By r4m3v151t0R. sport. At Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 16:43:30 PM.
When boxing reached the Pay Per View era, the biggest pay per view draw in the history of the sport was American – Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather broke one pay per view record after another. He made boxing more than a sport by adding entertainment value to it. Americans bought Mayweather. Just look at the PPV records.
With the national-anthem controversy in full swing this past October, a Gallup poll indicated the NFL was taking a hit. Fifty-seven percent of Americans said they were fans of professional football, down 10 percentage points from the previous time the question was asked, in December 2012. Support for most other sports, including college football, had not changed meaningfully during the same five-year span.
This place pace bored fans, many of whom where promised an action packed fun experience and attendance and interest in the new league had begun to dip. The NBA needed a solution and needed it fast. The solution was an ingenious one and one that would revolutionize the game as we know it. A simple clock, with just 24 seconds on it would forever change the game.