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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 02:05 PM
First I will always be a fan of the Detroit Lions. Ok a few years ago when the playoffs rolled around I would watch all the games but now I can barley sit through a non-Lions game. This off season I've barley cared about the whole Peyton Manning saga or free agency. The draft is whatever and the whole Saints bounty thing is bugging me as if I did what the players and coaches were doing I would go to prison. But even watching Lions games I find myself getting bored. I believe this has to do with how long the games take to play on TV. I hate the touchdown commercial, kick off commercial that they do. They should switch to how soccer does it commercial brake at the end of the half or for football end of each quarter. I also think it is dumb that they are trying to make every team play a Thursday game and I hate the advertising campaign that is pushing for me to watch every game. Well at least baseball season is starting up soon

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 02:18 PM
i ddint loose interest in my team, but I lost interest in monday nite football after ESPN took over. They should stop being so damn cheap and broad cast the game in HD on their free channel otherwise its going to loose alot of its cache. not everyone subscribes to ESPN HD. The games on Fox and CBS are both top notch productions so after watching them tuning into a game on ESPN is dreadful.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 02:23 PM
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But even watching Lions games I find myself getting bored. I believe this has to do with how long the games take to play on TV. I hate the touchdown commercial, kick off commercial that they do.


The NFL has been perfected for the business model of American television. Don't think that formula will change.

But, I can say that I agree with you. I think it might have a lot to do with where you are and who you are a fan of. It seems that in pro sports there are two kinds of team owners...ones that want to win, and ones that just want to make money. If you are a fan of the latter team, it's just tough $hit on you. I've learned that over the years, especially with my two local teams.

Baseball has fried me. Why should I care? We have a Walmart owner and therefore a Walmart quality team. The MLB business model is so jacked up, there's never hope. One can kid themselves "this is the year!" Yeah, whatever. All I know is all of our best players are just Yankees or Red Sox or any other big money team's players of the future. Time tested and proven.

The NFL has priced itself out of my reach as far as being a fan that goes to the stadium.

Most of my attention has turned towards soccer, which most Americans hate, and I have to admit I kinda like it that way.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 02:24 PM
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i ddint loose interest in my team, but I lost interest in monday nite football after ESPN took over. They should stop being so damn cheap and broad cast the game in HD on their free channel otherwise its going to loose alot of its cache. not everyone subscribes to ESPN HD. The games on Fox and CBS are both top notch productions so after watching them tuning into a game on ESPN is dreadful.


That was the NFL's decision. They wanted the big game focus to switch to Sunday night.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 02:25 PM
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First I will always be a fan of the Detroit Lions. Ok a few years ago when the playoffs rolled around I would watch all the games but now I can barley sit through a non-Lions game. This off season I've barley cared about the whole Peyton Manning saga or free agency. The draft is whatever and the whole Saints bounty thing is bugging me as if I did what the players and coaches were doing I would go to prison. But even watching Lions games I find myself getting bored. I believe this has to do with how long the games take to play on TV. I hate the touchdown commercial, kick off commercial that they do. They should switch to how soccer does it commercial brake at the end of the half or for football end of each quarter. I also think it is dumb that they are trying to make every team play a Thursday game and I hate the advertising campaign that is pushing for me to watch every game. Well at least baseball season is starting up soon


You need to do what I nearly always do with both football and basketball: DVR the game and watch it with at least an hour delay time. Then fast forward through the timeouts, quarter and halftime breaks. Basketball gets intensely frustrating if it's a close game at the end and there's a timeout or a foul every 10 seconds or so for the last 1:30 of the game.



[Edited on 3/23/2012 by robslob]

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 02:35 PM
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But even watching Lions games I find myself getting bored. I believe this has to do with how long the games take to play on TV. I hate the touchdown commercial, kick off commercial that they do.


The NFL has been perfected for the business model of American television. Don't think that formula will change.

But, I can say that I agree with you. I think it might have a lot to do with where you are and who you are a fan of. It seems that in pro sports there are two kinds of team owners...ones that want to win, and ones that just want to make money. If you are a fan of the latter team, it's just tough $hit on you. I've learned that over the years, especially with my two local teams.

Baseball has fried me. Why should I care? We have a Walmart owner and therefore a Walmart quality team. The MLB business model is so jacked up, there's never hope. One can kid themselves "this is the year!" Yeah, whatever. All I know is all of our best players are just Yankees or Red Sox or any other big money team's players of the future. Time tested and proven.

The NFL has priced itself out of my reach as far as being a fan that goes to the stadium.

Most of my attention has turned towards soccer, which most Americans hate, and I have to admit I kinda like it that way.


The owners kid now has a say in the Lions and he cares more about winning I do believe. The reason that advertising is so much in sports is that it is the last thing on TV that most people watch live and not on DVR as you will find out what happened before u get a chance to watch it. I know its not going to change so I will just watch less of it. I think another reason I'm losing interest is so much emphasis on offense and that refs call so much nit picky fouls (same thing in basketball). I also think the NFL should have a shorter play clock between plays and get rid of the two minute warning.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 02:36 PM
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I also think the NFL should have a shorter play clock between plays and get rid of the two minute warning.


Dude, you're talking about cutting into ad revenue. Good luck with that...

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 02:47 PM
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I also think the NFL should have a shorter play clock between plays and get rid of the two minute warning.


Dude, you're talking about cutting into ad revenue. Good luck with that...


