Roger Goodell continues to ruin the game of football.

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And sadly, the only ones who can do anything about it are the greedy owners.

Today, the owners approved of making overtimes in the regular season only 10:00 rather than 15:00. So now, more ties would be likely to happen. Fact: Fans, for better or for worse, want to see a winner and a loser. Ties sometimes screw with playoff scenarios as well. Get ready for more shitty football.

The owners don’t give a shit what Goodell does to screw the game up because no matter what, this guy is the catalyst to filling their pockets and in return, they fill his. It’s crap.

Fact: The game of football is more dangerous with all of these rule changes than 20 years ago. Look how many more players are getting hurt because they have to play the game differently. All of the rule changes with how teams practice, hit and just running a play in general, are contributing to more injuries. We all know football is dangerous. That’s just the nature of the beast.

Meanwhile, nothing has been done to countless commercial breaks/timeouts or getting rid of Thursday Night Football games. If anybody wants to know another reason why players keep getting hurt, playing two games in four days will do that.

Logic doesn’t apply to the NFL.

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11 Responses to “Roger Goodell continues to ruin the game of football.”

  1. dvxprime Says:

    Did logic ever exist in the NFL?

  2. Fro Dog Says:

    Well, not since Goodell took over.

    I can just go back to my early days. Games were always on Sundays and Mondays. After the college football season ended, there were a couple of games on Saturdays to close out the season. I remember the Bears playing a Thursday game in the mid-90’s, but usually, Thanksgiving were the only games not on the weekends/Mondays.

    The NFL originally did games just on weekends/Mondays to give way to high school and college games. Now, they just don’t give a crap anymore. It’s quantity over quality. They don’t care about ratings anymore because they know advertisers are going to pay no matter what. They already have their money and could care less how many people are watching.

    The only that things may change with that issue is if the advertisers start pulling out of their deals. I don’t see it happening, though.

  3. erniesarmy Says:

    “The only that things may change with that issue is if the advertisers start pulling out of their deals.”

    And that will happen if the fan stops paying the tab. Don’t go to games. Don’t buy NFL products. Watch the games on free television only. And don’t buy from any of NFL advertisers.

    Do that and watch them scurry.

  4. dvxprime Says:

    Fro, I really hope that about 25 thousand more areas fans join you in setting the Bears on “ignore” and not going to the games this season. After a few TV blackouts (because half-empty stadia are a no-no in Goddess’s eyes), maybe the McCaskeys will get the hint.

    I’d say give the Cubs one more month to Katrina fix their Katzenjammer kids’ mess before we sound the air-raid hoen on the World Series title defense.

    Sports Illustrated needs to get off Colin Kapernick’s jock. He went from two Super Bowls in three years to being benched…by JIM TOMSULA…for BLAINE GABBERT. The night before he pulled his SJW stunt, he was 7~10 days from being cut from the 49ers’ roster.

    NFL teams have no obligation to sign anybody to their rosters. STFU, folks.

    The millenials and other SJWs on the major sports blogs have spent their formative years being taught that success and achievement doesn’t mean that much. Result? Some dumb-ass article on Fox Sports.com explaining why Michael Jordan winning six NBA title in six tries is “overrated.” Dafuck?

    28 minutes to the FA Cup Final…time to get some lunch for the match.

  5. erniesarmy Says:

    In two games the Cubs have been outscored by the Dodgers 9-0! Joe Maddon’s “laid-back” Cubs are right where he wants them – unfocused!

    Hey Joe, next time have the boys dress up like Larry, Curly, and Moe. The Three Stooges could beat the Cubs now.

    This team is nowhere near ready to contend for anything. And I don’t care if it’s only May. I see no way this team suddenly switches on the afterburners in August and September.

  6. Pie in the Sky Says:

    I tried to reply to this a few days ago but there was some weird flash ad on the website that was screwing up my computer. It’s gone now.

    What are they even trying to accomplish with lowering it from 15 to 10? Either keep it at 15 or just eliminate overtime completely and replace it with something else if they’re so terrified of injuries. This rule change won’t bring in one new fan. It’ll just run off traditionalists. This kind of eliminates the whole point of each team getting an overtime possession.

    Cubs – This team isn’t hungry anymore. Playing nowhere near their potential like they were the last two years. Starting pitchers are getting old, Hendricks overperformed last year, and the bullpen has some issues.

  7. Pie in the Sky Says:

    I’m interested to see where sports are at within the next 20 years. We’re seeing such an uptick in injuries. Not just NFL but MLB (pitchers especially) and, although it’s not a sport, wrestling. Are these athletes just getting too big for their own good? Are they at greater risk working in watered-down formats like fro mentioned with NFL? I heard one analyst claim (with pitchers) that athletes are starting at such young ages that they break down faster… I guess a combination of all these…

  8. Fro Dog Says:

    Pie,

    I am not sure what’s going on as far as ads are concerned. I don’t take money for ads. If it still gives you issues, I recommend downloading AdBlock Plus for Chrome. I’ve had it since last Fall and it’s been a blessing. I also turn off Flash and that helps speed up websites much more.

    As far as the injuries are concerned, it’s a combination of things. DVX mentioned players not practicing as much because of the collective bargaining agreements. Those practices help get players into shape. If they aren’t practicing as much, more stress may get on the body.

    And yes, my theory about the league being “watered down” is another reason. If they are being told to hit players another way after being taught another about 10-15 years, that’s an issue.

    Like yourself, I am more feared than interested about sports in the next decade or two. We’ve already seen how TV deals are changing sports (for the worst). The play on the field will get even worse as well.

  9. Pie in the Sky Says:

    The other thing to keep an eye on is the cordcutting and just the fact that people are turning away from TV. The downfall of ESPN could have a huge impact on how this all plays out. In 15-20 years, we could see a lot more people switching to video/cellphone-type medias (legally or illegally). Wouldn’t be surprised if we start seeing company advertisements on uniforms/field just like in soccer.

  10. Fro Dog Says:

    You mentioned ESPN and cord-cutters. While part of that may be true, ESPN caused many of those financial issues on their own. This is just my take on the whole thing, but they are the prime example of piss-poor managing when it comes to budgeting.

    In 2009, they built a brand new studio in Los Angeles for SportsCenter. Why did they did they do that? Your guess is as good as mine. What did that studio cost? $20 million? More?

    Fast forward to 2014. They built an entirely new studio at their headquarters in Bristol. A report said that cost $125 million. Was it needed? Not at all. There was nothing wrong with the other studio.

    Bad budgeting like the example I mentioned above is probably why a ton of people lost their jobs. And let’s not forget their horrible decisions in the last year or two. “SportsCenter” is hardly that anymore. I don’t see many highlights of games anymore. It’s mostly interviews and chat. They have 15 analysts for a half hour football talk show. I am not a genius, but I don’t think you need that many people talking at the same time.

    Management at ESPN is terrible. If they were going to have that many employees to begin with, they shouldn’t have built studios that cost a combined $200-$300 million. That money could have been spread out to the employees or at the very worse, give them a pay cut. They aren’t the only channels struggling either because of bad financial management.

  11. Pie in the Sky Says:

    Yup. Agreed.

SHOW DA FIRE AND PASSION, MY FRENDT!

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