Anheuser-Busch releases statement critical of NFL’s off-field issues. pic.twitter.com/R9q4uq9743
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 16, 2014
Listen, I love boozing just as much as the next red-blooded American male. Nothing beats tying one on with a group of friends and getting weird. Hell, I have already blocked off my Saturday to hit up the Barstool Back To School Party in NYC. But I have a hard time listening to Anheuser-Busch act holier than thou when I am pretty sure more than a few of these “off-field incidents” were fueled by the fine barley and hops we have all grown to love.
That being said, the beer companies carry more weight in this league (and if we are being honest, this country) than many of the other industries that pound commercials into our heads for 12 hours straight. So if they are pissed and want changes, changes will likely come. Whether that means Roger Goodell loses his head or there are more crackdowns across the league, shit may get real very quickly.
Nike pulls Adrian Peterson merchandise off shelves in Twin Cities stores http://t.co/d5QMEMR55t
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 16, 2014
I had to include this just because Nike’s hypocrisy level is on a hundred, thousand, trillion. The kids who make Nike jerseys in Asian sweatshops would trade their current lives for the life of a typical American child, even with the occasional beatings from the All-Pro NFL dad in a cocaine heartbeat. You know you done fucked up when all the pots across the world are calling you a black kettle.
TL;DR- There is a chance that Roger Goodell’s fate lays in the hands of America’s beer barons and that in itself is pretty hilarious. Also, Nike is doing their best Ray Lewis “do as I say, not as I do” impression.Follow @TheClemReport