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Concussions and Protests: Football’s popularity drops
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:01:13 PM »
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In a divided America, Super Bowl Sunday holds a special place in the national psyche. Even people who don’t like the New England Patriots or Philadelphia Eagles will tune into the game tonight, more than 100 million in total.

And yet, poll numbers show the National Football League and, more broadly, the game of football itself facing some real questions coming into 2018, according to the January NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The number of people following the NFL closely and the number who want their children to play football is declining.


more @
https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/super-bowl/concussions-protests-football-s-popularity-drops-n844506?cid=par-xfinity_20180205


Side note..
Super Bowl’s average ticket price of $4,000, and the median ticket price for the 2017 Super Bowl is $3,850.

I stopped go when the ticket price was over 25$.   :lol:
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Re: Concussions and Protests: Football’s popularity drops
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 08:22:14 AM »
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In a divided America, Super Bowl Sunday holds a special place in the national psyche. Even people who don’t like the New England Patriots or Philadelphia Eagles will tune into the game tonight, more than 100 million in total.

And yet, poll numbers show the National Football League and, more broadly, the game of football itself facing some real questions coming into 2018, according to the January NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The number of people following the NFL closely and the number who want their children to play football is declining.


more @
https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/super-bowl/concussions-protests-football-s-popularity-drops-n844506?cid=par-xfinity_20180205


Side note..
Super Bowl’s average ticket price of $4,000, and the median ticket price for the 2017 Super Bowl is $3,850.

I stopped go when the ticket price was over 25$.   :lol:

Below is a blurb I saw in the ATL paper this morning;

Protesters won’t face charges

Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla said 17 people were taken away Sunday after they blocked a light-rail line carrying Super Bowl ticketholders to the stadium. Padilla said no one was hurt in the protest, which blocked trains for about two hours. Metro Transit had buses standing by to get ticketholders to the stadium in time. The activists said they were protesting police brutality, as well as trains being taken over by Super Bowl fans rather than being available to ordinary citizens. Padilla said Metro Transit doesn’t expect the 17 activists to face charges.


Not surprising. It is Minneapolis.
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