Sunday, October 22, 2017

To All The Petulant Children Of The NFL Players Association:

Is it the NFL the (former) fans are angry with, or is it you, a bunch of overpaid, self-absorbed, athletes that they have simply had enough of? Or perhaps both? Face it, you characters have been pampered, catered to and all but worshiped since at least high school.

Many of you apparently think that the whole world needs to accede to your political will. Guess what ass holes, we don't and we won't. The reaction to your childishness has been the essence of capitalism and democracy. Voting with our feet, our wallets and turning off the TV! Ha ha ha!

I can't wait for the product endorsement and merchandising contracts start drying up as the (again former) fans start boycotting those products that continue to feature you overgrown ignorant children. The leftists pulling the stings you dance to have said since before the election that they are "at war" with America and what it stands for. Well boys, you may all be rich but we of the (former) fan base wield far more cumulative economic power than the whole bunch of you spoiled brats. Just where do you think the money comes from that pays your over inflated salaries?

As the TV ratings continue to decline, so will the ad revenue and the network payments to the league. Same with the big tax breaks and sweetheart real estate deals (i.e. bribes) that cities give the owners to locate their teams and build their stadiums.

Apparently there aren't a whole lot of you players who never took or paid much if any attention in economics classes. Football is a business like any other. And when a business starts losing money they either cut expenses or close their doors. So just where do you think the owners are going to go to make up for that lost revenue? STRAIGHT TO YOUR SALARIES AND BONUSES THAT'S WHERE.

It may be late but it's about time you self-important children learned some hard lessons in life. Namely that actions have consequences and that they are usually the unintended kind. Basically it comes down to the fact that you need us, the former fans, a lot more than we need you. I hate to say it but maybe it's time for soccer or rugby to become a major sport and we leave football to the past.

Oh and one more thing.

To Cam Newton specifically:

Maybe the press made a big deal about you saying that you "find it funny" when a woman asks you about passing routes but what they were really doing is making cover for your completely callus, insensitive and profoundly ignorant remark about Colin Kapernick having made "the ultimate sacrifice". 

Are you really so stupid as to think that the relatives and friends of all those servicemen and women who have actually died or been wounded and maimed for life, made the real ultimate sacrifice, would just let that just slide? You owe our veterans and their families a sincere and very public apology. Otherwise we will gladly sit back and watch your career and sport wither and die.

Cam, this is what the ultimate sacrifice looks like.
For many of them this is what marks their graves.


A very, very angry FORMER fan.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Breaking My Silence.

I have been deliberately silent of late. Not for lack of opinion but out of pure disgust. As my son told me quite some time ago "You might still love your country but your country no longer loves you.

That said this whole NFL business has driven me out of my self imposed exile, at least for a brief moment. It's not just disgusting, it's revolting. What we are being forced to deal with is a group of people, 99.9% of whom have been spoiled and pampered and catered to since they were in high school if not sooner, simply because they had a talent of throwing or catching a football or running around hitting people. Ask yourself what do they really contribute to society as a whole? Watching them celebrate making a touchdown or a tackle like they had just singlehandedly cured a disease or saved the world from some impending disaster makes me want to puke.

Add in the fact that the great many of them can't speak proper English even after 16 or more years of school and you have a picture of what is wrong with American culture. Any businessman who walked into his customer's store and told them he didn't like his country, his culture or his flag would not be in business for long. And then they wonder why when they come to the field they look up to see a half empty stadium and hear fans of the game booing them personally. I guess it's true. Steroids make you deaf and stupid.

Just because someone has paid you millions of dollars because you have a talent limited to a very narrow field doesn't make you intelligent, knowledgeable or your opinion worth anything or even worthy of being listened to.

I don't ask my mechanic what his opinion is on this, that or anything other than can he fix my damn car. Same with my Dr. or my accountant or the guys who mow my lawn. In fact if I walked in their office or business and the first thing they did was to start lecturing me on something unrelated to why I hired them I would leave and find a new Dr. or accountant or landscaper immediately.

That these bone heads can't seem to grasp that simple reality just goes to show what a bunch mental defectives they are. Same thing goes for the leftist assholes in the media and the public who defend them. If your life revolves around how this, that or the other sports team is doing then I find it highly questionable that your opinion on police violence or anything else is worth much more than a piss hole in the snow.

President Trump was right. If the owners had told these children in adult bodies right up front that when they put on the uniform they were representing their companies and their public image and that they would be suspended for repeating their bad behiviour this crap would have died quickly.

For me the straw that broke the camel's back was the comment by Cam Newton of the Charlotte Panthers that Colin Kapernick had made "the ultimate sacrifice". This was not just stupid and insensitive but deliberately insulting to the families and friends of those who have died defending the flag and the nation that has given him the opportunity to be a very rich and self indulgent asshole. Watch him or any one of the dozens of others who when in public at anything but a staged event and they have on their $1000 headphones so they don't have to interact with the fans, without whom most of them would be just another ghetto boy and you have all you need to know about how out of touch with reality these petulant children really are.

Needless to say the NFL is banned in my house and will remain so for the foreseeable future. I dare say that nary a one of them, living in their million dollar mansions, in predominately white gated communities really gives a shit about "racial solidarity". What they care about is seeing their names in the paper or their picture on the TV and what that will add to any future contract negotiations.