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2020-10-13 -PC Follies
NBA Game 6 Finals - Now With Even Fewer Fans!
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Posted by Raj 2020-10-13 09:47|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6480 views ]  Top

#1 Yeah, but the big names still hauled in their millions and the entire league has a valuation in the billions. That can unfortunately go on for some time before they notice there are no fans.
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-10-13 10:05||   2020-10-13 10:05|| Front Page Top

#2 At some point (maybe it's happened already) the owners, not getting gate or concession revenue, are gonna put a lot of pressure on the league office. That's the immediate effect; when TV revenues take a hit, then it'll be a complete shitshow.
Posted by Raj 2020-10-13 10:12||   2020-10-13 10:12|| Front Page Top

#3 Fans?? We don't need no steenkin' fans!!
Posted by AlanC 2020-10-13 10:28||   2020-10-13 10:28|| Front Page Top

#4 They'll still rake in the Chinese money, at least for a while.

May be time for the Feds -- if we had worthwhile ones-- to treat the NBA as the influence agent of a foreign power.
Posted by charger 2020-10-13 10:40||   2020-10-13 10:40|| Front Page Top

#5 IIRC the TV contract is coming up in a year or two. With declining viewership comes reduced offered $$
Posted by Frank G 2020-10-13 11:36||   2020-10-13 11:36|| Front Page Top

#6 Someone should ask Bron Bron his opinion about the NBA cancelling the BLM stuff to secure the China TV contract.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-13 12:01||   2020-10-13 12:01|| Front Page Top

#7 ^He made his bundle, what does he care?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-10-13 12:08||   2020-10-13 12:08|| Front Page Top

#8 /\ And with LeBron being in L.A., he's all set up for a career in Hollywood. Perhaps the Sorides paradox is at play here with his "bundle".
Posted by Clem 2020-10-13 12:42||   2020-10-13 12:42|| Front Page Top

#9 Because the man-child can't help himself.

In the latest soccer-flop, Bron Bron walked off the court because he was not having his way.

You may have a point; good time for him to retire.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-13 12:47||   2020-10-13 12:47|| Front Page Top

#10 There was a time there when it looked like he was going to tack towards politics under a BLM sail.

Perhaps my question now, before Governor James?
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-13 13:05||   2020-10-13 13:05|| Front Page Top

#11 well the reason people aren't watching is because they're all cooped up in their houses working from home...

Oh... The figures should be much higher lol.

I wonder what is being watched instead...
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-10-13 13:07||   2020-10-13 13:07|| Front Page Top

#12 NBA already announced next season they'd be non-political on the court. Question is, will fans return to see or did they leave in disgust for good. I'm betting a bit of each.
Posted by rjschwarz 2020-10-13 13:45||   2020-10-13 13:45|| Front Page Top

#13 A lot of people are discovering now that they don't need professional sports in their lives and never did in the first place.
Posted by Muggsy Hapsburg5230 2020-10-13 14:06||   2020-10-13 14:06|| Front Page Top

#14 ..tribes are being picked. Fandom was just a subset. Now with higher stakes, the population is looking elsewhere.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-10-13 15:56||   2020-10-13 15:56|| Front Page Top

#15 Although I wish for zero fan attendance and zero TV viewership, things go in cycles. The fans will eventually come back. The sooner the NBA (top to bottom) knocks off the BLM/PRC/PC egesta, the sooner things will recover. Goes for all [pro] sports, especially the National Felons League.
Posted by Clem 2020-10-13 16:20||   2020-10-13 16:20|| Front Page Top

#16  I wonder what is being watched instead...

Movies and series on NetFlicks and Amazon Prime, and all sorts of videos on YouTube. So a different set of Progressives is getting the advertising dollars.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-10-13 21:07||   2020-10-13 21:07|| Front Page Top

#17 The really sad part is sports united religions and races. I guess that's why the left had to destroy them.
Posted by rjschwarz 2020-10-13 21:49||   2020-10-13 21:49|| Front Page Top

#18 /\ And the military?
Posted by Clem 2020-10-13 22:28||   2020-10-13 22:28|| Front Page Top

#19 It has been mentioned a number of times before, how someone at one location looking up something while internet shopping, an ad shows up on another device with a similar ad.

It is my belief, and I think with plenty of anecdotal evidence, that with the modern entertainment delivery devices, that those service (and any lamprey spies if you will) know exactly who is watching what, and said demographics and habits of who.

While that may be a ton of information, the spreadsheet, and therefore analysis, is relatively simple.

This Macromedia Data is therefore available, especially for those who want to cooperate or negotiate prices. For a $billion business structure to not at least pay attention, as a medical patient is hooked up to a number of sensors such as EKG, would be woefully ignorant.

They know.

The study of consumer habits is as auld as commerce itself; the modern example would be why grocery stores have milk and perishable on the far side of the store so consumers walk the aisle.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-13 23:10||   2020-10-13 23:10|| Front Page Top

#20 Say I am a basketball fan, and huge fan of Bron making a mark in its history.

Say I miss a live game, and want to know why Bron walked off the court before the game was over, and I want to know why.

So I stream the game, maybe skipping the advertisements (noted by the matrix), and watch over whatever criteria counts as "watching the game".

That is all noted. Members can adjust accordingly; did so-and-so watch what commercials? Does their online activity match what our advertising strategy is? Whatever best matches the ultimate Supply vs. Demand perimeters necessary vs. a 1/3/5 year plan.

Remember this is a big 'B' $Billions on the line; tickets/advertising/(space balls voice) mechandising....consumer behavior.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-13 23:20||   2020-10-13 23:20|| Front Page Top

#21 So let's talk experiences at a restaurant.

I know I've had a favorite restaurant, especially when I was young and dating.

Good and OK experiences were the norm.

Have one bad experience at a restaurant, and see yea.

That is what is going on here. Under New Management, Under New Chef, perhaps you give them a try, but in the back of my mind it is not "I'm going to try them out again but not in a date/pro-business set situation at first, and I'll never forget that I did get the crab cake soup sandwich everyone else disappointed cost me how much? experience.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-13 23:28||   2020-10-13 23:28|| Front Page Top

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