Yes, yes, we know that it’s Carl Johnson and Merton Hanks that handle the NFL’s “disciplinary” issues; we know our way around the 17th floor of 280 Park better than most. But we needed a headline, and so here we are. This is NFL kommisar Roger Goodell in the midst of his Cincinnati trip, enjoying Skyline Chili for lunch (If I had to guess, I’d say that they were at the Vine Street location near the stadium). Commence with the jokes about Cincinnati-style chili resembling liquid feces and the implications of Herr Goodell partaking in a “three-way.”
Anyway, I guess we should probably discuss the plight of Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie; after taking a brutal hit against Philadelphia that left him incapacitated on the field for more than 10 minutes, he was reportedly “alert” and “sitting upright.” The collaborators on the hit, Eagles safeties Quintin Mikell and Kurt Coleman, hit Collie from opposite sides. Coleman was flagged for a helmet-to-helmet hit and the pass was ruled incomplete.
Both calls were wrong. Read the rest of this entry »