Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Football Follies

The Saints Scandal is all over the news down here. Most people are vehemently defending their beloved Saints. I have to say: I don't get it.

The Saints organization is accused of employing an incentive program designed to motivate players to injure other players on opposing teams. When this came out, the first thing I thought was, "I'm sure they're not the only team that does this." And sure enough it quickly came out that they weren't. Still, they're bearing the shame because they were the first team that got busted.

Before I go on, you should know that I generally don't watch football. But, of course, that doesn't stop me from having an opinion about the situation. Here it is in all its glory...

Some people claim it's no big deal on two counts: 1. Everyone else is doing it. 2. The team never ended up putting out much money for this program anyway. I say that's beside the point!!! It's clearly a moral issue - kinda like when they fixed the World Series. If professional football players can't be counted on to play a fair game, then why the heck are we watching in the first place?