awwchrist wrote:Wow, well you know what I see? I see more football. Period.
The NFL Network. Games on Thursdays and Saturdays. Games on network, cable and the Ticket.
Cry all you want about endzone celebrations ans cheerleaders. If that's where you really hold your value in football.
I guess you miss my point as I missed yours. Yes there is more football programming on TV, don't know that there is more football. The NFL prime ticket kind of stuff wasn't an NFL initiative, but a savy business move by direct TV and the like. Tags just wasn't retarded enough to say no to income. I have noticed that in order to protect the owners $$$ that if a game isn't sold out it is blacked out. That is an antiquated rule created when the NFL wasn't the behemoth it is today. So some places get no local football coverage, like Oakland (I think) and the Lions when the Siverdome was their home, on weekends when they had >60,000 fans at the game but weren't sold out.
There are also more Sundays that have only 2 or 3 free games on, when 4 was the rule. Tagliaboob mistook the decrease in ratings as being from too much football, instead of the increase in other TV programming and channels(cable and satalite).
As for the Cheerleaders and celebration issue, Tags has sided with parents in an effort to woo the ladies to watch. Unfortunately what he has done has made the NFL seem stodgy. He is ignoring a market he should covet: the kids. They are the future of the league. And they are a generation that grows up in a differnent world than Tags and the housewives. A world of short attention spans and videogames that have an abundance of celebratory dancing and simulated hotties. This audience is turning away from the NFL. That should keep Tagliaboob awake nights, but he is deep asleep.