It is common to play "Monday Morning Quarterback" after The Big Game, but this year, as everyone at the NFL is watching to make sure the precious Trademark does not get co-opted and maligned, the NFL is missing its true trademark.
We all know how many of those wonderful big burly football players love their moms, some their wives, some their daughters, even God himself, but the Truth is while the players may live that Reality and the NFL uses their Reality to create its Public Perception of the NFL, the Truth is the National Football League, the loudly self-heralded "sole owner" of The "Super Bowl" is not just the largest sporting events on planet earth but it happens to have one of the sex industry biggest annual events as well.
Now, if the NFL was unaware, we could watch all the wonderful stuff about women they play out in their Public Perception Game, but the Truth is, the human sex trafficking problem has been brought to the attention of the NFL at the highest levels of leadership for many years now.
''This is a very large issue. We want people to know what human trafficking looks like,'' said Thomas Lawrence, an assistant Dallas police chief. Last year's Super Bowl in Miami drew as many as 10,000 prostitutes, including children and human trafficking victims, police said. (2011)
The work of the NFL Host City Committee should not be disregarded and it was in 2011 that the Dallas Committee made it a priority after some awareness was brought to light in Miami, but as an organization, Roger Goodall and the National Football League need to man-up on this issue and take a leading role.
It is no longer the NFL "turns a blind eye" to the problem, their shirking (delegating) and outright refusal to take this issue head-on, endorses this Tragic Reality through a patented abdication for the responsibility for the Business and Community Environment the NFL's Trademark creates and brings to the City which hosts the NFL's "Super Bowl." By not taking a leading, public role in the efforts to curb the trafficking, the Common Man must look at tragedies like Penn State and wonder "what is really going on in that football sex industry?"
While it is nice that individuals stand up and have spoken out every year, the owner of the "Super Bowl" Trademark, namely the National Football League, should first protect the integrity of human beings impacted by its Trademark. Its attention to the Host City's women and children, surrounding its Super Bowl will demonstrate its true ownership of the Trademark that has been collectively grown by the entire football community that has empowered it.
What does the "Super Bowl" stand for anyway?