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Ross: How to help the NFL make games more fun than beer commercials

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass during NFL football practice, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Atlanta, as the team prepares for Super Bowl 53 against the Los Angeles Rams. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

I know we’re all supposed to love a good defensive battle — but I think it’s clear the NFL went a little too far on Sunday. It took about 15 beer commercials for the first touchdown.

Not that it wasn’t educational. It was. I think I finally understand the pivotal role that beer – lite beer especially – has played in Game of Thrones. I realize now why beer is such an important part of so many college yearbooks.

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And what’s this beer scandal just about? There are brewers actually putting corn syrup in our beer? How long has that been going on? Why is Robert Mueller wasting time on collusion when there’s corn in the beer?

As for the game, I can’t say much more than Twitter has already said except that there has to be a way to guarantee the big game is at least as good as beer. And while I admire the NFL’s competitive parity, when both defenses are that effective, the game is boring.

So here’s the rule: In any big football game, if there are no touchdowns by the end of the first half, upon commencement of the second half, each offense gets to add a 12th man.


Now you have a decent chance of somebody being open.

Because you can’t let this happen. People were saying “wake me up when the beer commercial comes on.” My wife didn’t realize there had been a touchdown until after we got home.

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