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ESPN Promotes Violence in Football

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The Halftime show on Monday Night Football on ESPN is featuring something called “Jacked Up,” showing the five biggest hits of the previous weekend’s action and asking people to vote on which was the best one. The hits are blindside collisions, typically, cornerbacks hurling themselves at receivers, linebackers slicing into quarterbacks. Football is violent enough without this shameful promotion of its worst feature. What’s so funny about spinal injury? I’m not surprised that goofball Chris Berman is yucking it up through this crap, but what excuse does Steve Young have? Tony Kornheiser needs to say something, now.

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