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NFL Fans earn the right to say FML after overdosing on commercial breaks!

By Alan / dimanche 6 août 2017 04:00
People complain about advertising and spam on the internet, but when you take a look at these charts comparing commercials, crowd shots and actual game action, it's enough to make you want to kick something in the balls.

Kicker conspiracy

A recent survey has showed that most fans will only be watching 11 minutes of actual game action per average game. The amount of commercials per game has been on the rise for years, but now we're bordering on the ridiculous. Have a look:

 

This pie chart breaks down the average game into numbers:

This breakdown is already from a few years ago, which means it's going to get worse

You'll be watching more shots of the crowd and cheerleaders, instant replays and players picking their noses than actual football, not to mention all the commercials that'll be blasted at you. There's probably a really funny analogy to be made here about watching a terrible type of porn that contains very little actual sex on camera, but we can't rub one out.

The commercials and "Cash-22"

Ratings are declining due to people not watching TV the way they used to. Netflix and other ways to avoid live television are changing people's relationship to scheduled programs, so the money (we're talking $3.1 billion. Yes, billion) has to come from somewhere to pay the NFL. So more and more commercials are added, making the games longer and longer. And more tedious.

Is there a bright side?

No, not really, unless you enjoy being angry at a TV set. You'll be able to get hot and bothered at the NFL and that's a real FML for football fans. Drinking times will be on the rise, since games include pointless shots of people in the crowd and not much of an actual play, you can spend a whole game having a barbecue and mixing cocktails.

Make those 11 minutes actually count, if you don't end up missing them in between all the padding.

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By  Madrias  |  34

Well, to be fair, people are leaving TV because there's too many commercials, not enough content. So they're "fixing" it by increasing the commercials and decreasing the content. Which will only lead to more people leaving TV.

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By  Madrias  |  34

Well, to be fair, people are leaving TV because there's too many commercials, not enough content. So they're "fixing" it by increasing the commercials and decreasing the content. Which will only lead to more people leaving TV.

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