I totally get that mad adrenaline rush that almost immediately accompanies the delivery of a debilitating hit upon one’s gridiron opponent. You hoot. You holler. You mock. And you taunt.
I get it. The arched back, the sudden look skyward and the unfettered primal scream.
Weight plus velocity equals impact, with tenacity being the only synergist.
I get it. Been there, done that.
It’s a manly thing not many so-called men are capable of these days. But for those of us who can still deliver a well-timed kill shot on purpose; having the most basic, the purest of adrenaline-fueled football violence sullied by the alleged pay-for-injury bonuses is sickening.
Supposedly, we injure for sport, not for additional pay.
Lengthy and unprecedented suspensions appear to be coming for those involved in the Saints’ practice of paying bounties to players who injured opponents.
Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports that the NFL is considering long suspensions for head coach Sean Payton, General Manager Mickey Loomis, former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and players who were involved in bounties.
Is nothing sacred anymore?
Whatever. If it's bad for the Saints, it'll likely turn out to be good for The New York Football Giants.