With yet another controversy-marred season less than two weeks away from the official kickoff, the NFL’s failure to deal with the national anthem protests promises to once again send millions of fans looking to find something better to do with their Sunday afternoons.
Commissioner Roger Goodell and the league may have believed that a $90 million hush money payment and a new anti-kneeling rule would get the radical leftist politics out of football but they were dead wrong. The millionaire prima donna militants mocked the protest ban and have been on their knees throughout the preseason.
Many would believe that Goodell has created his own personal hell through his continued inability to wrest control of the asylum back from the lunatics but what if the league really doesn’t want the protests to stop?
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried’s scathing new sketch is not only side-splittingly funny, but also food for thought as he does a brilliant turn as a league public relations flack.
CHECK IT OUT (Warning, contains profanity):
Via The Daily Wire, “Gilbert Gottfried Mocks NFL In Hilarious Sketch”:
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has a hilarious take on what’s going on in the National Football League.
Prayer on the field? Male cheerleaders? Kneeling during the national anthem? They’re not just coincidences, Gottfried says, they’re an orchestrated effort to distract from professional football’s greatest scandal — concussions.
“More divisiveness! More controversy!” says Gottfried, playing a sort of consultant as he talks to actors playing top NFL officials gathered in a conference room.
“Concussions are the problem and I will do anything to keep it out of the media,” Gottfried says as an image on a laptop says “CONCUSSIONS BAD” and “KNEELING GOOD.”
“Kneeling is a great thing for us and we need more bulls*** like it. Here’s an idea — male cheerleaders. All male, all gay cheerleaders. We’ll have end zone prayer rugs for our Muslim players,” Gottfried says.
“C’mon, man, now you’re just asking for controversy,” says an NFL executive.
“Now you’re getting it!” Gottfried says.
Hey, he just may be onto something here.
Before Kaepernick, the league was dealing with a gargantuan and costly public relations debacle due to a prolonged legal battle with former players and their families that ended up in a widely criticized settlement.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) was discovered by now famous neuropathologist Bennet Omalu who examined the brain of former Pittsburgh Steelers great Mike Webster after his long, tragic decline and demise. Omalu was onto something and examined the brains of other former players who had also died after experiencing problems and the common thread was concussions as a result of on-field violence.
Dr. Omalu was even played by actor Will Smith in the movie “Concussion” that came out in 2015 as Gottfried points out in his hilarious sketch.
There were also the suicide deaths of a number of high-profile players including Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau whose CTE from being concussed led him to take his own life at 43-years-old.
Could the league and the owners possibly be this cynical?
How much money do the protests really cost when compared to a mountain of lawsuits and negative stories about the concussion problem which has now miraculously disappeared.