Our nation enjoys the spirit of competition, national pride and team loyalty that football inspires. But "taking a knee" and making the game a political venue is ruining the essence of the game. Perhaps the fame, wealth and power that owners, managers, coaches and players have enjoyed needs to be lost in order for them to more fully understand what they have. The citizens of this country are a big part of the NFL's success. Without their support, love, loyalty and hard-earned dollars, would there be an NFL? All members of the NFL need to wake up and look at what is right in front of them -- they're living the American dream and making millions playing the sport they love. They all need to put their hands over their hearts during the national anthem and show respect for their country, and in particular, those who have given their lives for the freedom and prosperity they all enjoy. If they can't do that, they may end up bringing the NFL to its knees.
Watching sports is the most stupid waste of a persons time. People are not going to continue to waste their hard earned money on watching a bunch of idiots making millions, when they are struggling to make ends meat. Profession sports will die in the next 10-15 years thanks to the pathetic tax code and lack of income. I'm a Republican but Reagan was wrong, bring the old tax code back. The rich need to pay more taxes. Period. The current tax code is not working and empty stadiums are proof. Nascar dying, NFL dying, all will die without the middle class. Its not the rules, it is the lack of disposable income, So long suckers....
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People see the rule changes and see the NFL for what it is a company. The product isn't as good as it was. The NFL has brought court drama in and eliminated the true aggression from the sport. Football is a tough and physical sport and it should stay that way.
If the NFL continues down the path it is on the NFL will die out. Because of the new rules and regulations about safety (albeit good ideas), many of the aspects of the game which draw people to it will be removed. The reason why the NFL will die out is because in order to protect the players the game will be fundamentally changed in such a way that the sport, not just the NFL, will, for the most part, die out.
I sure hope so. Tired of the egos and tired of the league. Football is a boring game and the league is just too progressive for my taste. I'm waiting for the days when I no longer have to hear NFL talk 24/7 by Sports Networks. I hope the league dies out.
No issue involving referees has been addressed. I believe the lockout may have been a ploy to woo the fans, and ploys have happened more often in this era than any other. Arrogant proprietors, horrible commissioner, horrible referees calling the games. This is not a matter of unfair, but a matter of unfair to the players. Sanctions are not in place on game-changing calls. Should referees be allowed to revert a critical down in games after they allow a play to occur to its completion? If so, then the NFL should die effective immediately. The set in stone rule has caused a stir, and it is unfair to teams and coaches who have to play in accordance while refs are not sanctioned and faulted for the antics of their weakest and most impetuous judgment. If refs aren't capable of facilitating a game, then they should be held strictly responsible to their merits as much as the teams they facilitate.
The notion that the NFL is a permanent institution which will never not be around is ridiculous. It will likely be around for many decades to come but as humans advance and evolve, our tastes change. Technology might redirect human interest from watching others play a sport on a field. It might also be decided that the medical risks and side-effects of playing a high impact sport are not acceptable by future societies.
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The NFL is at it's height of popularity and even it begins to decline over the next 10-20 years with the amount of money and fans the league has it will continue to be a powerhouse sport and league for a very long time. And who says that it won't get bigger. As of right now no the NFL is not going to die out.
The NFL is an institution in America. Many people are invested emotionally and financially in the organization. All the way from the Organization officials and athletes, to the advertisers who drop serious coin for air time during the Super Bowl, to fans who mortgage their house to get tickets to the Super Bowl. Football is not going anywhere anytime soon.
The NFL is one of the strongest and most recognizable American institutions out there. Football is pretty synonymous with American culture, and the league is still very strong both as a symbol and as a business. Each team helps the other teams succeed due to their profit-sharing practices, which ensures that the NFL will last for a long long time.
The NFL has been around for many years and, in my opinion, does not show signs of dying out. This is mainly due to its audience. Many people support American football and some go so far as to make their lives revolve around it. It is a healthy and socially acceptable way of releasing aggression for the NFL's audience and players, and therefore, it will always have a place in America.