Exactly the same, yes.
Or rather, two phases of the same expression of planetary evil, one having taken over where the other left off.
It is said that the door to the place “where evil dwells” was almost closed when Hitler’s project was defeated, but that Zionism put its foot in the door, as it were, so that it remained ajar – and now is quite wide open, and more demons issue out and continue to take possession wherever there is a chance: Daesh being one result.
And, as before, Russia is at work again, fighting the same demons, while her previous allies (such as they were) are now co-opted into the enemy camp…
This isn’t a declaration that I will no longer watch football, or that football will die, because I don’t know when or if either of those will happen. But the NFL’s current model treats every player as both expendable and subordinate to a system that demands total fealty to league diktats, be they written, unwritten, and made up on the fly. That seems unsustainable, because the faces of the league—quarterbacks nearer to age 40 than they are to their rookie seasons–will retire, and eventually it will be players like Blake Bortles and Nathan Peterman, all the way down.