NFL Attendance Rises Slightly Despite Boycott

Yahoo Sports reports:

Fans angry with the NFL and its protesting players called for a boycott on Veterans Day weekend. But other fans showed up to Sunday’s games, and in greater numbers than they had averaged all season.

Many fans have said they would boycott the NFL, and loosely organized movements on Twitter and Facebook sought to flex patriotic muscle by boycotting the entire slate of games this holiday weekend.

However, the numbers don’t indicate that any boycotts, if indeed they happened, had a meaningful numerical effect. In fact, total attendance at the eight early games on Sunday, as reported by the NFL, was up about 1 percent over season averages.

Breitbart, predictably, is claiming that the boycott was a huge success, posting numerous shots of empty seats. But even some commenters there are pointing that some of photos were taken near the ends of the games, when many fans had already given up.

  • Boreal
    • Bambino
      • Boreal

        That hair would be fun to grab from the front or the back.

        • Bambino

          I have no problem kneeling in front of him.

          • Boreal

            Ain’t that the truth.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Has #BoycottGQ started yet? Will they be ending their subscriptions? They are all such snappy dressers you know they all subscribe.

        • Boreal

          When they are finished boycotting Hamilton.

        • Bambino

          I suppose it’s too gay for the Keurig smashers to post a video of burning their subscription.

          • Steverino

            I’m still trying to wrap my head around any one of them actually owning a Keurig. Black and Decker, maybe.

      • TrueWords

        I would kneel for him or he could kneel for me…no matter matter it would be a good time…

      • Chucktech

        Damn, your photo doesn’t show up on my computer. However, judging from everyone’s responses and your otherwise fine taste and character, I’m gonna say “Ooooo, yeah, I’d do him.”

        • AlternativeQuacks

          I can’t see it either, but I think they’re referring to the GQ Colin Kaepernick cover.

          • Todd20036

            Correct. It’s the magazine cover photo, and yeah, I’d do him too

        • edrex

          pretty sure.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        love his 1970’s Black Power Fro

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  • Bambino

    It’s the same few Keurig smashers who exaggerate as usual about their huge numbers.

    • KnownDonorDad

      The best part is…they already bought the Keurig machines, they’re just destroying their property. Also, assuming they only use the disposable K-cups, by not using Keurig anymore they’re actually helping the environment a bit.

      • peacfulseas inWA

        In reality their Keurigs were sitting on a shelf in the garage /basement with an accumulation of dust. They’ve gone back to their old Mr. Coffee. My neighbor just gave away hers a couple weeks ago. I see them on the shelves of nearly every 2nd hand store.

  • In-person attendance was up? How about TV viewership?

    • Bambino

      Does closing the curtain lowering the volume watching in the basement count as protest?

      • Boreal

        Only if it is in your mother’s basement.

      • If you’re a Nielsen family. 😉

        My grandfather always watched the games with the TV volume off and the radio on because he preferred the radio commentary better.

        • marshlc

          I know of someone who watches sports on the Spanish or French language stations – not distracted by the inane babble of the announcers, but still hear the crowd noise and the crack of the bat or slap of the puck, which you don’t get if you just turn the sound off.

    • Chucktech

      They think that if they don’t show up at a game but just watch it on teevee they’re boycotting the NFL.

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    • Ninja0980

      Not a bad gif.

    • Christopher
      • Todd20036

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        Then I read your comment. And I concur.
        I even like the lady’s facial expression as the cute guy walks past her.

        • BockMcMillan

          “Cute guy”, Todd? You don’t know that, you only know he has a lovely and perky ass!

          • Lizard

            …how do you define cute?

          • BockMcMillan

            Well, not only by the look and wiggle of someones ass 😉

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    • TrueWords
    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      I really enjoyed this scene from “Steel Magnolias”. I loved it when Shirley Maclaine pulled out her compact.

      • DJ John Bear

        Of course now, our smartphones serve as electronic compacts…

    • jmax

      Never cared much for that movie, but for some unknown reason I really liked this scene.

    • Bluto

      Is that purple or aubergine?

    • JT

      Love that swagger. The loop almost makes it seem that the other guy’s helmet is hitting his ass and pushing him around again.

  • KnownDonorDad
  • Christopher
  • Boreal
    • Halou

      Patriotic correctness vs. Political correctness.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok


    These cucks are absoloootly certain that everyone thinks just like them.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Wait you guys don’t think like me?

  • Gustav2

    If you want to know where the popularity of football is going, even The Ohio State University:

    ​Football fans could see lower football season ticket prices in 2018

    Just a few years ago, all games would be sold out/scalped for the currently ranked #8 in the nation university football team. This is astounding in Columbus OH and has more to do with CTE than “taking a knee.”

  • clay

    Ha Ha. The leading Philadelphia Eagles were even in their bye week, so the total numbers should have shown a small dip, anyway!

  • Ninja0980

    Another “successful” boycott!

    • kareemachan

      It seems to be the only kind breitfarters do….

    • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

      Here is what I posted a couple of days ago:

      “Will the NFL feel it, do you think? Or will it be a version of that old joke about the 4 worst words to hear during sex, “Is it in yet?””

    • Todd20036

      It’s not cheap to go to an NFL game. The people who might have boycotted it couldn’t afford to go anyway.
      So what are they going to do, not watch it on TV?
      It’s not like they’ll stop using the products that have commercials on during the game. THe haters would have to boycott all those products too for an NFL boycott to really work.

  • alc2018 I’m a top and I’m still gonna be kneeling bitches so get over it…

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      I kneel while I top….my legs arent what they used to be

    • stevenj

      My mother had the 49er/Giants game at Levi’s stadium on yesterday when I stopped by. Looked like a lot of empty seats, especially on the sunny side of the stadium where people broil on even a mildly warm day. The 49ers dismal 0-9 season is responsible for the empty seats, not Kap or kneeling players. It’s been reported that season ticket holders are staying away in droves and some tickets have been resold as low as $14.

  • Do Something Nice

    Reminds me of the preacher who boycotted Starbucks by buying a cup of coffee there and dumped it out.

    • Chucktech

      haw haw done told starebocks lol

    • Uncle Mark

      That’s the same damned preacher, who also said his name was “Merry Christmas,” so the Starbucks barista had to say it when he called out his name. How utterly childish, vain, and self-promoting, as this HAD to video’d and loaded on YouTube.

      In essence, the dumbass, hypocrite paid $4-5 to hear some kid shout Merry Christmas…instead of making a Merry Christmas for people in need, who could have actually benefited from that money.

      • Mikey

        oh to have been that barista…
        “Miss Mary! I have a coffee for Mary? Miss Mary Krimas? Am I pronouncing that right?”

      • McSwagg

        I’d have to use a twangy drawl and call out “Murry Crassmus, yurr urdor is reedy. Murry Crassmus!”

  • Chucktech

    Another Deplorable failure.

    To be clear, Deplorables failed again.

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Doh! It’s as if Brian Brown were running their boycotts.

  • KarenAtFOH

    If they would play this beautiful anthem instead, everyone would be on their feet:

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      That was beautiful.

      • KarenAtFOH

        It’s not as commonly known now as it once was. There was a time when the “black national anthem” was taught and widely sung by black people in churches and schools.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      `Remember when it was SCANDALOUS that Vanessa Williams posed nude??
      How quaint our morals were then.
      Now what do we have?
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    • peacfulseas inWA

      It was just sang a few minutes ago by a children’s chorus on the View. Simply Beautifully done.

      • KarenAtFOH


  • KCMC
    • peacfulseas inWA

      Even more enjoyable when it’s raining out.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I’ll be interested to see the Nielsen ratings for this weekend’s games. That’ll be the real indication if people actually didn’t watch or or just full of hot air

    • Reality.Bites


      “Sunday Night Football” drew an 11.5 household rating in the metered markets, up nearly two full points from the previous week’s 9.6.”

      • KarenAtFOH

        LOL! Withdrawal pains won out!

      • gaycuckhubby

        Love it!!!

        • Reality.Bites

          There were of course afternoon games, and the ratings for those will come later.

          There’s a bit of a clue though in how the overrun affected ratings on Fox:

          FOX’s Sunday shows were all up week to week, benefitting from the national late-afternoon NFL game running into primetime. They were also up, however, from the last NFL-assisted Sunday.

          Seems likely the NFL game was also up from the last one, but it’s technically possible it wasn’t.

      • Vinnie NYC

        At first I read it as “Sugar Night Football” I don’t know what on earth happened there.

    • Friday

      Though I heard something about football ratings having been suffering cause people can watch on their iphones and other devices.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Buford

    So folks boycotted the boycott…??

  • MBear

    So a bunch of russians without tvs boycotted something they couldnt watch anyway…?

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    • Clive Johnson

      The GOP is quickly driving the US to banana republic status, which is another way of saying, a primitive social, cultural, political and economic system marked by anti-democracy, unaccountability, corruption, anti-intellectualism and general dysfunction–which is another way of saying that the right-wingers are trying to make the outer world look like their inner world.

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        “Theocratic oligarchy” is much easier to type than all that and it means the same thing.

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      Well, that explains that.

  • JWC

    Love it when these hate filled boycotts fail so miserably

  • alc2018
  • Taylor Bixler
    • -M-

      He should have voted though.

      • CJAS


  • Jacob

    And viewership barley effected in a lackluster season. The alt right always lies, on polls, on religious convictions and instead acts on greedy, self interested grounds.

  • ColdCountry

    I am SO surprised!

  • Snarky

    I love how their little brains work. “I’m gonna stay home on Sunday like always, but this time I’m not even gonna sit on my fat ass watching football. This time I’m JUST gonna sit on my ass! That’ll teach them libtards!”

  • As if right-wingers were really going to boycott football. Girl, please. This reminds me of the Southern Baptist boycott of Disney. That one didn’t work either. Threats are meaningless if you don’t follow through.

  • Dk

    the truth is, NFL tickets are expensive and the boycotters can’t afford them, much less the coffee machines they seem intent on smashing. what a joke

  • JT

    NFL Attendance Rises Slightly Despite Boycott

    The NFL should encourage them to boycott more.

  • Happy_Housewife

    I knew it. Stupid people have very few things in their life, and football is one of them. There’s no way a boycott would work.