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Friday, April 27, 2012

13 Month NFL Season Continues To Steamroll The Competition

I know that the last time I wrote about how
the NFL season never seems to end I called it
an eleven month season, but after last night's
draft in NYC I find it only right to say to
you that I was wrong, and that thirteen months
is more like it.

I am exaggerating of course, but it is a mild
exaggeration at best. Keep in mind that last
night the draft had a much larger TV audience
then game seven of the New York Rangers, the
Ottawa Senators series in the NHL playoffs.
It's just the NHL you say? Well, the draft is
just like picking sides in a schoolyard pick up
game, game seven is GAME 7, in a sport that has
a reasonable size fan base in North America,
and was an actual game with scoring and stuff.
OK, did you even realize that is was the end of
the NBA season?, or that Kobe Bryant had a shot
at being the third oldest player ever to win a
scoring title, behind Michael Jordan, and, uh,
oh yeah, Michael Jordan? Catch any baseball
scores last night?

I'm certainly not trying to beat this to death,
but take a look around you and watch how many
of your fellow sports fans reference the draft
this weekend, and how many mention the playoffs
in the NHL or NBA, as well as the baseball season,
and that's when you'll realize that the NFL can
put almost any event head to head with any of the
other four or five major sports, and with about
70% of the time or more. What a cash cow !

Don't Believe In Plays, Believe In Players - Al Davis

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