The Feminization of The National Football League

By | November 7, 2013

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Only in the 2013 version of today’s NFL can a 6’5 300 pound grown man be considered a victim of bullying. What Richie Incognito did was certainly not appropriate but it was also ridiculous of the league to suspend him. Using the N-word and jokingly threatening a player’s mother is definitely in bad taste but does it warrant removing a player’s right to make a living? Jonathan Martin could have solved this problem the way most 300 pound lineman would have; by giving Incognito a taste of his own medicine. He could have lit him up in practice or popped him in the nose to let him know he wasn’t playing. These are grown men not 8 year old school children?

So what’s next is Richie Incognito supposed to make a public apology? Maybe tell the team and the media he will seek counseling and sensitivity training? Give me a break and more importantly, give Mr. Incognito a break as well.

The NFL over the past 10 years or so has really changed. The players are a lot bigger, taller, and physically stronger than they have ever been. There are linebackers now that can run as fast as receivers and quarterbacks that are faster than the fastest running backs. The game of professional football is changing.

New rules have slowly started to take over the game and have made it less violent and more cautious in the process. No longer on kickoffs can you have more than a 3 person wedge. No longer can you hit a quarterback above the shoulders or below the knees. No longer can you hit a defenseless receiver coming over the middle to grab a leaping catch. No longer can a running back lower his head and flatten a would-be tackler. The rules have gotten so bad many fans and even players are wondering if they should just put on mini-skirts and play two hand touch?

Back in the old days you could clothesline a guy and try to knock his head off. If you tried to make a leaping catch over the middle as a wide receiver you knew you were going to pay for it. The NFL back then had guys that would play with broken fingers, broken toes, even broken arms or legs. Now if one of these high priced Pre- Madonna’s has a hang nail or pulls a hamstring they are out for the rest of the game.

Football is a violent game. Players know and understand the risk that they take and get paid handsomely for it. The NFL is more of a business these days than a game of football. There are millions upon millions of dollars flying around on the field and the owners and the league are trying to protect their investments. Every time a player makes a vicious hit he is either fined or penalized.

The NFL in 2013 is a shadow of its former self. Political correctness and tolerance have now hi-jacked the ultimate tough mans game. It has become a corporate entertainment business much like Hollywood with the players playing the part of the actors.

Professional football is still a great sport to watch but it is less exciting now than in years past. The Super Bowl is still the largest and most watched sporting event in the world. Millions of people tune in to see the newest commercials and the elaborate half time performances; let’s just hope there remains more action and excitement on the field.

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8 thoughts on “The Feminization of The National Football League

  1. Chris Vaca

    This guy is a 6’5″ 300 pound pussy. He got his little feelings hurt, maybe he should join the Girl Scouts.
    A while back I wrote a book “Real Men Eat Salami” It’s a humorous look at the wussification of men in our society.
    I wish this story came out when I was writing my book.

    1. Jon

      I remember when I was in 3rd grade and my teacher suggested to me that Hulk Hogan, when he goes out to dinner with his family does not jump on tables and put people in headlocks. Why? There is no need to act out that persona in public. These men are professional football players, and a lot of the comments as well as the original articles suggest that the word professional is only in quotes. Incognito was acting in a way that was unprofessional and unacceptable. This is how adults in a professional setting act. If this were a story of two clowns having a similar argument, I doubt that there would be people throwing up their hands and disgust and saying, “C’mon, he’s a clown. Settle this with a pie in the face!” Hopefully two employees who work at a shooting range who have a conflict would not settle their grievance by walking ten paces. But because this is between two football players you seem to be disappointed that he’s handling this problem the way any professional would. It is honestly beyond me why the implication that wanting to deal with this professionally (when he has done nothing wrong, mind you) is being treated with such scorn. In the comments section here people have said he should be practicing his needle point, selling girl scout cookies, and becoming a showtunes singer. Someone even suggested that the Iranians would somehow benefit from Martin’s actions. Really? I work with teenagers everyday, and when it comes to conflict resolution, I hope that they would take a page from Martin’s book instead of yours.

      1. Chris Vaca

        If a man chooses to go into a mans profession, he needs to act like a man.
        When Evander Holyfield got half of his ear bitten off by Mike Tyson, he didn’t run out of the ring crying. If Martin was a ballet dancer, you would expect him to act like he did.A soldier does not run and cry when he is shot at. There are times when a man has to stand up for himself or be ridiculed, which is what he chose to do. He is in the wrong profession. Teaching boys to run away from conflict? Sorry wrong move.

  2. Jan Brown

    Ok, let’s face it, Incognito & a slew of other professional athletes are total jerks. This incident should have been settled inside the Dolphin organization. Martin was drafted from a smash mouth college team and was no virgin to the ‘locker room culture’…Of course this doesn’t make it ‘right’ or PC. These younger players are provided a lifestyle for them and their families that would never have been possible w/o the NFL…and they like it!!! If Martin was tired of the constant need to stay physically fit and have his body beat up on the field, it would be extremely to tell his family that the gravy train was derailed….especially if the passion for the game was drained as well…I heard a retired pro yesterday suggest that ‘Martin may not want to play anymore & has lost his heart for it. This ‘suit’ may be a cry for help & to appease his family.”

    The locker rooms don’t gather for tea and needle point (Unless you’re Rosey Grier) exchanges and is not for the feint of heart or body. If every obnoxious ‘bully’ was fired, there’d be no football.

    This is about the last public bastion tough & rough strength left….Wonder how many would pay to watch these men to curtsy & say please ? Attitude does not have an off & on switch.

    Let’s hope the next discussion on this behavour stay s withing the organizations.

  3. Jon

    Sir, let me get this straight. You think that it is appropriate for a grown man to physically assault someone in response to verbal abuse when nonviolent and potentially helpful interventions are possible? You also think that Mr. Incognito should not be held accountable for his behavior on an official level? Further, the suggestion that he should be held accountable for his behavior is somehow tied into feminization? Is every conflict not resolved with thrown fists a result of feminism? Is being a mature adult somehow a threat to your masculine identity? What was your reaction to Michael Vick? That they were just dogs?

    1. Kyle

      Yes, it is appropriate. This is the NFL not of the lefties’ Political Stupidity seminars. We are being turned into pussies and it’s our enemies’ wet freaking dream come true. Libs are so freaking idiotic in Candyland, think Russia, China and Iran would just love us if we acted like a bunch of candyass showtunes singers. Give me a break, clueless wonders.

      1. Jon

        Hahahahahaahaha! What on Earth are you blathering about? Yes, it’s the NFL, not geopolitical relations, and also not a bloodsport. Why you think that the NFL holding a prick accountable for his behavior has ANYTHING to do with Russia, China or Iran or even political correctness is beyond all reason. I also think we’re pretty far off from the NFL acting like showtunes singers, but if that is something you are worried about it was the NFL of three decades ago that yielded the Superbowl Shuffle.

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