October 19, 2017

Dear NFL

You are the National Football League, not the National Reform the Criminal Justice System League. Not the Equal Pay League. Not the Hands Up Don't Shoot League. I guess you just don't get it. We want you to provide needlessly violent sporting events for our entertainment. If I want politics, I will tune into the Sunday Talking Heads political shows that air on TV before your Sunday games.

If that means no more pink shoes and sweat bands during your cancer awareness weeks, I can live with that. I think we are all aware cancer sucks anyway. If the athletes that play your game want to do community activism, good for them. They can do it on other days of the week. I don't participate in my pet causes at work, and the players shouldn't either.

Just like the stupid anchor on ESPN who advocated a boycott of NFL sponsors, you are destroying the source of your income. The NFL cannot live on ticket sales. Focus on football, it is your core mission. Anything else is a waste of time, money, and energy.


Anonymous said...

It has turned into the Anti- Trump demonstration. They think the numbers will come back, or that is what they are telling the sponsers.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Just saw a college player on the news saying he was going to speak out about something or other and "use his platform".
His platform.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

The NFL will long regret not hiring Condoleezza Rice.

(And yes, Blogger, I spelled it correctly.)

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