Just watch me.
Hey NFL, if I were your mother, I would take you out of the game. No time outs, no suspensions. I would throw your disrespectful a** out on the dirty street where it belongs.
Your behavior is reprehensible, disgusting and shows absolutely no regard for your players or their families.
It is clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that the machine called NFL doesn't give a rat's a** about its players. What they care about is ticket sales. Period.
It seems many a coach has put their players into harm's way for the sake of revenue. Concussions run rampant and they don't care. Players are injured and they don't care. Many players receive little to no education at their collegiate institutions, and you guessed it, they don't care.
The most recent NFL scandal in the news is about Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens running back. Yet another fabulous example and role model being employed by the NFL and being paid millions by its sponsors. We are being led to believe that the NFL never saw the video that demonstrates Mr. Rice punching his then fiancée in the elevator and knocking her out cold. Yeah, right. If you believe that, I've got some sink hole land to sell you in Florida.
I'll tell you what the NFL didn't know: They didn't know that the video would go public. Or that the public would be so outraged that they would stage mass jersey burnings on social media everywhere. Or that the women making up 45% of their fan base would be outraged enough to refuse to buy tickets?
The NFL has three other players accused of domestic violence that they have yet to deal with. It is obvious that their strategy is to wait long enough that the public forgets about it, then suspend the player for a game or two and on with the show. Cowards! This is no way to run a business, let alone an American institution.
I am aware that there are a lot of decent, hard-playing young men wanting to get ahead who signed on with the NFL in good faith. Will they find good faith at the NFL?
I would, however, venture to guess that the majority signed on with the esteemed (choking on my words) NFL with the full knowledge that their job was simply to play ball.
Who would have thought that Michael Vick, the dog torturer and killer, would almost seem like the NFL's least offensive player? And by the way, on a personal note, how dare you put him back on the field? But I digress.
When did American sports become all about the trophies and ticket sales? What the hell happened to fairness in the game, integrity of the players and honesty of the institution? It got sand bagged for big bucks, then bigger bucks.
The NFL stands for everything America does not. Lies, crooked dealings, drugging damaged players, hiding disgusting, vile and deviant behavior, denying head injuries exist in their players and hiring hot shot attorneys to fight the notion, and supporting many players not getting their education, all so they can continue the game. That's some prideful organization.
I admit that I know very little about football. But I was raised to believe that it had everything to do with integrity, sportsmanship, honesty and fair play.
Ping Pong is looking better and better!