Donald Trump Thinks The NFL Is Soft, Invokes How Much Tougher It Was When He Played On Mike & Mike
When asked about how the NFL's brand has suffered in light of both Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson situations, Donald Trump immediately whipped out his dick and starting bragging about it. This is how his kind begin any discussion -- with a ritualistic public dick measurement. Here was Mike Greenberg's question: "What do you think that has happened over the NFL brand with all of this attention that's been paid to the circumstances and what do you think they should do to rebuild it?"
Let's go to the phones. We've got Don on the chopper phone. Don, g'head...
Donald Trump: The brand is great, the brand is being hurt, and I think they have another problem that may be, in a certain way, an even bigger problem. I was a bidder and they announced that I bid a billion dollars for the Buffalo Bills -- all cash, immediate closing and all that stuff -- and somebody paid more. They said it was $1.4 billion, and that's good and I wish him a lot of luck, but that's a very high price for the team. I looked at the team very closely and I wish them a lot of luck but I understand business.
Is it just us or does "I understand business" seem like the equivalent of saying "Me write words goodly"? Anyways, he continues to delve into the NFL's most pressing issue.
I think the NFL has another problem and you guys talk about it all the time. I cannot watch games because every single play, they're throwing flags. They're blowing whistles. I don't know if the referees are doing it to show their wives how tough they are and how smart they. They're so and so, and the referee who lives in New Jersey and just blew a whistle on a great play. It's becoming unwatchable. Every single play there's a flag.
Hmm, Don, if we could stop you for a sec -- I think the point of Greenberg's question was to address the Adrian Peterson/Ray Rice PR nightmare and how that has impacted the league's image. If you wouldn't mind addre...
And the other big problem, guys like Dick Butkus and Ray Nitschke and my friend, my golfing companion Lawrence Taylor, who is a piece of work I'll tell you -- they wouldn't be allowed to play in the NFL because they tackled mean and hard and they were crazy and that's what people want.
Wait, hold up -- you're saying there need to be more crazy people in the NFL? That's the problem with their brand? Don, come on man you can't be seri...
Let's go-go back to even last year where the tackle is vicious, violent, and incredible entertainment. Instead of being praised, they're called for 15-yard penalty and sometimes get thrown out of the game. They're going to destroy football by not allowing the great tackles. I played football in high school, not like your cohort over there who is actually a great player -- but he was a really good player. But i played -- you know, tackling was tough and it wasn't pleasant but it was football, and today, they're taking the great tackler -- you've seen it. You've seen some of the best tackles you've ever seen and five or 10 years ago, they would be celebrated. Today, that tackle is called penalty and in fact, often times called a fine. They're taking a lot of the glamour out of football.
Also, ya know, players are committing heinous acts of violence off the field. Thanks for calling in.
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