NFL fans want their favorite superstars in the game. Without them the NFL will lose those fans and lots of money. I can only speak for myself. I’m disgusted about the revelations of bounty systems carried out by Greg Williams. When I watch an NFL game, I believe in fairness and in true competition.
I don’t want my team trying to injure another player. That’s disgusting, immoral, unethical, and pure evil. If this system isn't dealt with the right way by the NFL, I will stop watching games. I believe other fans feel the same way.
This bounty system is almost a new era of mafia style sports. If you can’t beat them, you beat them (literally). You injure them and you knock their heads off. That’s what the bounty system represents to me. It is a goon style tactic being perpetrated by thug gangs.
This is not the type of entertainment that I want to watch and I believe it’s not the type of entertainment my fellow fans want to watch either. I don’t think it’s entertaining to watch players being carted off the field after being injured. It’s a horrible site to see.
Now, every time I will see a quarterback taking a late hit or being taken off the field, I will wonder if a bounty system was in place. That’s sure to have an effect on my entertainment value. If other fans are like me, the NFL needs to be worried.
Currently the NFL is the number one professional sport. If thug gangs are allowed to rule, the entertainment value will be sucked out of the NFL and it will also fall in the ratings. NFL fans want to see our favorite superstars play the game. If they are targeted and taken out of the game, the entertainment value is sucked out of the sport. That’s not good for the NFL.
The NFL has many reasons to put an end to the bounty system and to hand out harsh penalties against violators. They need to protect their image, the safety of their players, their entertainment value of the game and, most importantly for them, their pocketbook.