Memo to NFL: Don’t make me have to watch baseball!


We all know the gist of the NFL labor dispute and we’re sick of hearing about billionaires fighting with millionaires over how to split nine BILLION dollars. Do not expect us common folk to understand the why’s and wherefores of how this is taking so long to resolve, just make damn sure my Chargers are suited up and ready for a SIXTEEN game Super Bowl run at the end of August. We don’t care how you make it happen, just make it happen! Memo to you Roger Goodell from NFL enthusiasts everywhere: Don’t make us have to watch BASEBALL!

With no NFL and the NBA going into a similar situation this offseason, baseball is the only show in town. A fair amount of NFL fans are also baseball fans but The Greg One is not one of them and I speak for many who feel the same way. Baseball is not America’s pastime anymore. Football is America’s pastime. Baseball has fallen behind the NFL, NBA and is only half a stride ahead of college sports. The reasons are simple. Start with the Mitchell report and the growing number of past and present players admitting to the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs. The season is way too long. A 162-game season is too self-serving as it is twice the length of any other sports regular season. Bud Selig is a tool and the worst commissioner in the history of the game. Of any game. Ever. We don’t need him being the lone voice in professional sports for an extended period of time. Shorten the season to 100 games and I might actually watch. Baseball is three long hours of guys standing around eighty percent of the time.

My baseball excitement ends once the fantasy drafts are over. I’ll root for the Padres because they share a city with my Chargers but let’s face it, one Chargers preseason game feels better than any baseball game. One football game a week for four months is much more exciting than three to five baseball games a week for eight months. Goodell, the sanity of America rides on you and the owners to get your act together and come to an agreement with the players rather than try to skim some of that nine billion off the top before letting the players in on all that profit. Get over yourselves and give the players their retirement benefits, a fair dispersal of all that profit and i’m sure the players will be ready to make a fair deal. DO NOT make me have to watch BASEBALL!