ASFN Consultant and Senior Writer
- Jan 7, 2003
- Reaction score
- Orlando, FL
The NFL has for years mastered the ability to dominate headlines even in the off-season. This year has been different. No combine, limited mini-camps and limited player workouts have left NFL fans with little original material to discuss. Whether this will impact long term popularity is unclear. However, baseball with full stands is getting increased valuable exposure. I’m not faulting the NFL. I’m just curious how much this may impact the upcoming season? Diehard fans will be there but have casual fans lost story lines to follow? I’m certain attendance won’t fall, but what about the TV ratings that dictate the huge rights fees that fund much of the NFL’s success?