Tuesday, September 25, 2012
This Is The Cover Of Patriots Football Weekly. Mind You, Its An Official Publication Of The Patriots. Yup, This League Has Gone To Shit.
Its gotten to the point where we cant even talk about the games anymore. The officiating has been so horrendous that it absolutely absorbs all the post game analysis and pregame chatter.
This is an official publication put out by the Patriots. And this tells me one thing: Roger Goodell is a disgrace. He did this to us.
The NFL used to be a great league. It was a league where people talked about nuetral games (games not involving the hometown team) with passion. Fans really gave a shit about the game itself, not just the hometown team. The product was THAT good.
Now its become a laughing stock, cerka the NBA. 99.9% of the post game talk revolves around the shitting officiating. The game itself has become a backdrop to the circus that is the officiating.
During the height of the NFL's popularity, I often wondered what it would take for this juggernaut of a league to fall apart. Would it be the lockout (which was avoided), would it be the concussion epidemic, would it be a lawsuit by former players whose lives have been destroyed by concussions?
Well, we have our answer. Its the officiating debacle. It is tearing down this league and turning it into a friggin joke. This once mighty enterprise is crumbling right before our eyes. And to add fuel to the fire, the league announced today that it agrees with the ruling on the field during the Packers Seahawks game. They are saying that it was an interception. The last nail has been firmly planted into the coffin.
Roger Goodell blew it. He had the sports world by the balls and he blew it.
Man, do I miss the NFL.