The always outspoken Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban is predicting the demise of the NFL. Cuban believes that it’s a short period of time before the number one sport in America loses its luster with fans.
“I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion,” Cuban said Sunday evening when his pregame conversation with reporters, which covered a broad range of topics, swayed toward football. “I’m just telling you, pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. And they’re getting hoggy. Just watch. Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. When you try to take it too far, people turn the other way.
“I’m just telling you, when you’ve got a good thing and you get greedy, it always, always, always, always, always turns on you. That’s rule number one of business.”
What prompted this? Probably the fact that the NFL is expanding it’s TV package to CBS on Thursdays for the 2014 season. many describe the move as a money grab, claiming the games aren’t great quality because players don’t have the usual week to recover. Then there is the concussion issue…
I believe fans love the violence and the short tight schedule. I think the decline of those hits will ultimately impact NFL fandom.