I have been turned off by the NFL for a long time. Yesterday, I watched my last game. Bear in mind, if I have to cover a game or if my kids want to watch, I will brave the elements; but I am officially NFL-Free. After what took place in Chicago yesterday, what is the point? The NFL has turned into an over-dramatized, over-reported, over-hyped carnival. A touchdown is not a touchdown, a fumble is not a fumble, and ticket prices are too high and the games do not matter to most fans, but, their “fantasy team” certainly matters. Snore. I am over it. The Lions won the game yesterday, but they didn’t. The Raiders knocked off the Pats in 2002, oh wait, they didn’t. Last year in the super bowl, the Saints did not get a two point conversion, but they did. I am tired. I am bored by it, and I cannot watch a sport where I do not know nor do I understand the simple rules. It is a waste of my time. At least in MLB, all the runner has to do is touch home plate. He doesn’t have to “finish the process”, just nick the dish and it is a run. See how easy that is?
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 17: A Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader greets the Eagles as they take the field against the Atlanta Falcons during their game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 17, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images