener in 2015.
While the ratings have clearly trended down for a number of seasons, last night’s game did feature an anthem protest from Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, and it’s entirely likely that many tuned-out after seeing that.”
In case the NFL believes this to be temporary, I suggest they look at the trend lines.
Further, our team has predicted that week after week things will continue to worsen. And we believe if the NFL sticks to its position of backing the players, things will become critical for them.
The league has lost face, and is not losing endorsements. Like the player protest, losing endorsements began as a trickle, but may soon be bigger than expected. Unlike the players, who actually may have made President Trump more popular, losing more paid sponsors won’t help the players or the NFL.
Phil Long Ford dealership decided NOT to renew their endorsement deal with Bronco’s player Von Miller due to the kneeling controversy. The dealership put out a statement saying:
“We, like millions of Americans are concerned and will respond consistently with our values as a proud American company founded by a war hero (Phil Long). While we can’t control the actions of others we can be responsible for how we support our nation and community. That is why, years ago, our principal owner, Jay Cimino, founded the Mount Carmel Veteran’s Service center, and is supported by all Phil Long Dealerships. We support this cause not just with our words, but financially as well, and it is serving hundreds of veterans in need right here in Colorado. This would be a great time for our community to show support for our military community by supporting this cause or others that continue to serve them after they serve us.”
Miller won’t be the last to lose endorsements. In fact, I predict many more will come, as the business community begins to see the impact of the Trump Effect.
Will The NFL Ever Get It?
Everything in life has a cause and effect. We should not feel sorry for these players who made a life choice to publicly spit on the country that made them successful. At the end of the day the NFL’s choices are bad for business. And that’s what President Trump’s declaration against the NFL was all about: business.
The NFL manufactures a product. They put the product out to the public mostly on Sundays. Now, that product is an tainted as cyanide-laced Tylenol. Americans and sponsors now reject that product.
The NFL and all other businesses should want to provide a superior product to their customers, and not try to social-engineer America.
Unless things change and fast, the NFL and its players will continue to get hammered financially.