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It's funny that the NFL Season thread and the Anti-thread are now the same things. Who knew it would come to this? :P

This thread's title is only 4 characters more than the stupid Anti-Thread, but at least the Anti-Thread's title is coherent.

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I dunno if it's only because the Bears are and have been abysmal for god knows how long, but I could really give a rat's ass about football.

Actually it's about way more than just the sorry-ass Bears:

  • Everything the NFL does is this massive event. Nothing can just BE, it must be this enormous :censored: ing event that makes even the most mundane of crapass games a monstrous battle of wills where everything is on the line. Screw that.
  • The NFL is pushing way too hard to be the face of so many BS causes and novelty charity-esque nonsense. I hate that they devote an entire stupid month to breast cancer, I hate that they tie themselves so much to the military and this uber-patriotic crap. Just be about the game and blow the rest right out of your stupid asses.
  • Too much push toward making the game permanently prime time. Football was meant to be played at noon or early afternoon. ONE night game on Sunday and ONE night game on Monday, none of this Thursday stuff. Stop ruining this. You're ruining it. It was great already. STOP. STAAAPP

Bravo. I couldn't agree more.

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I dunno if it's only because the Bears are and have been abysmal for god knows how long, but I could really give a rat's ass about football.

Actually it's about way more than just the sorry-ass Bears:

  • Everything the NFL does is this massive event. Nothing can just BE, it must be this enormous :censored: ing event that makes even the most mundane of crapass games a monstrous battle of wills where everything is on the line. Screw that.
  • The NFL is pushing way too hard to be the face of so many BS causes and novelty charity-esque nonsense. I hate that they devote an entire stupid month to breast cancer, I hate that they tie themselves so much to the military and this uber-patriotic crap. Just be about the game and blow the rest right out of your stupid asses.
  • Too much push toward making the game permanently prime time. Football was meant to be played at noon or early afternoon. ONE night game on Sunday and ONE night game on Monday, none of this Thursday stuff. Stop ruining this. You're ruining it. It was great already. STOP. STAAAPP

Bravo. I couldn't agree more.

I agree too. I still watch the NFL and participate in fantasy football with my family, but that's about it. It's no longer must see TV for me. I just love the sport so I will probably continue to watch a game each week. College football is so much better to me though.

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I dunno if it's only because the Bears are and have been abysmal for god knows how long, but I could really give a rat's ass about football.

Actually it's about way more than just the sorry-ass Bears:

  • Everything the NFL does is this massive event. Nothing can just BE, it must be this enormous :censored: ing event that makes even the most mundane of crapass games a monstrous battle of wills where everything is on the line. Screw that.
  • The NFL is pushing way too hard to be the face of so many BS causes and novelty charity-esque nonsense. I hate that they devote an entire stupid month to breast cancer, I hate that they tie themselves so much to the military and this uber-patriotic crap. Just be about the game and blow the rest right out of your stupid asses.
  • Too much push toward making the game permanently prime time. Football was meant to be played at noon or early afternoon. ONE night game on Sunday and ONE night game on Monday, none of this Thursday stuff. Stop ruining this. You're ruining it. It was great already. STOP. STAAAPP
This is happening to me too. These three bullets, particularly the first and third are having the opposite of the intended impact on me.

The first bullet is probably as much the fault of sports media and the "drooling over what the NFL will do next" sports fans. The NFL is the biggest story of almost every day of the year regardless of what time of year. It is in large part a response to how popular the NFL is and it seems most sports fans are OK with it. But it just causes NFL fatigue for me. The NFL itself is at fault for the 2nd and 3rd bullets. If I was otherwise happy, I would live with the second bullet as an annoyance; yeah, pink month is overdone, but I'd deal. And all sports have no choice but to be nationalistic or risk being accused of being un-American. But for a sport that has a legitimate survival threat in CTE, they are getting brazen with wanting an 18-game schedule (though that is kinda off the radar by now), short-rest games more often, teams all over the place, ect. And that is turning me off. I find myself cheering against the NFL because it's the big bad wolf.

Unfortunately I am alone. I just dropped my long-term fantasy football league because I am no longer competitive. The other nine guys all eat/sleep/drink the NFL and roll their eyes if you talk about Game 7 of the World Series. And that sounds about right; 90 of US sports fans love all the NFL exposure while 10% get burned out.

Yup. You can add me to that list as well. It's week one of the pre season and I'm already sick of the NFL.

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Week 1 has the Bears playing Green Bay and Minnesota playing the 49ers on Monday Night Football.

You'll be back and engaged with the NFL soon enough, even if you think your team won't have a good season.... ;)

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Yeah. The NFL is BS but so is a lot of stuff. I'll be watching and it won't mean any more than that.

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Yup. You can add me to that list as well. It's week one of the pre season and I'm already sick of the NFL.

