As a veteran, I find this is complete and total Bull*****. The Marines should pull the color guard, screw that.
Goodell is ruining this league. How many fans is he going to drive away chasing the almighty dollar? What, the NFL can't afford seats (hell, standing room only?) for 5 Marines?
What a crock of *****.
Edit: I just tried leaving a message to the NFL (http://www.nfl.com/contact-us
), but the GODDAMN FORM IS BROKEN, and reports an error when trying to send the message.
Here it is so I can copy/paste it later, when the form works, or I find an email address to send it to. Grrr.
"I just read that the Marine Color Guard that will be performing ceremonies at the Super Bowl will not be allowed to stay and watch the game.
As a veteran, I find this completely reprehensible, and a disgusting act by a league that is slowly losing my confidence and viewership. What kind of sick joke is it that you cant afford to find room (hell, standing room only!) for 5 Marines, that put their LIFE ON THE LINE in service to this country?
I fully expect to see news that these Marines will be welcomed with open arms, and allowed to stay for the game. To do otherwise smacks of corporate greed, and will cost the league at least this fan, if not many others.
Robert S XXXXXXX"
Edit 2: sorry for the tone/language of this post, if you can't tell, I'm fairly incensed.