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While TGaGaaCB is a baseball podcast, Thomas and I have made no secret of our love for football. I’m a big 49ers fan, and Thomas is a fan of the Colts 49ers Titans whatever team Peyton Manning is on. The football world has been shocked by Bounty-gate, the discovery that former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams ran a “bounty” program, giving players financial rewards for injuring opposing players.

Now, football is an intensely physical sport, and people do get injured regularly just playing the game, even if there is no foul play or specific malice involved. Players are encouraged to hit hard and do everything it takes to help their team win, and to pretend otherwise is naive.

Still, this whole thing just feels wrong, and I’ve been having a hard time figuring out exactly why. Maybe it has something to do with this: Continue reading