August 19, 2012 12:00 AM
" (CBS) Some years ago, “exhibition games” became “The Preseason.”
" The former term was correct, and still is. That’s all these are, in the truest sense, as something resembling NFL football is on display, and we are able to appreciate some of what is going on, mildly interested in the proceedings. Each city has its respective team on exhibit – an exercise really more like the Boats & RV show or Comic-Con than the reality of September.
Yet the portentous, turgid, latter title of this silliness seems to fool us all again every year, despite the fact that it’s merely Orwellian Newspeak. I fall for it, too, as my readiness for football builds through the swampy days of practice, awaiting the first thing that even looks like a game. We’re helplessly stupid about something that is just terrible on every level.
Season-ticket holders are extorted into paying full price for the two games at home, with no market for offloading them to defray costs "
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