The NFL is finished

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Aug 16, 2018 26 Comments

Between concussions, male cheerleaders, and political grandstanding, the NFL has no chance of existing 20 years from now.

The NFL is finished

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  • BuzzFeed / Eng
    0xdead

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    Good riddance. The NFL just treats their players like circus freaks anyway—I don’t care how well they get paid. I personally know a few and a good chunk of them are brainwashed into believing they can’t use their new wealth and platform to speak out about racial injustice. I don’t want to sound preachy (too late?), but the majority of the players are Black and I’ll be damned if I ignore that and the fact that Kap has been mostly alone with the exception of a few vocal NFL-affiliated supporters. So fuck the NFL and fuck the NBA while we’re at it. I grew up looking up to the stars of both leagues, too, but my entertainment is way less important than eradicating the perpetuation systemic mistreatment if Blacks in this country. These sports leagues exploit the shit out of these folks and pacify them with a few million. Kiss my ass. I know this thread was a joke, but the overarching issues here are absolutely no joke.
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    • Microsoft / Product @zzz
      Yup, if you calculate over lifetime, the average blinder will make money many times over an average NFL player. And these people are supposed to be the cream of the crop. At that point you are basically comparing with ceos.
      Aug 16, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product @zzz
      I would also say that it's true for most sports. I read an article about professional tennis, that only top 100 manage to break even, with all the costs of training, travelling and then earning peanuts getting out of 1st rounds in majors. It's only big payoff for the federers and the Nadals.

      But with NFL it is worse because the career is so short, lots of really permanent health issues thru concussion, obesity and other injuries, and potentially not a lot of career options later.
      Aug 16, 2018
    • Microsoft TrumpWins
      @Buzzfeed Kaepernick is not fighting for the issues that are actually serious. That's why so many think he's an idiot. An analogy for what he's doing is calling out hospitals & doctors for hurting people because they're treating too many people with injuries. He has zero interest in figuring out why so many are coming in injured.

      If you want to talk about serious issues, figure out why 13% of the population has committed 50% of the murder over the past several decades. That might explain increased contact with the police.
      Aug 17, 2018
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng 6'5Merican
      Thank you for saying this. Im ot sure i completely agree with the exploitation of athletes making millions. But I definitely agree that black people are systemically marginalized in this country.
      Aug 17, 2018
    • Oracle xmmd9emd
      Cops being murderers is not actually serious, ok.
      Aug 17, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng onMyWay
    > male cheerleaders

    Alright, shut it down. It was fun while it lasted.
    Aug 16, 2018 1
  • Symantec O(logN)
    If NFL has issues with rights of Americans, it deserves to not exist
    Aug 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft o730
    Why does this guy get sympathy? Broncos offered him $7m and he said no
    Aug 16, 2018 0
  • Citizens Financial Group / IT
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    The idea that football is at any risk of dying in the US is laughably idiotic. I don't feel as though that statement needs support.
    Aug 16, 2018 0
  • Oracle xmmd9emd
    Nah it'll be fine.
    Aug 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft be_leetin
    Football > oblong-hand-ball
    Aug 16, 2018 1
    • Oracle xmmd9emd
      Not till they learn how to use a stopwatch.
      Aug 16, 2018
  • Oracle 38
    What is nfl?
    Aug 16, 2018 0