The NFL is a joke. A disgrace. An embarrassment.
Specifically, Commissioner Roger Goodell and the owners.
They are playing the fans for suckers.
They are playing the players for suckers.
They are playing the coaches for suckers.
They are playing their broadcast partners for suckers.
Goodell and his band of village idiots are forcing two-bit officials on a $9 billion monopoly.
They have locked out the real officials over a comparatively piddling sum, showing that money can’t buy brains. But it can cost you integrity.
Because the NFL is a monopoly, Goodell and the clown owners can choose to piddle away their credibility any way they want to.
Because it’s on national television and will be replayed everywhere all the time, Goodell presides over a joke.
Goodell’s brilliant idea of fake officials for real games has created real problems at an exponential rate. Most recently, Goodell’s goofballs cost the Packers a win late Monday night in Seattle in perhaps the most laughable example of this fraud.
Goodell obviously doesn’t care. Or he’s an idiot. Maybe both, and he has a lot of company in the owners who are encouraging this joke or standing idly by while their NFL gets pantsed by fake officials whose chief qualifications appear to be owning a fantasy team.
The fake officials hosed the Packers with the last call of the game, which ought to be the last call these fake officials make. They were wrong and bad on so many levels on just one call.
It’s not just that Seattle’s Golden Tate got away with pass interference on a Hail Mary. It’s not just that Green Bay’s M.D. Jennings leaped to grab the ball and came down with it against his chest to seemingly preserve a Packers win. It’s not just that the fake officials looked at each other as if neither had a clue and then slowly, tentatively raised their arms, guessing it was a touchdown.
No, it’s not even all of that rolled into one mind-boggling incident of idiocy. It’s that the fake officials upheld their own stupidity upon review. The fake ref had a chance to get it right a second time. The fake ref and his crew blew it a second time.
And Goodell and the idiot owners are blowing a season.
Goodell rounded up some goofs who who ill-equipped for the speed of the NFL game. They’re equally ill-equipped to make decisions at that speed, and man, are they ever toast when it comes to tricks and dirty play.
Players and coaches are pushing the fake officials to see how much they can get away with, and it has become a jailbreak.
Then, when faced with tough decisions under tense conditions, the fake officials choke. They aren’t prepared, but they are affecting hundreds, if not thousands, of futures because Uncle Roger said they could.
You might be a Bears fans who’s happy that the Packers got hosed. Fine, but listen up: You ought to hate Goodell and his stupidity more because what happened to the Packers in Seattle could easily happen to the Bears in Dallas. Bad officials are even worse if the you’re the road team.