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CocoCincinnati

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What’s mind-boggling is the business sense of the pro sports leagues. Do they really think they are attracting new viewers with their political positions? Or do they think they’ll lose more viewers by being apolitical than taking a political stance?


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It's the fear that the left will bully sponsors into dropping out, causing those TV contracts to shrink by large amounts in the short term versus the gamble that the potential loss of fans and viewership won't lead to as much drop in those same sponsor dollars in the long run.

It's a gamble but it might just be the smart bet.
 
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It's the fear that the left will bully sponsors into dropping out, causing those TV contracts to shrink by large amounts in the short term versus the gamble that the potential loss of fans and viewership won't lead to as much drop in those same sponsor dollars in the long run.

It's a gamble but it might just be the smart bet.
Correct, Jesse Jackson-esque shakedowns are on the table here.
 
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Correct, Jesse Jackson-esque shakedowns are on the table here.
I"m sure there is also some demographic research involved. I'm guessing that the demo most likely to be turned off and offended by BLM and whatever other social capitulations occur are those over 60 and in states without NFL franchises. So if you're trying to cultivate a future fan base, it seems pretty obvious that's not the demo you're going to be most concerned with.
 

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I"m sure there is also some demographic research involved. I'm guessing that the demo most likely to be turned off and offended by BLM and whatever other social capitulations occur are those over 60 and in states without NFL franchises. So if you're trying to cultivate a future fan base, it seems pretty obvious that's not the demo you're going to be most concerned with.
I respectfully disagree.
 
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Correct, Jesse Jackson-esque shakedowns are on the table here.
I"m sure there is also some demographic research involved. I'm guessing that the demo most likely to be turned off and offended by BLM and whatever other social capitulations occur are those over 60 and in states without NFL franchises. So if you're trying to cultivate a future fan base, it seems pretty obvious that's not the demo you're going to be most concerned with.
The NFL might as well be called Joe Six-pack league. They are gonna piss off a lot of non-season ticket holders.


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I don't get some of the people here.

I'm sitting here watching the Twins vs the Cards in the top of the 8th. Twinkies are up, I'm having a beer and relaxing after a stressful day. Right now I don't care about COVID, race relations, murder hornets, or really anything right now. This is something I was doing a year ago and one of the most "normal" nights I've had in months.

Y'all have fun with your virtue signaling. I'll sit back and enjoy the little moments instead of looking for the next opportunity to be offended.
 
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I don't get some of the people here.

I'm sitting here watching the Twins vs the Cards in the top of the 8th. Twinkies are up, I'm having a beer and relaxing after a stressful day. Right now I don't care about COVID, race relations, murder hornets, or really anything right now. This is something I was doing a year ago and one of the most "normal" nights I've had in months.

Y'all have fun with your virtue signaling. I'll sit back and enjoy the little moments instead of looking for the next opportunity to be offended.
Virtue signaling? I don’t see how not watching a TV program Is virtue signaling.
 

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Virtue signaling? I don’t see how not watching a TV program Is virtue signaling.
Not watching, meh.

Bragging about why they aren't watching, yeah. It's the literal definition of virtue signaling.





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Not watching, meh.

Bragging about why they aren't watching, yeah. It's the literal definition of virtue signaling.





vir·tue sig·nal·ing

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  1. the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one's good character or the moral correctness of one's position on a particular issue.
    "it's noticeable how often virtue signaling consists of saying you hate things"
Are you aware of some on this thread going around bragging that they are not watching?
 
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Virtue signaling? I don’t see how not watching a TV program Is virtue signaling.
Not watching, meh.

Bragging about why they aren't watching, yeah. It's the literal definition of virtue signaling.





vir·tue sig·nal·ing

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  1. the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one's good character or the moral correctness of one's position on a particular issue.
    "it's noticeable how often virtue signaling consists of saying you hate things"
Nope. People are just answering the question asked in the OP.

But if you think answering the question is virtue signaling, welcome to the club, dufus.


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Nope. People are just answering the question asked in the OP.

But if you think answering the question is virtue signaling, welcome to the club, dufus.


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From page 1 on this thread.

