The NFL Branding Crisis and Player`s Social Political Causes (Free Video)

By EconMatters

We discuss the Bob McNair controversy in context with the bigger picture issue of the NFL`s Brand Image with Consumers in this business and marketing related video. The NFL is a Marketed Product, the wider audience appeal, the more money for everyone involved in the Game!


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gmrpeabody August Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:15 Permalink

Why do black people think anyone owes them something? My ancestors weren't part of the 1 percenters that owned plantations and slaves. My paternal ancestors were treated more like slaves than blacks slaves living on plantations. They could only work in coal mines and the like and were paid in company script until they dropped dead, yet I am not axing for free shit. My maternal ancestors fought and died for the Union during the Civil War, but nobody's demanding free shit because of it.Pull up your fukking pants, learn to dress and speak like you have half a brain, and quit expecting handouts like you're too stupid to make it on your own.., there are millions of black folks doing just that, you won't have to look too hard to find role models.

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Honest Sam gmrpeabody Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:48 Permalink

One reason is their perpetual low I.Q, to not see the obvious: how the democratic party has seduced them into voting for politicians who play the race card at every opportunity, resurrecting Slavery at every opportunity and holding out the possibility of a giving them, tax free, a million new dollars paid to every black human bean in the U.S. that has ever been born, in, "Reparations".If someone promised me millions for my family, tax-free, for any reason at all,  I might just continue to vote for them every election.  I'd feel a tad guilty but I'd get over it real quick. 

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YourAverageJoe Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:47 Permalink

Fuck Bob McNair for being a pussy and not manfully standing by his statement.Fuck the Houston Texans for acting as a team of thug inmates trying to take over the asylum.Yeah, I live in Houston, and my tax money went to and is still going to the ugly NGR stadium whether I like it or not, and that fucking useless Astrodome still stands after voting to tear it down years ago.Fuck you Ed Emmot!Fuck you NFL!

cowdogg YourAverageJoe Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:51 Permalink

No none of your tax money went to pay for NRG stadium. It was paid for by Reliant Energy (now NRG) and the County owns and maintains it. What you rednecks are paying for is the $530 million a year for 30 years that McNair conned the Houston City Council out of and comes from the City of Houston Employees Pension fund It goes directly to McNair and his family for bringing a NFL team to Houston apart from anything having to do with the team itself. That exactly equals the shortage in the pension fund that will have to be made up with tax increases. But hey the idiots in Houston got their football and to hell with anything else until the tax bill shows up in the mail. Nobody likes to talk about this monumental screw job McNair pulled on the citizens of Houston but look it up.

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esum Tue, 10/31/2017 - 09:49 Permalink

SHUT DOWN THE NFL FOR A YEAR....let the up and coming THUGS get the jobs they deserveCLEANING URINALS ALONG INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS, PAPER TOWEL SIR...???lazy motherfuckers kneel but dont do a fucking thing to improve or address the "issues"...and exactly what is the issue....50+ years and trillions wasted on of free shit and catering to a group of people who are essentially pathetic eternal irresponsible wild animals... dont fucking tell me about "slavery".... they been "free" to do what they want 150+ years and wave after wave of immigrants come here and make it from nothing.... FORGET IT TAKES A VILLAGE .... IT TAKES SOME EFFORT...

Honest Sam oobilly Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:43 Permalink

One example would be "Not doing things" like Kaperdick started.  Respecting that white men who died so that these athletes could live in a country where mostly white men support them. They want respect but dishonor the symbol that represents the sacrifices hundreds of thousands of mostly white men have made. That would be a start. Kneeling is emphatically not the way to show respect for the anthem and flag.Maybe they need to watch "Saving Private Ryan", or "Taking Chance" to get their perspective back. In any case, I'm thru with them. And anyony like you who has to aks such an idiotic question.

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UndertheDRADIS Honest Sam Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:10 Permalink

Since they are 1-A material by definition, how about some front-line infantry positions after drafting them for the next world war? Seeing Kapernik get shorn like a sheep would make it all worthwhile. Also finding out which of these players are too stupid to learn which end of the rifle goes toward the enemy would be a great indication of how much taxpayer money was wasted bringing them into universities and displacing real students.