I can dream right, but I think I'm in the minority and the NFL wont miss one fan who never goes to games or buys official merchandise

[Edited on 3/23/2012 by IPowrie]

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 03:14 PM
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I hate the touchdown commercial, kick off commercial that they do.
I find this insanely frustrating as well. That said, I live for football season. Love it love it love it.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 03:46 PM
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First I will always be a fan of the Detroit Lions.

Man, that's a tough way to go.

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Most of my attention has turned towards soccer, which most Americans hate, and I have to admit I kinda like it that way.

Commie pinko fag.

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The NFL has priced itself out of my reach as far as being a fan that goes to the stadium.

True that!

Truth be told, I lost interest in the NFL many years ago. If you catch me watching a game on TV it's only because I have absolutely no better alternative at that particular moment.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 04:10 PM
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Truth be told, I lost interest in the NFL many years ago.
Loser.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 04:23 PM
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Truth be told, I lost interest in the NFL many years ago.
Loser.

I know.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 04:30 PM
Any One Else Losing Interest in the NFL?

"Losing interest"?...Naw, the product is just evolving....Some of the changes good, others...... But being a Saints fan...I'm frustrated right now, knowing there are penalties looming over certain defensive players...ouch

Once the season opener is upon us, it is all thrown out the window....

Bring it on.

I wish to go on record as saying that I believe Tebow is the Jets starter on opening day and Sanchez finds himself.......elsewhere.

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 05:08 PM
I love NFL Football and not just because my team had another fairy tail run. I have always loved NFL Football. My first pro sports love was the Mets and baseball and a couple years after that NHL Hockey. I watched football and rooted for the Steelers before I really completely understood the game. Started watching the Giants around 1978 and have been hooked ever since. That I started playing organized football in Jr High at that time may have something to do with it but ever since there is nothing like football Sunday for me. From when I get up and eat breakfast while reading the paper and listening to NFL Today on the radio until the last game is over I am a football couch potato. I love the buildup all week leading up to the games. My very favorite NFL day is Thanksgiving!!! Nothing like a crisp fall day with an NFL game on TV with the scent of a roasting Turkey in the oven!!!

Only sport I can watch any game whether the teams are both good or both bad. I do not like watching blowout football unless it is my team doing the blowing out! My only problem with NFL Football is that the season blows by so damn fast!!!

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 05:14 PM
Sundays were never the same after the Houston Oilers moved to Tennessee.
 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 07:35 PM
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I also think the NFL should have a shorter play clock between plays and get rid of the two minute warning.


Dude, you're talking about cutting into ad revenue. Good luck with that...


I remember an Alex Karras(Lions reference) quote when time was called. He asked the ref who called the timeout. The ref said"Firestone".

 

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  posted on 3/23/2012 at 08:07 PM
ok i only read 1st 3 posts but.....lol the NFL turned into the let the ladies see their eyes league back in mid 90's. the idea of a team game died around then too with the internet and profileration of fantasy sports.

VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR....err...

thats my synopsis

 

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  posted on 3/24/2012 at 12:20 AM
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But even watching Lions games I find myself getting bored. I believe this has to do with how long the games take to play on TV. I hate the touchdown commercial, kick off commercial that they do.


The NFL has been perfected for the business model of American television. Don't think that formula will change.

But, I can say that I agree with you. I think it might have a lot to do with where you are and who you are a fan of. It seems that in pro sports there are two kinds of team owners...ones that want to win, and ones that just want to make money. If you are a fan of the latter team, it's just tough $hit on you. I've learned that over the years, especially with my two local teams.

Baseball has fried me. Why should I care? We have a Walmart owner and therefore a Walmart quality team. The MLB business model is so jacked up, there's never hope. One can kid themselves "this is the year!" Yeah, whatever. All I know is all of our best players are just Yankees or Red Sox or any other big money team's players of the future. Time tested and proven.

The NFL has priced itself out of my reach as far as being a fan that goes to the stadium.

Most of my attention has turned towards soccer, which most Americans hate, and I have to admit I kinda like it that way.


I like soccer and really enjoyed playing it back in the day. Just without cable I can never find a game on TV but will watch online time from time

 

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  posted on 3/24/2012 at 04:37 AM
No!

How could anyone be losing interest in The NFL when The New York "Football" Giants are Super Bowl Champions.

 

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  posted on 3/24/2012 at 07:38 AM
Never!

 

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  posted on 3/24/2012 at 11:33 AM
Pro sports in general doesn't have the appeal to me that it used to. I never watch hockey, unless the Bruins are in the finals, basketball, ever, baseball, unless the BoSox are in the WS.

Football? Love it.

 

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  posted on 3/24/2012 at 12:36 PM
Lost it years ago, and now that Manning is no longer a Colt, I doubt I'll bother tuning in to weekend games, with the possible exception of The Super Bowl.

 

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  posted on 3/24/2012 at 07:12 PM
Hell my team is one of the best in the NFL ( STEELERS!!!)

And even I am slowly losing interest in this "Mamby Pamby" League.

Thanks to Godell.

 

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  posted on 3/24/2012 at 08:27 PM
Me, I'm losing interest.....actually there wasn't that much to lose, but I did enjoy a game now and again. Not so much any more.

 

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  posted on 3/25/2012 at 04:57 AM
The NFL is there if I want it. For me, it keeps sports some what interesting during the spring and summer. It's hard for me to sit through an entire game. There's either something else to do or I fall asleep. I think it's over-saturated too.

 

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