28 Oct 2009
On my way home from work Tuesday evening, I turn on the "Brian Kenney Show" on ESPN Radio. I start listening in the middle of a discussion Brian is having with Gregg Easterbrook, a.k.a., TMQ, on whether or not Brian Dugan of the Vikings intentionally ran over the official on Percy Harvin's kick-off return for a TD. Recall, Dugan was the Viking who had the controversial tripping penalty called on him, which negated a TD play. Since I missed the beginning of the discussion, I don't know who originated the topic. Easterbrook goes all lawyer-like on Brian and won't go any farther than saying it's possible Dugan did it intentionally. At first, I just chalk it up to Easterbrook being a crazy douche bag.
But, then I start to wonder. Bob Griese just got suspended for a week for saying something stupid on ESPN airwaves, so I think maybe Brian Kenney and Gregg Easterbrook might have something to back up this claim. I go to YouTube and find the following highlights clip from the Vikings-Steelers game:
Watch from about 3:30-3:37 of the clip. I'll let you draw your own conclusions. I don't follow the Vikings and I know nothing about Brian Dugan, so other than this clip, I have no data with which to make a judgment about what was going through Dugan's mind as he collided with the official. I want to believe it was an accident because I have a hard time believing any NFL player would be so completely and utterly stupid as to target an official.
1 reply , Last at 03 Nov 2009, 12:48pm by Bowl Game Anomaly