The NFL is treading on thin ice by getting involved in the politics of any state. They should stick to football and stay out of politics in general, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping them.
Texas is potentially on the lists of sites for the 2018 Super Bowl, but the NFL is threatening to take Texas off if state legislation is passed that they don’t like – House Bill 2899. They are claiming it’s like the transgender bathroom bill, but in reality it’s not. It’s literally a bill about discrimination and that laws can’t be created that treat a special class of people different.
For some reason the NFL is using this legislation against the state and their Super Bowl decision. From 247 Sports:
Per David Moore of The Dallas Morning News, multiple sources state the NFL has their eye on the coming resolution of the “bathroom bill” — House Bill 2899 — a law that determines who can use what restroom facilities. Moore goes on to note the league is in no rush to make the call on who’ll host the draft next season, giving them time to see how things land first.
Things could hit next level in the near future, however, as the league could pull out a proverbial nuke against the State of Texas going forward, should HB 2899 pass — per Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report.
I’ve been told, and McCarthy intimated to the Chronicle, that the NFL is prepared to withhold any future Super Bowls from being played in the state.
In response to the league’s ominous tone, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott told talk show host Glenn Beck that the NFL “is walking on thin ice” and “needs to concentrate on playing football and get the heck out of politics. For some low-level NFL adviser to come out and say that they are going to micromanage and try to dictate to the state of Texas what types of policies we’re going to pass in our state, that’s unacceptable. We don’t care what the NFL thinks and certainly what their political policies are.”
Is the NFL really going to start threatening states based on their legislative policies now? Who in the hell do they think they are?
The people of Texas elected their government, not the NFL. It’s up to the people to decide whether or not they like this legislation, not some NFL elitists who mostly live outside the state.
Abbott, the Cowboys, and the entire state of Texas should all tell NYC elitist Roger Goodell to kiss their a$$es. It doesn’t matter whether you agree with the legislation or not; it’s not the NFL’s place to be inserting themselves into the people’s business.