Even as television ratings dropped throughout the season thanks to the NFL’s sanctioning of angry and disrespectful multimillionaires alienating fans with their national anthem protests, the league didn’t so much as lift a finger to address the divisive kneelers.
Networks were nervous, sponsors like Papa John’s pizza were in full revolt and empty seats in stadiums were multiplying but Commissioner Roger Goodell held steady and sided with the racial-grievance crybabies and Trump haters.
It was because Goodell and the other bigwigs who run the NFL had an ace in the hole – the diehards who are so addicted to their product that nothing could stop them from tuning in because they are just flat out addicted to what is on the electronic crackpipe.
While the suits will never admit it, an Arkansas man named Tony Thomas is the perfect fan. A man so obsessed with overpaid and “oppressed” wealthy jocks getting over on everyone by simply playing a game – and not a very entertaining one at that that he would sooner commit murder than miss the game.
The 58-year-old Thomas was so intent on watching a football game that he stabbed his wife to death for changing the channel while he was outside having a smoke.
— AR Democrat-Gazette (@ArkansasOnline) January 9, 2018
Via The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette “Arkansas man charged in wife’s killing; she changed channel, police told”:
A Carlisle man was charged Monday with capital murder after he told police he stabbed his wife to death after she changed the television channel while he was outside having a smoke.
When Tony Thomas, 58, came back inside Nov. 19 and saw the channel had been changed, he asked his wife, Elke Thomas, what the score was of the football game he’d been watching, according to a court document.
Thomas told police his wife began yelling at him and an argument ensued. He got a knife from the wall and began stabbing her, according to an affidavit from Anthony Counts, a detective with the Lonoke County sheriff’s office.
“He claimed he’d blacked out and when he ‘came to,’ he was over her with a knife in his hands,” according to the affidavit.
Immediately after the stabbing, Tony Thomas called the sheriff’s office and asked the dispatcher for a “meat wagon and police” because he’d just killed his wife, according to the affidavit.
Details are not available as to which game that he was watching other than the date being November 19th was on a Sunday and no college games are typically played on that day.
This freak wasn’t going to miss a game even if someone had to die to satisfy his jones.
Things could get ugly if whatever facility that Thomas finds himself incarcerated in on Super Bowl Sunday doesn’t have a television.