Bye, Eagles, Bye

The National Football League’s 2018 season opened Thursday night, and thankfully, millions of fans decided to ignore the game. The plummeting ratings were befitting the Philadelphia Eagles; a team full of racists and cop-hating social justice warriors.

With a 13.4/5 in the metered markets, the post-midnight ending game is down 8% from last year’s kickoff of September 7, 2017. In one of the lowest season openers ratingswise and facing portions of a cable news-covered rally by a very NFL critical President Donald Trump, last night’s game is not only down from last year, but 2016, 2015 and 2014 – all of which saw successive declines.

To add more injury to that, the 2017 8:42 PM ET-starting season opener between the victorious Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots ended up with a weak 7.7/29 rating among adults 18-49 and 21.8 million viewers. That was a double digit decline from 2016 and the worst total audience an opening game had since 2009.(H/TAOSHQ)

From a ratings standpoint, Thursday night’s event was the least watched game since 2009. I’m sure the league’s inaction regarding the anthem protests and Nike’s endorsement deal with Colon Kaepernick played a significant role. The NFL is dying – although a little too slowly for my tastes – and I will be more than happy to shovel dirt on its grave.

8 thoughts on “Bye, Eagles, Bye

  1. RG – Agreed. Ironically, the only NFL team I even remotely care about is Dallas; mostly because Jerry Jones is trying to crack down on this nonsense. I assume it doesn’t play as well in texas as it does, say, Philadelphia. The worst part about this town – sportswise – is Eagles fans are a cult. The players give the fans the middle finger time after time, and these inbred idiots keep coming back for more.


    1. Jerry Jones tried to play both sides, too. He went out with the team, every damn last one of them linked arms & took a knee before the anthem played, then they all stood up, kept their arms linked & bowed their heads. He can burn with the rest of the nfl.


      1. Agreed. He’s no saint – no pun intended – but he’s better than most of the other owners. And it’s also self-preservation on his part. Kneeling for the anthem cannot possibly play well in Texas.


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