Rather than create multiple threads discussing this topic, please post all related articles, comments, etc. here going forward. I understand this will obviously be a topic of discussion for the foreseeable future (I don't see this going away in terms of not holding relative importance from a news standpoint and obviously understand people's opinions on the matter) so rather than have us keep locking threads, we'll use this one. Speaking of locking threads... The reason that's happened is because the mods are stepping in - and rightfully so - when the thread spirals out of control due to politics getting in the way. Going forward, let's try and have a rational discussion in these threads without throwing politics and insults into the mix. If not, we'll begin removing any of you who can't adhere to that policy. If someone makes a nasty comment toward you, report it but don't respond. If you "defend yourself" against the user by responding with your own nasty comment (and as a result, escalate it further), you'll also be removed. The mods have full support on this, so please keep that in mind moving forward. This really shouldn't be that hard and I'm just asking your cooperation so we can try and keep the focus at least at 95% of football. This team is 2-1 and coming off one of the most exciting win of the season. It's O.K. to post some thoughts on the state of things after what happened yesterday during pregame, but I'd like to try and keep things a little more civil in here and focus on what happened after. I understand there needs to be a place for these talks to take place, so this is the thread for it. Needless to say, I appreciate those of you who help me out with this.