Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 12/11/12
Do you know when your sport is having problems gaining traction in America? When a comedian running an account based on Fox's NFL robot Cleatus is taking shots at your league, it might be time to look at a new strategy when it comes to what exactly you're doing. Update : The #NHL cancels games thru New Years. Update: No one cares, STILL! — Cleatus (@CLEATUSonFOX) December 11, 2012 For as harsh as this seems on the surface, it's actually pretty true. Even the most hardcore, die-hard NHL fans are sick and tired of the talks between the league and the players union, and no one is even batting an eye at games getting canceled seemingly after every meeting between the two entities. In a way, the NHL has brought this situation where a make believe robot for the NFL on Fox is making jokes at their expense. Does anyone remember when Fox *did* care about the NHL, though? Fox had the NHL rights for five seasons from 1994 to 1999, and their coverage of the league was largely forgetta...

This article first appeared on Awful Announcing and was syndicated with permission.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Youth football coaches engage in ugly brawl

Richard Sherman critical of NFL injury report: It is for gamblers

Adidas hooked Giannis Antetokounmpo up with an entire truck full of sneakers

Carmelo Anthony trade rumors suggest he’s headed to the Rockets soon

John Farrell may use David Price as temporary closer

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Marvin Lewis threatens Bengals players with major changes

Robert Grays dies from injury stemming from tackle attempt in CFB game

Winter is coming: Best free agents on MLB contenders

Report: Warriors players, officials perplexed by Kevin Durant’s offseason

Magic Johnson subpoenaed in Draymond Green civil case

Sixers plan to start Ben Simmons at point guard with no restrictions

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors for the 2018 NBA championship

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

The 'Kevin Durant has mad (Twitter) handles' quiz

Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017

The 'Remember the tight ends' quiz

Ranking the best college football fan bases

Getaway Day: Time runs short as postseason nears

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House sticks it to sports

The 'Not so elementary, my dear Watson' quiz

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

After a decade in the WNBA, MVP Sylvia Fowles is ready for the spotlight

The 'MLB is as powerful as ever' quiz

10 teams that can unseat the Warriors for the 2018 NBA championship

College football 2017 Week 4 predictions

NFL Referee Hotline: Mike McCarthy is sick of these calls

Baseball's most underwhelming teams of 2017

The 'Kevin Durant has mad (Twitter) handles' quiz

Ranking the best college football fan bases

The 'Remember the tight ends' quiz

Getaway Day: Time runs short as postseason nears

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker