Why I must walk away from football

We New Englanders have it good when it come to football. We have Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. They are among the greatest ever on their own, but together (and with a cast of supporting characters) they have built a dynasty that modern football has never seen. The Belichick system is so good, that any player can be plugged in and it’s just going to all work out.

  • 4 game ban for Tom Brady? No problem. 3-1 through those first 4 games.
  • Go 5-1 in the division and 11-1 in the conference? Sure, we’ll trot our way to yet another Super Bowl appearance.
  • Down 28-3 with 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter at the Super Bowl? Time to humiliate Atlanta right into the record books.

Football is a spectacularly entertaining sport – especially with emotional roller coasters like Super Bowl 51. However, the medical evidence in combination with the NFL actively avoiding any acknowledgement or responsibility for CTE means that I cannot in good conscious be a fan.

The NFL and team owners making millions upon millions of dollars on the backs of players whose lives are irrevocably changed for the worse is barbaric and morally abhorrent.

I will not watch any longer.