Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Kicking somebody while YOU are down

I will be making commentary upon, and presenting a picture of, the unsportsmanlike conduct action (a kick to the groin of a Giant player) that occurred in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter of the Eagles - Giants game on Sunday, September 17, 2006.

Much has been said of how it changed the outcome of the game. It did.

However, one begins to wonder how different current football is from Rollerball (James Caan). The image was not helped by the "60 Minutes" story, also on Sept. 17, concerning Romo. BUT, recall that CBS had, 46 years earlier, run an October 31, 1960 special, "The Violent World of Sam Huff." Huff, like Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, and Joe Montana, was from the Pittsburgh area (Huff from Edna Gap, near Pittsburgh.)

Sid Dorfman ran a piece in the Star-Ledger on Sept. 20 about Unitas noting "The players were smaller than today's herd but far less restricted by officials and far more violent, not that today's NFL assassins play a polite game."

[IPBiz post 1999]


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