Friday, October 30, 2015
The NFL has uniform 'police' and they will fine players and coaches if for example they wear a non-approved sneaker brand or color or a bunch of other trivial things..
On Wednesday, 2 Pittsburgh Steelers players were fined for uniform code violations..
The first player had words in his eye-black (that's the black stuff under their eyes) which to the league is a no-no, and the second player wore purple cleats when there's no purple allowed on the Steelers' uniform
OK.. Pretty straight forward stuff.. What's the big deal?
Now really think about that...
As we said before, the NFL really doesn't give two shits about women's health or safety or the veterans or anything else they are not in control of and profiting from..
Had the NFL Pro Shop sold 'Find the Cure' eye-black for $19.99, then the player would have done nothing wrong and thus no fine.
Totally OK for big strong muscular men the drench themselves in feminine pink for the "cause" which translates to increased merchandise sales.. Just can't honor those who suffer beyond the pink face towels and wristbands
Now they're forced to care even though they don't wish to..
But line in the sand.. No player can wear anything on a uniform even a color alteration to show they care about domestic violence for real.
I used to love sports.. I mean LOVE it..
Loved watching it on TV and live.. Loved playing it..
It is a fiefdom and we're so far on the bottom among the millipedes and dung beetles, we don't even register to those calling the shots
Our role is to buy the tickets, boo & cheer while even the home athletes INTENTIONALLY ignore and block us out, then buy the concessions, boo & cheer some more and then promptly leave before security releases the hounds..
Beyond that, as individuals and collectively we can all jump into a lake and drown for all team owners and league Commissioners feel
See.. the naughty 'no-no' word can equally be applied to 'crackers'
A player means nothing to an owner.. That guy is traded, cut, released, fined and/or suspended at the Master's discretion.
I can one day see myself permanently cutting from following sports altogether.. Only so much one can take..
Unfortunately there are so many to take my place without all that scruples baggage.
Posted by Susquehanna at Friday, October 30, 2015