Top 10 Embarrassments in the NFL
There are some things that are just inexcusable. There are some things that red-blooded football fans can't stand. Here are 10 of them.
These are all meant for striking a debate with your fellow fans and non-fans, alike.
1. Running into the kicker
2. Defensive contact penalties
3. Being fined for laying a crushing hit
4. John Madden
5. The Oakland Raiders
10. Over-Protected Quarterbacks
I have to side with Ray Lewis on this issue. What happened to this sport? Why are the mostly lesser-known players expected to put their bodies on the line every play, but quarterbacks are so protected?
Perhaps Keyshawn Johnson said it best: "C'MON, MAN!"
9. Thanksgiving Blowouts
Where's the mercy in this? Leading terrible teams to senseless slaughter on one of football's most special occasions? It's time to part with tradition for the sake of the game. Why not have the Colts and Patriots play on Thanksgiving? How about Philadelphia and the New York Giants? Competitive games are better to watch. Let's make this a tradition again.
8. The Detroit Lions
Sure, they beat Cleveland on a last-second miracle...but what else? 0-16? Let's face it: The Lions are terrible. However, if the NFL gave awards for consistency, the Lions would have a lot of them. They've been one of the worst teams in the NFL for quite some time.
7. Cris Collinsworth
The grin says it all. What an idiot. Not only does he seem to have less of a clue than John Madden, he might ACTUALLY be that dumb.
6. Raider Nation
I have nothing that could possibly add to this picture. They embarrass themselves.
5. Pacman Jones
Pacman's story sounds like something straight out of "Smoking Gun: World's Dumbest..." In fact, he could (and should) have sequels. It's one stupid thing after another with him.
4. Rookie Salaries
What happened to "the love of the game?" Did it die with everyone's belief of Brett Favre's talk of retirement? Rookies are like the freshmen in high school: nobody truly likes them but themselves and their families. Stop begging for money, go out, and earn it like a normal human being.
Congrats, you're a punter. The smallest guy on the team. Nobody will ever understand why you're there, and you don't hold a major job in any aspect of the game. Now go miss a tackle on your coverage while you watch someone that is 50,000 times more physically talented than you earn his money and run back a kick that you screwed the pooch on.
2. The Cleveland Browns
You know something is terribly wrong with you if you lose to Detroit. You OFFICIALLY suck.
1. Counter-Productive Divas
Keyshawn Johnson. Chad Ochocinco. Terrell Owens. Just a few names on the list of the guys that think they're amazing, and they would be, if they could get it out of their heads. Diva wide receivers talk big games, but end up screwing up on game day. Now go out and earn your passes.