When Does the Game Become Bigger Than the Game?

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Published: July 13, 2009

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... It already has. 


Now that the NFL is a year-round league, there are a lot of angles being covered.  A lot of articles get published that, in days past, wouldn't have even warranted an article. 

Chad Johnson changes his name to Ochocinco.  Ochocinco decides to Twitter during games.  T.O. can't buy a house because Buffalo neighbors don't want him.  Tony Romo plays golf somewhere. 

Chris Cooley uploads his private parts to his blog.  Chris Johnson in Tennessee doesn't want to be part of a running duo anymore.  Commissioner Goodell climes a mountain. 

So on and so forth.  In a given calendar year, there is more written about the NFL that actually has nothing to do with the game than there is written about what happens on the field. 

The media would love to blame you...the fans.  Just see the latest Brett Favre offseason for proof.  At first...

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