Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, January 21, 2018

Masters: The National Football League, still arguably the most popular sport in America (some polls say otherwise), has endured its share of controversies and blunders over the years. But it is safe to say 2017 was a year unlike any other for the league. Certainly there have been high points, including Texans star J.J. Watt's awe-inspiring efforts to bring help and hope to hurricane-ravaged Houston. And the end zone celebrations have been spectacular, effectively diminishing the "No Fun League" moniker (my personal favorites have been the Kansas City potato sack race and, of course, Irish Dancing). But the inordinate number of serious injuries, sagging attendance and ratings, and particularly the controversy over the national anthem protests cast a shadow over the season. And the NFL still struggles to find answers to these and other significant issues, even with all the resources of a multibillion-dollar business. I have a proposal. Ask the women.

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A campaign by Secret Deodorant recently profiled the NFL's Special Assistant to the Commissioner and COO Kimberly Fields, who noted that women "bring different insights, our creativity for problem-solving ... this league needs that type of thought process to continue to move forward." Amen, sister!

Fields also spoke of sitting in a room of NFL general managers and owners and counting the women on one hand. And I believe women like her can inspire the change that must happen in order to see the game we love grow and thrive.

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so let them play.

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-21 01:00 PM | Reply

Go Eagles!

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-21 01:00 PM | Reply

The thing that makes American football so exciting to watch is the way the outcome can reverse, in the last seconds. But I can't stand to start watching a game until its about an hour old, when I turn on my DVR to skip all the expert commentary and commercials. Except for premium channels, which are not available unless you pay for what used to be free first, football is an integral part of a much larger problem. Our time consumed by an endless barrage of BS. Americans are uniquely conditioned to tolerate this nonsense, which robs us of a third of our lives. I cannot stand it. Unlike printed ads, TV commercials are extremely intrusive and it is not a necessary or healthy social condition. Many TV commercials are actually tame compared to internet commercials which block access until they are endured. These are all an outrageous waste of your limited time om earth.

The other issue is football's contribution to brain damage for the sake of entertaining the public. This is a tragedy. There is no immediate technical solution avaible.

#3 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-01-21 02:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

i agree, totally. except with the "for the sake of entertaining the public."
sports are fun, generally healthy.

#4 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-21 03:17 PM | Reply

Go Jacksonville

#5 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-01-21 05:37 PM | Reply

Go Pats!

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-01-21 06:06 PM | Reply

I'm tired of watching the Patriots in the SB almost every year. Seems like a great day to find something else to do, this year.

#7 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2018-01-21 06:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Oh well, Go Vikings!

#8 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-01-21 07:00 PM | Reply

I'm tired of watching the Patriots in the SB almost every year. Seems like a great day to find something else to do, this year.

#7 | POSTED BY WHATSLEFT AT 2018-01-21 06:26 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1: Too much WINNING - LOL

#9 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-01-21 08:13 PM | Reply

Since Condi Rice doesn't have the ability to lower her intellect down to the level required to be a GOP candidate nowadays, she would be a good choice for NFL comish.

#10 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-22 07:51 AM | Reply

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I second this opinion. It would be a great change from Goodell

#11 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-22 10:21 AM | Reply

I don't think the NFL can be saved. Less and less kids are playing and the CTE research is showing more and more correlation to the basics of football being a contact sport. It's no longer concussions but simply repeated hits that cause the issue according to the latest research. Football frankly can't be made much safer without destroying the game.

I love football...even when my Vikings don't show up. But I think don't think football can be saved.

#12 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-22 11:28 AM | Reply

I love football...even when my Vikings don't show up. But I think don't think football can be saved.

Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-22 11:28 AM | Reply

The human condition will see that football thrives. Within the human condition there seems to be this great need to want to either participate in or watch people pummel each other into the ground. That's why we continue to have wars and why football will carry on like normal besides way too much money involved as well.

#13 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-22 11:34 AM | Reply

It's unfair and possibly illegal that there are no women players in the NFL. The NFL should lose its anti-trust status until we have gender parity on the field.

#14 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-22 12:12 PM | Reply

It's unfair and possibly illegal that there are no women players in the NFL. The NFL should lose its anti-trust status until we have gender parity on the field.

Posted by visitor_ at 2018-01-22 12:12 PM | Reply

Find me a team that will take me and I'll make your day.

#15 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-01-22 12:13 PM | Reply

"Since Condi Rice doesn't have the ability to lower her intellect down to the level required to be a GOP candidate nowadays, she would be a good choice for NFL comish."

Another excellent reason to ignore the NFL. She should be in prison along with Bush and Cheney.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-22 12:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Football frankly can't be made much safer without destroying the game.

#12 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2018-01-22 11:28 AM | FLAG:

Just go without helmets. It'd make football safer and more appealing to watch.

#17 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-01-22 01:31 PM | Reply

Just go without helmets. It'd make football safer and more appealing to watch.

#17 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Rugby gets by without helmets and the tackling is far better in rugby than football.

#18 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-22 01:32 PM | Reply

Football frankly can't be made much safer without destroying the game.
#12 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2018-01-22 11:28 AM | FLAG:
Just go without helmets. It'd make football safer and more appealing to watch.

#17 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

That's how it used to be and people died each year.

#19 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-23 11:37 AM | Reply

Just go without helmets. It'd make football safer and more appealing to watch.

#17 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG
Rugby gets by without helmets and the tackling is far better in rugby than football.

#18 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

In Rugby, you can't tackle anyone who doesn't have the ball and they have far less violent hits. You should learn more about Rugby before posting like this.

#20 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-23 11:38 AM | Reply

That's how it used to be and people died each year.

#19 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2018-01-23 11:37 AM | FLAG:

The A7FL is an American, full contact, no pads, no helmet league active right now.

Nobody is dying.

Right now if you ever played NFL style football at any level, from pee wee to pro, even for just 1 season, there is an 80% chance you have CTE from it. Extensive play brings you from 80% to 98% iirc. Per Dr. Rhonda Fitzpatrick, science has also recently discovered genes which also predispose people to extensive CTE. If anything is the death of the NFL, it's going to be the medical science the NFL has gone out of its way to cover up.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-01-23 11:48 AM | Reply

"And women tend to have a higher social sensitivity than men."

Careful now, every kid these days are being taught that stereotypes are dangerous. Or is that only when white men do it?

#22 | Posted by humtake at 2018-01-23 12:19 PM | Reply

That's how it used to be and people died each year.
#19 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2018-01-23 11:37 AM | FLAG:
The A7FL is an American, full contact, no pads, no helmet league active right now.
Nobody is dying.
Right now if you ever played NFL style football at any level, from pee wee to pro, even for just 1 season, there is an 80% chance you have CTE from it. Extensive play brings you from 80% to 98% iirc. Per Dr. Rhonda Fitzpatrick, science has also recently discovered genes which also predispose people to extensive CTE. If anything is the death of the NFL, it's going to be the medical science the NFL has gone out of its way to cover up.
#21 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

And no one is watching it. 7 man football with smaller players, with only a few teams and few games. Look we tried real football without helmets in the early 1900's. People died every single year and that doesn't account for the seriously head trauma injuries.

And isn't that CTE stuff precisely what I said #12?

#23 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-23 12:20 PM | Reply

Our thirst for gladiatorial games will not ever completely go away.

#24 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-23 04:45 PM | Reply

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