The National Football League’s downward spiral has become an embarrassing public spectacle this week with a number of horrific failures sharing the limelight.
The league has been facing a substantial boycott over the course of the last two seasons due to their unwillingness to uphold the values of America in their ignoring of anti-police protests being conducted by a number of players. After Colin Kaepernick’s original anthem stunt brought a renewed buzz to the washed up QB’s brand identity, the ugly disobedience spread like wildfire, even making its way into pee wee organizations where 8 year old children got in on the act.
Furthermore, the NFL has shown Americans an incredibly diverse portfolio of greed and gluttony, moving teams around at the drop of a hat in order to satisfy their quest for wealth. The newly anointed Los Angeles Rams have played games to less than 20,000 fans on several occasions already this year, with last night’s nationally broadcasted game showcasing an embarrassingly empty stadium.
Now, rap megastar Jay-Z is sticking it to the beleaguered league in his own way, declining what was surely a hefty offer by Pepsi and the NFL to perform the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
“According to a report by the Source earlier this week, the superstar rapper was offered the prestigious gig at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota on Feb. 4, but turned it down.
“The NFL released a statement that (kind of) addressed the matter.
“’No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists,’ league spokesman Brian McCarthy stated. ‘Along with Pepsi, we know that we will put on a spectacular show. When it is time to announce her name we will do it. Or his name. Or their names.’