Originally Posted by SonOfLe-loLang
Here's the main one:
The NFL is the most popular form of entertainment in America. It's not close. All their games rate incredibly well, and the super bowl is a holiday regardless of who is in it. Hell, even markets dont matter to the NFL, Green Bay does just fine and its a tiny town.
So why would the NFL EVER EVER risk credibility to push a storyline that would do absolutely nothing in regards to the popularity of the sport? And, if they did do such things (which would be asinine), why would pushing a Ray Lewis story be the way to go? You really think that was the best storyline of all possible storylines?
How does that make ANY sense to you? This is hardly some fledgling league looking for publicity stunts.
That's not a very good argument.
You think the NFL risks ANYTHING by pushing a storyline? Get a job, man.
You get a redemption story, which the league LOVES LOVES LOVES LOVES LOVES, on top of the "we did it for Mr. Modell!" bull****, on top of the Flaccid reinvention, on top of the Harbowl... and it's meaningless?
The Super Bowl yesterday was the most-watched in history. Prolly just for the commercials, though.