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  •  Boycott of NFL Sponsors? That's seem misguided. (2+ / 0-)
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    dougymi, Lujane

    People need to boycott the NFL entirely if they are serious about ending this.  Don't watch, don't go, don't buy.  

    What they want is the eyeballs for all of their advertising, asses in the stands and merchandise moving.  Fans can stop that cold.  

    "When people show you who they really are, believe them." - Maya Angelou

    by Pennsylvanian on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 10:20:19 AM PDT

    •  A fan boycott of the NFL would never stick. (3+ / 0-)
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      peteri2, Lujane, emobile

      Putting the responsibility on the fans is unrealistic.  It's not like there are alternative outlets for NFL football that fans can take their business to.  And the average NFL viewer is not the crusading activist type who will be prepared to forgo his weekly football fix to make a political point.  If games are being played, football fans are, for the most part, going to watch, regardless of whether there are scabs officiating.

      The Players' Union, though -- if they were to walk out in solidarity with the locked-out professional refs, then we might see some action from the NFL.

      •  It also won't work (2+ / 0-)
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        voroki, Lujane

        95% of all NFL tickets are already sold and the TV contract is guaranteed.

        Progress 365 not just a slogan a goal - 300 progressive seats in the House and 65 progressive seats in the Senate.

        by jusjtim35 on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 10:39:00 AM PDT

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        •  Yep, and ppl have already paid for Sunday Ticket (1+ / 0-)
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          so even if they refused to turn on their tellies all week, it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference.  The fan boycott idea is just not practical.  Movement on this has to be made by other workers inside the NFL structure.

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