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Poll Results Indicate That 19% Of NFL Fans Are Lying Liars With Their Pants On Fire

Results of a new study conducted by Adweek and Harris Poll indicate that 19% of those polled say that they will be less likely to watch NFL games when the season begins, making that portion of those questioned miserable liars who should be ashamed of themselves. Sure, they talk a big game now, but when the NFL returns – no matter the length of the lockout – they will return to watching the games and supporting their favorite teams, incapable of resisting the lure of the enchanting Siren Song that is NFL football which has repeatedly enraptured them over and over and over again.

To round out the rest of the 2,124 U.S. adults surveyed, 67% say they will not be any more or less likely to watch NFL football upon its return, 11% much less likely, 4% are more likely to watch (?) and 10% have no idea what the hell is going on.

A breakdown of the results from the poll (via The Huddle):

  • The older a person is the less likely they will be to watch football when the season begins — 12% of those 18-34 years old say so, compared to about one in five of those 35-44 (19%) and 45-55 (18%), and 25% of those 55 years and older;
  • Men are somewhat more likely than women to say they are less likely to watch football when it returns (22% vs. 16%);
  • Americans who earn less than $35K per year are least likely to say they will be less likely to watch football when the season begins (16%) and those who earn $35K-$49.9K are most likely to say so (21%). About one in five say so among those who earn $50K-$74.9K (18%) and $75K or more (20%); and,
  • There is little difference by age or gender (and very few people overall) who say they are more likely to watch football when the season begins — between just 3% and 5% of all age groups and both genders say this.

So there you have it. A lot of people being perfectly honest with a small segment of those polled lying their asses off. Nineteen percent to be exact.

The Future of Football: One in Five Americans less likely to watch when the NFL season begins [PR Newswire (via The Huddle)]