The NFL Forced Tony Romo To Cancel His Fantasy Football Convention, And Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
No. Fun. League. I swear, it's almost surreal the lengths the NFL will go to ensure that it's players and fans end up disappointed. They act like there is some sort of precedence for this interference. If only Roger Goodell and his merry band of wet blankets had given Tony Romo any indication that this fantasy football convention was frowned upon then they probably wouldn't have a sold a bunch of tickets for it. All they had to do was give them a little heads up and they wouldn't currently be worrying about the headache that is refunding everyone their money. Is it too much to ask of Roger Goodell to send a stern e-mail at least a month before the event date? That's all it would have took, because -apparently - FORCING IT'S CANCELLATION ONE YEAR AGO wasn't enough to communicate the NFL's opposition to it.
I usually try to refrain from making such harsh generalizations, but if you bought tickets to this then you are a fucking idiot. I didn't even know this event was being arranged again and I already knew it was canceled. Does the NFL strike you as an organization that takes kindly to compromise? Moving it to a new venue 250 miles away from Las Vegas may have been a calculated decision that takes the gambling concerns out of it, but it really just looks like an attempt to outsmart a league that has never hesitated to show it's true colors as a dictatorship. I love crapping all over the NFL as much as the next guy, but planning this entire thing AND selling tickets without consulting them first was sheer ignorance at it's finest. The NFL already gives us enough reasons to bitch about their fascist amount of control without having to run back old arguments. I am actually not even sure they stepped in because they are still resistant to it. I think they put the kibosh on it out of principle. Not on Roger's watch are you going to make money indirectly using his product without asking first. Not now, not next year, not ever.