The sports media and NFL have been incrementally politicizing football for several years, and last night’s Super Bowl LI was the worst example of it. There was the sports media’s criticism of Tom Brady’s support/friendship with President Trump, as well as that of head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft, which has been turned into both a political and racial issue. There were the subtle digs at President Trump during the suite of trumped-up high-dollar Super Bowl commercials. And there was a Super Bowl halftime show that turned out not to be so politicized, but oh how liberals wanted it to be a statement against Trump.
At any rate, I couldn’t help but draw a few parallels between election night on November 8 and Super Bowl LI as it unfolded.
- A majority of the sport media migrated over to the Atlanta Falcons’ for purely political reasons. Tom Brady’s high-profile support/friendship with Donald Trump was publicized in a highly negative way — something that is never done with players who support liberal causes and/or candidates. So there was clear media favoritism owing to its anti-Trump bias.
- At one point in the contest, Atlanta was given a 97% chance of winning, a figure that is close to the probability that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency…or so we were told by the media. Atlanta’s collapse was every bit as dramatic as HRC’s.
- American patriots won on November 8. The New England Patriots won Super Bowl LI.
- The election was historic because a man who had never run for public office overcame all sorts of odds to beat an establishment candidate. Super Bowl LI was historic because the Patriots overcame, by far, the largest deficit ever by a Super Bowl winner (25 points), it was the first Super Bowl to ever go to overtime, and Tom Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to win 5 Super Bowls.
Now that I’ve had the pleasure of watching Tom Brady stick it to the sports media and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the worst sort of way, I can now resume my #boycottNFL.