Enjoy the Game

Are you going to watch the Super Nothing this Sunday?

Who are you going to root for?

Who will prevail?

Who will be proclaimed the best in the league?

It doesn’t matter. The best in the league has already been decided.

The winner in the NFL this year was the Green Bay Packers.

They had the best record in the league during the regular season.

If we aren’t going to accept the efforts of the players during the regular season, then what’s the whole point of playing it? Why don’t we just start off with the playoffs?

Oh, I see, we have the regular season to decide who will get in the playoffs.

Then we use the results of three games to decide what has already been decided over 17 games?

That’s the tail wagging the dog.

I reject that.

The postseason favors the streaky team.

Moreover, it defies the American way.

In America, we don’t take things away from people who have earned it.

Not in my book.

In addition to that, the postseason opens itself up to manipulation that does not exist in the regular season.

Let’s face it, the postseason exists for one purpose, to make some extra money.

Because the owners of our NFL teams – and the puppet of a commissioner that they control – are money obsessed, the postseason is manipulated to maximize profits.

The players know it.

They won’t talk, but you can read it on their faces.

A few brave ones who have retired have spoken up.

Naturally their voices have been marginalized.

It’s a reality that more people will watch the Super Bowl when big market teams are in the contest.

Do you think it’s an accident that Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees kept getting fucked out of Super Bowl appearances?

Do you think it’s an accident that the electricity went off in New Orleans just a few years ago when Baltimore began blowing San Francisco out of the game?

Do you honestly believe that the dynasty of the New England Patriots really and truly exists?

Think again.

Dynasties bring in the bucks. Supermen draw in the casual viewer.

The Super Bowl is a dog and pony show which is there to make money and money alone.

It decides nothing.

The true winner of the NFL has already been decided.

I understand how you feel though,

You’ve been indoctrinated, as I have, into accepting the playoffs as such a normal thing that you can’t conceive of not having them.

Why not?

Why can’t we get rid of them?

Why do we need to have a definitive winner in the first place?

What law says that we have to have a winner?

We don’t have a winner in Pediatrics.

We don’t have a winner in cardiology.

We don’t have a winner in bricklaying.

We don’t have a winner in cooking.

Why don’t we have it vague so that everyone can be a winner?

Why must there be a winner?

The Super Nothing isn’t the definitive game.

As Dwayne Thomas, a running back for the Washington Redskins said to Tom Brookshire many years ago as to how he felt playing in the ultimate game: “If it’s the ultimate game how come they’re playing it again next year.”

Enjoy the game.


Archer Crosley

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