NFL trash talking is all the same garbage

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It’s each the aforesaid garbage.

That’s nary longer conscionable an opinion. It’s a fact. I person proof.

Recently I was astatine Newark Airport where, awaiting my formation astatine the powerfully suggested 2 hours anterior to its scheduled departure, I was forced to bargain overpriced airdrome java arsenic it was held for ransom by the Port Authority.

When finished, I tossed the insubstantial cupful into 1 of those ample garbage cans that had 3 holes successful the apical to bespeak wherever cans, insubstantial and integrative trash should beryllium deposited.

The holes were ample capable to look heavy inside. So I did. The garbage tin contained lone 1 ample bag. Despite the designated holes, each the trash coiled up successful the aforesaid bag.

It was each the aforesaid garbage!

So was the Giants’ crippled Monday nighttime astatine Kansas City — a crippled they could’ve won had it not been altered to immoderate large but chartless grade by 2 taunting penalties; 2 penalties against professionals for inexcusably unsportsmanlike behavior.

The archetypal was early, connected Collin Johnson aft play had ended connected a kickoff. The 2nd was against Eli Penny. With the people 17-17, it talented the Chiefs 15 yards successful a 20-17 Giants loss.

But effort to find these signifiant episodes successful TV highlights oregon successful astir published crippled autopsies and you’d beryllium wasting your time. Excusably quality mistakes among players, coaches and officials are deemed inexcusable, portion the inexcusable are ignored.

So different crippled successful a win-or-be-gone cardinal dollar manufacture was determined by 2 preventable acts — an unawareness of immoderate and each circumstances but those that impact a player’s ego, to hellhole with everything and everyone else.

Eli Penny’s inexcusable punishment  successful  the 4th  fourth  connected  Monday, bully  for 15 yards, killed the Giants’ momentum successful  a 17-17 crippled  they yet  mislaid  20-17.Eli Penny’s inexcusable punishment successful the 4th fourth connected Monday, bully for 15 yards, killed the Giants’ momentum successful a 17-17 crippled they yet mislaid 20-17. AP

As for my ain redundancies: Why isn’t specified behaviour addressed and eliminated from Day 1 of practice? Why aren’t assemblage and past pro players encouraged — ordered — to locomotion away, to ne'er outgo their squad a gait successful me-first penalties fto unsocial costing it an full game?

Not that the media and selling strategists are without blame. While they proceed to transportation “swagger” arsenic a game-enhancer, determination has ne'er been a crippled won by swagger, but scores person been mislaid to it. Swagger. It’s football’s mentation of “Why are you connected archetypal basal erstwhile you should beryllium connected second?”

All The Same Garbage, 2: You’ll person to instrumentality my connection for it. Watching it alone, I called it retired loud, anyway: Michigan is doomed!

Saturday connected Fox, Michigan took a 7-0 pb against Michigan State erstwhile the defence gathered to “pose” for a radical selfie successful premature, made-for-TV-highlights narcissism. Both Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt said nothing, successful TV’s pandering, never-offend-the-offensive attraction of specified conduct, this clip nether tough-guy manager Jim Harbaugh.

The past clip galore of america had witnessed specified a premature radical solemnisation was erstwhile the 49ers went up 10 aboriginal successful the 4th fourth of Super Bowl LIV against the Chiefs. The 49ers gathered successful the extremity portion to “pose” for an ain’t-we-great/we-are-the-champions! TV photograph op.

The adjacent happening the Niners did arsenic a squad was suffer that Super Bowl. The aforesaid happened Saturday for Michigan.

All The Same Garbage, 3: Tom Thibodeau inactive needs to amended the Knicks’ fundamentals, specified arsenic knowing circumstances and team-first play.

Knicks defender  RJ Barrett's solemnisation  aft  a dunk successful  a nonaccomplishment   tot helium  Raptors earlier successful  the week was unnecessary. Knicks defender RJ Barrett’s solemnisation aft a dunk successful a nonaccomplishment to helium Raptors earlier successful the week was conscionable different motion of an athlete’s me-first self-aggrandizement.USA TODAY Sports

Monday connected MSG, the Knicks were down 10 astatine location against the Raptors, with 9:15 near successful the crippled aft R.J. Barrett scored connected an uncontested, give-and-go slam. Very bully play.

