Deplorable NFL Can Find No Love in Hollywood

By | 2017-06-02T18:30:05+00:00 January 10, 2017|
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Poor Roger Goodell. He tries so hard to be loved by the Left.

Poor Roger Goodell. After watching the final NFL wild card game of the weekend, the league honcho had reason to feel pretty upbeat as he pondered the playoffs next weekend. Then he found himself and his sport in the uncomfortable position of being tagged a Deplorable by a world-famous actress, Meryl Streep, in a widely quoted speech. Football was lumped in with another Deplorable “sport” in Trump’s America, mixed martial arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is apparently even lower than NASCAR on the Deplorable scale. Oh, the humanity!

What does a guy have to do to get respect from the coastal elites these days? Goodell has done his very best and then some to turn the NFL into the Kellogg Foundation with cleats, to no avail. I can almost hear him talking to himself:

Meryl, what about Pink October? Don’t I get credit for that? I defended Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the National Anthem and didn’t reprimand the Rams players for their ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ demonstration. Hey, and I did reprimand the Dallas Cowboys for even asking to put a logo on their helmets in support of the Dallas Police Department.

Sorry, Roger. No matter what you do, no matter how you change the NFL rules to modify the behavior of players on the field or try make the game more palatable to women, there’s no changing the basics of football. Big, strong, testosterone fueled men running, jumping, hurling leather objects, tackling, hitting, cursing, posing, and celebrating their feats of strength (sometimes in sub zero temperatures) are the things that define the game you love.

Without us, all you’d have is football, mixed martial arts, and other low class entertainment for the deplorables!

Baseball, basketball, even hockey are played by big strong men, but those sports may have some potentially redeeming qualities in the eyes of our Leftist cultural overlords. Baseball players stand around a lot, looking as though they may be socially conscious. Perhaps they are contemplating breast cancer awareness?

Basketball players aren’t allowed to tackle anyone or anything except occasionally the rim of the basket. And hockey players? They are skating for crying out loud—graceful, smooth, even elegant at times. Yeah, they may get into the occasional fist fight, but hockey is so firmly rooted in Canadian culture that Meryl Streep and her friends probably give it a multicultural pass. Like Islam or Black Lives Matter. Also, Justin Trudeau.

No, Roger, football has no redeemable qualities for a leftist and thus it must be Trumpian, Deplorable, and oh so . . . (gasp!) American. Guys in pickup trucks have NFL logos on their bumpers, not Canucks, Cubs or Nets stickers. Face it, Roger. There’s nothing you can do, short of shutting down the NFL that will get the approval of the Right People who vacation in the Hamptons.

There is one thing you could do to make yourself and your fans feel better. Embrace your status as a Deplorable. Fire Kaepernick. Stop fining players for “excessive celebration.” Get rid of the mandatory pink socks and shoe laces. Seriously, why do you want Meryl’s love anyway? How many games has she attended? Does she have DirectTV Sunday Ticket? Heck no! Reach out to the ones who have actually made the NFL the wealthiest sports enterprise in the history of the world. Worry about your fans, Roger. Quit worrying about pleasing the politically correct lefties who, no matter what you do will never accept you or your sport.

Be brave, Roger. Tweet your offense to her on behalf of every NFL fan insulted by her. And invite Ronda Rousey to your box at the Super Bowl in solidarity.

About the Author:

Pamela Lange
Pamela Lange is a housewife and bookkeeper from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. A graduate of Wilson College, she has worked in development, marketing and public relations for several liberal arts colleges and for National Review Institute. She is active in local politics and is an amateur FaceBook provacateur.
  • catacomb

    They took the defeat of the war queen deeply. This is good news. This is a new America and this may not even sit well with Trump and his billionaire cabinet but America officially hates the elitist rich and none are more despised than the Hollywood type. Hollywood and the networks AKA the propaganda machine pushing the Military Industrial agenda as well as the bankers, the Gangster Rapper etc etc. They helped dumb America down so that they can be further manipulated. My question is has the typical conservative American truly woken up? Are they the champion of good for the mankind? Hollywood’s new approach is to rekindle the anti Russian sentiments entrenched in the American psyche since the last days of the cold war. This is how they are planning on attacking Trump in the few years to come. Already films are coming out portraying the evil Russians! Will the American conservative fall for that again or will they see through the propaganda and keep on. Peace with Russia is the most important event of the last two centuries, lets stay on course and support Trump to make that happen.

  • catacomb

    They took the defeat of the war queen deeply. This is good news. This is a new America and this may not even sit well with Trump and his billionaire cabinet but America officially hates the elitist rich and none are more despised than the Hollywood type. Hollywood and the networks AKA the propaganda machine pushing the Military Industrial Complex agenda as well as the Bankers, The Oil companies, the Gangster Rapper etc etc. They helped dumb America down so that they can be further manipulated. Instead of creating great role models for minorities they push gangster Rap. That was their contribution to my generation. My question is, has the typical conservative American truly woken up? Are they the new champion of good for the mankind? Hollywood’s new approach is to rekindle the anti Russian sentiments entrenched in the American psyche since the last days of the WW2. This is how they are planning on attacking Trump. Already films are coming out portraying the evil Russians! Will the American conservative fall for that again or will they see through the propaganda and keep on. Peace with Russia is the most important event of the last two centuries that will shape our lives and take our tax dollars away from the war profiteers and back in our communities. They are not fighting for our freedom that was a lie, they killed our sons and daughters in the military and thousands of civilians overseas to make more profit. This has been a business all along. Lets stay on course and support Trump to make that happen.

  • Alpha

    Excellent comment. The NFL should figure out who their fans are and stop pandering to people who hate them, their sport and their fans and should stop trying to turn football into patty cake.

  • Michael Schwenk

    Where is Publius Decius Mus?!

  • Well said. Meryl (isn’t that a boy’s name?) Streep may be a good actress, but she apparently lacks the sense to not speechify on things she knows little about.

    As for the NFL, absolutely agree that the politically correct pink shoes and what-all are patently absurd. As for excessive displays of “how great I am!!,” I tend to agree that in a team sport they’re too ego-driven and should be discouraged.

    Look, I’m not just old-school. I’m old. And the kind of celebrations I see in most NFL games are simply poor sportsmanship. Not to mention that such displays also tend to fire up the other team.

    Stated differently, how would any of them have gotten to that end zone without a few blocks and tackles from their offensive line? A little humility is in order.