Just so I get this straight: in the NFL’s bathrooms, violence like THIS is going down.
What good is the NFL’s newest crown jewel stadium – the Niners’ “Big Jeans” – if it has unlimited wi-fi, but pissers which resemble the wild west?
Whatever. How is that different from the rest of cable TV these days?
**If anybody has a copy of the video on a different platform than YouTube, do pass it along. I hate to let the censors win, and it’s not a terrible idea to see what you are possibly getting into if you bring your kid to a Niners’ game.**
Meanwhile, back to the Seahawks win over the Redskins. I would certainly HOPE the NFL comes out today or tomorrow and says: “Uhh…. yeah. That’s NOT ‘un-necessary roughness’, they made a mistake.” Because otherwise, I don’t even know what sport I am watching anymore.
What are you supposed to do if the guy you are blocking falls down? Say: “Oh, sorry buddy. Are you oh-kaaayyyy?” Then help him up?
I would normally just chalk this up to the sheer corrupting incompetence of Jeff Triplette and his crew, but at this point you never know. A league that is capable of saying with a straight face they tried to get the Ray Rice video but couldn’t, is certainly capable of instructing its referees to do all they can to staunch the bleeding on the recent run of prime time blowouts.
I didn’t say they did. I just said I believe the NFL’s credibility is so shot, that anything’s possible.
So have I quit watching? No, of course not. But it doesn’t mean someday I won’t. And it doesn’t mean I am watching just as much or more football as before, despite the nonsense. I am pretty sure the opposite is true. I am watching less. And I am only one person. There are others, I am certain, whom are shifting their football consumption away from an NFL product that is become more and more of a farce every week.
In the meantime, I think it is our duty to complain. Its is the only power we have as fans, feeble as it may be. To sit here silently, would be surrender.