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Why Does the Left Hate Football?

Posted by V the K at 3:09 pm - September 28, 2014.
Filed under: Sports

The progressive left seems to have started a crusade to abolish football. Check out the new cover from that news pamphlet you sometimes see in the doctor’s office.  And this comes after the left-wing media’s long crusade against the name of the Washington Redskins (if your outrage meter doesn’t peg 11 on the “Redskins” name, that means you’re a racist) and more attacking the NFL as a culture that encourages domestic violence. (Curiously, despite a whole lot of domestic violence in the Entertainment industry, there is no leftist crusade against “Hollywood Culture.)

I have been wondering why the left hates football. I have a few theories.

  • Football is a quintessentially American sport beloved by real Americans; and so it must be taken away to punish middle America for not being sufficiently progressive.
  • The typical leftist is an emotional and intellectual adolescent who never matured beyond high school and still associates football with the popular kids.
  • It is part of the overall leftist agenda to feminize and sissify the USA by stigmatizing all things tough and masculine.

What are your theories?




  1. it keeps score and there are winners and losers

    Comment by JP Kalishek — September 28, 2014 @ 3:16 pm - September 28, 2014

  2. I believe it’s the easiest mark for Libs & similar scum, during a tough time, in order to rally political correctness against what is, in essence, a faux violent sport.
    It’s risky for them, to attack a sport that stars so many blacks. It’s bound to fail, they know it but continue nevertheless just to keep talking about an “issue”, to distract from Obama’s economy, his performance, Democrat scandals & an ideology which they know doesn’t stack up against commonsense reality.

    Comment by Marc Winger — September 28, 2014 @ 3:48 pm - September 28, 2014

  3. A 13week travel contract to work in a sports medicine clinic is all it would take to cure anyone of watching pro sports. You can actually tell what type of Performance Enhancing Drugs they use by the injury history. No one refrigerator Perry’s size or bigger is natural.

    I think it is still leftover hate from before the NFL changed the game to allow black quarterbacks to be viable. The need for a white quarterback caused them a lot of cognitive dissonance.

    Comment by Steve — September 28, 2014 @ 5:44 pm - September 28, 2014

  4. More leftists going after kids again
    “women should stand together and inform people about the vagina and how to please it”- I guess the cookies go inside it.

    Comment by Steve — September 28, 2014 @ 6:04 pm - September 28, 2014

  5. Here is the answer straight from the bull dykes mouth

    Comment by Steve — September 28, 2014 @ 6:17 pm - September 28, 2014

  6. Yeah, most of the posters got it. It’s a male thing, it’s competition, there has to be a loser. Both sides can’t win. It’s violent.

    Comment by Craig Smith — September 28, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - September 28, 2014

  7. I think you nailed it on your first bullet point: “Football is a quintessentially American sport beloved by real Americans

    After all, remember the young man in San Francisco holding up the sign: “fuck Middle America”

    That is very much the attitude of so many on the left.

    Oh, and further, to them there is only one “proper” football which is what we, Americans, call soccer.

    Comment by Charles — September 28, 2014 @ 7:19 pm - September 28, 2014

  8. It’s not soccer, the libs most fantastic sport. The civilized sport.

    Comment by RichardSki — September 28, 2014 @ 7:24 pm - September 28, 2014

  9. You think that’s bad? Get a load of THIS horseshit:

    Comment by Paul — September 28, 2014 @ 10:03 pm - September 28, 2014

  10. They think it goes against what they want. They want people to be divided and not rally around anything.

    Comment by Easeni — September 28, 2014 @ 10:03 pm - September 28, 2014

  11. As JP said, score is kept and there are winners and losers. This works because football is a meritocracy – you get to play / cheer / coach / whatever only if you are very, very good at it. Normally liberals love the idea of meritocracies because they think that they’re better than everyone else and will therefore get to call all the shots, but none of them can actually play football (or cheer, or coach, or whatever) so a meritocracy in which they can have no part just burns them up.

    Comment by Southern Man — September 28, 2014 @ 11:22 pm - September 28, 2014

  12. You’re all wrong.

    Football is one of the last bastions of maleness left in 21st century American culture, and liberals don’t like that. They want to emasculate everything they can. Hence, the attack on football, fraternities, and similar activities of male bonding and male spaces.

    Comment by Paul — September 29, 2014 @ 12:18 am - September 29, 2014

  13. Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!! Correct on all three accounts.

    Plus the other answers by these commenters would be acceptable too!!

    Comment by Dachs_Dude — September 29, 2014 @ 5:16 am - September 29, 2014

  14. Heh…the only male bonding the left likes, it seems, is gay marriage.

    Comment by Craig Smith — September 29, 2014 @ 7:38 am - September 29, 2014

  15. Football is a big, scary dangerous sport therefore it is bad because all good liberals believe big, scary and dangerous should be banned.

    I do think there is a bit of a push against football because of the violence. I suspect liberal women are the ones most likely hammering the antifootball nail. Junior should be wrapped in bubble wrap and protected from all big scary things.

    Comment by Just Me — September 29, 2014 @ 2:07 pm - September 29, 2014

  16. All of the above!
    – It’s objective.
    – It’s win-lose.
    – It’s masculine and physically tough.
    – It’s the game of the popular guys in high school.
    – It’s quintessentially American.
    – As a difficult and somewhat dangerous sport, it cultivates personal responsibility. (Even if that virtue often isn’t practiced.)
    – It glorifies the guys with good eye-hand co-ordination. (another thing that lefty hipster nerds tend to lack)

    A few more:
    – It’s middle class, i.e., “bourgeois”.
    – Women only have the role of cheerleaders.
    – It glorifies pretty women.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — September 29, 2014 @ 4:10 pm - September 29, 2014

  17. To the Canadian readers on here, the leftists and feminists in your country are going after hockey, which is Canada’s bastion of masculinity in the same way that football is for Americans:

    Comment by Paul — September 29, 2014 @ 5:26 pm - September 29, 2014

  18. Because it takes attention away from them and their “causes”. And it’s really got to burn that people are still watching it despite their obsession with domestic abuse.

    Comment by Douglas — September 29, 2014 @ 9:33 pm - September 29, 2014

  19. As far as I’m concerned I don’t care about football but liberals better keep their laws off hockey.

    Comment by Just Me — September 29, 2014 @ 10:11 pm - September 29, 2014

  20. football supports masculine behavior, something leftists don’t want. they want a weak, meek, docile male that is easy to conquer.

    Comment by tommy651 — September 30, 2014 @ 10:31 pm - September 30, 2014

  21. Speaking of weak, docile male feminists, you guys should take a look at Charles Clymer’s Tweets on Twitter. He’s the prime example of the weak, docile male that Tommy is referring to.

    Twitter: @cmclymer

    Comment by Paul — October 1, 2014 @ 9:24 pm - October 1, 2014

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