I think Fantasy Football was a bit help over the past few years, but it’s got impossible to play with all the injuries, and with teams changing strategies (RB isn’t a viable draft any more beyond 4-5 players). I’d played fantasy since 2001, but gave up on my league this year and wanted to give up on the last couple.
Add that to the ugliness of Bradygate and the general scumbagness of all the NFL owners (we should never know who the owners are in sports, NFL has a huge problem there). I think lots of people are slowly walking away, and that accelerates quickly once Rogers and Brady are gone. I won’t be sad to see football go to be honest, when we see all these stars start dying off in their 50’s or lose their minds we’ll have a huge sour taste from supporting this sport.