Is it just over the peak of NFL popularity, or just a blip that between them, the Colts and Packers have over 14,000 unsold playoff tickets for the coming weekend? Two iconic teams. One iconic venue. Supposedly a lot on the line.
I know the NFL is past its peak with me. Sure, the game has excitement and a degree of unpredictability. What’s the downside? Aristocrats in ascendancy, and in their posh corporate enclosures. Medical fallout for players, including trading an average of 3.5 year of pro action for more than twenty years of life. Trading football for seeing one’s grandchildren. Alas, for some Americans, that might be a plus. Suicides. Criminal behavior. Is it worth it?