TBH, I watch a few good matchups during the season but I can’t for the life of me sit through 11 hours on a given Sunday. There are 3 games scheduled just about back to back from 1 pm to 11 pm. Too much.
As for Kapoernick, I get what he is doing about the second class citizenship of people of color, but as Jim Brown said in that article it could be done better.
Which makes sense and to be honest I was mainly just ribbing Jim because he made such a passionate plea for how great NFL was not long back. I am really quite a sports nut. In most of these kind of discussions we have back and forth over which is better, a lot of nationalistic stuff about what is real ‘football’ etc. I actually like pretty much all of it. We don’t get much NFL broadcast over here but I watched all of the Superbowl final this year and loved it. Really tense and exciting until the end.
In my teens and twenties I’d watch almost anything, it won’t ever be popular here but I think what I like most is it’s a lot less predictable than most fiction that follows formulas.
Time does catch up though and I have found myself adrift from some sports, I don’t follow football (the soccer version) anywhere near like I did in my twenties. I find myself following the results more than the games. My team just went top of the league undefeated and I was on edge watching the score updates via the web, I haven’t seen a single second of any of the games.
The Packers will make it to the playoffs again, but will lose badly to a team who actually has a consistently performing offense and defense, instead of squeaking by with killer passes by their quarterback.