To be honest, I’m not really that angry about Monday Night’s Packers – Seahawks game. Of course I believe that the Packers should have won against the Seahawks. I would like to think that even if I was a Seahawks fan, I would have to admit that the Packers should have won the game. People are going to argue about who actually had the ball and how the play should have been called, but one thing that I think all football fans can universally agree on is this isn’t the game that we love.
More than anger, I am greatly saddened by where I see the NFL going. I don’t see parity and fair play. I don’t see the rules of the game being followed. I don’t see sportsmanship on the field.
I sincerely hope that football does not follow the path of boxing; back in the 1950’s boxing was a huge sport in America, but with the discovery of dementia pugilistica and the fall of fair and unbiased judging, boxing has fallen greatly from the spot it once held. Football is on that same precipice; more and more research is already showing the negative physical and mental effects that playing football can cause and letting money get in the way of fair and safe play is a grave mistake.