Tampa Bay, FlOpinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD
Author: In Search of Robin, So You Want to Blog.
In a few hours The NFL season will kick off with its first round of games.
I won't be watching.
It doesn't have anything to do with the NFL's decision to play the black national anthem before the Star Spangled Banner.
I gave up on the NFL a long time ago based on their racial policies and treatment of players.
This latest and probably most insensitive move by the NFL, comes at a time when a lot of people are calling for unity and this move does nothing but create divisiveness.
They always say the air is thin at the top and Roger Goodell has been there so long he must be suffering from oxygen deprivation.
I'm not sure who Goodell is pandering to, but you might want to check out my post Pandering to Black Lives Matter.
The whole idea of putting African Americans names and pictures on jerseys and helmets and other NFL paraphernalia, sounds more like an opportunity to generate revenue from, and take advantage of people who are already being taken advantage of, than it is an effort to recognize the horrific things they experience.
I used to catch a Tampa Bay Bucs game on TV every now and then just to check on the local team and see how they're doing. But that's over now too.
Football and the NFL in general need to recognize their place in society.
It's a game, it's just a game the best way the NFL can deal with the issues of racial inequality is to make sure they're not part of the problem because they're never going to be part of the solution.
I'm sure most of you die hard football fans with a closet full of NFL jerseys and paraphernalia stacked all around your man cave are probably going to be glued to the tube watching the, game analyzing every play listening, to the goofy announcers with their dumb analysis and you're probably even going buy some of the products advertised on these NFL charades.
When you do remember this, you are supporting an organization (NFL) with a national reach that is making the racial problem worse not better by trying to divide us.
The NFL never does anything that is not in their own best interest. Kind of makes you wonder what they plan to get out of all this.
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