Sunday professional football has become a certified menace to society despite its efforts to appear patriotic.
The NFL has been airing TV ads featuring a prominent player soberly opining, “There’s one day more important than Sunday … that’s election day.”
The player, of course, is not referring to Sunday as the day for family church, or for individual health, education or community activism, but Sunday as a day when American men and boys sit on their butts for 3 to 6 hours (yup, double-header games) while the nation, families and communities rot without their presence or attention.
This is the big chief NFL throwing little dog democracy a bone. After you men make sure to watch us every week ‘til your marriage blows up and your kids starve, then go out and do your patriotic duty like the league is telling you to do.