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Mako11 Inactive Member22 Oct 2016 4:24 p.m. PST

Seems that the 49ers are still losing abysmally (hee, hee, hee), even with his "help", so, will the Colin Kaepernick curse hold again this weekend?

From what I've read, National Felons League viewership is way off as well this season, due to Kaepernick's, and others' antics, so it seems he and his followers are having a more widespread impact on the sport, and their profits as well.

Saw on the news the other night, a highlight reel of a home game (I'm boycotting them, so no longer watch), and it appeared that most seats in the stands were empty. Not sure if that was because they were losing badly and people left early, or if people never occupied those at all to begin with.

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2016 5:13 p.m. PST

You obviously have not been given the latest talking points. Watching ESPN informed me that the protests have nothing to do with the drop in ratings. I have been told it is because (pick your favorite):

NFL Redzone
Fantasy football apps
Cell phones
The presidential debates
Solid color uniforms on Thursday night games
Trump (apparently deplorables cannot multitask)
And the latest as of yesterday, the lack of great coaches

I personally blame outlawing celebrations :-)

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2016 7:11 p.m. PST

A "poll" indicated that Karpernick was the major cause of ratings drops.
But not decisively.
The main cause is the idiocy of the NFL.

Far too many penalties called slows the game down and worse, they are inconsistent.

"Parity" means that teams are equally mediocre. They are not equally good.

Roger Goodell went out of his way to punish his main superstar over a rule that has never mattered. Note that this newly enforced rule has also neutered Aaron Rodgers who liked his balls OVER inflated.

Thursday night football is uniformly bad. Average victory margin is more than 14 points. That means that one or both teams suck. Since all teams have to play Thursday night, horrible teams get prime time. Note that da Bears have had three prime time games.
Let's be honest. Do we really want to stay up late watching Indianapolis play Jacksonville? I don't.

Punishing celebrations? Really?

It's like cheering for IBM or General Dynamics.

Oh. Peyton Manning retired. That's not Roger's fault.

Mako11 Inactive Member22 Oct 2016 9:41 p.m. PST

You are correct.

I don't watch ESPN, since I find talk about sports to be rather dry and boring.

I'm personally not watching due to him, and all the other idiots who feel people who've paid tons of money for tickets and other stuff from the National Felons' League need to be subjected to their politics as well.

I did just notice in passing that touch-backs now start at the 25 yard line, which is just silly (why mess with tradition?).

Are they also kicking off from further up field too?

I was aware they wanted to reduce kickoff injuries, and we planning on even possibly getting rid of those, so perhaps the above is a half-measure to try to deal with that a bit.

Is flag football under consideration too, in order to further reduce injuries from tackling?

On the plus side, I have lots more free time to pursue other interests, which is good.

zoneofcontrol23 Oct 2016 5:40 a.m. PST

The niners QB's carreer has been spotty and streaky. Like several other starting QBs, he needs a supporting cast that can help carry the load. He cannot carry them himself.

I too have not watched any nfl games this season. Broadcast quality, or lack there-of, has really hurt the game. My pet peeve is camera shots zoomed in on the QB's or coach's face while the teams are lining up for the play. I'm into the X's and O's of the game and they won't show that to us. And don't get me started on the ridiculous statistical trivia they throw out as color commentary.

Coverage has gone way down hill as well as the quality of consistent play on the field. Add in the player attitude and the end product just isn't worth the effort to watch. That's coming from a diehard football fan who watched since the dolphins lost to the cowboys in the super bowl.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2016 10:40 a.m. PST

Could it be over-saturation ? Thursday, a couple
Fridays and Saturdays, every Sunday and Sunday night
and Monday night – NAAAAAAAH ! COULDN'T BE THAT !!

Smokey Roan Inactive Member23 Oct 2016 11:49 a.m. PST

I hope.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP24 Oct 2016 10:03 a.m. PST

Pro football is starting to remind me of pro wrestling. The buffoonery after every modest or mediocre play and the glitz squeezed in between chain reaction commercials.

I must be getting old since I remember watching the Giants playing the Colts in Baltimore.

Oh, and get off my lawn!

richarDISNEY Inactive Member24 Oct 2016 10:23 a.m. PST

I agree with all of that.
I'm watching Cricket from now on.

Mako11 Inactive Member24 Oct 2016 2:42 p.m. PST

Yea, I used to be a pretty die-hard fan too.

Now, not so much, which is a pity…………

Went downhill when they stopped showing cheerleaders frequently on the sidelines too, eons ago.

Streitax Inactive Member25 Oct 2016 4:01 p.m. PST

It's not the self-aggrandizing ill considered antics of mediocre athletes, mediocre for that level, it's the boring games and the fact you can't get the games you want without paying some cable or other service to see them.

Mako11 Inactive Member26 Oct 2016 11:43 a.m. PST

Seems to be holding with another loss, apparently.

A sports writer seems to think Kaepernick is finished.

In an era where most quarterbacks are getting better, he noted that K was one of the major exceptions to that, and thinks he's finished.

Boring games?

There was just that epic 0 to 3 game the other night. Score lasted for most of the game apparently. Don't know who won, since I just ran across it flipping channels.

Possibly great for people that like defensive games, but seems like an epic fail for both teams if you're a fan of the offense, and want to see some scoring.

With touchbacks now starting at the 25 yard line, how can they not score at least two field goals?

Pitiful, but a perfect example of the NFL's season this year, I suspect.

Double G Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Oct 2016 11:43 a.m. PST

Great post Winston, you nailed it.

The whole Brady fiasco blew up in the ginger haired stooges face; the whole "I'm the sheriff here and it's my way or the highway" act blew up in his face as most fans think it was a gigantic over reach and the punishment did not fit the alledged crime (he was suspended four games for being "generally aware" that the balls were tampered with; wow, hope I'm never found guilty in a court of law for being "generally aware" of an alledged crime).

The game is a shell of it's former self; I used to watch football from noon till 11:00pm or so on Sunday's. Now, I watch my team when they are on and the red zone the rest of the time.

Thursday night football?

Please; not sure what is worse, the teams they put on or the uniforms the teams put on.

Unreal; great job Rog, you ruined the NFL………….

Charlie 12 Inactive Member30 Oct 2016 7:54 p.m. PST

Spot on, Winston.

Face it, some of the Thur and Mon games have been unwatchable (and I'm on west coast, so staying up late isn't a problem). Plus the ginger haired boobs brilliant move to ban the league's top star for 4 games was a real winner. And Kaepernick's thing is nothing more than a blip compared to the rest of the garbage (if anything, it made it more interesting just to see the reaction. Which has been… meh…).

Used to watch the entire Sun line-up, plus Mon and Thur night; now I just watch my team (Chargers, which watching them is a masochistic act) or plug in the earbuds and listen on the radio (while doing constructive things, like the laundry).

It ain't the game I used to enjoy, and that's for sure…

Oh, and let's all get up at zero dark thirty to watch the LONDON games. Like today's wonderful TIE….

And, for the love of God, LOSE THE COLOR RUSH UNIFORMS…..

Mako11 Inactive Member13 Nov 2016 3:39 a.m. PST

"The curse" is still going strong (according to stats I saw last night), having lost every game this season but their first one (not sure if that one was a fluke, or not).

My guess is they'll lose again today.

Appears they might be able to eek out one more win, later this season, if they get lucky.

Man, I'll bet those season ticket holders, and/or anyone holding tickets for the games this season are pissed.

One commentator mentioned it might be more fun to mow the lawn on Sunday, rather than watch the game, unless you're rooting for the other team to trounce the 49ers, or are a masochist.

I suspect he's right.

Smokey Roan Inactive Member14 Nov 2016 7:24 p.m. PST

ESPN is almost watchable now, for the comedy. They are now a MSNBC, an agenda driven network, ratings be damned

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2016 8:35 a.m. PST

"Patriots" play Kaepernick next.
Cough cough cough
evil grin
And the Pats will be ….. annoyed.

Charlie 12 Inactive Member17 Nov 2016 9:03 p.m. PST

If even that, Winston…

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