The culture of the NFL opens the league to a wide variety of opposite forces. Players want to be viewed as warriors. The league uses slow motion highlights to paint them that way. Companies like Nike and Under Armour do everything they can to paint them that way too. Ronnie Lott’s legend couldn’t be bigger because he chose amputation of his finger in order to keep playing. Has it gone too far now?
Yesterday Jay Cutler left a playoff game with an apparent knee injury and the questions started flying about whether he was tough or not. During the late game yesterday, I got caught up in it and cracked about LaDainian Tomlinson actually playing in the Jets game after standing on the sideline injured as a member of the San Diego Chargers. [Read more...]