Frankly, I think the media uses a flawed business model. They don't want great ratings, they want continued growth in ratings. Once a show hits its a plateau, they inevitably begin introducing trashy soap opera stuff to try to capture a new demographic and increase ratings. If they would just stick to broadcasting football, they would have a popular product year after year, albeit with flat ratings.
Jerry Seinfeld said one of the reasons his show lasted so long was that there was never a message attached to the show. it was a show about nothing. If it was run by typical Hollywood people, after a while, Elaine would get pregnant by her boss, tackle the abortion issue; George would be battling substance abuse, etc.. If you noticed, comparing the first Seinfeld episode to the last episode over about 15 years, the characters were in exactly the same place in life. With a typical media/Hollywood person running the show, each character would have been married and divorced three times with kids trying to find their gender identity.
The media broadcasting the NFL needs to just stick to what the product is and leave it at that.
The mouthy player just turns my stomach, the "me" player needs to be slapped down
If you look in dictionary under Hard working superstar WR then there is number 88 staring back at you!
Wayne learned under the best and he followed Marvin's lead, We are very blessed to have those two for nearly 20 years
Hi, Nils here....
I know a lot of Europeans support the Patriots, but all I can say is no way man, no way!
I'm not entirely sure when I started to follow and cheer for the Colts, but I has no shame in admitting that it was when Manning begun to really shine. It was probably back in 1999 because I seem to remember that play-off game against the Titans.
I also remember the I loved how the Colts would play a beautiful offensive game whereas other teams were boring with their defensive strengths. Aaaahh, those were the days!
I was introduced to American Football during my American Politics/presidential election study in Washington D.C. in the fall of 1996 (Clinton vs Dole). Didn't really get attached to any team back then, so you can say that Redskins just left me totally uninspired.
It is a great and welcoming forum here - and that is just how I remembered America too.