Friday, August 9, 2013

Back to a No Fun League...and the NCAA keeps making money

From where I sit it looks like the NFL is back...and so are attempts to spoil the fun.

I understand, you don't want players taunting. But what does this accomplish? Set rules that make a little more sense. There doesn't need to be a sack dance after a 1st down...or knocking down a pass. What harm is it doing by celebrating? If you don't want a someone gloating over you...don't let them beat you. I don't see how this could be any simpler. Take a look at some CFL celebrations...

Gloating? Sure. Choreographed? You bet. Entertaining? Hells ya. It's fun. Even against a hated rival it's still fun to watch the party in the endzone. Here's a perfect message to any player offended by this stuff: Play better and you won't have to worry about it.

The NCAA is in the they aren't going to sell team or player gear on their page.


That sounds like a big step back from making a profit off the backs of kids. Until you looks a little deeper. This is just the NCAA store. Its got nothing to do with the various schools they represent. Those guys will still be making money selling jerseys, hats, jackets, etc. And it's still sickening. Imagine how this would sound in a standard work place. “We expect you to represent our brand perfectly. We want you be an upstanding citizen. You will travel, work hard and if you fail at your job get heavily criticized for it. In exchange we will give you an education, room and board. You better get good grades. And don't even think about trying to make money on the side. You and your image are our property.” I like the part about getting an education, but the rest sounds disconcertingly like slave labour.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

Should the NFL allow players to celebrate...what do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I agree that NFL players should be able to celebrate. As you say, Tim, what harm does it do and it is fun to watch!
    Dave Calder