The spineless NFL has been party to its own demise for a while now. Professional football has been the pre-eminent sport in America for years, far outpacing the MLB, NHL and the NBA. It’s grown at such a pace as to cause many to believe it too big and certainly too popular to fail.
Well, it may be too big to fail completely, but popularity is a fickle mistress.
Viewership is down for a variety of reasons. Fans, particularly the younger set, are simply not watching traditional network TV.
“Americans under the age of 30 now watch almost 50 percent fewer hours of traditional TV than they did in 2010,” reports the Atlantic.