Before we begin, I just wanted to highlight that not every bird deserves a fine.
Here are two cases that escaped the NFL's Obscenity Fine dragnet, but for very different reasons.
Take a look at the SI cover to your left, where Larry Csonka not only rocks a killer 'stache, but an eye for subtle obscenities.
I've seen this cover a million times before, and it wasn't until I started doing research for this piece that I finally understood just what in the hell Csonka and Jim Kiick were laughing at.
"No Name? I Got yer No Name Right Here!"
Other birds are as overt as can be, but are simply negated by the amount of badassery that the perpetrator wields.
Now observe the photo of Mike Ditka. Do you see that little squib in the empty space? That's an autograph, which can only mean two things:
A.) There's an entire factory in Bangladesh dedicated to printing out 8x10 glossy's of this incident for Ditka to sign, and
B.) There is now a market for these sorts of images.
When you can pay off your fine with the profits from your offense, you've just crossed over into the Land of Awesome.