Friday, October 7, 2016

Your sign of the apocalypse for today

So the baseball playoffs have begun, which of course will provoke the usual hand-wringing among seamheads about how the National Pastime has been swallowed whole by the 800-pound gorilla that is the NFL, which puts everything around it into the deepest shade once it gets revved up in September.

Well, OK. So maybe not everything.

Comes now the astounding news that TV ratings for the NFL among the coveted 18-49 demographic are actually down 14 percent from this time a year ago. Even more astounding, this is not because NFL fans are mad at Colin Kaepernick, or are tired of Odell Beckham Jr. complaining that football isn't fun anymore, or have discovered that, hey, look, NASCAR's still running races, and Jimmie Johnson and that goober Kyle Busch Jr. aren't winning the Chase.

No. Apparently it's because interest in the presidential election is pulling viewers away.

Which means more people in America are interested in watching an ignorant buffoon trash  women who dare to talk back to him while his only slightly less shady (but clearly smarter) opponent stands back and lets him punch himself in the face.

Personally, I'd rather listen to Odell complain about his sucky life. But that's just me, America.

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