I went to my second NFL game on Dec. 27. The venue is amazing, and I am a reliable fan of our local team. This letter is not about that.
I felt I was in one large commercial. The TV timeouts were staged on the field as on home television sets. During some breaks, fans in certain sections were awarded freebies provided by Seahawks sponsors, so those companies would get some recognition. Someone even won a Toyota Tundra at halftime.
You get the idea. Alone, this is not a problem. However, certain recent events make me worry about our society’s health regarding this.
The St. Louis Rams sought, and were granted, permission to move to Los Angeles, leaving St. Louis aggrieved in the same way we were when Oklahoma City stole our Sonics.
Why did this happen? In both cases, owner greed was shown in the contempt for taxpayers by trying to force them to pay more in taxes to support an already rich owner.
Also, recently, the film “Concussion” came out. It vividly demonstrates owners care about the bottom line way more than they care about their players’ health.
Let’s change this. Life has more important events than football games.