Doctor Fate wrote: danivon wrote:
Doctor Fate wrote:Nope, not spitballing. I'm trying to keep the conversation relevant to the current kerfuffle. I had no idea that you were giving a history lesson.
You said it would be interesting to see the demographics. I linked to two articles which are not ancient history by any means, and which show the results of surveys looking ta demographics of sports fans, by sport. One of them was updated this year.
Did you even read them? Or just search for what you thought was a rebuttal piece?
You accuse me of spitballing, then call for an end to my snark?
yes. You seemed to be grasping at a poll as if it renders demographic studies irrelevant. They are not the same thing, and neither proves or disproves the other.
You are quite the master of irony, at best.
I know what irony is, at least.
The point, which you’ve buried, is that the demographics show why the NFL is in fact losing audience—as my link demonstrated. Some of its fan base is pretty ticked off by these demonstrations.
The reason I posted the demographics was twofold. One, because you had made assertions about the demographics which I believed were just assumptions. Two, you evidenced that by then saying it would be interesting to see them. So, I did a very quick search and found some.
What they say does not completely tally with your assertions, and also does not necessarily agree with the article you posted which was based on two polls a month apart on a sample of 1000. But they are different things. The demographics are not likely to change much over time - indeed if you are right and the Conservative, white, working class male is turning away, we would see a trend in the demographics over time toward a more liberal, ethnically diverse, middle class female fan base. We won't get the data on that for a while yet, though.
And, we'll see. If you're right, the NFL will shrug its mighty shoulders and keep on trucking. But, that doesn't seem to be what is happening.
Except you haven't been reading my words properly if you think that is my view. I have said that the NFL appears to be in a decline generally, from before the recent protests started.
That has accelerated since this season started. Given the direction Goodell is heading, the NFL will soon hit whatever its bottom is. It is obvious that many sports fans are not interested in SJW engineering during their games.
The pattern seems to be that ratings were much lower at the start of the season but since then have been recovering - still lower than last year, but by less.
What has been happening to NFL ratings over the last decade?
And surely when it comes to the income to NFL, ratings are more important than "opinion".
After all, I have a pretty low opinion of the FA, and the Premier League, but I still watch my team play