Super Bowl Ratings Tank

Despite a dream match-up with the NFL’s number one offense in Kansas City and Patrick Mahomes vs Tom Brady, Super Bowl ratings plunged 15% to the lowest level since 2007. The apologists are blaming Covid reduced viewing parties, cord cutting and the bad game (KC’s injury ravaged O-line grounded its offense). I’m calling BS. The NFL better watch out: this is the warning shot. The entire event was desultory. Non-stop tributes to the Wuhan Flu and racialist BLM driven virtue signaling. Even the ads stunk for the most part. The broadcast was depressing and the game worse. You won’t find many bigger football fans, and even I found the event unwatchable, and I had a dog in the fight: the Chiefs who I have been with from a small boy during their first Super Bowl run in 1969. The 2020 Super Bowl was a joy for us long-suffering Chiefs’ fans. 2021 felt like a funeral for the NFL.

Make no mistake: as I warned the far-left Marxists are trying to take over and ruin sports, just like they ruin everything. If the NFL doesn’t watch out it will be destroyed. The playoffs were devoid of all the leftist silliness, but the Super Bowl was ruined by it.

Super Bowl Ratings Crash – OutKick

The NFL Had An Epic Championship Sunday and Ruined It

For the first time ever both NFL Championship games went to overtime, and the NFL ruined both games, but for different reasons.

In game one we witnessed perhaps the most egregiously bad no-call in the history of the game, as a mugging (calling it pass interference doesn’t do it justice) by an LA Rams defensive back was inexplicably missed on a key third down late in the fourth quarter. If called properly, New Orleans would have either scored a touchdown or kicked a last-second field goal and almost certainly won. Instead they settled for a field goal allowing LA time to kick a long last-second field goal themselves, tying the game and sending it to OT where the Rams won. What makes it even more inexplicable is that a ref is seen standing no more than five yards away clearly looking at the play! How does this clown have a job??!! And it gets better: there were clearly not one but TWO penalties on the play: the other being helmet-to-helmet contact.

In game two, The hated New England Pats and the KC Chiefs staged an epic back-and-forth game that went to OT tied 31 all. The game was then basically won………..by flipping a coin. Yea! Other than NE fans, everyone on the planet wanted to see KC and Patrick Mahomes get one last shot at glory, but it was not to be. The NFL needs to change its OT rules for playoffs immediately: give each team one possession, regardless if the team getting the ball first scores a TD. Play 10 minutes minimum, or 15. Adopt the college rule: equal possessions at the 25. I have always liked the college rule better even though its’ detractors say “it is not real football”: it’s more exciting and equitable. A coin-flip isn’t real football either. Don’t like starting at the 25? Start at the 40. Regardless, the current system stinks. With two gassed defenses on the field, it was little doubt that whoever won the coin toss would score a TD. Sad way to end an epic game.

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/01/21/lets-talk-garbage-call-end-saints-rams-game/