steelerfan513 wrote:My problem with this article is that the only reason it got written was because of Belichick. Seriously, does anyone really think he would've written his article if this whole "scandal" hadn't happened? Of course not, but it did, and it made it easier to get readers for this article.
If the NFL were on its way to a fall, we would've heard about it earlier because someone would've written about it when Rodney Harrison got busted for HGH or Shawne Merriman got suspended for steroids. Widespread steroid and HGH use has severely hurt baseball, so why couldn't it hurt football just as much, even more than this whole cheating "scandal"?
Um, not exactly. He writes a column every week. And he has consistently warned the NFL not to get too big for its britches, as it doesn't have some birthright that means it has to be most popular. He usually references this point in regards to his DirecTV argument. I mean its not unreasonable to say that it's not guaranteed the NFL will be king in perpetuity. Look at what happened to baseball when they showed outright disdain for the fans. It took the big homerun battle to put fans in the seats, and they needed to turn to a "secret" scandal to do that. Now, the era is tarnished.