It's not that politics are bad. It's that we don't want the whole world to be a battlefield all the time everywhere. It used to be that two people could sit down and watch a football game together without worrying about each other's political affiliations or stances on police violence. That all changed when the Kaepernick supporters started telling us that his protest was "bigger than football." But it's not. Or at least it's not while I'm actually watching a football game. ESPN must have decided to take part in the fight, only to realize that they don't want to end up like the NFL. Empty stadiums and low ratings.