What is integrity selling for today? Can you buy it by the pound, by the meter, by the bottle? Is it listed on the NASDAQ or the Dow?
All I know is that unlike Roger Goodell’s PSLs, integrity is not a good investment. It was devalued, devalued, repossessed, and given up.
Part One: It doesn’t matter where you line up at COVID-Vaxxing, Aaron Rodgers told a selfish, self-proclaimed lie. He said he was “immunized” against COVID when he wasn’t.
Next, the public should be pleased with his “apology” that would have sent a 10-year-old to his room not to TV for a week for continuing to refuse to admit the lie.
Rodgers: “I made a few comments that people may have found misleading. And for anyone who feels misled by these comments, I take full responsibility. “
Yes, misleading. Like saying it’s noon when it’s midnight. Just a little misunderstanding.
Still, Rodgers’ makeover appears to have been good enough for many, including Tony Romo, the CBS man with $ 18 million in annual sales. Against the Seahawks on Sunday, when Rodgers returned from a game in the NFL’s COVID warning cave after his absence, Romo, who was usually pleasantly skeptical, declared a happy ending.
Rodgers, he said, had made good his transgression, confessed, and now let go: “He’s ready to play football … and wants to move on.” Hut one! Hut two!
Not so fast.
As Romo should have known, Rodgers’ apology to those he may have misled preceded Rodgers being fired as a paid spokesman for Prevea, a Wisconsin-based health company he had been with since 2012.
Rodgers was dropped by Prevea on November 6th. His “apology” was issued three days later. Fascinating.
Rodgers gets millions for nothing through commercial endorsements, most noticeably and most consistently through State Farm Insurance. To see Rodgers’ “apology” as more sincere than an attempt to protect such an ongoing commercial presence would be self-deception.
Ignoring the timing of Rodgers’ “sorry” would be undermining the most important daily lesson that sports fans have been taught:
Follow the money.
Tel II: The first family of football became the Mannings: Peyton, Eli, Cooper and the patriarch Archie.
Not that they are starving or out of advertising deals, but they are now appearing in TV commercials that are fueling a major sports gambling operation.
The Mannings bet on sports? Or are they advocating a product they never use, a possible violation of the Federal Trade Commission’s advertising laws?
But beyond and below that, the Mannings are paid to encourage people – many, presumably, their fans – to invest their money in a business that totally assumes that customers will lose their money. Mostly nothing in exchange for a lot.
Or are bets in business to give away money?
Can’t the Mannings see this? Or do they not care? Maybe the money was just too quick and easy. Or maybe they’re broke – and desperate.
Our most famous and widely admired sports characters have lined up to encourage the public, especially young men featured in television commercials, to gamble their money away and hunt down lousy opportunities in the hunt for pots of gold.
Well-known QBs seem to make good shills. The aforementioned Mannings, Drew Brees, Phil Simms, and Weekend Boomer Esiason – whose supposedly beloved WFAN partner Craig Carton worked hard in exchange for his gambling addiction – were all recruited.
Why not cut to the last scene and support pawn shops?
Audience could use commercial break
Isn’t it time that the NFL and its television affiliates demonstrate in-game quality control, given the commercials now showing during re-evaluation and as teams huddle together, as well as injury interruptions?
On Sunday, 42 seconds behind in the first quarter of Bills-Jets, CBS went to commercials after a punt. Exactly one game was played back from commercials before being sent back to commercials at the end of the quarter.
To think that before the TV money alone counted, soccer was an action sport. And that was in everyone’s best interests.
Ex-Jets QB Mark Sanchez was pretty good at Fox’s Vikings-Chargers on Sunday, speaking convincing thoughts and paying attention to the game circumstances. Now stop flattering the showboaters as if he and his audience were enjoying watching the self-enamored regardless of the circumstances. But why should he be alone?
More showing off: After Seattle lost 10-0 to Green Bay early in the fourth quarter, Seattle’s DT Carlos Dunlap, a 12-year-old Florida man, was beaten for 15 yards for throwing an opponent’s shoe across the field. Brilliant. Instead of annoying Dunlap, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo laughed.
And more, why would Fox show reps of good games in Vikes-Chargers when it could show the same old and tired slow-motion reps of players pounding their chests, flexing their muscles, and making first-down gestures?
Inside Misinformation: Those who receive endless, up-to-the-second gambling advertisements and advice on their cell phones from CBS Sports will eventually conclude that CBS has no clue.
Saturday CBS warned of Baylor’s “breathtaking excitement” over Oklahoma – at home, Baylor was only a five-point dog – and the impending “annoyance” of Penn State over Michigan, as if PSU would win at home by a ‘dog would have been a surprise.
But rankings based on reality have been around for decades.
Another graphic representation of televised stupidity
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From Reader Bob LaRosa: At 1:19 in the Seahawks-Packers on Sunday, Green Bay, 17-0, Seattle had second and 10 of its own 30, as the NFL’s Red Zone Channel Seattle’s “win probability” as “1 percent . “Seemed kind of high to me.
Posted by Steve Arendash. During SNY’s simulcast of WFAN’s “Carton and Roberts”, a graphic told us that the Giants with 3-6 “are tied for third place in NFC East”.
Given the fact that there are only four teams in the NFC East, Arendash notes: “That also means that the Giants are the last to be tied.”
The shamelessness of television is more than shameful.
NFL RB Adrian Peterson was recently invited to appear on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars.
The producers apparently didn’t care that Peterson was suspended from the NFL for a year for physically abusing his 4-year-old son and lost another son, a 2-year-old he had never seen in person when the child was dated Murdered his mother’s friend.
ABC is owned and operated by Disney, once synonymous with family entertainment.
The epidemic of commentators on games that say anything is growing. On Sunday on CBS, Bills Jets was just four minutes old when Ty Johnson caught a short pass in Scrimmage’s seventh game of the Jets.
“This is the first time we’ve called him [Johnson’s] Number, ”said player Spero Dedes. Dedes then added that Johnson was attacked by “old veteran AJ Klein”.
While veterans are usually older than “young rookies”, for example, Klein is only 30 years old.
Then it went back to a TV show where the defensive coordinators should have been called “The Get Off the Field Coaches”.