NFL Preseason About to Start, There Goes the Peace and Quiet

July 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Like most Americans, I find the National Football League highly entertaining. Unlike most Americans, part of me also hates it.
I realize that lands me in the shrinking minority with a target on my back as pigskin replaces pearl in our Nation's sporting consciousness, but it's the truth. Major League Baseball will always be my favorite sport and the issue will never be particularly close.
Since the League is pretty much the antithesis of the Show, I'm a bit disgusted by it despite my respect for its athletes and overall enjoyment of its product.
The NFL definitely features superior athletes and the action—what little of it there is—tends to be more viscerally exciting.
Furthermore, professional football players are just about the only pro's who can formulate a valid argument to justify their obscene paychecks.
These guys quite literally put life and limb at risk whenever the ball is snapped. Even those who survive a career "healthy" seem to face an i...

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