Football just isn’t fun for me anymore. We talk about “Monsters of The Midway” and “Beast Mode” but today they seem too close to accurate descriptors for NFL players.
Stephen “A-Hole” Smith gets to continue running his mouth all over ESPN and now we see the "reeducation" of Bill Polian. It’s great that they let Hannah Storm and Cris Carter give their unfiltered take on the current events but it was all allowed in the name of PR. Where’s the equal outrage for Mike Ditka and his old, white man rant about the Washington nickname?
Adrian Peterson also needs to just shut his stupid mouth and be grateful he is allowed to continue playing. Fuck You “AD”, your upbringing is no excuse for the bruises you left on a Four Year Old. Maybe all the players who think he didn’t do anything wrong would enjoy a nice switch across their ass every time they fumble the ball, miss a tackle or are late for some team meeting.
I do have some harsh words for Cris Carter as well. He has become a reminiscing jackass across the ESPN networks anymore. His constant dismissal of today’s players in favor of ones that he played with is ignorant and moronic. I wouldn’t have such an issue about his fawning over Reggie White and Barry Sanders if it weren’t immediately followed by underrating today’s NFL player which is more versatile and, on average, in better shape than the beer guts of yesteryear.
His new thing is about how today’s players “don’t care about the legacy they leave” in the NFL. Well, Mr. Carter, your selective memory has forgotten about the recently settled concussion lawsuit and the ongoing painkiller giveaway lawsuit which basically boiled the NFL’s player safety down to “Dope ‘em up and get the product back out there”. Doesn’t sound like the NFL gave much of a damn for you and your generation does it?
On the subject of today’s controversies, the players should be held accountable for their actions. What the Hall of Fame Gas Bag seems to ignore is the NFL’s lack of policies that allowed these alleged men to think they could get away with beating on women and children and still continue to play. The reputations of untold numbers of good and decent players are being trampled on by a small handful of human garbage. The NFL’s attitude with these issues seems to be to deal with the defective product as it’s discovered rather than being proactive. The meat market marches on and this generation is learning to adapt by garnering sponsorship deals and chairs at sports networks when their services are no longer needed, at least until the NFL needs some good PR.
Finally, what “CC” also blatantly ignores is that while the average sports fan grows weary of the TMZspn coverage of their players, it’s this non-stop nonsense that is bringing these dark deeds to the light. I’m sure these abuses were going on since the NFL was in Black and White (Jim Brown anyone?) but it was harder to cover since most sports were covered by local news stations that either didn’t have the manpower or didn’t want to sully the reputation of their team and town with the demons of their players private lives.
What does it say when you wish the conversation could just go back to concussion lawsuits and the penalty for on field use of the N Word?
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