Say Goodbye to the NFL

 

It looks like the NFL is going full “woke” this season, thus rendering it unwatchable:

Front Office Sports, citing unnamed sources, reported the NFL has a 10-year, $250 million commitment to combat systemic racism — and intends to promote social justice with on-field signage, decals on player helmets, and in-stadium public service announcements.

The NFL also plans to make ”Lift Every Voice and Sing” — often referred to as the Black national anthem — a prominent part of all big league events, and likely highlight victims of racial injustice with a ”Say Their Stories” project, the news site reported.

I turned off college games last year when players wore jerseys with slogans instead of names on the back, and I’m a huge college fan.  If the NFL does this, they might as well fold.  Politics ruins everything, but liberal politics ruin everything completely . . .

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  1. Hoyacon Member
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    Say it ain’t so.

    Beautiful fall days, NFL, brats, pizza, Doritos, beer.  I’m not prepared to change.

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  2. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Say it ain’t so.

    Beautiful fall days, NFL, brats, pizza, Doritos, beer. I’m not prepared to change.

    For me, four out of five ain’t bad.  I don’t need the NFL to enjoy Fall.

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  3. Stad Coolidge
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    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Say it ain’t so.

    Beautiful fall days, NFL, brats, pizza, Doritos, beer. I’m not prepared to change.

    For me, four out of five ain’t bad. I don’t need the NFL to enjoy Fall.

    If I have to watch reruns of old games, I will before I turn on a woke game.  Perhaps they should change their name to the Nagging Football Leftists . . .

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  4. Hoyacon Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Say it ain’t so.

    Beautiful fall days, NFL, brats, pizza, Doritos, beer. I’m not prepared to change.

    For me, four out of five ain’t bad. I don’t need the NFL to enjoy Fall.

    If I have to watch reruns of old games, I will before I turn on a woke game. Perhaps they should change their name to the Nagging Football Leftists . . .

    I am not sure where this is coming from.  The obvious answer is to placate the players, but I wonder if it’s really necessary to go full woke to even do that.  My guess that there are some consultants in the mix who are driving this. 

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  5. Kozak Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Say it ain’t so.

    Beautiful fall days, NFL, brats, pizza, Doritos, beer. I’m not prepared to change.

    I’ve started watching old NFL games on youtube.  Watched most of the 1996  GB Packer season.  The football is better too.

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  6. BillJackson Coolidge
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    Yeah that is rough, but I managed to watch games last year and, between hitting mute, heading to the fridge for snacks, bio-breaks and scrolling through my phone, it was bearable.

    I guess I’m used to having to tune out annoying sites and sounds as a football fan because nine times out of ten, it’s Joe Buck calling the game and I just don’t think he adds anything to the broadcast.  

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  7. Vince Guerra Member
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    I say wait and see. Last year the stupidity was limited mostly to a few teams. I hardly noticed any of it with most games and I just muted the moron announcers whenever they started talking about anything other than football. But I’ve been doing that my entire adult life. 

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  8. EHerring Coolidge
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    Not watching is going to be more fun than watching. In fact, I will find great joy in watching ratings tank. NASCAR biggest winner.

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  9. Hoyacon Member
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    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    I say wait and see. Last year the stupidity was limited mostly to a few teams. I hardly noticed any of it with most games and I just muted the moron announcers whenever they started talking about anything other than football. But I’ve been doing that my entire adult life.

    I watch through NFL Red Zone, the best bargain in sports packages. 

    Since they are continuingly shifting between games when teams are in scoring position, exposure to woke images and commentary are very limited.  For me, it’s a bargain at fifty bucks.  That leaves, the night games which are easy to avoid except in certain situations.  I am not boycotting Tom Brady at New England in October just because I might have to skip past a black national anthem.

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  10. JustmeinAZ Member
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    We quit when the kneeling started.

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  11. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    Here’s a challenge for the NFL: how about you deal with players who beat up their wives and girlfriends?

    I’ll be curious to see what happens with college football.

