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  1. Deelee

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    Does anybody watch this anymore? Stumbled across the season opener and was reminded why I don’t waste hours of my life on this anymore. I don’t have any friends or acquaintances who watch NFL football anymore. NCAA - still have a few friends who watch their alma mater for old time’s sake and I will watch part of a Virginia Tech game every once in a while if feeling nostalgic.

    But who watches pro football these days?
     
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    Not on a bet, even though my wife is good friends with a certain head coach's wife.
     
  3. Pilawt

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    Done. Zero.
     
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    I bought my wife a 55" a few years ago but I don't sit in front of the tube (the old codgers know this term) very much. It makes no sense to me to spend my life watching other people live theirs. If something important is happening (hurricane for instance) or a really good show I may take that in. I'd be surprised if I log 20 hours a year in front of a TV.

    I do enjoy walking around the local recreation field areas and taking in a few games between the kids, but mostly I love the airport environment ... even when no one else is there.
     
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    I stopped watching the nfl when they started blacking out the home games. You don’t want me to watch, fine, I won’t watch. That was a long time ago.
     
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    Wasting four hours in front of a TV inside is the primary reason I don’t watch anymore. Secondary reasons - home team is terrible and has been for a long time. They don’t even have a name anymore (DC football team?)- yet the owner still charges ridiculous prices for tickets, food and drinks at the games. The overall product just sucks. And don’t get me started on the terrible commercials I have to sit through during the several minute long pauses between action.
     
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    We quit too. :( After we found that Pete Carroll was a blinking liberal.
     
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    I’m actually fairly bummed about it. I enjoyed watching NFL with my kids and SNF was kind of a tradition we all looked forward to. That was about the only TV I watched, but now it’s gone too. Oh well.
     
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    Hard pass this year. We usually go to a few Red Sox games every year too, but just not missing sports in the least right now.
     
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    No, no, no. upload_2020-9-10_20-51-21.jpeg
     
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    Well, I’m in KC now. Watching the start of the game and listening to the crowd mumble about what the players are doing before, during, and after the anthem.

    I did notice the singers were prerecorded, that’s one way to prevent unexpected protests.

    One KC player did kneel, the entire Houston team stayed in the locker room.
     
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    I’m hoping NFL ends up like MLB: get the social commentary out of the way in the first game or so, and get on with things. That’s very different from what the NBA has done.
     
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    Used to, but done with it now. Done with all sports due to the recent change in content and message.
     
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    I've loved watching football since the late 60s/early 70s. Lost interest for a while, but really caught the bug again about six years ago mostly due to Peyton Manning.. Indy and Denver, with an absolute heart-warming/swelling finish to his career. Followed the last couple years, but we're out now. Cam Newton is a textbook example of everything that disgusts me about players these days... And that's BEFORE misguided politics enters into it. I will miss it, but not enough to watch it.
     
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    I am a never again’er....... But that goes back about 8 years to be honest. I guess I was ahead of the curve. NO team sports for me. I will watch golf and tennis. I prefer YouTube aviation videos
     
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    on a rainy Saturday or Sunday I will tune in to some PGA action. My wife has even realized how amazingly hard golf is and started respecting what the pros are able to do to a golf course. But I can’t sit and watch entire rounds... only when the weather here sucks.
     
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    I haven't stopped because I never started. At age 5 I went to a baseball game for a birthday party for the neighborhood friend. Have never been back. I played sports in HS but never watched. Partly because of the stupid money involved at all levels but mostly because I find watching boring. The current issues just reaffirm my opinion. If they all went away tomorrow, I would not notice.
     
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    Talk about an oxymoron....;)
     
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    I gave up on the NFL over a decade ago. I may watch some of a Super Bowl now and then, but that's when I'm not socializing at a party. The media timeouts have killed my interest in NCAA as well. I do enjoy watching HS though. Sure the level of play isn't as great, but it's not bad. There's an occasional timeout and a 20 minute half time, otherwise football action...
     
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    fair fair. It isn’t the most action packed. Still...
     
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    High school and college baseball. I will slam on the brakes and cause an accident to stop and watch that.
     
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    Never been a fan of pro ball, in any sport really.
     
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    No longer watching NFL, but still watch some college football. Especially Ga Tech, Auburn, or UCF. When the NFL became a political forum I gave up on it. Football should be a bit of an escape from all the BS.
     
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    Pro baseball (go Royals), college sports (mainly OU football). That covers it for me. Too many primadonnas in pro sports, NFL and NBA especially.
     
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    I'll not turn on a game. If I want political content, there are more than enough other sources.

    I do enjoy Super Bowl Sunday, but that's because for the last 30 years I've always gone skiing on Super Bowl Sunday, to take advantage of the shorter lift lines.
     
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    Nope, I’m fact I’m not going to watch any more professional sports. They seem to have forgotten they are entertainers not influencers.
     
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    Even though I do not watch football games and wrestling, I am darn glad they exist.


    I mean do you really want guys that size hangin' around on street corners with nothing to do.??
     
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    The NFL kind of lost me with the pussification of pass interference. But yeah, I'll watch Mahomes or Jackson play, and it will be interesting to see what Belichick does with Cam Newton.
     
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    Love football, and am not offended by players’ freedom of speech. Then again I’m a .... (scary music) liberal.
     
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    They’re about to be when the ratings plummet.
     
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    Hockey is still worth watching. NFL is dead to me.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    No. I want them in the Army, terrifying our enemies.

    :D
     
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    Like Pat Tillman?

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    For me, it's not about them exercising freedom of speech, it's that they allowed it to overshadow the game. I'm free to say what I want at work as well, but if I spend every day making a spectacle of myself, it would damage my professional reputation. People pay to see them play a sport at a high level, not to hear their opinions on current events. They are free to do as they please, but the market value of the NFL, NBA, etc. will continue to decline until they get back to working about the product in the field. Eventually that hits the owner's pocketbook and then the player's pocketbook.
     
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    Stopped watching NFL when it became blatantly obvious the referees were paid to influence/determine the outcomes of games. Stopped watching college ball when the dumpster fire in Ann Arbor started. MLB, ugh, Tigers too painful. NBA - began watching less when Magic retired and completely stopped when it was obvious Jordan was allowed to do anything he wanted. Never got into soccer, too much flopping. Hockey, never played so didn't jump on the bandwagon even when the Dead Wings were flying high.

    I do like March Madness. That's about all I will watch anymore.
     
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    Or LDT terrifying anyone that doesn’t eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away. The Chief’s head coach was glad he has a different doctor, “Have you seen the size of his hands?”

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    Can't wait for the ratings to fall. I never watch professional sports on television. I do enjoy going to the events from time to time, but not for the game. I go to watch the people and "the buzz" of being there.
     
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    I lost interest in the NFL when it became obvious to me it was perfectly acceptable to try to win by injuring your opponent. I still watch college ball, but won't this fall, IMO it shouldn't be happening yet.

    I also follow sports car and Indycar racing. Last weekend, the six hour race that would normally be at Watkins Glen ran at Road Atlanta on Saturday, then there was a four hour Pilot Cup race on Sunday. Next month at Road Atlanta again for the two hour Pilot Cup race and the 10 hour Petit LeMans. in November, there's a two hour Pilot Cup race at Sebring that I'll be going to, plus the 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday.

    After that, I might as well top it off and go to the 24 hour race at Daytona in the end of January.
     
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    So in the 60s and 70s then? ;)
     
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