Football – the sports reality show we deserve.

Aaron Rodgers was carted off, but came back to save the season. The Raiders cut Martavis Bryant, and are preparing to resign him to a one year contract. Le’Veon spent the weekend in a Miami strip club, and you wish you would have been there too instead of watching that pathetic Steelers game. It wasn’t the opening weekend we wanted, but it might have been the weekend we deserved.

I’m not really sure which nights I dislike more during the Football season when it comes to Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On one hand, Tuesday is a nice day to relax and let the past weekend soak in. On the other hand, Wednesday is one step closer to Thursday. Then again….let’s just admit they both suck.

If you’re a Steelers fan, or a Lions fan, or a Buffalo Bills fan (for some unknown reason), this weekend was a tough one for you. If you’re a Browns fan, or a Ravens fan, or a Tampa Bay Bucs fan (for some reason) this weekend had some promise.

Look, I’ve never been a huge reality show guy. I, just like most humans, watched The Jersey Shore (don’t say you didn’t) and got joy from the “organic” story lines about wild individuals I could only imagine were completely fictional before the cameras started rolling. Football is that. If you don’t think football is that, here’s a few quick story lines.

A 35 year old Harvard Graduate, playing for his seventh team as a backup, threw for 417 yards and 4 touchdowns against 2017’1 tenth ranked defense.

A 26 year old freak athlete got traded this off season for a third round draft pick and was dropped before week one of the NFL season. That same player, who is potentially facing a two year ban for substance abuse, has just been resigned to the team that dropped him.

A 23 year old running back defeated cancer….TWICE….and ran for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first career start. And he’s never played football for a team out of the state of Pennsylvania.

That 23 year old is replacing the leagues best player (@ me), a 26 year old rapper who is sitting out for a higher paycheck, and spent week one of the 2018 NFL season in a strip club in Miami.

Shall I continue? Have you heard about the 34 year old quarterback who was carted off, just to come back on and prove he’s one of the greatest of all time? Or how about the one about the defensive player who not only is one of few players to record an interception, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, and a defensive touchdown in one game, but also earned a defensive player of the year award, as well as being named All-Pro at two positions….the first time that’s every happened.  Yeah, that guy got traded because that Franchise is running their talent into the ground.

Let’s just say that we’re in for one hell of a season.


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