Wont watch any sports that give even the slightest of credence to the BLM movement. They want a platform to spread bullshit. Ill do my part to take away that platform. If BLM actually did anything to improve the lives of black people Id feel differently.
I'll watch pro sports when racism is eradicated. I just care so much.
As far as pro sports it's really hard for me to watch mostly spoiled morons complain and preach to me about the very system and country that made them millionaires. That's very hard to stomach for someone who has worked their whole life to have less than a million to his / her name. Also ownership has totally lost all control. College sports, up to this year, had been my go to because they mostly have been out of the political spotlight up to this year. When the BS of the pros moves to college campuses I'm done there as well and that will be painful because Oklahoma State sports means a lot to me...of course less than Oklahoma State University, but it may mean we are losing that as well.
NBA and NFL no. Watching my Cards some. Some College football and basketball. As the article I posted said, I don't want to be preached to by a group of "woke" spoiled millionaires playing a game for a living
Baseball had an opportunity to stay out of the political fray and they chose to kowtow to the moronic BLM...that one is really hard to understand...What were the owners sitting around thinking "Hey, I know, let's go kill the small fanbase we have left and cater to a radical socialist Marxist BS group that entices whole groups of people who have no ideas of their true goals, to riot, that will help profits."
re: College sports. We've already seen it in the offseason but we'll start to see actual games being held hostage if players woke demands aren't met.
This maybe the best answer I have seen. Kudos.

For me, I didn’t think the constant political crap would affect my behavior watching sports. But I have to admit I think it does. I watch to be entertained viewing games I love. Not to watch the Minnesota Twins unfurl a giant banner with the name George Floyd.
 
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I don't get some of the people here[/B].

I'm sitting here watching the Twins vs the Cards in the top of the 8th. Twinkies are up, I'm having a beer and relaxing after a stressful day. Right now I don't care about COVID, race relations, murder hornets, or really anything right now. This is something I was doing a year ago and one of the most "normal" nights I've had in months.

Y'all have fun with your virtue signaling. I'll sit back and enjoy the little moments instead of looking for the next opportunity to be offended.
No, apparently you don't. You've missed the simple point that other people want to 'sit back and enjoy the little moments' without that escape being politicized. It's a fairly simple point.
 

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I don't get some of the people here.

I'm sitting here watching the Twins vs the Cards in the top of the 8th. Twinkies are up, I'm having a beer and relaxing after a stressful day. Right now I don't care about COVID, race relations, murder hornets, or really anything right now. This is something I was doing a year ago and one of the most "normal" nights I've had in months.

Y'all have fun with your virtue signaling. I'll sit back and enjoy the little moments instead of looking for the next opportunity to be offended.
You do you, I'll do me. That's what's great about this country. I only hope that there is a line that the league or ownership or players might cross off the field that would make you shut it off no matter how normal and entertaining the game itself is on the field.

As I said, I lost interest in pro sports before they became political, but if I hadn't, THEIR virtue signalling right now would've probably been enough to do it.
 
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pokes16

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You do you, I'll do me. That's what's great about this country. I only hope that there is a line that the league or ownership of players might cross off the field that would make you shut it off no matter how normal and entertaining the game itself is on the field.

As I said, I lost interest in pro sports before they became political, but if I hadn't, THEIR virtue signalling right now would've probably been enough to do it.
I have trouble relaxing knowing my 15 year old arthritic dog probably can hit better than Bader can! :)
 
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I don't get some of the people here.

I'm sitting here watching the Twins vs the Cards in the top of the 8th. Twinkies are up, I'm having a beer and relaxing after a stressful day. Right now I don't care about COVID, race relations, murder hornets, or really anything right now. This is something I was doing a year ago and one of the most "normal" nights I've had in months.

Y'all have fun with your virtue signaling. I'll sit back and enjoy the little moments instead of looking for the next opportunity to be offended.
Enjoy that beer and your game brother. Don’t get so offended by what offends other people that you interrupt your night to post a mini rant on OP. That stuff can wait for the morning.
 

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I plan to watch just as much sports this year as I did last year. I figure if I gave up on things because of race, religion, behavior or politics, I would just stay sheltered at home with the TV and internet shut off.