Okay, first of all, you are justified in ignoring any sports that emanate from the US out of disgust for what has transpired there on the political scene. Secondly, this post is--in no way--an attempt to piss on the legacy of commendable accomplishments of Tom Brady, Coach Belichick or the Patriots franchise. They had to win their conference championship over a long-haul season merely to REACH the SB. They can't be blamed for meeting one of the most gutless participants in the recorded history of organized athletics going all the way back to the Olympics in Ancient Greece.
Tonight, I was struck with a sense of gratitude that I didn't grow up in Atlanta or ever publicly identify myself as a Falcons fan. I'm filled with pity for all of the young boys who have to attend school in the US tomorrow and face the utter humiliation of being identified with such a chickenshit team if they ever supported those losers.
For you Europeans or citizens of other continents who don't grasp the sport too well, let me put it in terms you can relate to: Imagine yet another fixed futbol match
that goes down to penalty kicks...and then one of the teams doesn't have ONE member who's willing to step up to the pressure of taking a kick to win the match...so the other team wins by default.....Basically, that's what happened in Houston.
Fortunately for the NFL, it has expanded its fanbase enough that most folks don't realize what a disgraceful display took place from one half of the involved parties. Still, the NFL commissioner is known as an authoritarian figure, so he should relish taking a few measures to preserve the integrity of the sport:
1. The Atlanta franchise should be dissolved...or at least suspended for a couple of years to let their rotten stench dissipate. The NFL could adjust its schedule for next season with only 31 teams...or it could hold an emergency expansion draft to let a city who is bidding for a new franchise field a team on a trial basis for 2017.
2. In the same way that PED users are banned for their acts of moral turpitude, the entire Falcons roster--including the coaching staff--should be banned from the NFL for a year due to extreme cowardice. There would be a special lottery for the rest of the teams to acquire WR Julio Jones--the only halfway-respectable player on that roster. Anyone stupid enough to sign any of Jones' loser teammates(at the end of the one-year suspension) deserves whatever ill fate befalls them.
3.Any reference to the Falcons' existence would be deleted from the NFL website. Their team gear would be offered to local homeless people in each NFL city to serve as kindling to stay warm at night. Any food from the concession stands at the Georgia Dome could be donated to refugees at Atlanta's airports who are temporarily blocked from seeking asylum in that godforsaken cesspool nation. Aside from Julio Jones, the Falcons players would forfeit their game checks so that refugees would have the funds to relocate to a far-less-racist country, such as Canada.
.....Those ought to be adequate measures, for now