Never in the entire history of football have so many players been penalized for being happy about scoring a touchdown. The latest is the National Football Leagues pathetic reprimand of Kansas City Chief’s Dwayne Bowe when he jumped up and sat on a wall next to the fans after scoring. Boo hoo!
Can you believe the ridiculousness? What was the point of penalizing the guy for celebrating with his fans which is what players should do after scoring?
And while we’re at it, why is it not okay to pay homage to God? Why can’t the players be happy they scored for their team? Isn’t that what they are paid to do? What’s the point of having fun if every time you do something good you get a beat down for it?
Is the NFL so worried that the other players on the opposing team are going to cry? Talk about a bunch of pansies trying to run something that’s supposed to be a “tough” game. Are the little baby whiners who are not happy running to their NFL Daddy and saying something? I’m guessing they aren’t saying anything about it and the other team is just pulling themselves up by their own boot straps and getting on with the game.
I’ve played a lot of team sports in my day from soccer to volleyball and I can assure you, we were mad when we didn’t play right but we never once cried about the other team scoring. We just fought harder to win which I would think professional players should be able to do also.
Not only that, Mike Singletary gets fired after yelling at one of the players, QB Troy Smith? OK so, the guy’s record isn’t that great – that’s understandable if you want to fire a guy because of that but two games to go in the season and he’s canned for yelling? Let’s get out our pacifiers shall we?
Aren’t coaches supposed to yell? How much football do these guys play anyway that they can’t take yelling from the coach? It’s so laughable I can’t even believe these guys would go on record for a wimpy excuse like yelling at a player. Come on!
And then, after saying they fired Singletary for yelling, now it’s all of a sudden about his record. Oh please – cut the crap – there’s only two more games and the team’s president Jed York says, “We’ll think about it” and “We don’t want to make an emotional decision right now.”? York needs to put on his big boy diapers and step up to the plate and admit he got mad and fired the guy for the wrong reason and now realizes it should have been after the season ended and for a bad record. That’s at least a valid reason to fire a guy.
We’ve also got the NFL stepping into personal business like Brett Favre’s case which is still under review. I could care less about Favre and his texts or any photos he sent to any woman at any time. I’m sure his wife is just over joyed at all the attention that’s causing. True – these guys are supposed to be role models. Sure they are – yeah – right – but we all know the ugly truth. With money and stardom comes sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. It’s a given and the people who haven’t interviewed or actually participated in the lives of these big shots don’t know the cold hard facts and they are most of these guys are annoying and think they are God’s gift to whatever sport they play professionally.
Although who really gives a crap about their personal lives unless it’s something over the top like Michael Vick and the dog issue or some real crime committed by the players. I know I don’t. I do care about celebrating a great touchdown and watching an entertaining game now and then.
My suggestion to the Nazi’s running the NFL is to pull your heads out of your behinds and start letting teams have fun so the fans can enjoy the entertainment. The players are paid to win football games, entertain the fans and make the sport something profitable. The NFL needs to let them do their jobs.
If you want to limit something – why don’t you limit the sideline fights – there’s a project you can sink your teeth into.