Behind the Face Mask

Darnell Dockett wrote a column for Sports Illustrated. In “Behind the Face Mask“, he explains how most sports media and fans have been duped by the NFL’s focus on deflated footballs and JetsMedia buying into it. The reason for it is simple: non-guaranteed contracts. For those of you who don’t understand, not even guaranteed money is guaranteed in the NFL. Meanwhile, sports like baseball and basketball have guaranteed contracts, whether the players perform or not.

The fun thing was reading “fan comments.” Fans, especially those in sports media, are pretty stupid, so they start railing with nonsense like “you make all that money.” No they don’t. That’s crap for public consumption. Former NFL players can’t even afford Obamacare ; the premiums are too high. Meanwhile, Commissioner Goodell looks even worse than he already did with his absurd State of the League address / Q&A on Friday.

The only thing that’s going to help is a system of long term care for injured players and some guaranteed, guaranteed money. That is, the NFL’s sordid system of injury buyouts, cutting guys before date x in their so-called guaranteed contracts and a health care system focused on returning players to duty.


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I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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