The ‘Mindless Exhibitionism’ Of The NFL
Posted on 11.28.11 by Danny Glover @ 8:42 pm

I loved the National Football League as a child. Each Sunday between morning and evening worship services, I flopped onto the couch or sprawled across the floor in front of the TV to watch as much football as possible, especially my beloved Dallas Cowboys.

I’m still a diehard football fan, but I all but abandoned the NFL long ago. The “mindless exhibitionism” on display in this video commentary by Bob Costas is the reason:

I’m not the least bit entertained by grown men engaged in “calculated displays of obnoxious self-indulgence.” I’ve even lost interest in watching NFL games on Thanksgiving Day and watching the Super Bowl, the two times when I’ve typically made exceptions and endured the “buffoonery” of players and permissiveness of coaches who have no sense of sportsmanship.

These days I focus on college football — and sadly, I can see the day coming when it, too, will become intolerable to watch because of the oversize children who occupy today’s gridiron.

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