Brent Musburger says anyone who doesn't like NFL violence is a 'snowflake' – Washington Post

Monday night’s game between the Steelers and the Bengals was the last thing the NFL needed. Two players were carted off the field, with one of them — Pittsburgh linebacker Ryan Shazier — still hospitalized with a spinal injury as of Wednesday morning. The other, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, suffered his injury on an illegal hit by Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who taunted Burfict as he lay on the ground. The NFL suspended Smith-Schuster for one game and gave the same punishment to Bengals safety George Iloka, who delivered a hit to Antonio Brown’s helmet on his game-winning touchdown catch.

It wasn’t a good look for a league that could use one or two of them. But don’t come at Brent Musburger with your football-is-bad takes, because he’s not having them.

Yo,Snowflakes. Quit preaching. The Violent World of Sam Huff sold NFL football to the masses. The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders gave us a little sex with our violence. Deal with it!

— Brent Musburger (@brentmusburger) December 6, 2017

Musburger’s stance here seems to be that the events of Monday’s game are football’s main selling point, or at least should be. He uses “The Violent World of Sam Huff” as an example. Former Post sportswriter Leonard Shapiro described the impact of the program in a 2013 op-ed:

Some believe that a CBS documentary, “The Violent World of Sam Huff,” first aired in 1960, may have sparked the popularity of professional football. Huff was a celebrated New York Giants linebacker halfway through a Hall of Fame career at the time, and the documentary gave viewers an up-close look at the sound and fury of the pro game, using mini-microphones to pick up trash talk and

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