Since the last Super Bowl:
- Ray Rice got caught punching his fiancee out cold on a hotel security camera, got suspended two games, then got suspended a full season when TMZ aired the footage of the punch ... footage the NFL claimed it never saw despite the fact it leaked a (no pun) blow-by-blow narrative of the incident to the reporters who carry water for the NFL (Schefter, King, Glazer, Mortenson, etc.) BEFORE the initial Rice suspension was allowed.
Roger Goodell, pleading ignorance, says the NFL never saw the tape. The same NFL that lied about not seeing the tape and lied to the reporters that carry its water still insists on fining players who refuse to talk to those same reporters who carry the NFL's water.
- Because the average value of an NFL franchise has skyrocketed, Roger Goodell still has a job.
- The NFL remains a permanent brain injury factory.
- The NFL, which insists on naming 'all star' officials for the playoffs instead of keeping the crews that worked the entire season together for the playoffs, spends the week after the Detroit-Dallas playoff game shrugging its shoulders and explaining how and why the 'all star' crew fucked up the call.
- The NFL also has kept the ridiculous 'process' rule in effect. It was bullshit when they took a TD away from Calvin and it was just as much bullshit when they took that catch away from Dez Bryant. A blogger made a great point: The NFL has become very, very complicated to explain to a casual fan.
That said, the last three minutes and overtime of the NFC Championship game is why we can't quit the NFL.
My hand to God, she's gonna be at Carnegie Hall. But you - I'll let you have her now at the old price, OK? Which is, which is anything you wanna give me. Anything at all.