O.K. this week in the NFL was strange. All of the talk about hits being legal and not being legal got all of the hype but the NFL has a lot of issues that they need to resolve. Yeah everyone wants to see kill shots on the field; I mean we can watch flag football in about any neighborhood in America. We want to see contact. It’s why we pay so much money to witness violent acts like NASCAR, football, and boxing. It’s in our DNA as we have been gathering in crowds to see violence and mayhem at it’s finest for centuries.
Several fines were issued but there is no need to waste your time fining these players because they will adjust because they are that good. But the fact that the league stated it will suspend players then everyone’s attention was intensified.
Ok NFL! Let’s suspend bad play, let’s suspend bad officiating, let’s suspend bad league decisions, and then maybe you will have me sold. First of all, don’t ask me to pay $250 for a flag football or two hand touch game ticket. Don’t ask me to sit through an entire game where the officials blow more calls than Katt Stacks has rappers this year. Don’t ask me to endorse an 18 game season when you aren’t even sure you will even be playing football next year.
The NFL Released the following video last week:
Starting with the hitting issue, I don’t think that it’s really that big of an issue at all. I think it was a rush to judgment and the players will adapt. What I do think though is now there will be more leg injuries that will end careers as players start going low too often on these artificial surfaces that will not give way. However I was pained some while watching some teams who are notoriously physical look like they were playing not to get fined versus bringing the pain as they usually do week in and week out.
Watching games on Sunday I was disturbed at the amount of calls that had to go to instant replay to be corrected. Even then the replay official came back and blew the call on at least 5 occasions. This league is supposed to be the benchmark of all leagues. It generates the most revenue with the least amount of games played. Can we please pay some officials who can do this full time and so they can concentrate on officiating instead of other things. Can we at least get better interpretations of rules so that every official doesn’t interpret rules differently each week like a preacher in a pull pit giving you their interpretation of the Bible?
As a fan I don’t think I am asking too much. First of all let’s say you go to an 18 game season. Then expand every team’s roster by 5 players. Hey help America out in its unemployment crunch. I mean the owners are going to be the ones benefiting the most. Especially if you go to an 18 game season and you add another bye week in there. That could extend football from August to February.