During the campaign before the 2016 election, the left, college kidiots, illegals, LGBBQQWERTYs, the feminazis, etc. were protesting, rioting and damaging property and it was shown on the news every week. All that did was piss off a lot of middle America and push them to vote for Trump. And Trump saw that.
Now Trump knows he can make the left come completely unhinged and act the fool by making a simple comment (in his own unique way of saying fuck you without actually saying fuck you) about supporting America and the military by standing for the Anthem, and boycotting the NFL. The left becomes unhinged once again, and middle America is still quietly paying attention. The 2018 elections are coming up, dontcha know. And Trump is playing the left like a busted fiddle.
The left think they can continue doing what they did before the election and somehow, this time, everyone will jump on their little red wagon. What's that definition of insanity again?
I dunno, that's just my sorta-paying attention take.
But yeah, I look at the NFL as a business with employers, employees, and I'm the customer. If I don't like how the business operates, I take my money elsewhere. I've been a Steelers fan since grade school. I like watching a game as a source of entertainment, a time to wind down and chill out. Now, my one source of politics-free entertainment has become overly politicized. Fuck it. The weather's still nice. I'll drink adult beverages and float around in our pool this Sunday.