Letter to the editor: 'New' NFL ruining game
It's sad that the “new” NFL is no longer the “old” NFL. I was thinking about veterans who looked forward to the games on Sundays. Many veterans aren't able to do all the things they used to. In the past, they may have played football themselves; perhaps they liked to throw the ball around or run a little scrimmage with their buddies or their kids.
But now they may have injuries they suffered while serving their country and protecting all of us. They may be in wheelchairs or in hospitals awaiting more surgeries, and anything that helps take their minds off what they deal with every day is especially important — like Sunday NFL games. I'm an old grandmother, and I looked forward to them. Destroying them for me is one thing, but now the “new” NFL has taken Sunday football away from our veterans.
We are Americans; we love our flag. Veterans and current military have left their families and gone off to foreign countries to fight and die to protect America and our flag, and our flag must be respected.