What is it about conservatives that makes them want to go backwards?
True to form, Trump once again panders to the regressive instincts and violent tendencies of his fervent minions. The focus of his latest outrage is the NFL. Appropriately enough, Trump expressed his thoughts during a rally in Reno, Nev. last Sunday (he just wants to watch men die, get it?). His gripe with the organization parallels his opinion of America in general, “it’s become soft and our country has become soft.” His nauseating narrative is, at the very least, consistent in this regard.
And Trump really knows his audience, even if the speech resembles the steam-of-conscious ramblings of your drunk uncle. During the rally he lamented the safety related rules instituted by the NFL to reduce head injury, blaming the referees for destroying the fun of the game. He then feeds into the savage nature of his devotees, growing sentimental for the wanton aggressiveness once common during an NFL game.
What used to be considered a great tackle, a violent head-on (tackle), a violent – if that was done by Dick Butkus, they’d say he’s the greatest player. If that were done by Lawrence Taylor – it was done by Lawrence Taylor and Dick Butkus and Ray Nitschke, right? Ray Nitschke – you used to see these tackles and it was incredible to watch, right?
Watching these men suffer life-changing head injuries and broken legs makes for great entertainment if you don’t have the depth to consider the long-term consequences. Heck, if they aren’t slamming into each other and tearing the other team limb from limb, it isn’t even worth tuning in.
It’s become weak and you know what? It’s going to affect the NFL. I don’t even watch it as much anymore. It’s going to affect the NFL. I don’t watch it.
Of course. The only timeouts should be for body removal after the play completes, right Mr. Trump?
Watch Trump show his disgust for the NFL here:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7LQyjfzB0c&w=560&h=315]
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