If you Google the words “boycott Super Bowl 2018” or “boycott Superbowl 52” you will get over 7 million hits. As our readers already know the Google algorithm favors liberal positions over those of ordinary Americans. However, on the first page of the Google search we found two Facebook pages.
The first is Boycott Superbowl 2018 – Home | Facebook. Those with a Facebook account may invite their friends to join in the Boycott of Superbowl 2018. The second link is NFL Boycott – 2018 Super Bowl – Facebook. On this page one pledges to not watch Superbowl 2018 on February 4th, 2018. This Facebook page states:
We will be not be watching or listening to NFL games during the Super Bowl in solidarity with veterans around the country, as football players have continued to disrespect the national anthem, the American flag, and everything our nation stands for.
Our guess is President Trump, Vice President Pence and their families will not be attending the Superbowl 2018 or watching it on television.
There’s even a short YouTube video posted by RandomTopicsWithHumor asking everyone to the boycott of Superbowl 2018:
What can this mean if the NFL loses a large portion of its Superbowl LII audience? Well according to a Sports Illustrated article titled “Super Bowl commercials: How much does a spot cost in 2017?” it could cost the NFL millions in advertising revenue because of a boycott. The Sports Illustrated article notes:
The Super Bowl’s commercials have become nearly as big a draw as the game itself. According to Prosper Insights and Analytics, 17.7% of adults say that advertisements are the most important part of the event. The TV broadcast presents a golden opportunity for marketers to reach more than a hundred million Americans (114 million tuned in last year), and such an opportunity does not come cheap.
According to Variety, Fox is charging marketers anywhere between $5 million and $5.5 million for a 30-second ad this year. This cost does not depend on the two teams that actually take the field on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston—Fox sold 90% of its commercial slots by December, before the Patriots or Falcons had reached the Super Bowl.
What would happen if that 17.7% of adults who only watch the game for the ads decided not to watch the ads because of the “taking a knee” controversy in 2018? What would happen if 10% to 20% of those who watch the game did the same thing – Boycott Superbowl 2018?
It would be a disaster for the NFL and their advertisers.
THINGS TO DO INSTEAD OF WATCHING SUPERBOWL LII:
- Have a date night with your wife and family.
- Visit with friends and play board games.
- Spend the time with family.
- Pray for our President and the nation.
- Go to bed early.