NFL Shutdown So My Sundays Just Opened Up
Original post made by Ex-Football Fan on Mar 13, 2011
Slowly, ever so slowly, the athletes have become spoiled kids flaunting their millions and basically becoming anti-heroes to our kids. Owners built lavish stadiums and racked up the prices so high that going to a game just got out of reach for an average (yet not poor) guy like me. Now this, the NFL debacle of greed. I'm sorry, but this reminds me of the banking crisis where trillions of our tax dollars bailed out our financial institutions and greedy executives scooped multi-million dollar bonuses from the till with no regard for the situation at hand.
I am appalled and sickened by the avarice and pure greed of the players, the owners and the supporting cast who create this situation. What's my solution. Well, my wife always told me that Sunday afternoons were a perfect time to go out and smell the roses, take a walk in the park, visit a friend, hold hands down Main Street over brunch. You know what? She might be right. And the more I think about it, it doesn't sound that bad.
on Mar 13, 2011 at 11:09 am
Sorry but trading the hard knocks of football for handholding and quiet walks after brunch does not make you a romantic partner.
on Mar 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm
When people like Michael Vick, Barry Bonds and Tiger Woods become hero figures to our kids then things have gone too far. Pro sports pays so well for these people that they have ceased to have any redeeming human qualities. I say good riddance to the sport. Get some of the couch potatoes off their butts and we might make a dent in our morbid obesity problems too.
on Mar 13, 2011 at 2:45 pm
I just think it's funny that more people aren't complaining about the football players. This site has so many people who are unsupportive of the teachers union and yet there hasn't been much said about the players union.
Tells a lot about Pleasanton.