Al Michaels gives the blame to President Trump for the NFL's troubles with pregame kneeling during the national anthem.
Michaels said it felt like tension over the protests was starting cooling down, until President Trump weighed in during a September rally in Huntsville, Ala., where he called on NFL owners to fire players who decided to protest while the national anthem was being played.
But it reminds me of the Back to the Future series.
Marty McFly's future turned out poorly because he didn't want to seem to be backing down from a challenge.
Thus McFly in 2015 lost his job.
The NFL players didn't have to respond as they did to President Trump.
They decided to kneel since they didn't want to appear to back down to the president.
They lost bigger than they would have if they had ignored Trump.