As the Super Bowl Approaches, Republicans Are Souring on the N.F.L. Again

If some viewers choose to skip the Super Bowl this year, one man you might blame – or credit – is President Trump.

The 2017-18 season was one of division for the N.F.L., as it struggled with protests, lower ratings and declining support among its core fans. But how Republicans say they feel about the league depends a lot on how long it has been since Mr. Trump last put the issue of player protests in the national spotlight. CONT.

Kevin Quealy, New York Times