Not Tampa Bay and the 49ers. Week Nine of the NFL season has shown that just when it appears that things can’t get any worse, they still can. The future of Monday Night Football and the game, in general, is being threatened by the liberal “protests” of players and the league’s response to them. The boycotting of the NFL was a direct response to players kneeling during the National Anthem. The only people who seem to be unaware of that are the players themselves. Perhaps ratings will get through to them. This week’s Week Nine Monday Night Football game was the lowest-rated in 10 years and one of the overall lowest-rated in history.