the only easy day was yesterday

Monday, December 3, 2007


its rare that i accept anything in modern sports to be morally judged, but in that they can be, the redskins did an entirely appropriate thing on sunday. on the first play of the game they lined up with 10 defensive players. and rightfully so the bills ran a play. it went for 26 yards. and everybody was fine with it. and the game went on. that it was a big gain on the play made it a much more poignant statement. and then back to business. fine with me. but what i do want to point out is that he was still a figure of especially violent tackling, and that built into the fabric of violence in a american culture is sprts violence and particularly football. in a very small way sean taylor contributed to the violent and dishonest culture which made the instance of robbing a known persons house thought to be vacant a cool and desirable thing to do. he did nothing consciously, and as i understand it he had legal problems in the past but once his daughter was born he really started to grow up. i just sugggest that it needs to be taken with a grain of salt, he was no saint.


The W said...

and with your subscription to the nfl's official channel, you help to provide the capital that fuels the cycle.

Jasper Yate said...

never said i was guilt free, but i wasnt shot by people who were driven to violence by the constant glorification of it, that i was a part of.