Recent remarks from the owner of the Texan's football team made most want to leave the building, leave practice, and basically give a middle finger to that organization. Bob McNair was quoted as using the phrase "You can't let the prisoners run the prison!" Quite a few times during the recent ownership meeting, he along with Jerry Jones wish to send a message and a mandate to the players that they must obey. I didn't even have that word in my marriage vows, why would anyone try to use it still? Why do some think their position or money, their race or their religion, their politics and their patriotism is something that can be wielded like a hammer? The same people that believe that they own others rights, own others abilities, or own their minds, are the same that become angry and belligerent when they find out they do not own anything of the sort.
I have been saying this for the last twenty years, the NFL is just another form of WWF. There is politics, internal battles between owners and cities, owners and other owners, and the largest stinking pile of manure that is also known as cronyism. Their referees could blow the lid off of it if they weren't in bed with this too, those no calls, too many calls and superstar treatment is enough to make anyone wonder what the rules really are. The backside economy that is the NFL and its minions is so heavy with money shuffling, they should do their own financial speculation for the Fed. What is wrong with the NFL is the same thing that is wrong with the RNC, the DNC, the entirety of the cushy jobs handed out on who you are, not what you can do. There is a reason why cronyism doesn't work, similar to genetics and cloning people, you soon run out of viable material. The material you are left with has huge gaping holes in its DNA, too many health issues and possibilities of brain damage as well. Sound and look familiar?
What we have here in the NFL and in Washington D.C. is the same thing, a bunch of cronies trying hard to hold onto their power, their money and their ego's. This was seen coming a mile away, this spin on it too, was a gift to the grand idiot himself and the comrades keep pumping it up to cover for him. The reason why the NFL and establishments of this nature, including our own government cannot stand as they were is because everything has changed.
The NFL believes that this issue about the anthem is the reason for their poor attendance and the TV ratings are way down. They ignore the economy that they helped create and fester, where a ticket to a game could feed a family of four for a few weeks, or this whole business about technology and the various ways they broadcast their games. They forget the issue that most fans I know have and that is a TV commercial every ten seconds, and repetitive to boot, who wants to watch commercials for three hours? The talking heads are so a part of the game it is hard to watch your team when one of the announcers is for the other one, worse when it's a home game. They also forget that people are very much against establishment ideals, the ones that look fascist and controlling, because everything has changed, money is no longer power... People are power, and the ability to carry the right message is power. The ability to condemn those who spew divisiveness and intolerance, no matter what their position, their politics, their money that they use to hide their ugly truths, the cronyism and the gutless attacks on people, not principles, but people. It has all changed and the people now hold the mightiest power once more. Some are afraid, too scared to accept that thing did and have changed and will continue to at a rate most can hardly accept.
The reason why the NFL and institutions of systematic cronyism such as our own government won't last is simple... They cannot accept change and dare a nation to stand atop a piece of time, not atop its finest principle... Freedom.