(another rare off-topic post) The State of the NFL…is just fine, thank you very much.
Yep, the NFL is in trouble—NOT! I KNEW IT: I religiously follow the Nielsen ratings (especially week-in-review wraps ups)…stats don’t lie: EVERY SINGLE WEEK, THE NFL IS NOT ONLY #1 BY A HUGE MARGIN, IT IS ALSO FREQUENTLY #2 AT THE SAME TIME AND #4 (THE FRICKIN’ PRE-GAME SHOW!!!). Democrat or Republican, no matter if you like it or not, it is what it is. A TV critic said the NFL’s average television audience is STILL 30-40 times larger than THE BIG BANG THEORY or NCIS or any other “big” show:
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2017 highest rated NFL games- oh, the NFL is in trouble…NOT! Is all that stuff about ratings being down equivalent to this: “the world’s richest man WAS worth 210 billion dollars…now, he is “only” worth 208 billion”?
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NFL attendance was outstanding (as usual) for the 2017 season:
From a recent article, typically lost amid the headline (a frequent trait I see lately)
“The NFL isn’t in a vacuum, as the viewership drop is indicative of the general environment as less television is being watched and cable subscriptions have declined. Despite the drop in NFL ratings, Nielsen data shows that the 20 of the 30 highest-rated shows on television in 2017 were football games. Both NBC and ESPN had the most-watched shows every single week, in terms of audience and in all key male demographics, for Sunday Night Football and Monday Night Football games this season.
NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished first in prime time this fall for the seventh consecutive year, besting “American Idol” (2005-06 through 2010-11) for the longest hold on the top prime-time spot since 1950. Its 18.2 million viewers beat the second-best prime-time show, Thursday Night Football on CBS, by 29 percent — its largest margin ever.
ESPN officials reported earlier in the week that the network grew its total day viewership in 2017 by 1 percent, while prime time was up 7 percent.”
Number of viewers for each NFL team in 2017:
“All that being said, it’s important to remember that NFL games still dominate other live programming. 44 of the best-rated primetime TV programs of 2017 were NFL games. So think of it this way: primetime NFL games, for years and years, delivered outstanding ratings; now they deliver just very good ratings. As Wasserman advertising executive Elizabeth Lindsey told Yahoo Finance this year, “Football is football.” To big advertisers, the NFL is still the best game in town for reaching lots of eyeballs.
So don’t believe screaming headlines that declare the death of the NFL. The NFL is hardly dead or even dying—but it may have already hit its zenith of popularity. And the truth no one wants to acknowledge is that the NFL could afford to take a small haircut in viewership, and maybe even revenue, and still remain a major force in American pro sports.”
The super bowl AFTER the 2016 elections: the highest viewership ever-
At the Cold Shoulder of History: the chilling story of a 21 year old Navy hospital corpsman who stood at the shoulder of JFK during the Bethesda autopsy by William Matson Law coming late 2018/ early 2019
Esteemed author and friend William Matson Law wrote: “Vince, I have a piece of info for you concerning Jim Jenkins and my new book do out next year. It will be called At the Cold Shoulder of History: the chilling story of a 21 year old Navy hospital corpsman who stood at the shoulder of JFK during the Bethesda autopsy
Tidbit from the book: the Secret Service stood right there while Kennedy’s tissue slides were being made and processed and took every scrap that was not used on a slide and took it away. Seems like something small, but the Secret Service made damn sure that everything concerning Kennedy, Dennis David typed memo, Etc were taken. This comes from an independent source that was working at Bethesda at the time.”
Who’s Who in the Secret Service coming in 2018
The JFK assassination: was it a conspiracy? What happened? My thoughts.
There was a conspiracy- two shooters (not three or more or any of that silliness), one from the front and one in Oswald’s window using Oswald’s rifle BUT IT WAS NOT OSWALD- this is how he was framed! Same type ammunition, possibly using a sabot, to ensure ballistics would match THE (one) rifle. A SMALL element (half a handful) of (former) CIA employees- Allen Dulles, David Atlee Philips and Cord Meyer (NOT including those who knew or suspected something was “in the breeze” and chose not to say anything [Hoover, LBJ]) or the actual assassins [silly and pointless parlor game to speculate on WHO they were…54 years later, we will never know THAT]. JFK was killed because it was perceived, right or wrong, that he was going to end our involvement in Vietnam and seek peace with Castro’s Cuba (after both the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, those in the secret corridors of power were enraged by JFK’s Peace Speech at American University). To a lesser extent, those involved were angered at President Kennedy’s private life (a few Secret Service agents who chose to let a few precious seconds go by to ensure a new President: agent Roberts was VERY close to LBJ) and his views on Civil Rights (although, ironically, LBJ pushed the Civil Rights Bill thru in tribute to JFK and, a la Trump, to boost his ego and popularity).
Sound at 42:17 mark. Bigger images, slower speed for better clarity. This video replaces another one I just deleted, as this one is far superior.
President Kennedy’s Secret Service Protection and the press
(replaces:) The Secret Service Protection For President Kennedy: An In-Depth Study. This is my VERY BEST video; my masterpiece. If you only watch one video of mine, watch this one! This is a massive study: every trip that JFK used the bubble top (in GOOD weather conditions; roughly one third of all his motorcades); proving that, pre-Dallas, President Kennedy was properly covered by the press and photographers AND properly protected; the White House Detail complete and more; audio of my interviews with Secret Service agents Floyd Boring, Gerald Behn, Sam Kinney and Don Lawton + my correspondence with Dave Powers, Winston Lawson, etc.