Letters from the Lunar Outpost

Speak out in acts; the time for words has passed, and only deeds will suffice.
- John Greenleaf Whittier, American Poet, Reformer, and Author (1807-1892)

A funny thing happened to me this morning. I woke up and knowing full-well that my Raiders were playing the early game today, it struck me that I had no absolutely no desire to tune into the game or have anything else to do with the NFL. This after four decades of die-hard fandom, following my Raiders almost every single game for what would have been exactly forty years this year. I had no desire to watch any of it – none, zip, zilch, nada.

It was bad enough for sports in general to see ESPN become the equivalent of MSNBC’s sports division, but at least with the propaganda ESPN spews, you couldn’t blame the leagues themselves.  Now we have to witness the same National Football League which cracks down on players for excessive celebrations turning a blind eye to players disrespecting the flag and the national anthem. To hell with those players and to hell with the league which allows it.

Athletes making millions of dollars a year crying about oppression should cry about it to their black president. If they really cared about their people, they would focus on the actual problems inside the community, such as the rate of nearly 6,000 black on black murders last year instead of putting all their energies into playing the victim card over a handful of police shootings.

After 40 years, I am done with the NFL. I have absolutely no desire to watch it any more and it looks like I’m not alone on this, either.

To Hell with the NFL#ToHellwiththeNFL

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4 Responses to To Hell with the NFL

  • Well said. With that,? I’m still
    Drinking the kool-Aid that is the NFL.

  • Wow, Mike, you’ve had the spiritual awakening! Did you really think that the sport that invented “head injury” was going to last forever? And that week-ends of boozing and TV sports is the quintessential human experience? You’re a free man, Mike! Imagine, you could take up a writing career, or do something in broadcasting! The sky’s the limit, man, go for it, leave the spectator sports behind!

  • I’m with you Mike. I lost all interest in it. Some, of my friends still watch and I get the invites but I pass. I’m tired of the politics and watching them further divide our country. Besides, it’s amazing, it’s seems like my weekends are longer now and more time with family. Yeah, I’m not tuning back in.

  • The NFL has lost customers like me and I hope they loose more. They allow the players to get away with crimes with no or little punishment. They have for years hidden the effects of trauma on its players. They themselves and players now try to use the organization to place their political views. Many years ago baseball went through a strike by players. I’ve never watched a game since and never will. If the NFL does not make some major changes soon they will loose me too.

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