- Aug 12, 2009
This league seems to have had no problem pissing off their fans in recent years. Are the number of fans who say they're pissed off about the protests greater in number than the total of the Saints fans they pissed off with Bountygate, the number of Patriots fans they've pissed off with Spygate and Deflategate, the Dolphins fans they pissed off with Incognito-gate, the Washington and Dallas fans they pissed off with the penalties for not adhering to the collusion in the uncapped year, the Vikings fans they pissed off with the Peterson suspension, the entire cities of St. Louis and San Diego they pissed off moving teams to a city that didn't want them, the Packers fans they pissed off with the replacement refs Fail Mary game because they were too cheap to pay the real officials, the people who are against domestic violence they pissed off with the Ray Rice incident and initial lack of penalty there, people still unsettled that Ben Roethlisberger isn't persona non grata, and so on? This is just one that appeals to the sensitivities of certain old white men, which the the owners by and large are, and it gives them a nice scapegoat for declining ratings instead of acknowledging the product has been declining in quality. At least they finally realized they've entrusted their multi-billion dollar investments to a circus clown with no vision or leadership, though it would be all too apropos if they give him the boot for the one issue he seems to be listening to the right advisers on.