The media whores were telling us how great Harbaugh is as a coach -- a no nonsense guy. Yet, this 49ers team has serious discipline issues. I am willing to bet if this occurred with the Jets, Rex would be killed by the same media.
Elevating the punishment isn't going to magically make this issue disappear. As witnessed a few days following the league rule being implemented. No one wants to delve into the factors at play. The topic is apparently taboo as ESPN suspends two employees for daring to look into causes and effects. Who has openly discussed this? Try no one. It's a growing epidemic that is only referred to as being a male problem. That's a ****ing cop-out. When couples have issues, they work them out together. Why is this placed on the man? These are couples. If it is a case of intimidation and aggression without instigation by the female, that's abuse. But what' has been sweeping the nation the last decade or so has been instances whereby women are instigating either verbally, physically or both.
But the macho USA viewpoint is to sweep it all under the rug and conveniently say the man is 100% at fault and is weak, shameless and the list goes on.
And Vinny Testaverde, you know what you can do with your negative comments towards my simply discussing the issues regarding there being so many domestic violence cases involving abusive women instigating events. Maybe instead, you could give insight from a female's point of view if you have any such experience or stories from friends.
The fact is, these cases (with women instigating) are and have been on the rise and until frank, open discussions take place first, no one is going to understand the matters leading to such violence. And if we don't understand it, we can't provide solutions. Pointing fingers ain't gonna get it done.
This can/will happen to any team at any moment until actual programs for educating players how to react in such inflamed situations. Goodell is the quintessential ostrich here.
And he still has pot smoking as the more severe penalty.
Last edited by Drunk Old Joe; 09-01-2014 at 11:12 AM.