Boycott the Super Bowl! Show the NFL You No Longer Find Brain Damage a ‘Sport’ (Guest Blog)
Viewers will stuff their faces with hot dogs and chili while men are being tortured sadistically by what is called a sport. Entertainment. Ads on TV are being broadcast for commercials to bait us to watch the Super Bowl, a latter-day version of Vietnam on what is called a playing field.
Recently, a friend and former public defender compared the sport of football to a recreation of people who steal land from Native Americans. And celebrating this. After all, football is all about who gains the most territory.
Then we have the in-your-face cooking shows of foods to prepare for this celebration of carnal bestiality. Sadism is football. Which team can hurt the other team more. As we cheer “Rah Rah Sis Boom Bah.” Or, at least, as a former cheerleader, I did.
Ancient Rome is here today! Whoppee! Let’s have a barbeque. A tailgaiting party. As we watch brain damage being inflicted on both teams. We will never know the results of the many concussions until these players are dead. Only then can CTE be discovered in an autopsy.
Dr. Anna McKee, a neuropathologist at Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, was responsible for identifying and systematically researching Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease similar to Alzheimer’s, as a result of trauma-induced damage from football.
And YES, we are finding this dreaded disease, CTE, in the corpses of our beloved players as we cheer them on to brain damage. And EAT!
Behind this sadistic sport and the 100 million fans who watch it and the over $4,ooo a ticket is the money pocketed by the greedy Nero’s of this so-called sport — the NFL.
Recently the NFL offered a settlement for a lawsuit against them for pennies. Yes, some $765 million is pennies when the NFL is worth billions. The settlement is only for past injuries and will not cover the men playing in this Sunday’s Super Bowl as you eat nachos and cheer the violence. No, their concussions will not be covered in this proposed settlement.
A recent article titled Will Women Bring Down the NFL http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/will-women-who-bring-down-the-nfl by Nicole Martorano Van Cleve, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University, states, “The NFL is known for its hard hits and large linemen, but what they should worry about are not those things. Perhaps women playing defense and saying their boys’ brains are worth more than a settlement is what the NFL should fear the most.”
Brava Nicole and bravo to President Obama, who has said if he had a son, he would not allow him to play football.
The NFL has been exposed in attempts to cover up the epidemic of traumatic brain injuries in the league and its denial of science. We are seeing institutional change in a sport that dramatizes masculinity and power and a change created by women. Moms. An NFL doctor admits in the above article, “If 10 percent of mothers began to see the danger of this sport, it would mark the end of football.”
OK, moms, dads and younguns, boycott this Sunday’s Super Bowl and show the NFL you no longer find the risk of inflicting brain damage a sport. Entertainment.