Maybe without the nfl sucking up our time and money, we would pay more attention to the world around us, and not be so easily led to believing opinions pushed on us by the media and those that hold the most $, which are mostly against the public's best interest.
And... Non-profit my arse. At the very least the nfl should be paying taxes at the highest allowable rates
It is hard to watch. Players are dirty and the fines are too low. Its sad to watch players get knocked out or career/season ending injuries.. Wasnt the cheifs linebacker killing his girlfriend and shooting himself in front of his team mates and coaches enough? Or hernadez killing someone? Or pacman jones being arrested 9 times?? What about dirty coaches??? When daryl strawberry went ham on drugs he jepordized his team and the league. So what did they do? They kicked his ass out. When suh does something that ACTUALLY hurts someone he gets a game suspension... Lolol how pathetic is that?? The NFL is a joke and anyone who thinks otherwise is ignorant and just flat out stupid. They try to cover it up with " charity work". Its all transparent ...
Grown men should not be playing this game. The money spent on this sport should go to other more worthwhile activities like free health care for all. The sport should end in College and grown men should get a real job and become even more productive members of society. Sunday should be reserved for time with the family outdoors becoming more healthy and not by the TV drinking, eating and gaining weight. I think the NFL (Sunday and Monday games) contribute to the obesity in this country as compare to other countries around the world.
Players complain of scary, post career neurological side effects. Memory loss, PCS, Alzheimer's etc. Have been shown to be the results of this nasty game. Players lay their bodies on the line to help their team win, and the only thing given back to them is long term injuries. Furthermore, while the tactics may be beautiful, the way in which they are executed are disgusting. It is the only professional game where people try to knock people out for the season.
Actually banning something I think would ultimately be counterproductive. We can write all the laws and enforce them to the max but people would still find ways to fill their 'sports craving' for lack of a better term. Sports like any other worldly endeavor is ruled by the god of this world...
My 'yes' here is really to "Should we abstain from sports" and if the majority does then sports would cease to enjoy the popularity it has attained.
ALL professional sports should be eliminated...Players are over-rated, over paid, arrogant, self-absorbed, entitled....NOT ALL but a very large majority. The chance of injuries is very great, short lived careers are frequent, long term physical body & brain damage is apparent. It is a "GAME", ENTERTAINMENT at best...But the pricing of that game has pretty much shut out the "common" mans capability to support the sporting industry. Shut it all down and who knows how many "lives" would be saved. Of course, all the current athletes would say...NO WAY, keep it going but they'll claim ignorance later when they are debilitated.
The NFL as well as most sports are overrated. The players are overpaid. The do not deserve no more than $100,000 per year to throw a ball. Most of them are arrogant as a result of the millions and it shows children and teens a poor example of how society would rather reward atlhletes millions for throwing a ball and not going to college to become a doctor, scientist, or nurse. This is terrible and the mindset is sick.
Soccer is world wide and much less violent , except for the fans. We can get out our desire for violence and pretend war and team spirit with less destructive and well established games.. The NFL is now so big they will not be stopped by merely telling them that it is harming people. It is so entrenched in the culture ... But there was life before Football and there will be sports and life after football ends... Humans like to have pretend wars and like to be fans.. That is why the Romans built the sport and gladiator stadiums.. The real purpose even now is to prevent revolution from the masses of people .. Keep them busy and not attacking the governments that support them..
Although its a pretty tactical game it completely and utterly glorifies unnecessary violence. You don't even need to dig that deep to find some very concerning quotes and stories from players who have suffered from one injury to many, and deeply regret ever playing. Concussions certainly aren't a rare feat in the game but the research surrounding this proves that concussions can cause brain damage and neurological problems later in life. Honestly i think it's barbaric but thats pure opinion i guess. Im certainly not denying the positives of the sport, but aren't the lives of the players more important than pure entertainment? There are plenty of other sports for fans to get behind and/or play. Ice-hockey has the violence but is slightly safer and rugby, rugby league and football (soccer) are fantastic skilful team sports that the USA and Canada could have huge potential in.
The NFL has made a concentrated effort to sanitize its image over the past twenty years or so, and has been very effective as shifting the fanbase from beer-swilling, violence-loving sexists to presenting it as a family-friendly game. But the gap between this image and the behavior of players on and off the field is growing increasingly obvious. The NFL's marketing machine puts a lot of effort into white-washing the culture of violence both within and around the game, but we shouldn't be fooled.
Without football there would be not reason for Sunday. A lot of entertainment would also be sucked out of life for over half of the world. You also have to take into account all of the jobs that would be lost and all of the money that would be gone. That would not be good.
NFL is one of the largest professional franchise of professional sports. The NFL serves many purposes to the public. It gives young men who play college and amateur sports a goal to accomplish, and it stimulates our economy with the revenue. A lot of people like football and there would quite a few people disappointed if we banned NFL!
Many people love football, and get tremendous enjoyment out of watching games at home and in the stadiums. Those who don't like football aren't being forced to watch, so there is no logical reason to ban the NFL. Not to mention the thousands of jobs that would be lost if it was banned, from the players, to the janitors at the stadiums!
Compared to other leagues of professional sport, the NFL seems to run pretty well. There are occasional problems, but they don't have the same problems with lockouts that hockey does. It's true that they have a monopoly on the game at the pro level, but so do the MLB, NHL, and others. There is not reason to ban the NFL, or else we wouldn't have the entertainment.
First of all, football helps you be swift and fast when you run. Also, it helps most of your muscle stay healthy and strong. If there would not be football, what would people do on sunday? Overall, football should not be banned because it is healthy for you and us
Lol. NFL players, like another comment stated, are heroes to some kids. I’m gonna get hate for this, but Brady and Gronk are my heroes. Removing football, you would remove many people’s jobs ( a few thousand. ) Also, football is the real American pastime. More than an hour of people scoring and tackling each other with tense moments. Football is america’s sport. Sad Sundays and stress filled mondays would not be cured. People choose whether not the want to play. It is at their own risk. Football is my life honestly.
The nfl should not be banned. Some of these people are worrying about the health risks but we must remember that playing this sport is voluntary and at your own risk. People die in militaries every day. Does that mean we ban a US military? No, because some brave patriots CHOSE to protect our country. They CHOSE to take the risk of dying for our country and the same is with football. Players choose to risk getting hurt to provide entertainment for the American people and earn money in the process. And we should respect that ability to choose instead of banning the nfl.
Football is my life it would ruin my life to get rid of NFL its my dream to be a star NFL quarter back and my friends dream is to play wide reciever in the NFL for the cowboys. The cowboys are the best team ever known to NFL history.Tom brady and the patriots and the broncos suck like crap
Football has been around for many years and now people are saying the NFL should pay taxes and the fines should be raised if we could tax the NFL then we would be able to tax the Catholic Church they have more money than the NFL does and they don't get taxed a penny.
When you sign up for football you sign an agreement that if you get seriously hurt your school is not liable even death. I play football because it's fun and I have no fear of dying when I get on the field at least I will die doing what I love. Instead of being of pussie all my life