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Old 02-11-2020, 10:35 AM
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The NFL in particular seemed like it was dipping in popularity and revenue before it ticked back up again. (I say “may” because I’m not sure that declining TV viewership wasn’t due to people watching through webcasts instead.) That may have spurred some urgency to innovate. Now that there is less of a need to make changes that might increase revenue and interest, would you stop the initiatives that you already started? If I’m the NFL I wouldn’t; it doesn’t matter if the urgency is gone, more money is more money.

To recap; I think the reason they are changing is because they want more money (and as a business, making money is their primary job). The reason why it’s happening now is because of the recent slip in ratings that spurred the changes.