Citing outrage over the NFL’s mishandling of the Ray Rice controversy, fans nationwide have agreed to partake in a two-day boycott of all live NFL games.
Starting at Midnight Tuesday (Pacific Time… because this West Coast game will probably run late), NFL fans will not view any LIVE NFL football games until Thursday at 8:25 p.m. Eastern, when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on Rice’s now former team, the Baltimore Ravens.
“The NFL is despicable,” said football fan Noah LeGence, adding, “about as despicable as the Giants defense in that game I just watched.” When asked if he had seen the Ray Rice video, LeGence answered, “Sure, I saw it earlier in the day—but this was Monday Night Football season opener, brah. Can’t miss that shit.”
Some say a 65-hour hiatus from watching live football is not enough to make a significant impact on a sports league and/or program that has obviously mishandled egregious wrongdoing. Meanwhile other sports fans—most notably Penn State fans—think it’s plenty.
“It’ll be interesting to see how the Ravens react to so much adversity,” said LeGence. “Plus that’s a key AFC matchup.”
In the meantime, fans will still be on hand to read every news story, listen to every talk show and watch hours upon hours of TV analysis of the Ray Rice situation—brought to you by Cialis.