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  12. Hugh Member
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    Its hard to imagine how this could possible strengthen the game. 

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  13. Hoyacon Member
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    Hugh (View Comment):

    Its hard to imagine how this could possible strengthen the game.

    No, and we probably don’t want to know why they think it will strengthen the game.

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  14. Kozak Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Hugh (View Comment):

    Its hard to imagine how this could possible strengthen the game.

    No, and we probably don’t want to know why they think it will strengthen the game.

    They made a business decision.  The people tuning  out tend to be older white males.  Their player base is black.   They need to keep them happy.  They are trying for a more Woke base.  Hence the endless SJW, BLM crap and the recent “The NFL is Gay!” ad.  They hope to get some eyeballs from them. Ditto the advertisers.

     

     

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  15. tigerlily Member
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    FTNFL.

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  16. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Hugh (View Comment):

    Its hard to imagine how this could possible strengthen the game.

    No, and we probably don’t want to know why they think it will strengthen the game.

    They made a business decision. The people tuning out tend to be older white males. Their player base is black. They need to keep them happy. They are trying for a more Woke base. Hence the endless SJW, BLM crap and the recent “The NFL is Gay!” ad. They hope to get some eyeballs from them. Ditto the advertisers.

     

     

    I wonder how “the NFL is gay” shtick is resonating with the players.

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  17. Barfly Member
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    They lost me the first time I saw a pink penalty flag.

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  18. Kozak Member
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    Dotorimuk (View Comment):

    Kozak (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Hugh (View Comment):

    Its hard to imagine how this could possible strengthen the game.

    No, and we probably don’t want to know why they think it will strengthen the game.

    They made a business decision. The people tuning out tend to be older white males. Their player base is black. They need to keep them happy. They are trying for a more Woke base. Hence the endless SJW, BLM crap and the recent “The NFL is Gay!” ad. They hope to get some eyeballs from them. Ditto the advertisers.

     

     

    I wonder how “the NFL is gay” shtick is resonating with the players.

    I’m sure some of them think it’s “marvelous!”

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  19. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member
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    JustmeinAZ (View Comment):

    We quit when the kneeling started.

    Yeah, me too. I quit in 2017.

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  20. Jimmy Carter Member
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    Barfly (View Comment):

    They lost me the first time I saw a pink penalty flag.

    Yeah, that was annoying, but tolerable back when I loved the NFL. And only lasted for a month. 

     

     

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  21. Vince Guerra Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    I say wait and see. Last year the stupidity was limited mostly to a few teams. I hardly noticed any of it with most games and I just muted the moron announcers whenever they started talking about anything other than football. But I’ve been doing that my entire adult life.

    I watch through NFL Red Zone, the best bargain in sports packages.

    Since they are continuingly shifting between games when teams are in scoring position, exposure to woke images and commentary are very limited. For me, it’s a bargain at fifty bucks. That leaves, the night games which are easy to avoid except in certain situations. I am not boycotting Tom Brady at New England in October just because I might have to skip past a black national anthem.

    I watch every minute of every Chiefs game and most week’s highlights on Good Morning Football. I only saw stupid BLM stuff when they played in Baltimore, in the end zone. They never kneeled, and I think maybe Frank Clark had a Breyona Taylor [sic?] sticker on his helmet maybe. I don’t get angry; to me it’s just a sad display of the person’s ignorance – like a COEXIST bumper sticker, or seeing a current use of the term insurectionist.

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  22. Mark Alexander Coolidge
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  23. Vince Guerra Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Say it ain’t so.

    Beautiful fall days, NFL, brats, pizza, Doritos, beer. I’m not prepared to change.

    For me, four out of five ain’t bad. I don’t need the NFL to enjoy Fall.

    If I have to watch reruns of old games, I will before I turn on a woke game. Perhaps they should change their name to the Nagging Football Leftists . . .

    I am not sure where this is coming from. The obvious answer is to placate the players, but I wonder if it’s really necessary to go full woke to even do that. My guess that there are some consultants in the mix who are driving this.

