November 09, 2004

A Couple of NFL Beefs

Donít even get me started on the Vikings, who lost to the Colts on "Monday Night Football" tonight to continue their re-enactment of their 2003 collapse. Mike Tice is the Terry McAuliffe of football coaches- the more he fails, the longer he gets to keep his job. And unfortunately, this wasnít a big enough game for Peyton Manning to choke in.

And another thing- and now that Iím dating an Eagles fan, and she reads this blog, I probably shouldnít even say it, but I will anyway. All of these football players have stupid dances that they do after getting touchdowns/sacks. Thatís been a part of the game for years and Iím well past the point of getting upset about it.

But what pisses me off is now all the players are getting into feuds, in the media, about their stupid dances. Terrell Owens, of course, is the worst offender (sorry, Becca!). But then he goes and imitates Ray Lewis, and Lewis fights back, and then all of a sudden Owens is in trouble for bringing up Lewisí double-murder rap (which is supposed to be an even bigger outrage than the murder rap itself, but nevermind). And now this week, Hines Ward decided to imitate T.O. when he scored a touchdown against the Eagles, setting off a whole other round of media hang-wringing.

Enough already. I donít care about these dumb dances or who ďdisrespectedĒ who by imitating who and whose comments were out of line or ďtaken out of context.Ē Players- just shut up about it. And reporters- please- stop writing about it!

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 9, 2004 01:16 AM

Players earn the right to dance by getting in the end zone. Keep them out if you don't want to be "shown up".

Posted by: Jeff S at November 10, 2004 12:52 AM
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