Sometimes, football gets out of hand. It’s a game with large-muscled men trying to beat the tar out of other large-muscled men. Sometimes injuries happen, sometimes players throw punches and get ejected, sometimes referees get pushed and occasionally there is collateral damage when it comes to collisions on the sideline.
But never, in the history of the sport, has a coordinated attack by a single squad been launched on a target so innocent as … a helpless mascot. A bird.
The Seahawks, after a Steve Haushcka kickoff that was clearly going to go into the end zone for a touchdown, ran full speed down the field. After the ball sailed through, they viciously, with malice aforethought, attacked and ultimately incapacitated the poor bird, who can do nothing but fall to the ground.
Truly, truly sickening stuff here.
Also, the Seahawks are currently beating the Atlanta Falcons and they’re pretty happy about that.