Tuesday, February 6, 2018

How did the superbowl do on the NFL's march to irrelevancy?

I've been saying that the NFL has peaked in our society and that its future is bleak for some time now.  I know it sounded crazy to hear at the time but this, like predicting Hillary's loss, was based on a Elliott wave model of socionomic cycles and thus is more science than emotion.  When people are caught up in the emotions of things they rarely see clearly enough to know what is and is not possible.  But Elliott waves have no emotions and so they are useful for this purpose.

Today's evidence that things are turning out per my model comes in the form of crappy TV ratings for the superbowl:“All in all, Super Bowl LII is currently the lowest rated since Super Bowl XLIV in 2010, when the New Orleans Saints thrashed the Indianapolis Colts on CBS. That first Super Bowl appearance and win for the Saints garnered a 46.4 in metered market ratings.”.

Interestingly, the article goes on to say that the league's strategy for drawing in fans was to make it more of a blood sport by not calling fouls that could result in lifelong injury to the players.  The heads of the NFL think that since during the liberal years their fans wanted more on-screen violence that adding violence right now will bring back waning interest.  But the reverse will turn out to be true according to my model.  Audiences do not want all that violence anymore.  They want to see skillful athleticism instead.

Stay tuned.  We are going to see the headwinds increase against the NFL and anyone with a brain will see the signs and sell their team to the next greater fool ASAP.

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