Prostategate

tom-brady-smilingThe despicable, infantile leadership at the NFL included three of the four remaining quarterbacks for this weekend’s playoff promo. Guess which QB got the unwelcome colonoscopy?

NFL Network Leaves One of the Four QBs Out of Their Championship Weekend Promo. Guess Which One.

Seriously, what other conclusion could any rational mind draw other than the NFL’s Ministry of Propaganda is trolling Brady with this? What, they ran out of time? There was only space in the graphic for three quarterbacks? So how did they decide Brady had to go? Blind draw? There are people saying that this is the best collection of QBs ever to make it to the league’s final four. And here’s the NFL’s media arm deciding they want to promote three of them. I’m less insulted by the slight on TB12 than the fact they think anyone would think it’s inadvertent.

I despise the NFL brass, especially that piss-flap Roger Goodell. While I still refuse to watch NFL games, I am a big fan of Tom Brady because he 1. played his college football at Michigan, and 2. because the NFL bigwigs hate him.

I sincerely hope the Patriots win another Super Bowl, and Brady sticks the Lombardi Trophy up Goodell’s inexplicably tight ass.

Christmas Comes Early

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America may finally be turning the corner, as Bud Light pulled its ads featuring the grossly overrated Seth Rogen and the grossly overweight Amy Schumer. The reason for the ad campaign’s withdraw? People hate these two uber-liberal, unfunny hacks.

Bud Light ads mocking the presidential election and featuring comedian Amy Schumer and actor Seth Rogen were pulled a few weeks early because of declining beer sales, according to a news report released Monday.

The series of ads, titled “The Bud Light Party,” featured Schumer and Rogen stumping for the beer. The message was simple: Even if you can’t agree on politics, you can agree on Bud Light.

Now before you start dancing in the streets naked, here’s a companion piece guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Apparently, people are sick to death of the all liberal, all the time ESPN.

Nielsen announced its subscriber numbers for November 2016 and those numbers were the worst in the history of ESPN’s existence as a cable company – they lost 621,000 cable subscribers. That’s the most subscribers ESPN has ever lost in a month and it represents a terrifyingfor the company, an acceleration of subscriber loss that represents a doubling of the average losses over the past couple of years, when ESPN has been losing in the neighborhood of 300,000 subscribers a month.

These 621,000 lost subscribers in the past month alone lead to a drop in revenue of over $52 million and continue the alarming subscriber decline at ESPN. Couple these subscriber declines with a 24% drop in Monday Night Football ratings this fall, the crown jewel of ESPN programming, and it’s fair to call October of 2016 the worst month in ESPN’s history.

ESPN offers nothing to me anymore. I don’t like basketball or baseball, they discarded hockey years ago, and college football is broadcast on many other channels. On top of that, the company has taken a hard left turn, and has inserted politics into almost every one of its programs. I don’t want politics to seep its way into sports. I don’t give a rat’s ass about Barack Obama’s NCAA basketball pool, and Chris Berman is the most annoying sports “personality” in the history of television.

In my opinion, Bud Light and ESPN can join the NFL on the entertainment dung heap.

NFL Punts On Domestic Violence Issue

new-york-giants-kicker-josh-brownMeet New York Giants kicker Josh Brown. Josh is not himself when he’s hungry, but instead of reaching for a Snickers, he reaches for his wife. Brown is a self-proclaimed abuser, and the zero-tolerance NFL punished Brown for his crimes… with a one-game suspension.

As the league plasters its fields with pink ribbons and decks its players out in pink cleats and pink towels this month in an effort to fool us into thinking it cares for the health of its female fans, its handling of Josh Brown’s suspension for domestic violence shows what a farce it all is.

This is the guy the NFL suspended in August for one game following a May 2015 incident with his then-wife, Molly. One measly game. Animal cruelty, DUIs, drug use — if you judge simply by the penalties handed down, the NFL considers all of those offenses more shameful than abusing your spouse.

I don’t remember the case against Tom Brady being cut and dried, but that didn’t stop Goodell from banishing him for a quarter of the season.

Brown’s acknowledgment that he abused his former wife renewed outrage over his lax suspension. So, naturally, the NFL on Thursday tried to shift the blame to Brown’s former wife and law enforcement, saying they had refused to cooperate with the league’s investigation. Charges against Brown were never filed.

The NFL has become riddled with thugs, and when you combine this with the national anthem protests, one has to wonder why anyone would continue to support this league. Personally, I hope this is the beginning of the end for the NFL; a league which has outlived its usefulness.

Good News, Everyone!

brandon-marshall-kneeling-down-for-national-anthemConsider this an unintended, yet glorious consequence of the spoiled football players’ national anthem protests: the NFL’s TV ratings are dropping faster than Michael Vick’s passes.

For any number of reasons – national anthem protests, blow out games, competition from other networks – ESPN’s doubleheader on Monday night failed to drum up as much interest as years past.

The Steelers vs. Redskins game scored a 9.1 in Nielsen’s NLSN -1.52% metered market ratings while the 49ers vs. Rams posted a 7.1. The early game was down 7% from 2015′s MNF opener while Game 2 fell a whopping 25% with San Francisco viewers actually outnumbering L.A. That’s not the start the league was hoping to have in the country’s second-largest media market.

The NFL has to be disappointed with these numbers. Both CBS’ Sunday afternoon game and NBC’s Sunday Night Football saw their lowest ratings in seven years.

The NFL may be disappointed in those numbers, but I am personally orgasmic over them! F**k the protesting players and f**k the NFL in general. My complete boycott of the NFL began last week, and I cannot say I’ve missed it. I’ll watch college football on Saturdays and doing other things Sundays. The NFL will not receive my money, time, or attention ever again.