Wait, did a former NFL executive just use a plane crash that took the lives of 76 innocent people to puff out his chest in regards to the organizational stability of his previous employer? That's what just happened, no? In fairness, he is absolutely correct. The NFL would have no problem filling a depleted roster with the endless supply of players that are dying (early) to play in their league. That wouldn't have been within the first 1,000 thoughts that I had after hearing that an entire soccer team died in horrific fashion, but it is technically true. After all, if it weren't then the NFL would only be one engine failure from losing an entire city's worth of pockets to use for spending money. It's a shocking glimpse into just how little their higher-ups value the actual people that make their sport a success, but we should have already known that with how they talk about the long term effects of concussions like the average person talks about alien life forms. I'm sure if Roger Goodell had his wish players fresh out of college that didn't make an active roster would be used as inventory in some Westworld-esque warehouse. I can't say I blame him. With the fluidity of non-guaranteed contracts for players that play the most violent game on the planet they should keep a shed of linebackers waiting out behind every practice facility in case of emergency. Not quite sure why Joe Browne thought it would be a good idea to use a fatal catastrophe to allude to the NFL's cutthroat business savvy that treats human beings like dulled razors, but it's not the first time he didn't do an ounce of critical thinking before he started typing...
Also, it isn't lost on me that this is now my second straight blog about someone who was unable to go more than 12 hours without saying something ludicrously insensitive about an international tragedy. If that doesn't speak to the narcissistic nature of this country then I don't know what does. I'm not trying to shit all over Americans just because two of them almost instantly used a deadly disaster to push their narrative. That said, a goddamn plane crash on our own turf probably wouldn't be getting used for cheap laughs and humble brags - at least not this soon anyway.
P.S. Nice try New England, but you don't stay successful in the NFL for this long by treating players like people. Bill Belichick knows that better than anyone...