Year round NFL Network access has taken some of the punch out of it for me. NFL used to just show up in September, knock at the sports door, & barge in without waiting. I liked that.

Now we're given hours of Cleveland Browns playbook terminology nonsense & all the rest between February & August.

If they keep that up, Europe won't even want a team.

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Yup. You can add me to that list as well. It's week one of the pre season and I'm already sick of the NFL.

Year round NFL Network access has taken some of the punch out of it for me. NFL used to just show up in September, knock at the sports door, & barge in without waiting. I liked that.

Now we're given hours of Cleveland Browns playbook terminology nonsense & all the rest between February & August.

If they keep that up, Europe won't even want a team.

I mean, it's NFL Network. Aren't they the only ones who actually should be talking about it 24/7?

It's annoying when "the worldwide leader in sports" has to cover the NFL in the middle of June though.

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Week 1 has the Bears playing Green Bay and Minnesota playing the 49ers on Monday Night Football.

You'll be back and engaged with the NFL soon enough, even if you think your team won't have a good season.... ;)

Week 1 has the Bears probably being down more than 4 scores before halftime and I honestly don't watch many other non-Bears NFL games until later in the season. I'll be jacked, JACKED for week 1 because I love the absurd ritual of waking up early and counting down until kickoff with the usual stupid pre-game shows, but after the initial buzz wears off and the Bears lose 4 of 5, I'll tune out of games earlier and earlier and wonder why the hell I do anything at all with my life since none of this brings me any pleasure.

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Yup. You can add me to that list as well. It's week one of the pre season and I'm already sick of the NFL.

Year round NFL Network access has taken some of the punch out of it for me. NFL used to just show up in September, knock at the sports door, & barge in without waiting. I liked that.

Now we're given hours of Cleveland Browns playbook terminology nonsense & all the rest between February & August.

If they keep that up, Europe won't even want a team.

I mean, it's NFL Network. Aren't they the only ones who actually should be talking about it 24/7?

It's annoying when "the worldwide leader in sports" has to cover the NFL in the middle of June though.

Yeah. I have NFL network (at least I did last I checked). I am fine with that. I just don't turn it on under almost any circumstances.

And I know, I know. I don't have to watch ESPN. But I do want to watch sports coverage of some kind sometimes. And I suppose I could go NHL/MLB/NBA/B1G Network, but I do like general sports coverage and anyone doing that is talking about who the Titans are going to use in a nickel package instead of Game 7 of the World Series. Or whether the Dolphins are going to draft a receiver in the later rounds instead of the Final Four. Or who missed OTAs instead of the NHL playoffs. 15 years ago, the NFL was #1 and we all knew it. Fine. But at some point in more recent years, the NFL became the #1 story 365 days a year. It has caused me to 1) sour to the NFL and 2) become generally less interested in other sports because I don't even feel like tuning in.

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I can tolerate the NFL network because they're suppose to talk about the NFL. However, it's ridiculous that ESPN has to air things like "NFL Live" or "NFL Insider". I mean not only do they air one show about the NFL, but TWO!

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I must be a disgusting consumer because I love football. I'm always eagerly anticipating the beginning of TC because it means football is back.

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I can tolerate the NFL network because they're suppose to talk about the NFL. However, it's ridiculous that ESPN has to air things like "NFL Live" or "NFL Insider". I mean not only do they air one show about the NFL, but TWO!

The worst part is they air back-to-back.

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I've quit pre-game shows btw, it feels like a weight off. Kicked that a couple years ago.

I dial myself up casually through the week online instead.

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Add me into the long list here of NFL fatigue. It's like the whole sports world and most sports fans revolve around the NFL 24/7/365 and it's nauseating. I mean, I enjoy the NFL in season, but I don't need it shoved down my throat the middle of May when I'd much rather hear about the Stanley Cup and NBA Playoffs or baseball or NASCAR or anything besides the NFL. Also I think the only thing really saving my NFL experience is NFL RedZone these days. Say what you want about it being for the ADHD generation or "how it only focuses on offense" (although it goes to every red zone opportunity, they do show a lot besides that), but not dealing with commercials and finding a better loophole to the Sunday Ticket monopoly/limited games available on local stations is a godsend to me.

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This dude really don't like Mark Sanchez. NSFW

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Do they really have a better option?

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Things I gave up and sports got way better:

- pregame shows

- postgame shows

- draft coverage

- trade rumors

- free agency rumors

- sports talk radio

- sportscenter

- espen

- anything other than straight highlights shows. If they start to "analyze" I'm out.

- any sort of premeditated debate

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- pregame shows

I used to have to watch ESPN Countdown but it is so bad now that I have given up on NFL pregame shows altogether. However, I cannot give up College GameDay as part of my Saturday routine for whatever reason. :)

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