Admittedly, if I weren’t a New England Patriots fan, I’d be pretty giddy about the NFL’s sudden interest in the integrity of the league, which you’ve probably heard resulted in a big penalty against the team today for
domestic assault child abuse performance enhancing drugs removing air from a football.
But I understand why the NFL had to act. A year after a man who was charged with murder was deified for winning a Super Bowl before he retired, this was the transgression that caught the nation’s attention.
It had to be done.
But here’s a website football fans should visit on this occasion. Because your team cheats too.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.