Essay

What if Nobody Went to the Game?

What if, for one day – a Sunday, a Monday night, or now even a Thursday night, everyone turned off the NFL, didn’t go to the game, didn’t wear the jersey of “football fan” ?

What if, for one day – a Sunday, a Monday night, or now even a Thursday night, everyone turned off the NFL, didn’t go to the game, didn’t wear the jersey of “football fan” ? What if, for one Sunday, civilized people everywhere said, that a non-profit that profits in the billions on the lives of its participants and leaves 1/3 of them with permanent cognitive damage, and expects all of the to die young just isn’t ok.

What if for one Sunday, the “fans”, rather than cheering the powerful, stood with the powerless; took a stand that said, it is not ok to cold cock a woman whom you outweigh by 100 lbs., that it is not ok to drag your girlfriend with your car, or use your 300 lbs. to choke your “lover”.

What if, for just one day – the money did not rule the day, and for one day, just one – you the football fan, took a stand and told the four year old defenseless child, barely more than a baby, that being beaten with a stick by an enraged man entrusted to be your guardian, was more important to you than “your team”.

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    Toni reed
    October 21, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Amen sister! So glad to see someone actually be brave enough to speak out about this subject-

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