The NFL has been involved in their fair share of controversy. That is not say that it is not totally deserved. They shot themselves in the foot with these protests. The players that are currently kneeling for the anthem have no idea the daily ins and outs that some people have to ensure that they can participate in a protest like this. And it has not been getting any better. This past Sunday was a good example that they are not going to do anything about it.
And that is taking into consideration the fact that they are losing money, ratings and fans. The United States of America will always come before the NFL and football. That has been made clear. Yesterday, it seemed like teams were trying to do things a little bit better. But we still have a long way to go before we are at the point that we need to be.
Now, after the news of the shooting in Las Vegas covered up the NFL for the first time in a long time, we have kind of forgotten the things that are going on within the NFL. The shooting was one of the worst (if not the worst) in United States history. At least 50 people died and several hundred more were injured in some way.
The NFL has announced that they will be partaking in a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting. This is a very small step in the right direction. But at least it is in the right direction.
“The Commissioner has asked that there be an on-field moment of silence for Las Vegas before tonight’s game,” an NFL spokesman told TMZ.
“This will be a moment of reflection for the victims, their families and loved ones and also for the heroic efforts of the first responders.”
The NFL has a long way to go before they win back any of their fans. And honestly, at this point, it might be completely too late. But at least they are doing the minimum that it takes. What do you think of the NFL’s response?