September 30, 2008

Both Beautiful And Ugly

for me, football (as a sport and as an industry) plays a very complex and dynamic role in my life. i don't make excuses for it, as it is violent, exploitative, corporate-owned and one of the most testosterone-filled cultures around. all i can say is that the sport has the potential to instill life-lessons such as collectivism, discipline, leadership and creativity into knuckle-heads like me. here are some plays from this weekend that represent both sides of the game. the beautiful. the RIDICULOUS catch by morgan state's edwin baptiste: the ugly. the violent hit by eric smith of the new york jets on anquan boldin of the arizona cardinals: smith was suspended for a game and fined $50,000 for his illegal "helmet to helmet" hit. damn, i wish i could post highlights from my bruins and raiders... -tadillac

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