Basic question, we watch sports for entertainment right? So if the answer to that question is yes (which I 100% think it is) then why would you take the fun out of a sport? Let them play the sport and have fun while doing it! Oh, and watch yourself rake in the money while doing so!
What do we hear ALL about when it comes to sports lately? I'm talking NFL, MLB, NHL, Collegiate Sports, the whole works. Safety is a buzzword for sure, but I'm talking on the financial side... TV ratings and contracts. Just from my own experiences I can tell you that sports organizations/schools are making their money from tv. As a sport management major, a student at a university that rakes in cash from the SEC Network, and as a sports fan in general, it's blantantly obvious how important tv is in the sports world. What does this have to do with the NFL being no fun? A lot actually.
Sports are entertaining. Sure you can watch sports to become educated about that specific sport, or maybe even a culture (Olympics), but sports are watched for entertainment mostly. Trust me, an amazing play, walk off home run, hail mary pass, half court shot, or hard hit, grab my attention just as much as they do the next sports lover, but I also love seeing personalities, team bonds, inside jokes, celebrations, even some trash talk! That stuff is entertaining!
"That's funny there's no fine for that. i could only imagine if I was the one to do it. Just bein honest."
What has been behind the most talked about moments in the NFL this season? Winning.. unpredictable success.. superstars shining.. yes all of those are true, but the other things that have been frequently talked about are the entertaining acts. OBJ's multiple episodes with the kicking net, Travis Kelce's celebrations (and pouting quite frankly), Marquette King's punting dances (yes, punting. I don't get it either.), and some player's lack of celebration. - Score a touchdown and celebrate.....? Nope! Lay the ball down nicely and don't get a flag or a fine, but be dramatic about it! - The combination of the celebrations and personalities make the highlight reels, the ESPN video tickers, and the social media posts. I think it's fair to say viewers LIKE these things! They find them entertaining! And now we're back to the start.. sports are supposed to be entertaining! Don't take that entertainment away! Don't limit it!
often credited for a large part in this), but the NFL taking out the fun and personality is a big factor. Take a look at how many views Travis Kelce throwing the flag at the ref got, or how many people tweeted about OBJ's kicking net proposal. There is a reason why CBS played the clip of Zeke jumping in and coming out of the Salvation Army bucket last night more than any other play of that game. It's entertaining and people enjoy it. If people are entertained, they'll watch. So why, NFL, do you insist on taking this fun and entertainment out of the game? You want viewers and ratings? You want to keep your TV contracts and make big money that way? Want to keep fans and keep them happy?
Don't take the fun out of the game! Let the players show their personalities and celebrate. Stop being the No Fun League for fans, for players, and for yourself! No one wants you to be the No Fun League, you're doing it to yourself.