Football is an emotional game.
In the NFL, emotions can fuel game-winning drives. They can power goal-line stands and elevate the confidence of players, as we saw this week in what was a sensational victory for Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts against the Miami Dolphins.
However, emotions can also lead to penalties, turnovers, play-calling hubris and—in the case of Mike Shanahan—make you say something you wish you could take back.
I label these momentary lapses in judgement as boneheaded.