With ratings incredibly low for America’s (once) favorite sport, the NFL has decided to cancel its final Sunday Night game of the year.
You might say conservatives just got the last laugh.
The NFL has canceled the final Sunday night football game of the season. Don’t worry, no one was going to watch anyway.
Next Sunday’s game had two disadvantages: The games all had a likelihood of being dull by the time Sunday night rolled around. And this coming Sunday is New Year’s Eve, a day when historically few Americans watch television.
The last time the NFL held a Sunday night football game on New Year’s Eve was in 2006, when the Chicago Bears hosted the Green Bay Packers. It was expected to be quarterback Brett Favre’s last game with the Packers (and widely expected to be his last game ever). Still, only 13.4 million people watched that game, about a quarter fewer than the average Sunday Night Football game that season.
Since the last Sunday night football game also happens to be the final game of the season, the NFL tries to schedule a game that will definitely have playoff implications for one or both of the teams playing. (A team that already made the playoffs might sit their starters, leading to an exceptionally boring game.)
The league is also set on pushing forward with a social justice workshop for college athletes, per Daily Wire:
The “Advocacy in Sport” workshop, presented by the NFL in concert with Morehouse College, will teach student athletes “how to develop and implement effective advocacy platforms that positively impact society,” according to Campus Reform.
The NFL even issued a press release trumpeting the new effort. “This historic workshop is aimed at training the next generation of athletes who wish to use sport as a powerful platform for advocacy,” the statement read. “Our partnership is designed to equip athletes as influencers and community leaders with the mechanics to develop their advocacy platform.”
Campus Reform has more:
The workshop comes on the heel of the NFL’s recent pledge to donate $89 million dollars to social justice causes over the next seven years, a commitment that notably came in light of the protests against racial injustice seen by NFL players like Colin Kaepernick and others.
“This historic workshop is aimed at training the next generation of athletes who wish to use sport as a powerful platform for advocacy,” said Troy Vincent, the Executive Vice President of Football Operations at the NFL, in the NFL press release.
“Our partnership is designed to equip athletes as influencers and community leaders with the mechanics to develop their advocacy platform,” Vincent added.
Maybe the NFL should start making its way to Europe more often, from Fans Favorite Fan:
NFL Game Pass is back in Europe.
The video subscription service relaunched in Europe in a joint venture between Bruin Sports Capital, its sports broadcast entity Deltatre and ad network WPP, according to The Drum. A new company called OverTier formed to deliver NFL Game Pass.
The NFL had its chance to make things right with fans when the whole kneeling debacle first started. They flubbed it.
Now, they’re paying the price.