The End of Football

end of football

Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Jesse James. The pass put the Steelers ahead of the Patriots with half a minute to play.

Except the ball didn’t “survive the ground“. At least that’s how the replay official ruled it. And the Patriots went on to win.

Survive the Ground is a legalistic term NFL officials use to argue endlessly about how many football angels dance on pins.

End of Football

The end of football isn’t coming because of concussions and kneeling. It’s because they hardly play football.

Vox produced this chart in 2015 showing the game is mostly commercials and replays.

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