1 – Football is and has always been a brutal sport. It satiates our bloodlust. It feeds the ancestral need to watch brutes maim each other in the Coliseum. We watch more intently now, devour fantasy stats, play in leagues, play online and buy merchandise. We obsess and have been consumed by a product that promotes violence, while we swivel away when that violence spills over into real world. We watch fascinated, as young men mature up the ladder to hopefully play professional football – knowing the inherent risks involved – just for that chance at eternal glory the mob showers their heroes with – only to later bemoan their suffering.
The NFL has been called out for the cover-up of head trauma and parents have begun to opt out, not letting their sons play football. The media acting as town crier, continues to signal the end of Pro-Football and yet the adoration advances. Now we learn of several shocking retirements of players that still have treadlife – retiring because of injuries, or future health risks. Patrick Willis having a Hall of Fame type career, betrayed by the pain in his feet. Jake Locker retires after 4yrs in the league and joins Sydney Rice as players labeled with potential never realized. However, Chris Borland, a Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate, was maybe the biggest surprise, retiring after one year and was looked at as the next man up after P.Willis – will the last man in the 49ers locker-room please turn off the lights…
The Town Crier is shouting, this is the beginning of the end for the NFL. Calling this the tip of the iceberg for the League and too recognize how dangerous the game has become. The NFL counters that concussions are down, and that may be true, but this is a sport built on the assumption of brutality. One on one battles actually exist, bones are broken, blood is spilled, exotic sports cars conducting ballet with dump trucks and we love every minute of it – fall can not come soon enough. But what of the product? Will the cries of fervor and weekly campaigns of “think of the children,” against the league change how football is watched? All the players that are retiring of injuries and fear of “after-football” will be replaced by others seeking idolatry – there will always be those willing to sacrifice themselves for our sanguine hunger for the adulation of hero worship. But at what cost to the talent pool? Do the better athletes migrate to other sports, that require less than the requisite pounds of flesh the NFL offers? Baseball players live normal healthy lives “after-baseball,” receive pensions, and medical benefits that are the envy of every sport – you can play longer, make more money, but the globalization of the game of Baseball, adds more to the talent pool.
If we get to the point that talent will not play in our Coliseums – we will find others – maybe we continue with the convict philosophy the NFL seems to embrace, #RayRice, #GreggHardy, #AaronHernandez, etc…We will be entertained while our true gladiators will be those that we care the least about – the locked up dregs of society. Or Elon Musk will develop robotic machines that play our games with an exploding football. When you drop a pebble in a pond you get ripples – soon that ripple fills the whole pond. This could be that moment and I say that ripple has started and will circumvent the whole NFL pond. We will remember more what football used to be than what it has become. Players will come and go, but our thirst will always exist and we will be forever hungry.
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3 – Oh Rockies…You put out, for a national audience, your A-lineup. The Angels, scrupulously countered with a journeyman pitcher, found in baseball’s independent league. That’s the next level up from A-league Softball – or the more like the beer-league of baseball. You would think we would have jumped on the guy, but no. This is the Rockies and too often they demonstrate a lack of plate discipline or fundamentals, to hammer a guy who does not belong in the majors. The Rockies were shut out and lost 11-0 to the not-in-Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Mike Trout smoked two home runs – 2-run and a 3-run jacks before he exited – Mike Trout 5, Rockies 0.
I know this is Spring Training. I know it is Baseball’s version of pre-season and none of it matters, but when we will stop hearing the excuses. Tulo, who went 0-2 made the comment that this beer-league pitcher just: “jumped on us.” How does that happen? Why does that happen? The guys pitching for our team are better than Capt.Softball and still got waxed by the Halos, giving up 11 runs. We scored none. Nada. Zip. Squadoosh. Are we already pretending this is a road trip? Please tell me we will have meaningful baseball after July and not another year of excuses, like we have had the last 4yrs.