Why is college football better than ever? Because the NFL sucks right now

With the exception of my wife feeling the need to check in on her beloved Chicago Bears, I haven’t watched the NFL this season.

This has nothing to do with some sort of political stance on the national anthem. If you hate that players are protesting, fine. If you love that players are protesting, fine. Personally, I think singing the anthem before games is unnecessary.

In addition to the drama surrounding the anthem — no matter your beliefs on this issue, Colin Kaepernick was blackballed for daring to take a knee, no question about it — here’s a list of the major stories that have come out of the NFL so far this year: injuries, concussions, CTE, fights, suspensions, lawsuits and end-zone celebrations.

The fact that I’m not watching has nothing to do with how far right or left I lean. The NFL sucks right now. It’s as simple as that.

It’s football, so injuries are a part of the game. But look at the star power currently on injured reserve. Odell Beckham Jr. Andrew Luck. Aaron Rodgers. J.J. Watt. Those are probably four of the 10 most marketable players in the entire league.

Don’t fall in love with that rookie, either. Dalvin Cook was allowing everyone in Minnesota to get over seeing Adrian Peterson in a different uniform — two, actually. Boom, ACL. Done for the season. Deshaun Watson let everyone in Houston breathe a sigh of relief that they’d never see Tom Savage again. Boom, ACL. Done for the season.

Now the Vikings are stuck with Latavius Murray and his 3.3 yards per carry. The Texans are stuck with Savage and his 47.3 completion percentage.

Needless to say, the concussion problem isn’t going anywhere. Neither is CTE. While the NFL isn’t burying its head in the sand like before, players still invent ways to avoid concussion protocol altogether and get back on the field.

We’ve seen an inordinate amount of fights and ejections, which have led to fines and suspensions alike. The brawl between A.J. Green and Jalen Ramsey — Green is usually so mild-mannered, too — was shocking to watch. Vontaze Burfict got tossed last Sunday just for being Vontaze Burfict. Fan violence has to be at an all-time high, as well.

The Raiders will soon leave heartbroken Oakland for Las Vegas. Nobody cares that the Chargers left poor San Diego for Los Angeles.

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