19% Of Fans Say They Won't Return If NFL Cancels Games

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by Sweets, May 11, 2011.

  1. Sweets

    Sweets All-Pro

    What's the real-world cost to the league if the lockout causes the NFL to miss games in September? Perhaps fans who don't return. A new study by Adweek and Harris Poll revealed that 19% of people surveyed said they would be less likely to continue watching the NFL if the season is delayed. So far, the NFL has not had to force fans to sacrifice much other than listening to the two sides bicker about their differences. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said that he expects the labor impasse -- which turned into a lockout on March 12 -- to resolve in time for the 2011 season to be played, but the league did seem to build a cushion into its 2011 regular-season schedule in which it could start the season up to three weeks late and not miss any games.

    Source: USAToday
    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  2. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    They are most likely casual fans. If they poll hardcore fans, the percentage will be astronomically lower...lol...
  3. K Train

    K Train Do You Honeycutt?

  4. ketbuckfan

    ketbuckfan Tressel owns Michigan

    I dont believe that for a second. The overwhelming majority of people will be back as soon as the games start. I mean I'm a Bengals fan, it doesn't get any worse than that but i'll be watching as soon as the season starts.
  5. I didn't think "casual" football fans existed anymore........
  6. andy82

    andy82 Your Soul, It's Mine!

    They do, but they are called Patriots fans...
  7. Litez0ut

    Litez0ut Litez0ut Sucka

    That's some bs
  8. SeanTaylor21

    SeanTaylor21 TheKingofKind

    Seriously bs.
  9. marty264

    marty264 Team Veteran

    Easy to say you wont watch it, but then a boring Sunday afternoon comes along.....
  10. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    I couldn't stay away I can not tell a lie

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  11. themush

    themush iDIOT sAVANT

    I'm with you guys. First I want to know the definition of a "fan"?
  12. phiglesphan

    phiglesphan BANNED

    19% of people also tend to make empty threats when they feel threatened.
  13. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    19% of the time, it works all the time.
  14. ollysj

    ollysj iKraut

    They did the poll at Buffalo and Jacksonville.... :icon_wink:
  15. mmehring

    mmehring Cap'n Stabbin

    Lol those are bandwagon fans... :icon_cheesygrin: