Any kid of the 1950s and 1960s who grew up in Buffalo, New York, or any other sports town for that matter, was a sports fan of some kind. In the Queen City, we had baseball, hockey, basketball, and above all else: the Buffalo Bills.
No matter how poorly they played (and that was most of the time) War Memorial Stadium was packed to the gills with screaming and often freezing football fans. Of course we had our heroes like Daryle Lamonica, Tom Sestak, Paul Maguire, Elbert Dubenion, and eventually O.J. Simpson, before he turned into a really bad seed. Now professional football had its fair share of scandals, but if there were indiscretions they were handled quietly. The concept of “hero worship” remained intact.
Today, all areas of professional sports have become morally corrupt and a goodly part of it is bankrupt. But now the sports casters (Bob Costas, for example, pontificating on the murder-suicide of Jovan Belcher) and the National Football League have become shills for the anti-gunners of this Republic. Everyone is familiar with the Super Bowl commercials. Indeed some folks take more enjoyment in the ads than the game itself. But here is where our story starts to turn ugly.
Seems like a company tried to air an ad regarding home defense. The ad itself is quite innocuous, but what ticked off the folks in the NFL is the trailer logo, namely the silhouette of a DDM4 rifle. Considering the pathetic and tasteless spots, often with in-your-face sexual innuendo, their stand on banning this tasteful ad is pathetic. Now the NFL is actively discouraging players from using weapons at home for legal self-defense and has actively pursued a policy against concealed weapons carriers in Wisconsin.
Hunters and shooters take note. The NFL is not only against us, but is spending your dollars on an anti-gun agenda. Boycott these self-righteous appointers of what is and is not your constitutional right.
On another note, if you read my blogs you will recall one entitled:
Gathering Up The Sheep And Getting The Flock Outta Here! (11/4/2013)
In this November blog I asked readers not to boycott gun-makers who reside in anti-gun states. I predicted that in time they would get their proverbial act together and move out. This is what has precisely occurred with Remington Arms, which has begun a slow withdrawal from the “Empire State” by building an 87 million dollar factory in Alabama. Almost 2,000 workers will be leaving and the slow death of Ilion, New York, will begin.
Just a short time ago, N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) said “extreme conservatives” who are “right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay,” have “no place in the state of New York.”
Looks like some folks have heeded your advice, Governor!