Coming at you
This comment took me by surprise...not saying what you are seeing is not true...but I can say that around here that is just not the case. I see that comment in regards to baseball...kids just don't seem to care or watch...but not football. I see kids watching...playing...and wearing team gear everywhere during football season....both NFL and CFB. This is the first I have heard someone say the NFL has a youth issue...the sport does have a growing players wanting to play issue due to head injury awareness...but seems like the passion is still there from young fans.
Just speaking on what I see with my 5 grandkids (4 of them inherited when I got married 3 years ago ) and their friends, kids of my friends and friends of my kids and step sons. Pretty much zero interest in pro football or youth football. They play soccer, basketball, wrestling, baseball, swimming. They show some interest in MLB and NBA, but not football.
Different in the Midwest I guess.