“At some point, the NFL will peak, and people will stop watching”
No. Never. Legitimately never. Because no other sport in America brings out emotions like this. Hockey, baseball, basketball, nothing. Only with football will fans scream over each other, violently, for minutes upon minutes, over something as small as a draft pick, or even smaller, a guy announcing a draft pick. Booing as loud as humanly possible at each other. Just all around chaotic. As bad of a rap as Philly gets, this draft they put together has put together an atmosphere like this that reminds you what’s great about football. If the NFL had any sort of brains, they would work on getting back to this fandom. Not selling out to beer companies or other corporate sponsors, but allowing the fans to voice their feelings, to feel like they’re back in charge of the league.
And I don’t have the answers to how they do that, but I’m also not going to be the NFL commissioner any time soon. Maybe we take the announcers out the booth, and let two guys from the home team announce each game. Would be the most electric television you could ask for. Couple of meatballs up in the booth telling you why Mitch Trubisky’s the best thing since the Sox started having a Zarlengo’s cart at their games? 10/10 would rather watch that than Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.