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The NFL Fucking Sucks

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The NFL playoffs begin this weekend and while fans of both football and sports in general should be excited, I’m not. See, for the last three months I’ve tried to convince myself that the NFL doesn’t suck ass.

This isn’t hyperbole either. This is the worst nfl product I can remember watching with my own two eyes. If I’m being honest my favorite team is not in the playoffs and for most of the season my fantasy squad was in shambles, but that didn’t have anything to do with the Browns going 0-16 or Tom Savage being a viable open day starter at quarterback.

Now this season was overshadowed a good part due to the anthem protests of some players. Sponsors claimed the protests were hurting their bottom line, there was no real proof. Owners showed their true colors and went full racist when confronted with having to deal with the larger issues the protest raised.

While the protest coverage was beat over our heads as something that didn’t need to be part of the game to be honest, more protest coverage would’ve made up for more interesting tv than some of those horrific games this season.

Just why was the nfl so god damn bad? It wasn’t all protests, it wasn’t all bad organizations and bad quarterbacks but maybe that the game of football isn’t actually football anymore.

Player safety is a term thrown around loosely by people in the media when discussing football. Normally it goes like this. A player gets hurt, mostly when it’s a quarterback or an injury to the head then the media ask what more can be done. A few former players mixed with reporters argue for a segment, show etc and we continue the cycle again.

The issue is that football at its core is a violent sport where safety comes second. The play above is a perfect example of how even the most legal of hits can still make some fans cringe as they watch. No matter how many times you penalize, fine and now suspend players contact grown man football can only be played one way, and that’s violently.

There’s why the nfl sucks so bad. Not because offenses don’t score enough, not because millionaire athletes make you take 15 minutes out of your day to think about racial injustice in the United States but that hitting a dude as hard as you can and making him regret it is no longer part of the game.

Yes concussions and other safety hazards are real fly football players and no one wants to see players get injured or even worse have something tragic happen to them on the playing field, but there’s going to come a time when we’ll have to ask. Is the NFL as we’ve known it for 50 plus years over and will a different not as “violent” version of the sport work.

Whatever the answer is, I have a feeling I’ll be tuning into watch some football this weekend.

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Sosa Godfrey I guess this is where I write something witty about myself. Hi, my name is Sosa, I have a tattoo of an alien and I write a lot.