I should not even feel the need to have a list.
Basic good decorum should be the guide. Good taste could be the rule of thumb. Common sense might lead to what’s right. FCC standards would do it for me also.
A sports fan should never be subjected to a sideline shot of a pro athlete, or anyone else for that matter, sticking their head under a towel and hurling into a trash can looking receptacle while a broadcaster does color commentary or play by play.
But that’s exactly what the lucky viewers received tonight by the crack commentators that now host Monday Night Football for ESPN.
I’m sure Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver and Sideline Wretcher Steve Smith won’t be too stoked when he finds out he received the business by the MNF team as he dealt with the flu. He caught 8 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown in a 24-10 Panther win that was a below average game. It was horrible when graded on the Monday Night Football curve.
If I have to start a list of things I don’t want to see while I watch sports, and I’m bitter that I have to, I guess I will. It’s embarrassing though.
- I don’t want to see anyone vomiting, or acting like they’re vomiting. If this for any reason cannot be done for me, I demand that I not have to hear about it.
That’s not too much to ask, is it?