Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: Has the NFL ruined football ?

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Hall of Famer fezziwig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    3,185

    Has the NFL ruined football ?

    I'm currious about the NFL and their ways with the league. Seems like a lot of water down teams these days. I believe with having 32 NFL teams it spreads thin the quality of players. There doesn't seem to be enough quality QB's, Tackles, etc. This is just how I am makng a guess on why the same teams always make a run in the playoffs or win the Super Bowls and then there are teams like the Browns and other teams that never seem to craw out of the hole.
    I know the NFL placed all the teams on the same level with the draft, the dollars allowed to be spent and so on.
    The depth is not there anymore it seems when it comes to backups.
    I'm sure front office people and coaches have something to do with the outcome of a teams identity too.

    Has the NFL been talking about adding more teams ? I hope not.

  2. #2
    Pro Bowler
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    2,026
    Umm, I think they are ruining the league, but not for the reasons you think. I look at it this way: Could adding 4 teams (from the 28 # we had for a long time) really outweigh the amount of new players entering in college football, etc? With today training techniques and "supplements" I feel there must be a higher # of better players than ever before. That being said, these players are going AGAINST better players, making them look worse. In other words, an OT today, who looks bad, might have actually been dominant 20 years ago, but because he faces bigger and faster DEs than in years past, he looks bad by comparison.

    When I read the title to this thread, I assumed you were going to assert that they are ruining the league by throwing too many flags, delaying the game too much, too many commercials, and basically not allowing the game to be played as it was intended. The flags have gotten way out of hand. And, it's a violent sport and there is no way to change that without changing what the sport actually is. I guess they could use padded helmets and things like that. I don't know. Some of these games have been virtually unwatchable - the Philly game comes to mind, big time.

  3. #3
    Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,100
    Not the NFL.... it's the litigious swarms that see a huge pot o gold. And the stupid media is only feeding the frenzy and will ultimately set their own demise by focusing on 'hard facts' about football life.

    Here is the future of the NFL... and it looks like we are in for a sissified version of the sport we grew up with:

    http://aol.sportingnews.com/sport/st...-play-football

    I would also ask the question, how does boxing or UFC get a pass from these lawyers?...
    Last edited by NorthCoast; 11-20-2012 at 07:08 PM.

  4. #4
    Hall of Famer fezziwig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    3,185
    Oh yeah, the TV commercials are killing the NFL for sure. Commercials before kick off........ Commercials after kick off......... Review is made there's a commercial. ....... Set the clocks, theres a commercial. Change of the quarters, timeouts, injuries, halftime, kickoff again and after kickoff. Have I missed any commercials ?

  5. #5
    Pro Bowler
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    2,026
    Quote Originally Posted by fezziwig View Post
    Oh yeah, the TV commercials are killing the NFL for sure. Commercials before kick off........ Commercials after kick off......... Review is made there's a commercial. ....... Set the clocks, theres a commercial. Change of the quarters, timeouts, injuries, halftime, kickoff again and after kickoff. Have I missed any commercials ?
    That is why I love the NFL Ticket and NFL Redzone. I absolutely refuse to sit and watch commercials, as I had to when watching games at the bar. Today, I keep switching to other games until I find a live game. And if by some how every single game is on commercial I switch to a movie. I just refuse to watch their endless crap.

  6. #6
    Hall of Famer ikestops85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    3,269
    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    That is why I love the NFL Ticket and NFL Redzone. I absolutely refuse to sit and watch commercials, as I had to when watching games at the bar. Today, I keep switching to other games until I find a live game. And if by some how every single game is on commercial I switch to a movie. I just refuse to watch their endless crap.
    That's why the redzone is so great!! It's hard to find time to go get another beer ... but somehow I manage.
    <a href=http://seahawknationblog.com/files/2011/02/roger-goodell.jpg target=_blank>http://seahawknationblog.com/files/2...er-goodell.jpg</a>

  7. #7
    Legend hawaiiansteel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Hawaii 5-0
    Posts
    15,421
    Quote Originally Posted by ikestops85 View Post
    That's why the redzone is so great!! It's hard to find time to go get another beer ... but somehow I manage.
    your strength knows no bounds...

  8. #8
    Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    3,100
    Quote Originally Posted by lloydroid View Post
    That is why I love the NFL Ticket and NFL Redzone. I absolutely refuse to sit and watch commercials, as I had to when watching games at the bar. Today, I keep switching to other games until I find a live game. And if by some how every single game is on commercial I switch to a movie. I just refuse to watch their endless crap.
    Same here..Redzone is the only way to watch football when the Steelers aren't playing. Even when all games are in commercial they don't do commercials, but show highlight clips from games.... and where I am its pretty cheap too.

  9. #9
    Legend
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Inside Your Head
    Posts
    10,391
    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
    I would also ask the question, how does boxing or UFC get a pass from these lawyers?...
    Boxing vs UFC should be the model the NFL looks at. UFC is safer because they don't wear boxing gloves and a man's knuckles can't withstand pounding into someone's skull. So the UFC doesn't have head trauma like boxing.

    Same for the NFL. The problem is the helmets. If guys didn't have them, they couldn't withstand the head to head collisions. But at the same time, you can't prevent the accidental collisions, so you need some protection. I think the answer is some new material that's strong but soft that acts as a shock absorber.

  10. #10
    Legend RuthlessBurgher's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Where the Rubber Meets the Road (in NEPA)
    Posts
    21,632

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •