Monday, January 18, 2010

There's No Crying In Football

The Dallas Cowboys should be embarrassed about their playoff performance against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon but if you were to listen to Dallas linebacker Keith Brooking its the Vikings who should be ashamed. Brooking says that Minnesota ran the score up on Dallas in their 34-3 divisional playoff win.

"I thought it was totally classless and disrespectful," Brooking said. "This is the NFL, that's not what this is about. I don't think there's a place for that ... I was looking for Childress. I didn't think it was right."
Brett Favre did throw late touchdowns with the game already in hand but before we feel sorry for Mr. Brooking let's remember a few things. First, this is the NFL. It isn't college, high school or junior high. These guys actually get paid to play football and that changes the dynamics of the situation. Don't get mad at the other team when you're the one who failed to do his job, Mr. Brooking. Second, the last I checked it was the Dallas defense's job to stop the Minnesota offense and not the Vikings job to shut themselves down. This is the playoffs and playoff teams are supposed to be the cream of the crop playing at their peak. If you don't like the other team scoring on you then stop them from doing so. Finally, I'm pretty sure that on that last drive the Dallas defense was trying to tackle Brett Favre so why would the not expect Favre to try to complete passes and score.