But alternatively of instantly hustling backmost connected defence oregon possibly rapidly sliding implicit to harass the inbound passer, Barrett stopped to mean-mug the camera and marque a muscle-man motion successful self-aggrandizement.

All helium had connected his mind, astatine the moment, was himself and the rewards SportsCenter has conditioned players to expect arsenic unconditional reward.

At that moment, we needed Clyde Frazier, who led truthful galore Knicks comebacks with steals and foresightful backcourt defense, to accidental something, anything. He’d ne'er play similar that, and for lone bully reasons. But helium fto it go.

Toney absorption to Ruggs clang shows NFL indispensable hole itself

So arsenic Roger Goodell’s NFL continues to offend bully folks with extremity portion and helmet-carried messages that NFL fans should cease being racists and instantly analyse their societal failings, helium and the league proceed to disregard what the astir fair-minded can’t:

The NFL would beryllium acold amended served to hole its ain systemic problems — prosecute close implicit incorrect — earlier continuing its run that presumes each its instrumentality basal to beryllium a clump of hate-filled, unrepentant bigots.

Tuesday, astatine 3:40 a.m. connected a Las Vegas street, Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III, allegedly 2 times implicit the drunk bounds and driving 156 mph with an occupant successful his Corvette, deed and killed an guiltless pistillate and her dog, some successful different car.

He has been charged with astatine slightest 2 felonies, including DUI resulting successful death. A loaded weapon reportedly was recovered successful the car.

Ravens LB Malik Harrison was struck by what was reported to beryllium a “stray bullet” connected Sunday nighttime successful Cleveland.

Next came the Giants’ latest agleam airy know-it-all, WR Kadarius Toney, assemblage antheral from the perennial shot transgression mill known arsenic the University of Florida.

Toney tweeted, [all sic] “We young…..everybody marque mistakes” successful enactment of Ruggs. “y’all lookin astatine the concern similar ‘this oregon that’ kuz it ain’t y’all…having truthful overmuch excessively say….he cognize helium messed up don’t resistance em for it…”

As for the pistillate who burned to death, Tina Tintor, Toney didn’t adjacent fuss to tweet her name.

Given the accidental to instrumentality backmost his words, Toney doubled down: “tough talkin don’t faze me…….gangsta.”

Classy.


Wanna bargain immoderate Giants’ PSLs, Roger? They’re bully investments.

But the NFL and NFLPA are precise selective successful their nationalist stances. And they’re sticking with their societal sensitivity campaign: The NFL’s behavioral occupation is not internal, it’s external: It’s you.

More silly stats connected TNT

Do networks stock stat-feeding gigs among dimwits? The Heat-Mavericks crippled Tuesday connected TNT included the large-type enlightenment that Erik Spoelstra, astatine 5-1, is disconnected to his champion commencement “since 2019-20.” That was 2 seasons ago.


Reader Doug Heimowitz: “As I benignant this, it’s 9:45 p.m. World Series Game 5 from Atlanta is conscionable completing the 3rd inning. I genuinely emotion baseball. But immoderate this is, it ain’t baseball.”


There’s present the presumption that everyone has a stake connected everything, and if you don’t, get lost. From ESPN College Scoreboard amusement Saturday: “Oklahoma is up, 28-7 implicit TCU astatine the half. The enactment was Oklahoma, minus-19. Oklahoma looking beauteous good.”

Michigan-Michigan State was truthful loaded with unintended, unnecessary replay stoppages — astatine slightest four, including 1 that intelligibly appeared to crook close into incorrect — that Fox rules adept Mike Pereira became flabbergasted, incapable to marque consciousness of it all. But it’s “All astir getting it right!”


The East Coast Boys Club has awarded Rob Manfred its yearly “Good Guy Award” for allowing members to ticker this year’s World Series. The nine represents the boys from the eastbound seashore of Guam.