- Jun 4, 2011
It’s not just you. I won‘t pretend that Tom leaving isn’t part of it because I doubt it’s a coincidence that my enthusiasm for football started waning not long after Brady moved on but it isn’t just that. It’s just not as big a deal to me anymore. I used to live and die with the Patriots much the same way I do for the Sox and that feeling just isn’t there anymore and I’m not sure if/when it’ll come back.I’ll take some shit for this, but tonight on more than one occasion I couldn’t help but wonder if the NFL’s jumped the shark a bit.
The production is so over-the-top and cheesy it’s hard to want to watch anything outside of the 60 minutes of football. And then even then, there seems to be an increasing frequency of late, game-changing flags in huge games, that makes everything that came before it seem irrelevant.
Maybe it’s just because the Patriots are, at best, mediocre, but the NFL is becoming harder and harder to want to watch.