The kneeling and injecting a politics type of attitude into the game was just the straw. Quite frankly this has been discussed ad nauseum but as you stated, this is not the same nfl as we’ve watched over the years, it’s a poor product all around. The players are pre Madonna’s, the refs can’t call games anymore, the games are slow and long, if you even touch a qb they throw a flag, especially if you have a star name and on and on. The additional item of players injecting their cause, regardless of whether it’s
right or wrong, it is in the wrong venue and wrong time. Like so many other things, money has ruined this sport. When a guy argues that a contract of 80 million for 5 years isn’t enough, we have an issue. At any point, I’m just not sure I’ll ever make it back to football in the way I was over the past 20-25 years. I haven’t even missed the games like I thought I would. One day I woke up and someone said week 12 and I was like wow, already?