Event Title

The NFL and Television: A Symbiotic Dynasty

Location

220 Main Hall

Start Date

29-4-2016 10:30 AM

End Date

29-4-2016 10:55 AM

Description

The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between the National Football League, television, and the media’s involvement between the two. Burgeoning at relatively the same time, television helped the NFL gain national attention, while the NFL in turn brought monstrous amounts of people in every week, helping television ratings. This symbiotic relationship has evolved over time into one of pop culture’s most powerful partnerships. Even through controversial topics such as domestic violence and the ever-growing impact concussions have had on the game, the National Football League continues to thrive as a media juggernaut, pulling in record amounts of people to watch their games every week. Though there are many factors which contributed to the National Football League’s current dominance over sport in America, television’s effect on and continuing relationship with the NFL has by far been the most important.

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Chris Martau is a senior at Kent State Stark, majoring in history. He is interested in various subjects of history, including the Renaissance era, the American Revolutionary era, and film and comic book histories.

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The NFL and Television: A Symbiotic Dynasty

220 Main Hall

The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between the National Football League, television, and the media’s involvement between the two. Burgeoning at relatively the same time, television helped the NFL gain national attention, while the NFL in turn brought monstrous amounts of people in every week, helping television ratings. This symbiotic relationship has evolved over time into one of pop culture’s most powerful partnerships. Even through controversial topics such as domestic violence and the ever-growing impact concussions have had on the game, the National Football League continues to thrive as a media juggernaut, pulling in record amounts of people to watch their games every week. Though there are many factors which contributed to the National Football League’s current dominance over sport in America, television’s effect on and continuing relationship with the NFL has by far been the most important.