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Krink26 oobilly Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:51 Permalink

How about not becoming unhinged when after weeks, now years of "raising awareness" (ie temper tantrums because not everyone is joining in a BS virtue signaling exercise) about a serious but relatively small issue when it is compared to the 90%+ deaths by their own community.  Oh wait, that's racist. I'm supposed to stand here and get lectured and shamed by thugs because of my white privilege. Can I get that twice please????13% of the population commits 52% of the murders. Who's woke?

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Two Theives an… esum Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:37 Permalink

Um..there are plenty of hard working, conservative minded black folk around. The issue is the "sports-idol" culture that has emerged in the US. These players (black AND white) are coddled from a very young age when the talent is first recognized. Thus, they generally have a narrow, childlike view of world issues (Like most of the Ameridumb population)I do agree perhaps some time "away from the game" would be a refereshing reality check for some of these guys. 

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Bastiat Two Theives an… Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:46 Permalink

"Um..there are plenty of hard working, conservative minded black folk around.". . .and some of them are football players.I was a fan in Colorado during the Elway superbowl years--used to get together with a couple guys in the neighborhood watch the game and barbeque at halftime.  One of the primary wide receivers, Rod Smith, was black.  There was story about him taking his son to training one day off season and the kid asking him why he was the only one there.  He pointed at his name on the locker and said:  Nobody gives you that.  There are hundred guys who want that locker.  I get here first and work hard so I can keep it (or words to that effect).  Hard working and disciplined, no spoiled brat and a great example.  If black players want to make a contribution to their "community" that's how to do it.

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JoseyWalesTheOutlaw Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:14 Permalink

JMO but the folks doing the research/polling for the NFL believe that the Snowflake Generation is the group that will take them to where they want to go. ESPN has chosen that group as well it appears. They might be correct but they are going to pay one hell of a fuking price for several years until all of the folks like myself are done. By all means let them keep suking the Negro Football League's dik.... 

DrLucindaX JoseyWalesTheOutlaw Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:23 Permalink

"...the folks doing the research/polling for the NFL believe that the Snowflake Generation is the group that will take them to where they want to go."They are wrong. Kids are leaving football behind. Not watching it, not playing it. Schools are having to shut down their JV teams along the Northeast becuase ther aren't enough players. I have at least a half dozens friends whose kids used to play football and now wrestle or play golf. The NFL is not coming back, snowflakes or not.

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thebigunit Tue, 10/31/2017 - 13:30 Permalink

My solution is to give them what they want.Why make fans guess what social justice complaint the players are whining about by reading their sign language?Simply give each player a microphone to make a three minute statement before playing the national anthem.I realize that 3 minutes times 30 players might take some time before the beginning of the game, but hey, isn't social justice worth a little bit of inconvenience?Ninety minutes of blathering by socially marginal near-felons about "racial injustice" ought to fill the stands and boost ratings.

Grandad Grumps Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:02 Permalink

Hopefully the NFL will just slowly die, like country clubs... which seem to be slowly dying with the dying of the middle class. The other day I was talking to the matriarch of a family of lawyers and Notre Dame legacies who was on her way to the Union League Club. I would have thought that the Union League Club was as long gone as Model A Ford.

I used to be a rabid football fan. I loved watching the game and not only watched the Bears, but watched every game I could. So, what happened? It seems that over time, football lost its character. It became a game of money and then it started to appear to be "rigged". I think they thought by rigging the games they made them more interesting ... closer at the end and heros coming in to cap that final drive. (The Rothsenberger miracle drive was the end for me)

Who the hell wants to watch a rigged game? ... just like who the hell wants to participate in rigged markets?

A clue to the riggers: The game is NOT more interesting when you rig it. If you want to kill the game then one makes it artificial ... as they seemingly have. People can sense it. I think only a small minority of the people are totally oblivious to the feeling that the game has gone wrong.