The kicker for the situation for me is, people have said "I'm a Steelers fan but that is crossing the line of tough play" I've seen more Steelers defend him saying the other guys chop blocked him. But a good many agreed with Madden in that he should have been tossed.
It wasn't playing hard and tough. It was petty.
I don't know if I'd call it petty. In the heat of the moment, these things happen. People have opinions, so they can defend or criticize, but you will prob'ly see this again. Don't go losing respect for every player that loses their cool. This is a very physical game. There is a reason they play 16 games in a season rather than 100.
It's an extremely physical game and people make mistakes. We are human after all. It's not like he stepped on the guys head.
We can sit on our soapbox all day. But that doesn't make us right...
Edited by bleys, 02 February 2009 - 08:32 PM.