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The Football Addict: How to Cope

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Every football fan/addict wants one thing… More Football!!!!! As the regular season gets under way, we get our fill with so many games going on at once, and depending on your TV provider, some are fortunate to be able to watch them all. What about after the final whistle blows? Where do football fans go once the confetti drops at the big game? After the end of the season, we are fortunate enough to be able to talk about the game for a while, and then what the next year has in store. But once everything is said and done, there is a serious lull for football fans. Myself, I also enjoy baseball, so I’m pretty much covered year round. But what about those that have no desire to see anything other than a pigskin? Where do they turn? It used to be that you were left with serious withdrawals. The letdown of it all, making you disheartened with everything going on in your world....

Why the NFL’s biggest problem may its own popularity

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The saying goes that “any news is good news”.  But when that news becomes players, coaches and owners having legal of health issue in the offseason, could the NFL’s biggest problem be its own popularity? It has become a widely accepted opinion that football is now the most popular sport in the United States.  Naturally, that means that news outlets are willing to publish anything that has to do with the sport.  Unfortunately, that means that things that wouldn’t interest the public (like personal issues, family problems, etc.) become important topics simply because of the popularity of the individuals involved. When you add in the fact that by percentage, the NFL has more personnel in legal trouble than any other professional sports league, the NFL has a problem that could be the downfall of the whole league. The other problem is that players aren’t the...

NBA will never be as popular as the NFL

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The NBA will never be as popular as the NFL for several reasons. The biggest reason is that the NFL is king in America. Even if pro football is being a little over shown as Mark Cuban suggests I don’t think the NBA will get close to them in terms of attendance and ratings. The NFL has true parity and a team in last place in a division can get first place a year later and be Super Bowl contenders. Due the revenue sharing the NFL knows all its small market teams can contend. The NBA is geared towards letting the big market teams win most of the time. Vince McMahon of the WWE should really be the NBA Commissioner because it is more sports entertainment these days than a sport. The big stars get the call from the officials and its clear that the ref’s help the teams advance in the playoffs that draw the most fan support. The NFL draft is a huge ratings boon in itself with millions of...

Why Mark Cuban was right; Fan backlash to come?

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A few weeks back, Dallas Mavericks Owner and star of Shark Tank, Mark Cuban had some pretty interesting words to say about the NFL. He had some very choice words to say the least, but hey what does he know the ratings for the 2014 NFL Draft were…… oh it hasn’t happened yet. So instead of boring you with the billionth mock draft, let’s focus on what Cuban said and whether he was right or not.   “I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion. I’m just telling you, pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. And they’re getting hoggy. Just watch. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. When you try to take it too far, people turn the other way.” Now let me be clear, every business has followed this model when they have a lot of success. This isn’t just the NFL, name any big name corporation and they are guilty of it.  Cuban is also right...