Why The NFL Preseason Is The F*cking Worst
The NFL’s preseason may be a couple weeks old now, but that doesn’t mean that “real” football is completely back yet. As we all know, there’s nothing about the preseason that should get us excited, as it’s honestly just a big cock tease compared to the real games starting.
While it’s awesome to see behemoth guys knocking each other’s heads off and fantasy football becoming a topic of trash-talking among friends, until the regular season starts, you won’t see me wasting time balled up on the couch to watch a game.
That’s because, whether you agree or not, the preseason kind of sucks—and here are the definitive reasons why.
6. Ticket Costs
If you don’t already know this, sports is a business—a big one, in fact—with greedy owners trying to weasel every penny out of fans that they can.
For years, there have been rumblings about how dumb it is that NFL preseason games are the same fucking price as the regular season ones—even though the product on the field is second-class.
With teams struggling to give tickets away to preseason affairs, fans are starting to get smart and just ditching out on heading to the stadium before September. Until teams change the prices on tickets, that, hopefully, won’t change anytime soon.
Dear NFL: Make preseason ticket prices $8 and offer them up in a lottery, you may see people actually give a shit about showing up.
5. Tired Storylines
Is anyone else sick and tired of hearing about the New England Patriots’ quest to repeat, Tom Brady’s court updates and who the “breakout stars” are supposed to be according to the “experts?”
Yeah, I am, too.
Redundancy in life is bound to happen—you get up, you shower, you go to a shitty job, you stare at a computer screen, you leave early for Happy Hour and you watch Sportscenter three times before you go to bed. But sports is supposed to give us a break from all of that bullshit.