Written By: Matty Goldberg
Edited By: Joe Praino
Giselle Bundchen decided to be a candidate for this year’s biggest Troll or Moron by revealing Tom Brady had a concussion during the 2016 season. She opened the annoying floodgates for more people to accuse the Patriots of cheating because they are supposed to notify the league of injuries. She also gave ammo to the awful ESPN, to possibly take a break from the Lavar Ball show, and now do tons of annoying and phony think pieces about concussions in the NFL.
I can just see it now. Bob Ley saying, “even though the NFL says concussions are way down, with Giselle opening her big yap, and the Patriots cheating again, here is Rachel Nichols to bore you with an investigation we pretend to care about.”
I’m here to say I couldn’t care less about concussions. Most players get concussions every week and teams still hide them, and that doesn’t bother me.
Football, is a sport of human gladiators. It’s extremely violent. If a player is worried about concussions and head injuries, they can quit and five guys will be waiting to take their job.
I’m tired of all these CTE stories. It doesn’t take a scientist to know that when you keep banging your head with 300 lb guys, your brain is going to be fucked up. But again it’s a choice to play football.
The former player who annoys me the most is Jim McMahon. It’s certainly sad to see him in interviews looking dazed and hiding from light under his signature sunglasses. He constantly complains about the multiple concussions he received, yet in the 30 for 30 about the ‘85 Bears he boasted about begging coach Mike Ditka to let him return to a game in which he pretty much broke every one of his ribs.
It’s a beautifully heroic story where the beat up QB begs the coach to put him in late in the game, and with broken ribs and the inability to breathe, he leads his team to victory. So McMahon can wax poetic about this story? We are supposed to believe McMahon wasn’t aware of the consequences of getting lit up with broken ribs?
The most comical example of head injuries being used as an excuse for fucked up behavior is Aaron Hernandez’s family wanting his brain tested for CTE. Because we all know a few concussions from playing football can turn you into a mass murderer.
In the 2017 playoff game between the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore took a devastating head hit from Bud Dupree. He only missed one play, which put the twitter universe into a frenzy of, “whats the NFL concussion protocol?!?” and “Matt Moore shouldn’t be playing!” I have no shame in saying my first reaction, was “Damn that Matt Moore is tough for getting right back in the game. He can play quarterback on my team any day.”
I can say without shame, that is how I watch football and will continue to watch it. Instead of buying into ESPN’s fake caring I find it’s best to watch football as the violent sport it is. And I suggest that you do too. Let’s make no lies about it. You don’t like it, you can always change the channel.