Questionable Decisions and High Ratings in the NFL

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Questionable Decisions and High Ratings in the NFL

On this week’s Monday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, Denver coach Nathaniel Hackett made the controversial decision to rely on a 64-yard field goal attempt, resulting in their loss of the first game of the season. Should he have played QB Russell Wilson, who has brought the team back 32 times in the fourth quarter? Were the odds stacked against them with such a move? Would that kick have made it at their home stadium at a higher altitude, as opposed to a notably difficult stadium in Seattle? Was it just a matter of protecting the quarterback early in the season? Did this cause an issue among the players in the locker room afterward?

Aaron Rodgers seems to be off to a rough start in the season opener. Was he fully prepared with the new players around him for the game with Minnesota? Did he have a tough time in the preseason as well?

The NFL is getting record viewership ratings, which were up 5% in Week 1, and seem to have the right formula. Amazon has paid $11B for streaming rights to the NFL and claims they will get 12M viewers. Will the actual number of viewers match such predictions? Is the plethora of different networks making it more difficult for fans to find games? The PAC-12 is considering going the Amazon Prime route to make more games available for viewers. Will that bring in more money and save the conference if and when UCLA and USC move to the Big 10?

Robert Sarver, owner of the Phoenix Suns and the Mercury teams, was fined $10M and suspended for one year. Many are questioning why he has only been suspended and not expelled from the NBA for his years of misconduct. Do billionaire owners feel they are allowed a different standard of behavior?

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees has 57 home runs so far this season. He and Shohei Otani, who won the award in 2021, are both up for baseball’s AL MVP award. What are his chances of winning the trophy this year?

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