The Winston Poll from the Washington-based Winston Group found that the attitude of those fans went from an August rating of 73 percent favorable and 19 percent unfavorable to 42 percent favorable and 47 percent unfavorable, a remarkable turn against the sport.
I boycotted the NFL starting years ago due to the various ways those rich team owners and others making huge sums from that “game” spit upon tax payers in many ways. Too numerous to mention here I encourage all who care about the ongoing scam, one of a multitude, of the unholy alliance between big business and government to perform a Web search where numerous essays, reports, studies etc. exist and eagerly awaiting your perusal.
I will add one item most essays ignore. Even if you do not watch football on TV. Even if you do not own a TV you help make ultra-wealthy elites even richer and pay those enormous salaries for those playing a damn game. The broadcasting industries pay huge sums for the rights to air football games. TV ads cover those costs and provide profits to the broadcasters. Ad costs are passed along in the costs of goods and services. When you buy stuff the hidden costs of football ads are paid by you.
This cost transfer is complicated and varies among companies and that is likely one reason many essays do not mention this cost passed on to you. It is part of the huge scam that is the USA economic system. This “free market” capitalism we are too often expected to fight to defend with too many wounded or killed doing the fighting the rich folks seldom or ever do themselves is not all that free. There is an enormous amount of collusion among the wealthy and they can afford to coerce politicians to act on their behest and do it legally.
The elite-owned media and government controlled K-12 public schooling does a fine job of indoctrinating us masses of common folks into believing that as things are is correct and proper. Love it or leave it. Hey… the USA beats the hell out of North Korea or Sudan or Somalia and a bunch of other places but… is that an excuse for allowing an elite class to use and abuse the common folks? This stuff is extremely complicated so minds far better than mine are needed to explain the complexity. Those minds are out there. Search the Web if you desire to learn how you, me, We, the People are being screwed.