The upcoming week of football features the beginning of conference play in the NCAA and lots of good games in the NFL. There is no English Premier League schedule this week due to international play and the CFL is rapidly closing out their season. We would love to know how your football season is progressing, given all the negative news surrounding the NFL protests and ratings slide.

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The NCAA starts the week off with a bang when two ranked ACC teams go at it on Thursday night. (17) Louisville is at (24) NC State to see who will stay ranked after Week 6. On Saturday there are a few great matchups with LSU visiting (21) Florida and (23) West Virginia going to (8) TCU. Some rivalry action has Michigan State going to the Big House to take on (7) Michigan and (11) Washington State visits Oregon for a great PAC12 matchup.

The NFL is in Week 5 and the first bye week has arrived. Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans and Washington all have the week off and this begins the bye schedule through week 12. The best games have Seattle visiting the surprising Rams team, and an unexpected solid game between Buffalo and Cincinnati. The prime time games feature New England and Tampa on Thursday, KC/Houston Sunday Night, and a classic matchup between Minnesota and Chicago on Monday night.

Much has been made about the sliding NFL ratings and the impact of the player protests on fans interest in the NFL season. Are you experiencing a slower than usual NFL response? If so, what are you doing about it? We are a community and together we can share ideas on how to best react to any changes in our business circumstances.

So, please tell us how you’re doing in the comments below. We will publish any responses this week.