    It’s Rodger Goodell being a coward. It’s his MO. Come to think of it, he’d make a great RNC chairman or Senator.

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  24. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Say it ain’t so.

    Beautiful fall days, NFL, brats, pizza, Doritos, beer. I’m not prepared to change.

    For me, four out of five ain’t bad. I don’t need the NFL to enjoy Fall.

    If I have to watch reruns of old games, I will before I turn on a woke game. Perhaps they should change their name to the Nagging Football Leftists . . .

    I am not sure where this is coming from. The obvious answer is to placate the players, but I wonder if it’s really necessary to go full woke to even do that. My guess that there are some consultants in the mix who are driving this.

    It’s Rodger Goodell being a coward. It’s his MO. Come to think of it, he’d make a great RNC chairman or Senator.

    It’s his MO but it’s also in his genes.  Goodell’s father was a “Liberal Republican” Senator from New York.

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  25. Charlotte Member
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    Who is being courted, here? Are there high-level meetings where NFL executives earnestly present PowerPoint presentations that demonstrate how “on-field signage, decals on player helmets, and in-stadium public service announcements” will improve both the bottom line and fan engagement? Is there any reason they can’t just, you know, concentrate on football?

    I hate it. Hate. It. There is no refuge.

    (Joe Buck is no Al Michaels, but he’s fine. I’ve never understood anti-Joe Buck sentiment. But the FOX broadcasts were better back when Pam Oliver was roving the sidelines.)

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  26. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    Mark Alexander (View Comment):

    Musicals, like the NFL, are gay.

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  27. American Abroad Thatcher
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    The game of football itself is inherently conservative, so I will continue to watch even if the NFL goes full woke.  I am not happy about the NFL heading this direction, but winning in the NFL is about skill, hard work, practice, cooperation, and sacrifice.  It is a true meritocracy.  The NFL may talk the woke game, but a winning football team is really a celebration of conservative values.     

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  28. Kozak Member
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    American Abroad (View Comment):

    The game of football itself is inherently conservative, so I will continue to watch even if the NFL goes full woke. I am not happy about the NFL heading this direction, but winning in the NFL is about skill, hard work, practice, cooperation, and sacrifice. It is a true meritocracy. The NFL may talk the woke game, but a winning football team is really a celebration of conservative values.

    And those $$$$$$$ you spend on them go to funding the enemy.

    No. Just No.

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  29. American Abroad Thatcher
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    Kozak (View Comment):

    American Abroad (View Comment):

    The game of football itself is inherently conservative, so I will continue to watch even if the NFL goes full woke. I am not happy about the NFL heading this direction, but winning in the NFL is about skill, hard work, practice, cooperation, and sacrifice. It is a true meritocracy. The NFL may talk the woke game, but a winning football team is really a celebration of conservative values.

    And those $$$$$$$ you spend on them go to funding the enemy.

    No. Just No.

    It seems to me that BLM spends most of its money on real estate, so my lousy two hundred bucks to the NFL each year is just helping maintain Los Angeles real estate prices.  I understand your disapproval, Kozak, but the Bears finally got a quarterback this year, so I can’t abandon the NFL now.

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  30. Guruforhire Member
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    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Who is being courted, here? Are there high-level meetings where NFL executives earnestly present PowerPoint presentations that demonstrate how “on-field signage, decals on player helmets, and in-stadium public service announcements” will improve both the bottom line and fan engagement? Is there any reason they can’t just, you know, concentrate on football?

    I hate it. Hate. It. There is no refuge.

    (Joe Buck is no Al Michaels, but he’s fine. I’ve never understood anti-Joe Buck sentiment. But the FOX broadcasts were better back when Pam Oliver was roving the sidelines.)

    Millenials and Gen Z are into this stuff, and expect a workplace that comports with their values, and hyper political values.

    Yes, they do have power points, and yes there are consultants, and yes this getting pushed hard in all forms of business academic and industry press.

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