Friday, November 8, 2013

Mr. Incognito

If sports is a breeding ground for the obsession to toughen up, football, especially pro-football is at its epicenter. As massive bodies fly with incredible speed directly, intentionally, towards one another, the idea of retreat is considered abhorrent.

And so, in this universe where anything and everything is an acceptable means to a desired end, it is particularly striking when a line is crossed.

Human decency should not be required to stand outside the locker room. If we, as fans,  continue to turn a blind eye, and care not about the process but the results, what does that say about us?

Mr. Incognito has been turned loose, without boundary or remorse. We must look not merely at him but at a system which we have tolerated and even fostered.

Mr. Incognito is a product not merely of his own making, but of ours.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps he is not completely ingognito.