Transportation Technology Makes Superbowl Boring
BY Curt Finch
When my dad was a kid there were no interstates. When I was a kid, flights and long distance calls were expensive. Partly as a result of technology that is shrinking our world, the NFL has become more and more likely to trade players around and move teams wholesale, like when the Raiders went from Oakland to L.A. and back to Oakland, or when the Oilers became the Tennessee Titans.
It makes he harder for me - and I suspect others - to feel emotionally connected to an NFL team. The marketing and the hype and the ease with which players and teams relocate has eroded the soul of the NFL.
I watched that game yesterday, and I just didn't care who won.