In the 1990s, many sports experts saw the Cleveland Indians winning the World Series. The town of woes had not seen a victory in nearly 100 years and “King James” was only a schoolboy, having not yet broken the curse. Even the computer simulation that served as that year’s pathetic World Series gave it to the tribe, but it did not matter. Such greed spoiled the game in the hearts of millions and they never came back.
That is, until the N.F.L. players began kneeling during the national anthem and, after all, the greedy players from the 1990s are all retired now. It is safe to love baseball again, and the Conservative Tribune reports that it is happening even as we speak.
Also reporting on this new shift in ratings is New York Newsday who’ve observed that the American League Championship Series “between the New York Yankees and the Houston Astros was up 95 percent over last year’s ALCS.” America’s favorite past time is bringing in real American’s, ie, those leaving the N.F.L with virtually empty seats for week seven, as the Conservative Daily Post has shown.
Newsday wrote also that “Game 7 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Astros on Saturday night averaged 9.92 million viewers on (Fox Sports 1) — the most for any telecast in the network’s four-year history. The audience peaked at 11.76 million from 11 to 11:15 p.m. Eastern Time.” That is almost ten million (depending on who watched both) people who were not watching football, a fact that the kneelers have caused themselves.
They point out that “Fox said the total average audience for the game, including FS1, Fox Deportes and Fox Sports Go, was 10.5 million.” Those are numbers that show that the N.F.L. is getting sacked.
The Cleveland Indians-Toronto Blue Jays viewership numbers nearly doubled and the Tribune writes that football’s ratings “are a bloodbath.” Only Sunday Night Football showed any good marks at all (up 16%). That is only because it was a rematch of last years Super Bowl, so the numbers should have been far higher, actually.
Americans are turning back to a sport that many thought was outdated, too long for today’s attention lacking youth, and doomed to see ever-shrinking audiences.
Thanks to the N.F.L., that is no longer the outlook.