Reuters News Service (and everyone else out there) reported that Tennessee Titans’ owner, Bud Adams, who is 86 years old, was fined by the NFL after he flipped off the crowd Sunday.
The fine, $250,000. Ok, Bud’s worth about $1.1 BILLION dollars. He’s a Baptist (thanks a pant load, there Bud!) an oil man, an Oklahoman by birth, and he made his money in Texas with a wildcatting firm.
I really don’t think a quarter of a million dollars is gonna’ hurt him that much.
The NFL, trying to protect it’s reputation…again, I’ll wait for the laughter to die down…decided that his one finger wave was “conduct detrimental to the NFL”.
What about this guy?
Or this one?
I could go on, but really, you don’t have all day.
Adams apologized for his actions earlier, and beat the NFL to the punch. But his behavior is out there forever, just like this blog, on the internet. Someone, amazingly had a camera, and videotaped it. Shocker!!
Adams said, “I need to apologize for my actions yesterday near the end of the game. I got caught up in the excitement of a great day but I do realize that those types of things shouldn’t happen,” On his team’s website, he said, “I need to specifically apologize to the Bills, their fans, our fans and the NFL. I obviously have a great deal of respect for Ralph Wilson (who owns the Bills) and the history we have shared.
What’s the finger between friends?
“I also understand there will be league discipline for my actions and I will accept those,” he added.
Really!! Get your check book out.
Adams along with Wilson, who is 91 and I’m guessin’ can’t see that far anyway, was one of the original owners in the AFL in 1960. They didn’t get into the NFL until 1970. No one mentioned if he waved back!
My point here is, though flipping a crowd off is crass, rude, tasteless, fun, unnecessary, impolite, and just plain vulgar, it has done nothing to harm the NFL.
They’ve been doing that to themselves for years.