The NFL Implodes
I thought the decision to give Roger Goodell a new contract was stupid, he has presided over the worst period in the leagues history, a period that may lead to their de-thronement as the King of TV.
I thought the decision not to fine the players — and bench them — for not following the rules, which require them to stand respectfully during the national anthem was stupid, because it broke with their no-tolerance policy on these types of violations, which here-to-fore, they were meticulously strict on.
I thought the decision to let them continue with these absurd protests against the flag, which means veterans by association — over a police brutality issue — was stupid. Just exactly who do NFL players — think watch them? I’ve noticed dissonance of this issue lately, with some players actually taunting, fighting and challenging the fans not to come watch. This is very stupid, people remember shit like that and when fans don’t buy tickets or watch the NFL on TV, the players will lose money.
I thought the decision to lie to the players about the concussion problem was stupid. And criminal, but the NFL have good lawyers and understand how to pay off, so nobody will get arrested. A lot guys will die prematurely and/or have their brains scrambled and have mental problems for life, but hey, as long as Rodger the dodger was in command, no one went to jail!
I thought the decision to donate money to liberal causes, as a salve for the kneeling issue, was stupid. Ratings are down, disgust is up, the president is kicking your ass, so the geniuses at NFL central decided “Hey, I know, lets spit in their face and give away tens of millions to the very people creating this crisis, maybe that will help.” Meanwhile ticket prices for NFL games have hit $4 a seat at some stadiums. It costs more to go to Winter Lights in the Park now, than to an NFL game. If the NFL thinks this builds brand loyalty, they are literally crazy. Too many knocks to the head maybe?
I thought the decision to use taxpayer money for stadiums, tax breaks and police protection was stupid. Most people would disagree here, saying, get what you can, while you can. I say, if you have the golden goose, you protect her.
The NFL WAS the golden goose, all they had to do was act reasonably and they had a license to print money for a generation. But they got greedy, so greedy, even the players are greed stricken now. The whole NFL became a greed circus and the price for this, of course, will be viewer disgust. And when the viewers get disgusted, the paychecks all around — will eventually dwindle because the players get ½ the revenue – when they act poorly and even attack their own fans, they are cutting their own throats financially.
I thought continuing the league, as a non-profit was stupid, because it makes them a target for the government eventually, and that eventually is here. Trump isn’t done, what comes next for the NFL, will be devastating.