Or what the Americans call football; it's a rough sport. I'm fine with that.
What I'm not fine with is punks taking cheap shots. Punks like T. J. Ward.
Fox Sports reported that Ward was fined $15,000 for the hit. That's like you fining me $15 for beating the crap out of someone for no apparent reason. Not much of a deterrent, if I was inclined to be a thug.
And of course, Ward said he wasn't trying to hurt Shipley. They always do.
I think Jordan Shipley was a gifted receiver at Texas; don't know much about him as a Bengal but I'd guess he's got a fair few years ahead of him in the No Foul League, er, NFL.
How many times do we need to watch as players stand around after such vicious hits while the object of their destruction gets carted off to the hospital.
Anyone remember Darryl Stingley?
The play in the video above is clearly helmet-to-helmet: a serious foul now in the NFL. Didn't stop Ward from tagging Shipley though, did it? And these players spend more than $15,000 on a night out. Chump change.
Shipley was lucky, he just suffered a concussion. Lucky; right.
What do you think?