The stands might not be full. Andy Reid might have a fogged-up shield. The Collinsworth slide might’ve been killed temporarily by COVID. But here we are watching the NFL opener and coronabros have to be fuming over how well this is all going for Roger Goodell and the Shield.
As Clay said over on tonight’s Outkick hangout with Jason Whitlock, tonight is already a big win for the league. There wasn’t a national incident during the two anthems that were played, including the black anthem. One Chiefs player kneeled for the anthem and the Texans stayed in the locker room. That’s it.
The NFL leaving the NBA on a woke island is a huge win for sports fans. I don’t think this opening game could have gone much better for the NFL given all the expectations.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 11, 2020
A unity meeting held at mid-field between the two teams was highlighted by Andy Reid’s fogged shield and provided a needed light moment in the face of the brutal six months or so that we’ve all gone through. After that NBC did what it does best. It unleashed Al & Cris to get down to football. Just old fashioned times where guys sit there and talk football. Imagine that.
Enjoy it tonight because when ESPN gets its hands on Monday Night Football you’ll be beaten over the head with social justice. You’ll be begging to get the NBC broadcast back.
This is becoming a serious situation pic.twitter.com/L2AfD21aDp
— Joe Kinsey (@JoeKinseyexp) September 11, 2020
Andy’s mask and unity. This isn’t so bad.
Equality above everything else. pic.twitter.com/wA9bjRZlp7
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) September 11, 2020
— Noah🌪️💨 (@yungkid_noah) September 11, 2020