How do I know I’m getting old? 16-year-old Frankie Ruggeri, that’s him in the Rams hat looking 12, started a petition to get the Super Bowl moved from Sunday to Saturday and he’s figured out a way to get the local news media to cover his movement. 16! That kid is old enough to drive a car around town. CRAZY!
As I type this, Frankie has 19,610 signatures on Change.org and the number is going up by the minute thanks to the media coverage. Here’s Frank’s opening statement on the Change page: “It will get more money.and get more vistors to game.NFl will get more telavison views because most goverment jobs have off. have to more children to enjoy there beloved game on TV or at venue. Most of your playoff games are on saturday. Probably have to prices becuse more vistors will go(.)”
I like it. This kid has a future in blogging.
Of course Roger Goodell’s not going to move the Super Bowl. It’s over at like 9:45 or 10 on a Sunday. Rationale adults should be able to handle themselves in a manner that allows them to get to work in the morning. That said, I’d love to see Frankie debate Goodell on a stage during next week’s media festivities. That would be incredible drama.
Here are the numbers Frankie’s up against. Goodell loves Sunday, kid. Captive audience. No birthday parties. People are hunkered down at home…watching commercials. The advertisers love it. Am I telling the kid to give up on his dream? Absolutely not, but I’d like to see him use his energy to get Monday turned into a national holiday. Now that’s a real cause.
The 2017 #SuperBowl still holds the records for in-game ad spending ($390 million) and total ad spending ($498 million) due to extra commercial airings in an overtime period as well as an all-time high in ad rates https://t.co/irhWaremjU pic.twitter.com/9OoyMjzdDH
— Kantar (Media Division) (@Kantar_Media) January 10, 2020