Over the past few days there has been a great deal of outrage over the revelations that several NFL teams were offering “bounties” to their players if they could intentionally knock opposing players out of the game. Well, DUH…you think? Let’s be honest here, OK? We love football not so much for its acrobatic plays or pin-point passing but because it affords us the opportunity to watch someone clean someone’s clock. Is it sportsman-like? Maybe not, but it’s football! Buzz Bissinger, the author of “Friday Night Lights” has a great article about our latent hypocrisy on this subject.
NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings takes a hard hit from Roman Harper #41 of the New Orleans Saints at Louisiana Superdome on September 9, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)