This is not a week for frivolity; however I ask you to remember that football is largely fun, and the players are largely good guys with big hearts that do a lot for kids and community. There is lots to be fixed with my favorite sport…and lots of education to happen with both men and women who are ignorant about the issues of domestic violence and child abuse, not to mention executives who are completely tone deaf to public opinion.
If you’re still feeling sad about the direction of the league, spend some time Googling Peyton Manning, Charles Tillman, Drew Brees and other NFL good guys. There are a lot of them out there.
At times like this, though, there’s always the refs and the Patriots to pile on and make us feel a little bit better.
Getting jobbed by the refs
Have you ever had a game where the refs seem to steal defeat from the jaws of victory for your team? You Chargers fans remember the Ed Hochuli debacle a few years ago. (short pause to look at Hochuli’s guns).
And of course the Fail Mary that jobbed the Green Bay Packers out of a victory, thanks to the replacement refs.