So in week 3 we learned shit about shit.
The home dogs were out in force. Week 3 is such a fucking weird week because any 0-2 team really has to win if they want any fucking hope of sniffing the playoffs without any crazy shit going on with other teams. On the flip side, any 2-0 team sort of rests on their laurels and takes the week for granted. And you can’t do that in the NFL. So it proved out that many of the good teams, lost to bad teams, for simply this reason. Sometimes it looks like fucking collusion.
Now a quick opinion paragraph….
In terms of the protesting. I’m fine with it. It’s fucking shameful how minorities have been and are being treated in this country. So you won’t hear me bitch about the players, coaches and owners taking a knee one bit (hell I want more of them to do it. Calling Brady? Calling Rodgers?) because its not about the song, or the flag, its about the freedoms they represent and part of that freedom is the ability to protest.
And while I agree, some of these owners are protesting to protect their industry and financial interests from governmental interference into their business more so than the inequity in how we treat minorities in this country, I say, that’s not the worst thing. They are involved now. That’s step one. Sometimes the motivation isn’t pure, but the end result can be practical and beneficial on a huge scale. (The US’s entry into World War II comes to mind as a situation where, were the US being truly altruistic, they would have entered the war far earlier than when they did. But in the end the defeat of the Axis powers still had a significant impact.)