Originally Posted by Wolfpack
You've made roughly 34,000 posts to this forum over the past 7 years. So please don't tell us all how you could just let your interest in the sport diminish over something so tiny. Like I said, the NFL knows that the people like you who complain the loudest are the ones who aren't going anywhere.
It doesn't matter if he and many others like him watch or not. We are not the NFL's cash cow. Think about the current KFC commercial where the dumb blonde, (no offense to blondes), says, "Chicken go boom." THAT'S the crowd they want to appeal to. The NFL sees losing us and adding the chicken go boom
crowd as addition by subtraction. They want to ramp up fantasy football to generate interest in more teams and dumb down the sport to the point to where fans think a 3-4 is the alignment that comes after the 1-2.
I believe that announcers have been told to not complicate the game by referring to sets, schemes and alignments, but to instead concentrate on ball washing any player(s), mostly QBs, with a recognizable name. Remember Gruden's first two games when he was Mr. technical and how overnight he turned into Mr. ball washer? That wasn't his choice. It was the NFL's. During a game this year I heard Collinsworth say, "Not to get too technical...", when he made a statement about defensive alignment. It was the only one I recall him making all season. This has to be totally obvious to anybody here that watches football.
Player safety? Why do you think the NFL is all over it? It's because they can't have an 18 game season if too many players are on IR. They know darned well that if they throw a few more dollars at the players they'll accept an 18 game season and so will the chicken go boom
crowd. Face it, hard core football fans are a dieing breed and the NFL couldn't care less.