Dirty Secrets The NFL Doesn’t Want You To Know
The NFL is a mega billion dollar company that is far from a new thing in society. If you want to see just how far things have come since their humble beginnings, just watch footage of an old game from the 60s era and then watch footage of a recent Super Bowl.
Everything now is glitz and glamour in public, but there are plenty of things that go on behind the scenes that the NFL doesn’t want you to know about. Things that they are responsible for, things they know about, things they don’t want to acknowledge, and things that they don’t want to admit in public.
They are no different from any other major corporation in that regard; as every company has things that they don’t want the public to know. But the NFL is such a public company that they have to work much harder to keep things quiet. That’s especially paramount when you consider that their overall image is contingent on fans, money, off the field issues, and player safety.
The bottom line about the NFL is that they think if they keep certain things quiet, the public will never find out. But the truth always come out eventually, and when it does it usually makes the entity that is hiding it, look even worse. Take the Ray Rice incident for example. The NFL knew all about the entire incident long before they admitted they did, but we’ll get into that more a little later on.
Here are 18 things that the NFL doesn’t want you to know. And some of them they go to great lengths to keep the details a secret.
18 Dirty Secrets The NFL Doesn’t Want You To Know
- Super Bowl Ticket Prices
If you are a fan of the NFL and your favorite team is lucky enough to get to the Super Bowl, chances are very high that you’ll have to watch it on TV. That’s because the average fan can’t afford a ticket to get into the game. Easy to see why when you consider that the average ticket has a resale value of well over $3,000 for a single ticket. Not to mention that because the Super Bowl rotates from city to city, if a fan wanted to go they would have to include plane fare, hotels, food, and local travel into their budget.
The regular face value of the average ticket is over $1,000, so even if a fan is lucky enough to get a ticket that is not outrageously marked up, they will still have to put out a pretty penny or two.
A ticket for a football game in the regular season is ridiculously high as it is, and the NFL expects you to pay it (and you do). But as the playoffs get deeper, the prices get steeper. Once your team is playing for the championship, the league doesn’t care if you can afford to get in or not, they’ll find someone to pay for the tickets, even if it isn’t a fan.
- Super Bowl Week Negatively Impacts Businesses
Everyone knows that most people do their online reading and research during regular business hours, after all, why not do that while still on the clock! But during Super Bowl week it’s worse. Everyone is always looking for the latest news about the upcoming game, reading interviews, and reading and hunting for those last little tidbits of information. It’s one of the worst productivity weeks in the year for a business.
Workers also spend many hours setting up betting pools, talking to each other about the game, and putting together office parties. It is estimated that over $1 billion is lost by employers during Super Bowl week due to employees sprinkling in work with their preparations for the Super Bowl.
And then of course you have the Monday after the game. It’s reported that around 6% of the overall American work force calls out sick on the Monday following the Super Bowl.