The NFL Another Lost Season for Me.  I thought there was hope that he NFL would fine players for not standing for our National Anthem or tell them just to stay in the locker room, but alas I guess it is not to be.  This is a disgrace to our country that the players refuse to show respect for the men and women who have given their lives to give us all the life we have today.

If the players want to protest they should find another time and place to do it.  They should respect my right to expect that proper respect be shown to our flag and our National Anthem.  They should want to show proper respect to those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Hey it’s okay; I can exercise my right not to watch any NFL games just like I did last year.  I missed them for a little while but I found a better use of my time.  Some people at work would try and discuss the games they watched on Sunday with me and my answer to them was “I didn’t watch the game.”  As the season went on, I think more and more people also quit watching because I noticed fewer conversations going on about the games.  I did not vocally advertise why I didn’t watch the games; however, if they asked I would tell them.

We have an employee’s club at work and we have season tickets to the NFL team in our city.  We have 6 seats that we have a lottery for to allow members to purchase a pair of tickets to the home games.  The number of people signing up for the lottery has dropped off.  This is unheard of.  There has been a 20% reduction in the number of people signing up for the lottery.   If you carry that percentage loss to viewership we are talking about a major revenue loss to the owners.

It will be interesting to see how much loss of revenue the owners are willing to take.  I will guarantee you at some point the player’s salaries will be effected.  Typically, when you hit someone in the pocketbook they tend to respond, but I don’t know in this case when a lot of the players find it hard to describe what exactly it is they are protesting.