Lots of Rules and Too Much Constraint in NFL Football: What Would Al Davis Do?


The controversy about the bounty scandal is rising up like a storm. The NFL Rule Book already has about 244 pages, and the impact of the scandal will probably result in more pages being added to a very technical document.

If the regulations continue putting constraints on the game of football, the fans may end up viewing a type of "tag" football, rather than having their emotions explode after viewing big hits that yield a "crunching" sound, audible to those who view the NFL videos.

More than one article makes reference to Mr. Al Davis and his "Just win, baby" attitude. Since Davis was a man who made use of the court system and the law to argue issues and cases, he certainly was smart enough to comply with the law, in my opinion.

What position do you think Mr. Davis would have on this controversy?

Article - An Opinion

Aretha Franklin says in her song, "You better think about what you are trying to do to me." The concept can be applied to the Oakland Raiders, who have historically paid their players very well. As such, there is no need to drag them into the bounty scandal.


Profiling will not be tolerated

In some communities there is the problem of "profiling". This means that the authorities sometimes pull a person to the side of the road because he or she looks a certain way. The historical image of someone can affect the perceptions of those who have encounters with them.

The new controversy about "bounties" can cause both good and bad things to happen. If there are teams who are prone to have more penalties, then the referees could look harder at them rather than focusing on all 32 teams.

In other words, there is a possibility that authorities and referees may start profiling the "bad boys" in the NFL rather than being open to the fact that every team has a possibility of saying or doing the "wrong" thing to become ...

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