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Entry from December 11, 2017
No Fan Left or No Fans Left (National Football League or NFL nickname)

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league, headquartered in New York City. The NFL has been dubbed “No Fan Left” or “No Fans Left” by those who do not like the league. “No Fan(s) Left” was popularized in the fall of 2017, when many fans were angered when some NFL players kneeled during the national anthem.

“NFL=No fans left” was printed in the Daily Record (Morristown, NJ) on December 8, 1983. “NFL = No Fans Left?” was posted on the newsgroup rec.sport.football.pro on November 9, 1995. “@NFLCommish is ruining this league.  Soon NFL will stand for No Fans Left. #NFL #GoodellMustGo #Steelers” was posted on Twitter on October 20, 2010. “The NFL will have to change its name to No Fans Left if they don’t start next season on time. #nofansleft #NFL” was posted on Twitter on March 4, 2011.

“‘No Fan Left’ Why I Gave Up The NFL” was posted on Twitter on December 2, 2014. “#NoFanLeft” was posted on Twitter on September 23, 2017.

Other NFL nicknames include “National Felons League,” “NFHell,” “Not For Long,” “No Fan Loyalty” and “No Fun League.”


Wikipedia: National Football League
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL’s 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, six teams from each conference (four division winners and two wild card teams) advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held in the first Sunday in February, and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC.

Wikipedia: U.S. national anthem protests (2016–present)
The protests began in the National Football League (NFL) after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat and later kneeled during the anthem, as opposed to the tradition of standing, before his team’s preseason games of 2016. Throughout the 2016 season, members of various NFL and other sports teams have engaged in similar silent protests. On September 24, 2017, the NFL protests became more widespread when over 200 players sat or kneeled in response to Donald Trump’s calling for owners to fire the protesting players.

Newspapers.com
8 December 1983, Daily Record (Morristown, NJ), pg. 1, col. 1:
NFL=No fans left
Football is being hurt by no-shows and top-rated TV shows. Attendance at games is dwindling and ratings are dropping. Page 47.

Google Groups: rec.sport.football.pro
NFL = No Fans Left?
ni...@lehigh.edu
11/9/95
I have faithfully watched NFL football games every week for as long as I can remember. But I won’t be watching this week. And I don’t think I iwll watch any more games this year. And I am sure when next season rolls around I won’t want to watch then either. I can no longer look at the NFL with any respect. As you might of guessed, all of this anger is because of the team formerly known as the Cleveland Browns. I have been a fan, a season ticket holder, a member of the dog pound and 1 of 70,000 true fans that would show up each week to watch our beloved Browns. But now, I have no team to root for so I might as well not even be a fan at all.

7 September 1997, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), “Noteworthy,” pg. D10:
NFL (NO FANS LEFT): At its current rate, the NFL could soon stand for No Fans Left.

Twitter
Mr. Crash‏
@SteelersCrash
@NFLCommish is ruining this league.  Soon NFL will stand for No Fans Left. #NFL #GoodellMustGo #Steelers
1:42 AM - 20 Oct 2010

Twitter
Comedy Fiend‏
@comedyfiend
The NFL will have to change its name to No Fans Left if they don’t start next season on time. #nofansleft #NFL
6:55 PM - 4 Mar 2011

Twitter
acrossthemargin‏
@acrossthemargin
“No Fan Left” Why I Gave Up The NFL”: http://acrossthemargin.com/no-fan-left-why-i-gave-up-the-nfl/ … #elevenminutes #NFL
7:42 AM - 2 Dec 2014

Twitter
Marc Rudov‏
@MarcRudov
#RogerGoodell: If #LadyGaga Mixes #Politics w #Superbowl You’ll Permanently Convert #NFL’s #Brand to “No Fans Left” http://marcrudov.com
10:17 AM - 3 Feb 2017

Twitter
StayInTheVortex‏
@VORTEX1155
@NFL = No Fan Left
8:30 PM - 23 Sep 2017

Twitter
Alto Oosterloo‏
@aeoost
.#takeakneesunday ? @NFL will become “#NoFanLeft” - @michellemalkin #BlackOutNFL @PC1170Alto Oosterloo added,
4:47
Jeanine Pirro
@JudgeJeanine
. @michellemalkin came on ‘Justice’ to discuss Pres.Trumps blasting of the NFL anthem ‘kneelers’. Take a look:
11:03 PM - 23 Sep 2017

Twitter
Mike_cdko‏
@Mike_cdko
@NFL = No Fan Left.
5:32 PM - 24 Sep 2017

YouTube
NFL = No Fans Left SCREW THE NFL !!
wingnut4427
Published on Sep 25, 2017
Adios NFL ! You wont be missed !

Twitter
Sharon Lee‏
@scroarty
N F L No Fan Left @NFL #Football #StandForOurAnthem #StandForTheFlag
10:49 PM - 25 Sep 2017

Twitter
Frontier Lawn‏
@FrontierLawn
@toddschnitt I call it No Fan Left instead of NFhell
3:24 PM - 28 Sep 2017

Twitter
Nyetengale‏
@nyetengale
NFL. No Fans Left! Explain This To Your Sponsors! #BoycottNFL #BoycottTheKneeBenders #BoycottNFLSponsors
1:58 PM - 29 Sep 2017

YouTube
NFL - No Fans Left?
Oct 1, 2017
sramsdellwdm
632 subscribers
Everyone doesn’t agree with stupid NFL players and there owners. Mess with the American Flag, people will resist. Don’t mess with the national anthem and the flag. Take you stupid political Crap and shove it. This is how America, the Good Ole USA feels. This is how we really feel.

Twitter
Tim McClellan‏
@TimMcClellan
NFL = No Fan Left. #BoycottNFL #BoycottNFLsponsors http://ift.tt/2zqfd3E
8:43 AM - 21 Oct 2017

Google Books
Erasing America:
Losing Our Future by Destroying Our Past

By James S. Robbins
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster
2018
Pg. 96:
The joke among the boycotters was that NFL stands for “no fans left.”

Daily Journal (Kankakee, IL)
The NFL (No Fans Left) is committing suicide
Jan 23, 2018
To date, I haven’t said much about the pro football matter. The reason is I am hopelessly addicted to the Green Bay Packers; have been since 1968. I’m sorry, there just isn’t anything I can do about it – I’m weak.

Unfortunately, the Packers play in the National Football League. NFL for short. Also, short for “No Fans Left.” The league is doing everything humanly possible to drive guys like me away, and I wonder if they haven’t gone so far, they won’t find their way back

Twitter
Marco Bianco
@ChaplMarco
Will the NFL “No-Fans-Left” survive Post Covid?
4:31 PM · Jun 14, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Androgynous Pat
@androgynous_pat
Replying to @dbongino
Here’s the great news. Thru all the panic porn associated with covid, we’ve gotten used to NO professional sports.
NFL = No Fans Left
MLB will soon experience a ‘Major League Backlash’ now as well. It’s too bad, they’ve historically been more measured & mature that the others.
7:49 PM · Jul 21, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
hardscrabblemtn
@ChovieAnne
Replying to @dcexaminer @spurs and @realDonaldTrump
NFL

NOT
FOR
LIBERTY

NO
FANS
LEFT
10:34 PM · Aug 17, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Henry Makow
@HenryMakow
NFL - No Fans Left
“Supporting Disrespect”
“In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling before each game to pray.
“But they will allow demonstrations of disrespect for our national flag, our national anthem, for America, and for the American people.”
10:37 AM · Aug 20, 2020·Twitter Web App

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