Punt the NFL
Glenn Reynolds links some poor sap who is angry at the NFL because Rush Limbaugh has been dumped from the group bidding for the Rams and is going to start a one-man boycott under the banner “Punt the NFL.”
I have cancelled my DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket package (including the Supercast). I will not watch ONE MINUTE of NFL games or coverage this season—including the Super Bowl.
I guess I’m going to have to go for it on 4th down. (Or is “Teflon” punting on 2nd down, given that we’re only 5 games into the season?)
In addition to not being overly outraged at Limbaugh’s fate (see the above link),
- I think boycotts are stupid.
- I’ve been watching football for more than three decades now, predating my ever having heard of Rush Limbaugh.
- Limbaugh didn’t own an NFL franchise when I signed up for Sunday Ticket again this year, so why should I be upset with the status quo ante?
- Sunday Ticket is non-refundable. The NFL doesn’t care a lick whether you actually watch the games. This is precisely as effective as burning a Dixie Chicks CD you bought last year.
- While the owners were unlikely to approve the bid with Limbaugh in the ownership group, the NFL technically didn’t ban Rush — the senior members of his bidding coalition did.
- See bullet one.