Obama Targets Football

by Ryan on January 28, 2013

in Culture,Economy,Media Bias,Politics,Sports

The week before the Super Bowl, our President decided to give an interview with the New Republic in which he took aim at player safety in football:

I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football. And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence…. In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won’t have to examine our consciences quite as much.

Big football fan?  “Examine our consciences?”  Really?

Who watches football with a “conscience?”  One watches it to see athletes get hit and struggle in intense physical combat trying to move a ball from point A to point B.  There’s always Dancing With the Stars if your conscience is too disturbed. Why does a progressive’s opinion always seem to end up with an effort to try to ban or stigmatize what they don’t like?  This is getting old.  Just change the channel.

In football, the physicality is the draw.  Plus, it’s entertainment.  Entertainment, by the way, that the players are actually being paid for.  Pro-football is a $10 billion business — why stigmatize one of the few profitable industries in this country because of your own do-gooder progressive agenda?

What’s sad is that the President has to know that the low-information voter is listening to him, and that his opinion will matter to moms putting their son in soccer rather than football (until they come for soccer, of course).  Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard agrees that the NFL is moving in a wussified direction that will likely spell ruin for the sport in the long-run.

Want to change the game?  Bring back leather helmets.

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