The Point of No Return… Goodbye NFL

In late summer of 2016, the Dallas Cowboys asked the NFL for permission  to wear a special helmet decal to honor the 5 murdered Dallas policemen  — the NFL rejected the request.

A few weeks later, the NFL rejected a “Never Forget 9-11” tribute.

In each case, the NFL cited ‘rule violations.

But their hypocrisy is staggering.

There were also rules on the book regarding respect for our national anthem.   Although now conveniently deleted—here’s what the NFL Game Operations Manual said:

The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem.

During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.

But when it comes to these NFL millionaire idiots promoting a leftwing agenda, i.e. insulting our nation, our military heroes and our police—-the NFL lets the rules slide.

So, like many of you, I didn’t watch a single NFL game last year.  And I’m telling you, there was no bigger NFL fan than me.  I’d been a rabid NFL fan since 1969.  I was 8 years old when I fell in love with the NFL.

This season…

Back in June, there appeared to be a glimmer of hope.

First, President Trump offering an olive branch, reached out to the NFL players, by inviting them to actively participate in possible pardon processes—asking these NFL Players for their recommendations of anyone they claim have been unfairly treated by the criminal justice system.  The cases would be promptly investigated.

Next, there were discussions of suspensions for players who disrespected our flag. [First offense = 4 games, 2nd offense = season]

Whats more…, it was followed up Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones publicly insisting that ALL Dallas Cowboy players WILL STAND for the National Anthem… a plan that was publicly supported by two popular Dallas Cowboy players—Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott

Of course in a matter of days, NFL instructed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to stop talking about anthem policy And sadly, he did.

And as predicted, the NFL players rejected Trump’s olive branch.

Now the circus continues with the NFL approved Kaepernick-Nike deal.

Here’s the bottom line: The NFL ain’t coming back (unless they appoint Mike Ditka president and abolish the players union).

So in the meantime, I am enjoying college football as I patiently wait on the XFL.  And while the XFL will most certainly not have NFL caliber players…  neither will it have NFL caliber a$$holes.

 

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Joe Dan Gorman
Joe Dan Gorman is the writer, host & producer of Intellectual Froglegs, the best conservative satire anywhere. Unapologetic Christian. Nominated for VIDEO BLOGGER OF THE YEAR at CPAC 2013. Former Real Estate Investment Broker until real estate collapse in 2007. Began new career in 2011 - Intellectual Froglegs is like a one-man band... and Joe Dan is that one man. Put God first and everything else will fall into place.