The Vikings play a preseason game tonight, and I can't say I'm excited about football returning. It's a weird feeling, as I used to love football and couldn't wait for the next season to start. A lot of things have played into this new feeling...
- Moving on to other things besides sports for entertainment
- CTE/concussions becoming a huge issue in the game
- NFL owners holding communities hostage to pay for a new stadium or else
- Quality of game play decreasing year over year
Playing fantasy football with friends is really the only thing keeping me aware of what's going on in the sport. If it weren't for that, the only game I would really watch is the Super Bowl. Maybe this is the start of the decline in popularity for football.... Maybe it's already happening.... Or maybe I'm in the minority and it's more popular than ever.
What about you?