Thursday, November 7, 2013
Behind The Scoreboard
Bullying in NFL; Chiefs keep winning
If all of you old timers can conjure up (as my grammy used to say) images of the popular “Get Smart” series on TV, then you probably remember his often repeated query, “Would you believe….?” There have been many instances of bullying related in the media lately, encompassing all ages and classes. But would you believe bullying in the NFL?
Is this possible in a super sport that can be classed, indubitably, as one of the roughest on earth? This was the claim of Jonathan Martin, a tackle on the Miami Dolphins team. Martin charged that Miami teammate Richie Incognito, a guard on the same team, has instituted and maintained a pattern of bullying him at every turn.
The Dolphin organization issued a couple of statements on Sunday with the last one coming late Sunday night. It stated that Incognito had been suspended indefinitely from the team, pending further investigation and review. Don’t know about ya’ll, but this was hard for yours truly to digest.
As this season draws closer to the Super Bowl, it is becoming harder that the K.C. Chiefs are still rolling merrily along undefeated. They are 9-0 ( the best league overall record) and will have next week off before their meeting with the Denver Broncos on November 17. Meantime, back at the ranch, the Broncs had their respite this past weekend.
And all of you Dallas supporters out there can relax a little bit. Would you believe that America’s team is in sole possession of first place in the NFC East? They won the battle with the Vikings on Sunday to the utter delight of the head Cowboy, Jerry Jones.
The other Texas team continued to struggle as they blew a 21-3 lead to lose 27-24 to the Indy Colts. The head coach of the Texans collapsed at halftime on the trip to the locker room. Gary Kubiak was rushed to the emergency room where an early diagnosis determined that it was not a cardiac arrest. Houston was third in the AFC South (one place above the winless Jacksonville Jaguars).
The San Diego Chargers probably didn’t want to believe that they were upended by the Washington Redskins (third in the NFC East), by a hold on score of 30-24.
RG III, yours truly couldn’t be more proud of you, boy! Now go out and take care of those pesky Vikings on Thursday evening.
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