So last year, many people, including myself didn’t watch football. I didn’t watch for a few reasons:
- My Redskins are terrible. I don’t root against them. I just needed some time to stop paying attention. This team is in such disarray management, players, coaches. It’s not worth it. My analogy is that if this team was a restaurant where you kept getting bad service, the food was terrible, and was always messy we would stop going. So why do fans continue to cheer for this team? No other sport gets this kind of treatment. Some of them I can’t figure out what team they are watching when I hear things on the radio like “No, man, look, if the Redskins win their next 3 they are back at .500!” Ok, so what did you see in their 1-4 start that leads you to believe they can win 3 in a row? I am a fan, just not a fanatic. I watch with a logical eye and have no problem critiquing when necessary. Oh this goes for my Nationals, too! I love them, but I wont panic or get pissed that the bullpen gave up 2 runs in the 9th and the Nats win 5-4. I always offer the same response – “they did win the game, right?”
- I’m tired of football taking up all of my time. Do you have any idea how many awesome things there are to do outside on a lovely fall September day? I can’t waste it inside anymore. Not to mention, it is so overdone all week on sports talk radio and TV. How about giving as much time to the Nats throwing a no-hitter as you do some injury to the left tackle? Not to mention 3 hour pre-game shows, post game shows, it is all way too much.
- The NFL itself. Let’s face it, the character of NFL players is not good after all that as happened with physical assaults and the like in the last few years. Not to mention, the No Fun League itself. Lack of celebrations. Just stupid! Let teams celebrate! These are all grown men who beat each other up for a living! If they cant handle a guy slam dunking a football after a TD — grow the hell up! And while we are at it, can we talk about the new stupid OT rule? Once again, what is this kindergarten? Everyone needs a chance? Bullshit. They had the easiest fix in the world to fix it and they blew it. You know how you fix it? Take away the sudden death aspect of it. D’uh. 15 full minutes (or 10, whatever). Play another full quarter and whatever happens happens.
- That leads us to the other obvious reason I am pissed off —
Every American should be pissed off at this rich not – so – good athlete trying to lead the way for oppressed people. He is not helping. What’s worse is grown up adults (regular people and commentators) saying they are ok with it. There is nothing to be ok with here. There are thousands of ways to help besides his hypocrisy.
And no, he is not that good. We can see that from the 49ers record the last couple years. The guy had a few good games to get the starting job from an injured QB that’s it.
So that leads me to my question –
People like me didn’t watch last year because of him and will more than likely continue to not watch because of these faux protests. But NOW other people are threatening to boycott because he ISNT signed!
So then who is left to watch football?