The NFL: Self-Inflicted Leprosy

Even as Democrats toil feverishly to craft some kind of “narrative” explaining how they lost the election without being in any way to blame for that, the National Football League scrambles to explain its dwindling public appeal.

Attendance is down ( https://businesssideofsports.com/2015/08/03/why-has-nfl-attendance-declined-by-over-2-million-fans-in-the-last-36-months/ ). How come? Because of online streaming? Because it costs on the average of $440 and change to go to a game? Oh, and the TV ratings are down, too.

Liberals think we ought to thank them for insulting us. That is what the NFL has done, and they are totally unable to understand that we don’t like it.

Before the season even started, the NFL sided with the Obama regime against America and threatened to pull big games from North Carolina unless the state allowed grown men to lurk in little girls’ bathrooms.

Once the games got under way, we got pampered zillionaire football players refusing to stand for the National Anthem because, they said, America is racist biggited yatta-yatta the usual crock of horseshit. We are supposed to respond with, “Ooh! Aren’t they just the sweetest and wisest of men! And oh, what we owe them, for pointing all this out to us! Thank you, thank you! We really are bad, bad, bad for being white and working for a living! Oh, whatever would we do without you?”

Well, one thing we can do is find something else to do instead of watching stupid football games put on by really rich people who despise us.

But that won’t look good in the narrative.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

6 responses to “The NFL: Self-Inflicted Leprosy

  • UnKnowable

    One thing is certain, they don’t get one red cent from me. If there was never even one more NFL game it wouldn’t ruin my day. It’s become a joke.

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  • ericritter65

    Eh, I love the NFL, hate the refereeing, but love the game. I’ll admit that it has become too costly to attend anymore, I’ve only made it to one game, but I love watching my favorite team on Sundays. Been a tradition for as long as I can remember!

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  • Watchman

    I never cared much for sports, but I do hate how everything is politicized now. I’ve noticed how the NFL has increasing moved to the left in recent years ( more like eight years to be exact).

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    • UnKnowable

      What gets me about this is the near worship of sports heroes, musicians and other celebrities. Just because someone is good at playing football, playing music, working as an actor or behaving like a self centered child doesn’t make their opinions important, or even worthy of attention.

      For some reason, fame had become conflated with importance in our day. Just because we someone is on TV or some other media there seems to be a rush towards adulation. My word for this rush towards adulation is “idolatry” which is also why people seem to attach so much significance to prestigious brand names. (I.E. A Mercedes is probably less reliable than a Toyota, but people idolize the three pointed star of the Mercedes brand and the perceived prestige that goes with it and are willing to spend more for a car that is less reliable).

      I don’t see the game of football as a problem, nor do I find skilled musicianship or acting to be problematic. But when people are willing to spend unbelievable amounts of money (and unbelievable amounts of infinitely more valuable time) to attend such events I can’t help but think that they are attaching undo importance to these things.

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  • Erlene

    Well said, Unknowable. You just expressed my sentiments exactly. I think
    that people who place so much importance on trivia are vainly attempting to fill the real void that should be filled with the relationship and worship of the One True God, and waste valuable time on things that have no lasting importance whatsoever. It is sad, really.

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    • UnKnowable

      That’s it. As a species, we worship by nature. Some worship science, some worship money, some worship politicians and/or political philosophies, etc, etc.

      Think of the Kardashians whom, as far as I can determine, are famous for being famous. Why do some many people care what these people do when they are absolute strangers and virtually everything we know about them is processed through press agents or the highly edited output of TV shows? It’s all a house of cards.

      People worship wealth as opposed to modest prosperity based upon adequacy. Sports figures, musicians, actors, etc. tend to be thought of as being wealthy and, indeed, we hear of staggering wealth that many of these people possess. But it’s illusory.

      How many sports heroes have gone on to lose it all. I once met a baseball hero from my youth. He had an exceptional batting average in his heyday and was a true sports hero. 10-15 years later I found out that he was a friend of a friend. While he was well liked he had a reputation for being a bit of a mooch. As soon as his name arose in conversation I was warned that he owed money to virtually all of his friends. At one point I found myself eating at the same restaurant table as a childhood sports hero and fearing that I’d be stuck with the check. 🙂

      Heroes are paper thin.

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