I'm crazy busy at work ... and while I'm excited about my Redskins winning yesterday, I'm still haunted by the horrific coaching performance put on by Jim Haslett and Kyle Shanahan against the Eagles just a week ago.
Is anyone else disgusted by the impending PLU strike (aka raping-of-fans)? The players and coaches and owners all are employed and gain revenue by virtue of the product they provide - entertainment, for fans. Our love and adoration has elevated their sport to incredible levels of profit and success, that improve every year as the league reaches greater and greater levels of talent saturation and parity.
It should be embarrassing to them that they haven't resolved this yet, and should further be a focal point of all they do and think every single day to resolve the issue and not threaten the future of the sport and the enjoyment of the fans. Strikes are CRIPPLING to a sport's following, and to its integrity - any problems that are systemic to the entire infrastructure are, in fact.
Yeah, I'm pointing at you, Baseball Steroid Scandal.
I feel like there's nothing we as fans can do to hurry them up - they've come to the point where their customers are not the target of consideration. I grew up watching Joe Gibbs win 3 Super Bowls, with my family and all friends always there for a big spread and beers every Sunday during football season. We still uphold that tradition. Anyone who lives in the DC area is more than welcome every Sunday for a massive TV and an awesome spread of food. Hell, I've even played organized football on and off in various forms for over a decade. I love this sport, and I love the game at its professional level. It's so much more infinitely complex and subtle than people outside the game give it credit for, and even more so in comparison to other popular sports such as basketball, hockey, baseball and soccer.
For the love of all that is good and holy, can we please not have a dagger of mistrust and anger jabbed into us as fans? I don't want to watch scrubs play the game for a year, watch our favorite players and teams all get out of their rhythms, and have our confidence in the NFL's and players' commitment to their fans/customers be permanently damaged.
Anywho, back to work!