I have been down on the NFL for awhile now. It is not that I have turned my back to it. I still follow when I can and have time.
No, the drama over the past few years in regards to player relations, CTE issues, and money have not turned me off either. I just got bored with it.
There are so many hours in the day and like many of you my day for any football is Saturday. Sunday is now family time and I really do not miss the league. The teams and their schemes seem to be fairly predictable. There are still upsets and teams who come and go in power rankings. But those are few and far between. I found myself just staring at the screen not caring what was going on.
In fact, I did not watch a single game until this past weekend and I’m glad I waited that long. Both title games this weekend were more than worth the wait. Now we have the LA Rams and New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. The farthest Northeast team versus the farthest Southeast team will play for the title. Both games came to a close in overtime and could have very well gone either way. Not boring to say the least.
Not sure what to make of the Super Bowl itself though. Hopefully it pans out too.
Anyway, on to flakes...
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