Unnecessary Roughness

Watching American football is somewhat of a guilty pleasure. 

Living in Austin, the team to follow is the UT Longhorns. A college team, there is no pro team here. I have been lucky enough to go to a game here with 98,000 other screaming fans. Good fun indeed. They’re pretty good and I think were unfairly denied a shot at the BCS game (a whole other topic for discussion beyond me).

What I do find ironic though, is the penalty for unnecessary roughness.

It seems to me that the whole game is unnecessarily rough. Every now and then, a player gets called for being overly, in fact, unnecessarily rough.

It begs the question, what are most of the players doing the rest of the game, necessary roughness?


~ by john on January 4, 2009.

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