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NFL Bountygate is a lot of weaksauce

March 05, 2012|By Ernest Wilkins, RedEye

I don't think I've been able to turn a channel without hearing about "Bounty Killah" Gregg Williams instituting hit-for-pay systems in New Orleans and Washington. A recent statement said between 22 and 27 Saints players received funds to go ham on opposing stars, including star quarterbacks like Kurt Warner.

My thought: So?

Can we figure out exactly what we're supposed to be angry about here? Players got paid extra money to do things some of us wish we could will into existence through the screen almost every week? (Bears fans: If you can tell me that you've never wished for someone to take Brett Favre's head off in a game, you're a damn liar.) At no point do I want NFL players having mashed cauliflowers for brains, but … it's football. You seriously look like a hypocrite rooting for people launching themselves like human missiles around the field, then getting angry with how they do it. Don't like it? May I suggest LARP? It's a gas.

Because I'm an ADD-afflicted Millenial, here are a few other quick hits.

>> My search for a second baseball team has come to an end. I'd like to thank all that offered suggestions, especially Tom H., Bill S. and my homegirl Chandler from FSU. Who got the nod? The Atlanta Braves. I went to some games when I lived there for a bit and had fun. It came down to them, the Brewers and Reds. Maybe I'll check them all out? Road trip, anyone?

>> If you've never seen indie wrestling promotion Ring Of Honor, I feel bad for you. They recently celebrated 10 years of operation and have given the world some great matches, word to #DemBoys. Go get some tapes.

>> The Irv Kupcinet Memorial Media Softball league season is almost upon us. Team RedEye is out for blood this year, but have to run through ChicagoNow, WBEZ and '11 Kup Cup winners CHiRP radio to get there. Not a problem.

>> Song for the gym: "Ima Boss" by Meek Mill. It'll make you want to throat chop your VP of Sales. Whoooooooo!

I'm out, keep your noses clean. | @ernestwilkins

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