The Baltimore Ravens were seriously considering signing Colin Kaepernick to backup starter Joe Flacco.
Their coach knows Colin from his days in San Francisco because his brother Jim Harbaugh coached him.
Rumors started flying and as soon as they hit the airwaves the people of Baltimore jumped into action to stop the madness.
According to Mike Silver of NFL Media, the Ravens executives were stunned at the hostile fan reaction to the news they were considering signing Colin Kaepernick.
They got thousands of messages from fans saying don’t you dare sign that clown or something to that effect.
Most echoed one smart fan who gave Kaepernick the a 5 word brutal ending to his career: “We don’t want Kaepernick here!”
The Ravens have heard from numerous fans regarding Kaepernick in the last couple of days, many staunchly opposed to his signing…
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) July 28, 2017
This is not the first time.A few months ago, Giants co-owner John Mara floated the idea of signing Colin and was met with a massive backlash and he quickly backed down.
“All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue. If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another giants game. It wasn’t one or two letters. It was a lot. It’s an emotional, emotional issue for a lot of people, more so than any other issue I’ve run into,” said Mara.
This comes on the heels for bad news for the league as a whole after Colin’s cheap publicity stunt.
After practically a double-digit ratings freefall last year, the NFL is now having to deal with a lighter than expected demand for advertising purchases for the upcoming season.
“A number of factors have conspired to cast a bit of a pall over this year’s NFL market, which some insiders say is the softest since the Great Recession of 2008,” Ad Age points out, many agencies have cut their pro football ad budgets. Of course, there is lower ratings which have led to this decision.
A source for Ad Age is anticipating a two percent to four percent build in the price of commercials.
Declines in demand for advertising from automobiles, movies, and male sexual enhancement products have occurred because sales haven’t met originally anticipated figures.
The piece believes that the ridiculously full schedule of NFL games, which include Thursday night contests, several Sunday morning battles in England, and Saturday doubleheaders in Week 16 and Week 17, reduce demand. Of course, streaming is catching up with broadcast TV, which is reducing demand even further.
The publication makes no mention of Colin Kaepernick, and several other players, who childishly protested the national anthem of the nation that made the rich. Likely because it has had some bearing on the numbers but it doesn’t fit their liberal narrative.
Fans repeatedly cited Kaepernick’s protest as the top cause of their disinterest in football in 2016. In a Seton Hall poll, for instance, fans cited the anti-anthem protests as the top reason for tuning out NFL broadcasts.
NFL ratings declined by nine percent in 2016.
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