5 Reasons The 2012 NFL Season Could Go Down As Greatest Of All-Time

By Raphael Haynes
December 07, 2012 11:01 am
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The National Football League has been the greatest sports league for at least 15 years straight now. I won't even touch on the revenue it has collected during this stint. 

Why so popular? 

For one, the NFL has the most loyalist and greatest fans around the country. Anytime you have families wearing team jerseys in the midst of their homes while watching the game constitutes that. Or what about fans not going to work the following Monday or can't watch any sports show because their football team loss; also proves it has the greatest fans.

But why?

This is the only league where you will see at least 99% of the players give it their all. When you have players giving it their all then that means drama follows. No I'm not speaking of the Brett Farve "I might retire for the sixth time" drama. I'm talking about playing on a broken leg in a championship game, playing the following day after your father passes away (I got you Brett), or throwing the game winning touchdown with seconds left in a Superbowl type drama.

We also can't forget about controversy, villains, scandals. This is all in play when it comes to the NFL but all for the same reason....winning matters to everyone in this sport. This is the only sport where every player in play is as important than anyone every time the ball is snap. No Leons (the commercial character "Again, Leon can't do everything") in the NFL in real life, just ask T.O. 

There are hundreds of great story lines that has taken place in NFL history but they are usually scattered around different seasons. There has never been a season with so much controversy, feel good stories, and surprises as it has been this year. So dare I ask, can this be the greatest season ever? All I know is this surely will be the most memorable season.

Here are the top five reason the 2012 NFL season might be the greatest of all time. 

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2 years ago
Are you joking, the rule changes the ref issue this has no way of being the best season, no matter who your team is
2 years ago

LOL I hear you Mike but like I said in the beginning of the article, drama equals for great stories. Think about it you telling you grandson bout 2012 in 2040 and to him it will be historic. For instances, think about the famous Snow Plow game when they cheated to clear the spot for the kicker. Back then it was cheating but now it's classic.
2 years ago
This season really has had a bit of everything. Has it been the best? I don't know, but an interesting piece nonetheless.
2 years ago

It really has had everything from the best to the worst and tragic to bizarre!
2 years ago
Yeah, you forgot that the Pats could break their old record of 589 points set in 2007. I think they would need around 40 points per game to do it.
2 years ago

I believe they can do it to Doug. At the time I wrote this, didn't think they would go on a run like this! Coach B has to be in top five coaches of all time!
2 years ago

They have the tools, but there are more "interesting" stories this year as you mentioned. If he finishes strong, Manning gets MVP and Pagano coach of the year.
2 years ago

I honestly think Bruce Arians need to get Coach of the year!!! The assistant coach who took over!
2 years ago
I think that is easily your best article. This season is crazy. It just needs to end with a feel-good story of how the greatest tight end in history finally gets his first playoff win and Super Bowl ring in his final year in the nfl
2 years ago

That would be great Jeremy but thaaats speculation.

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