Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Originally posted by zillabeast:
When he throws that word "Ghettoized" out there I think of what the NBA has become. No majesty whatsoever anymore.
The NBA is more and more embracing international talent. Now the dominant athletes in the NBA predominantly hail from some peculiar environments oftentimes but there won't be anyone with real and serious talent to shy away from playing roundball because of the simple fact that every contract is guaranteed unlike football. If you can play basketball you will play in the NBA because no one will pass on that dough whether you are suburban or urban. The NFL won't become ghetto because Roger Goodell is keeping helmets on and limiting player celebrations with more and more rules and restrictions both on and off the field as each day passes
I know. And I do think the NBA is going to run away with the future because of that. They also do a better job marketing to young people through the tone of their advertisements.
I'm just a grumpy old guy who appreciates how the NFL treats itself with a high level of seriousness. It's like comparing an MTV program to an AMC program.
The seeds for failure have been planted though. Basketball and Soccer are what today's kids want to play more and more of.
What's funny is that if the NFL had not taken steps towards improving player safety and become more and more violent, it would have become even bigger than it already was. Americans love their bloodsports.