I Have Forsaken the NFL and it's Great!

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  1. InTheLight

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    Lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan here, but no more. An alignment of events and recent knowledge has soured me to the team and to the NFL in general. I no longer rush home from church on Sunday afternoons to catch the ending of the first quarter of the game and then the rest of the game. I don't watch Sunday night football, Monday night football, or Thursday night football. I haven't had the NFL Network on my TV for over nine months. What caused this?

    1. Adrian Peterson whipping his four year old boy bloody. This occurred about a year ago. Adrian Beat-Your-Son, the face of the Vikings was arrested for child abuse for whipping his four year old with a tree branch until his genitals bled. He was suspended (with pay!) for the rest of the season by the NFL (the Vikings would have played him), The Vikings "punishment" was to renegotiate his contract and give him a contract extension for two more years and increasing his guaranteed money by $6 million. This man has an estimated 8 children by 5 different women. One of his children was murdered and Beat-Your-Son only found out he was the father after the child's death. It's been reported that when he was engaged to be married he was involved in [email protected] orgies with multiple women that were not his fiancee.

    2. The arrest rate in the NFL is ridiculous. Think of Ray Rice, Michael Vick, Pacman Jones, Ray Lewis, Aaron Hernandez, etc. etc. Astonishingly, here is a headline from last week:

    NFL Goes A Month Without A Player Arrest For First Time Since 2009

    BTW, the Vikings lead the league in arrests no matter what time frame you choose as endpoints. Does anybody remember the "Love Boat" incident from 10 years ago (today, in fact). This involved 17 Vikings players that imported several hookers from Georgia to join them on a boat cruise around Lake Minnetonka, one of the larger lakes in the Twin Cities metro area.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Vikings_boat_party_scandal

    3. The Vikings owner, Zygi Wilf, bilked the citizens of Minnesota out of $500 million in taxes to pay for the new Vikings stadium. The Vikings themselves are supposed to contribute $477 million, but their "contribution" will be zero net dollars because they will get the money from Personal Seat Licenses, stadium naming rights, loans from NFL corporate that are paid back with royalties on NFL licensed product merchandise. The end result is that no money will actually come out of the pocket of Zygi Wilf.A couple of years ago WIlf was convicted of defrauding his real estate business partners out of more than $20 million and was ordered to pay $84 million in damages. Of course, he is appealing the ruling.

    4. The Vikings coach, Mike Zimmer, is a foul-mouthed bombastic @ss. He was "featured" on HBO's Hard Knocks when he was with the Bengals and every other word out of mouth was a curse word.

    5. The NFL has been covering up the fact that many, many former players are developing brain disease and other problems from having their head knocked about frequently and with force. A recent report showed 96% of deceased NFL players tested positive for brain disease. NINETY-SIX percent.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/front...-nfl-players-test-positive-for-brain-disease/

    I reached the point where I could no longer stand to watch immature criminals make millions of dollars to play a game where they essentially injure themselves for life. Instead of spending hours watching this stuff, then talking about it with friends during the week I am now getting household chores done and spending more time with my family. I don't miss the NFL. I do still watch some college football.
     
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  2. Revmitchell

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    I have never watched it. Too slow, like watching paint dry. To much running and not enough throwing. I do not want to see much running. It's boring.
     
  3. InTheLight

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    Actually, they are throwing more nowadays than ever before. But the quaility of play is another set of reasons why I'm not missing it. The games are not that compelling anymore. I remember watching many games the past couple of years that were boring. The replay rule has totally wrecked the "flow of the game" and momentum. They've essentially ended the kickoff return with new rules. The pass interference rule is unexplainable, no knows what it is anymore. Throw in the ridiculous amount of TV commercials on top of boring games and I'm not missing much.
     
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    I got spoiled on Spurriers quaterback coaching and lost all interest in pro ball. I love college ball. Within it there are still a few old timers who think they can only win by running.
     
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    There is always the CFL...
     
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    Try rugby! :)
     
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    "Give Blood. Play Rugby."
     
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    It's a manly sport....but high school football in Pennsylvania coal cracker towns was not without its fair share of blood and broken bones. I loved it! :)
     
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    The rugby World Cup is on now. About to wrap up the group stage. It is by far my favourite sport. My grandsons play for the local youth teams, as their uncles did
     
  10. Use of Time

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    You mean Greg Hardy's comments this week didn't win you back?
     
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    There is always Soccer...

     
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    Might as well watch the grass grow.
     
  13. Rolfe

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    ...Which is probably pretty exciting in areas of New Mexico.
     
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    Premier League Football is nearly as bad as the NFL
     
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    If you refer to what goes on off of the pitch, I agree... but I did like to watch Eric Cantona play. :)
     
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    I Have Forsaken the NFL and it's Great!

    If it's great, then why did you forsake it?
     
  17. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Also the on pitch diving and players intimidating refs.

    Rugby rules.
     
  18. Rolfe

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    All part of the drama...

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    *laugh*
     
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