It always begins with a lie

“We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people. We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter.

“I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country.

“Without black players, there would be no National Football League, and the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff. We are listening. I am listening.”
– NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

The corporate cancer has metastasized. Let the decline begin. It should be very amusing to watch all the self-satisfaction over their social justice posturing turn to horror as whites and Hispanics turn away from the league in droves. Since I already dropped the NFL GamePass, this year I’m going to stop putting up the weekly NFL discussion posts here.

I haven’t made up my mind about dropping out of a longtime fantasy football league yet, and I’m sure that I will watch the occasional Vikings game. Regardless, at this point, I have already reduced my financial contribution to the league and league-related enterprises from ~$300/year to zero, which is a considerable reduction for a former owner of two Vikings season tickets.