I like to COMPLAIN about things, and I like to RANT, and so this is the first piece published under a tag in which I will COMPLAIN and RANT about things that I think are stupid all over the place. Who knows what I might say?
Sometimes I watch the NFL on weekends. It’s usually just to get worried about my fantasy football team (playoffs, baby), which is dumb because me watching these guys play isn’t going to change how they play, and I should probably just go and be productive while they’re doing it, but whatever. Either way, a few things caught my eye last week that developed in the days after, and just now I am writing about them. So I’ll keep this short because people have already probably formed their thoughts.
The first thing I saw on Sunday of note was Denver Bronco Emmanuel Sanders’ touchdown catch against the Tennessee Titans in the fourth quarter. After hauling it in, Sanders faced the fans, stared them down like he was a pitcher and they were the catcher, then wound up and delivered a fastball. The officials flagged him for unsportsmanlike conduct which like, okay, it’s stupid because…
WHY IS THIS A PENALTY HE IS LITERALLY HAVING FUN AND YOU ARE LITERALLY JUST KILLING THE FUN OF A SPORT THAT IS BASICALLY A PIECE OF ENTERTAINMENT SO WHY CAN’T WE JUST LET THE ENTERTAINERS FREAKIN ENTERTAIN US IN THE BEST WAY THEY CAN POSSIBLY KNOW HOW BY DOING SILLY ALBEIT STUPID LITTLE DANCES AFTER THEY SCORE TOUCHDOWNS THAT LITERALLY HARMS NO ONE BECAUSE THERE IS NO WAY SANDERS CHUCKED THAT BALL AT A HUMAN BEING WITH THE INTENTION OF HURTING SOMEONE.
Anyway, you can find the play in the YouTube video attached below (just skip to about 4:30 and play it from there to see Sanders’ TD and celebration):
(hit CONTINUE READING to see how stupid can layer up real good like ok) Continue reading “That’s Stupid: The NFL’s Fining Policy”