It was a rough year for the NFL. Pandering to SJWs can do that (see Report: NFL to Bribe Kneeling Players with $89 Million and Surprise! Football Fans Demand Refunds for ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’. And Get Them…). But at least they’re ending on a high note, naming J.J. Watt as the Walter Payton Man of the Year. Others decide MOTY based on how far-left your politics are. The NFL went with a guy who raised over $30 million for Hurricane Harvey.
Lifting an entire city up > being a leftist douche. Go figure.
“And at the end of my life, if I’m remembered as a football player and a good football player and that’s all I’m remembered for, then I did a poor job in my life. When I go to my grave I want to be remembered as a guy who helped people out and who tried to do as much as he could off the field to be the best man he could be. I’m trying to make my family proud and my fans proud, and go out there and just be the best person I can be and leave the world a little bit better.'”
I say “end on a high note.” But there’s still the matter of the big game to get to on Sunday. It’s not like there haven’t been warning signs (see NFL Refuses Veterans’ Super Bowl Ad Asking #PleaseStand and Super Bowl Executive Producer Promises: We’ll Show Kneeling Players). We’ll see what the game brings. Most people watching may even be too busy yelling “DILLY DILLY” in between commercials to notice. A twelve-pack and a bowl of Uncle Steve’s famous chili will do that.
Still, at least for now, it’s good to see a football player honored for helping all people. Not just for pulling cheap political stunts. I think we all wish those kneeling douchenozzles had even half the class of Watt.