1. Standard membermchill
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    I used to like watching NCAA and NFL Football - - No More! The last few years have seen a slow but steady rise in the amount of airtime spent on ads. I understand ad revenue is important, but this has gotten out of hand. 1 NFL game I watched recently had fully 40% of the airtime on ads for everything from cars to insurance to armpit spray (I very much want to take a machine gun to Mr. Yellow insurance guy and his stupid bird!) From now on its 10 min. a week to check the scores on the internet and the rest of football can go and jump in a lake! 😕
  2. Standard memberSuzianne
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    @mchill said
    I used to like watching NCAA and NFL Football - - No More! The last few years have seen a slow but steady rise in the amount of airtime spent on ads. I understand ad revenue is important, but this has gotten out of hand. 1 NFL game I watched recently had fully 40% of the airtime on ads for everything from cars to insurance to armpit spray (I very much want to take a machine gu ...[text shortened]... in. a week to check the scores on the internet and the rest of football can go and jump in a lake! 😕
    When I was following Fantasy Football, I got a sub to NFL: Red Zone, and they covered just the highlights, mainly the scoring plays, even for games that were not broadcast. I can't say there's fewer commercials, but it doesn't seem as intrusive because the coverage of each game is minimal, especially if it was a low-score game.
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    @suzianne said
    When I was following Fantasy Football, I got a sub to NFL: Red Zone, and they covered just the highlights, mainly the scoring plays, even for games that were not broadcast. I can't say there's fewer commercials, but it doesn't seem as intrusive because the coverage of each game is minimal, especially if it was a low-score game.
    FYI, you still have a dead team going in the RHP fantasy football, maybe next year either play or remove your team?
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    @mchill said
    I used to like watching NCAA and NFL Football - - No More! The last few years have seen a slow but steady rise in the amount of airtime spent on ads. I understand ad revenue is important, but this has gotten out of hand. 1 NFL game I watched recently had fully 40% of the airtime on ads for everything from cars to insurance to armpit spray (I very much want to take a machine gu ...[text shortened]... in. a week to check the scores on the internet and the rest of football can go and jump in a lake! 😕
    I sometimes watch baseball when it is broadcast in the UK.
    I just record it and fast forward the adverts
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    I went to watch a football game and ended up watching a soccer game instead. I went to a fight and hockey game broke out. Life is funny sometimes.

    -VR
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    @Very-Rusty baseball or cricket
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    @mchill
    very good. I gave up professional sports years ago... Especially the STUPID BOWL...
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    @mchill said
    I used to like watching NCAA and NFL Football - - No More! The last few years have seen a slow but steady rise in the amount of airtime spent on ads. I understand ad revenue is important, but this has gotten out of hand. 1 NFL game I watched recently had fully 40% of the airtime on ads for everything from cars to insurance to armpit spray (I very much want to take a machine gu ...[text shortened]... in. a week to check the scores on the internet and the rest of football can go and jump in a lake! 😕
    It's not football that's lost you, it's commercial television.
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