I read that teams are discouraging NBA players give autographs to fans due to coronavirus.
I was just cleaning up some of the political posts in this thread, and noticed this. You nailed it - quotes from march 3rd & 7th..Get ready to see NBA games in empty arenas!
Except you’re not right... Funny how Adam Silver came out and said they will scale back the social justice messaging next season. He sees what is happening...
That argument doesn’t hold water, however. It’s not just the NBA’s ratings that are down; sports ratings across the board are taking a hit: Just here at NBC, the ratings for the Stanley Cup Finals, the Kentucky Derby, and golf’s U.S. Open were down by about the same percentages as the NBA. Other broadcast networks are seeing the same thing. Even the juggernaut NFL is having some rough ratings spots (Thursday nights, for example).
That’s not all political. Part of the drop may be sports playing out of season — and now a lot of sports competing for eyeballs in the same window this fall. The lack of fans in the stands can hurt the broadcast product and energy around sports. There’s also a heated presidential election that has the nations’ focus.
Yeah.. Chris Haynes.. Lol! At some point you need to just admit that you’re wrong. Sports are down because people don’t want politics mixed in. Baseball showed their support at the beginning of the season. They still have patches showing support. I have nothing backing up my argument? The ratings are down.. There’s been polls conducted. And I would appreciate you not saying I belong to a certain party..Nothing is happening. Ratings are down for all sports, save for football, as well as TV in general. Basketball is normally done and gone by now. You really think the Venn Diagram of NBA fans and a certain red hat wearing group you likely belong to is really enough to sink ratings?
People also need to give the NBA credit for having zero outbreaks in the bubble. Meanwhile the NFL is a few tests away from having to shut down, because they had no plan.
and since you have nothing backing up your argument, I read the article you likely just read the headline of to see this:
The NBA season was in danger of being outright cancelled back in the summer because players were talking about no longer playing when the police protests first started happening. Politics have everything to do with the ratings decline.
Ratings are down for all sports, save for football, as well as TV in general
What world is this where there is little to no options? Has Netflix not made it to your townDoesn't it strike you as odd. That in a world where people had little to no entertainment options, that they wouldn't tune into sports as an outlet?
Take someone like Billy (fictional character). Billy works construction and spends the entire day working with people he doesn't necessarily like. It's a paycheck. He feeds his family from it, keeps the roof over his head with it.
He comes home from a hard day, opens a beer, relaxes in his favorite chair, and tunes into a sports game to escape. Except now he is bombarded by commentators, sponsors, and players pushing an agenda Billy doesn't really believe in, nor does does he want to hear about. He just wants to watch sports. Billy isn't tuning in for long. And as ESPN, The NBA, MLB, NFL have all found out. There are a lot of Billy's
Whoa, whoa. It's very possible to watch WCW and NBA and be fans of both. Just saying.
I might be the only one, but that was me, back when WCW was around.
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