Football fans understand the sport is violent.
Many people on the left not only despise this, but would actually love to see the sport go away entirely.
One broadcast Hall-of-Famer has a direct message for those that have a problem with the game of football.
Brent Musburger took to twitter to jab at people going overboard in their critique of a highly physical Monday Night Football game between two division rivals.
After a particularly brutal Monday Night Football game between the Steelers and the Bengals, a game which saw a suspension and multiple trips to the hospital, [Brent] Musburger took to Twitter on Tuesday night to take exception to all those “Snowflakes,” who complain about the violence in the NFL:
Yo,Snowflakes. Quit preaching. The Violent World of Sam Huff sold NFL football to the masses. The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders gave us a little sex with our violence. Deal with it!
These lines from Musburger will earn much scorn and mockery from the elites in the sports media. Such as this very misleading headline from the Washington Post:
“Brent Musburger says anyone who doesn’t like NFL violence is a ‘snowflake.’”
Of course, Musburger did not say that. Musburger merely pointed out that sex and violence were instrumental to the NFL’s rise. A statement which, as the Washington Post article goes on to point out, happens to be absolutely correct.
If violence and sex did not sell, then the UFC and the porn industry would be but mere not-for-profit passion projects; however, that is clearly not the case.
The reality is that sex and violence do indeed sell, and those two things are not incidental to the NFL’s rise to prominence as the most popular sport in the land. Nor does pointing that out make us bad people, America isn’t the only place in the world where sex and violence sell.
The NFL, and all organizations that survive and thrive in this great land, in some way reflect the proclivities of our society. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be able to survive and thrive here. Whether the success of those organizations, like the NFL, reflects poorly on us for magnifying our supposed shortcomings, might be a worthwhile debate to have.
However, the moral hypocrisy or quandary here, is not Brent Musburger’s. The moral dilemma belongs to the sports media offended by Musburger’s statement of reality. As long as those in the sports media wish to continue to profit off the NFL’s display of sex and violence, by promoting and covering the league, then those “snowflakes” are guilty of moral prostitution at best, and moral hypocrisy at worst.
After the game, Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said the game was simply “AFC North football,” and he got ripped for it.
The game did have some vicious hits, but that’s football. Plus, the sport has become considerably safer throughout the years.
There’s a deeper understanding of concussion science, and sports medicine has improved exponentially.
Back in the day, players used to clothesline ball-carriers and karate-chop quarterbacks on the helmet. ACL surgery was more akin to a logger with a hacksaw than the laser-precision techniques of today.
The sport has taken strides to get safer, but the violence inherent in the sport will never go away.
Brent Musburger understands this and isn’t afraid to say so.