Saturday, November 16, 2013

IS FOOTBALL A BULLIES GAME?

BULLYING 101
Johann Wagener 11-15-13

Limited seating available. Members of the NFL get priority registration.

1st class; How to bully without meaning it and have some fun in the process

Looks like the NFL is not ready to offer the course to the general public just yet.

For now they would rather keep it limited to the locker room until they can work out all the kinks.

Sort of like the way they dealt with brain damage; waiting for it to be categorized as a "degenerative disease" that some of their players were pre-disposed to catch. Like Alzheimer's, maybe. It's genetic.

Or maybe they are holding off because fans with might realize there might be a relationship between their behavior and their role models?

Being the idiot that I am, I need to ask those much wiser than I; the experts.

Is there any relationship between children s behavior and the role models they admire?

Please. Enlighten me.

For better,or worse, football players are perceived as heroes and "role models" by millions of Americans; young and old alike. I'd challenge anyone to argue that point.

That being the case it might be better if, rather than refining the art of bullying in their locker rooms, that they follow the lead of one of their team mates and point out the damage bullying causes; even too 300lb corn fed bullwarks of the "game".

I realize that bringing a little common sense to the locker room is dangerous but is the risk not worth it? If this guy believes he is being bullied but his team mates believe it's just clean fun, how does that play out in the Pop Warner league?


To the accompaniment of circus-like music, turmoil surrounding the Miami Dolphins escalated Wednesday as players rose to the locker room defense of teammate Richie Incognito and questioned the motives of his alleged harassment victim, fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin.