Video: Vin Scully says he will never watch another NFL game due to kneeling idiots

Living legend Vin Scully gave a speech Saturday night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. During a Q&A he was asked about the kneeling idiots in the NFL. Vin's reply? "I will never watch another NFL game again."

“I used to love, during the fall and winter, to watch the NFL on Sunday,” Scully said according to Deadline. “It’s not that I’m some great patriot. I was in the Navy for a year, didn’t go anywhere, didn’t do anything. But I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war. So the only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach. I will never watch another NFL game again.”

Video has emerged.

Sports Illustrated reported that the NFL averaged 14.772 million viewers during the first eight weeks of the season, per Nielsen data. That’s down five percent from the first half of the 2016 season and off 18.7 percent from the same period in 2015, a time before former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kicked off the current protests.

Mark Cuban painted a picture of the perfect storm killing the NFL. When asked Tuesday night by The Dallas Morning News if he believes the NFL implosion is indeed underway, Cuban said, "Yeah, absolutely.

"But not from a TV ratings perspective," he said, noting that while NFL ratings have declined, they still well outpace those of basketball, baseball and hockey.

"But they still have bigger strategic problems in that people don't want their kids to play football," Cuban said. "That's huge. That impacts how much football kids will watch. And how much football families watch.

"You just get the sense that they don't really have a grasp of how to connect to people in the broader population."

"The NFL is going through the innovator's dilemma," Cuban said. "They're getting disrupted at their own hand by not dealing with certain issues."

Cuban said the NFL's primary issue is that it needs to "come clean on CTE [chronic traumatic encephalopathy] and deal with it. And it's not just about reducing [concussions]. Until something's solved, I'm not going to let my son play tackle football. I'll let him play touch football or flag football, but there's no chance of letting him play tackle football."

How strongly does Cuban feel that boys and young men shouldn't play football? "I get pissed about my brother letting my nephew play," he said, adding, "And I know among my wife's friends that they kind of give you the cross-eyed look if you say you let your son play tackle football.

"That's a fundamental problem. When we were growing up, every family had a team. We watched the Steelers, the Pirates, the Penguins. Hell or high water, we were watching them. That was the big game. You also watched the highlights when they came on the news.
"Now, my son, if the Cowboys game or the Steelers game is on, I'll say, 'You're sitting right here with me.' But he's playing minecraft or watching videos.

"When he went out to play flag football, and baseball, he didn't know the rules. Literally, go watch 8-year-old kids play baseball. Unless they're really into it, they'll always be that kid who hits the ball and didn't know he has to run to first base. That's crazy. That's a fundamental problem all sports have."

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