• Nearly half of fans (44%) say they would have less future interest in the NFL after a delayed or canceled season.
• More than half of fans (53%) expect a full NFL season without replacement players in 2011, but if replacement players are used 63% will still watch.
• With a disrupted NFL season, college football would gain more attention from 57.3% of NFL fans. Major league baseball and the NBA would receive more attention from 45.3% and 37.3% of NFL fans, respectively.
• What would fans miss most if the season is disrupted? 41.8% said watching with friends and family and 40.7% said following a team. Only 5.2% said fantasy football is what they would most miss and only 1.3% said betting on games.
The survey was conducted by noted research group M&RR and polled 314 random NFL fans ages 18 and older. It has a margin of error +5.5 percentage points.Received via email from SI Communications