Football viewership is down on professional and college levels. In a three-hour game, there’s about 15 minutes or less of real action. People can easily watch highlights later. Or they can watch the game on a mobile platform. Football is buffeted with the issues of head injuries, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
Technology and social mores change constantly, and any enterprise has to exploit the changes, not suffer from them. The salary of Roger Goodel, the commissioner of the National Football League, is about $34 million.
That’s a lot of money for merely holding a steady course despite bad weather and rough water.