Warren Sapp, Fouls and Fines

June 13th, 2009

There is no writer Joe enjoys reading more than Phil Mushnick of the New York Post. No one.

Norman Chad of the Washington Post is a close second.

Let Joe be clear: He does not like any New York teams though he is amused by JetFan. But Joe does enjoy good writing and Mushnick provides it time after time after time.

In a recent column, Mushnick, who like Joe loathes BSPN and the rank idiots that largely populate it, unloads on the “frauds” of sports broadcasting. Though the ink of Rodney Harrison’s contract with NBC is hardly dry yet, Mushnick takes him apart while invoking the name of former Bucs great Warren Sapp, not in a positive light.

But Harrison annually was among the leaders in personal fouls, fines, suspensions — one for drugs — and all sorts of me-first misconduct, the kind that once would have disqualified a fellow from representing a national TV network.

But we now know better. To be known as a creep gives one a significant advantage in landing a TV or radio gig. Consider that the fellow who annually competed with Harrison for the most personal fouls and fines, Warren Sapp, is a regular on the NFL Network and Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.”

As much as Joe admires and respects Mushnick, truly a giant in a dying industry, Mushnick might want to be careful there. Mushnick did not provide any facts or numbers to support how Harrison and Sapp annually competed for the NFL lead in penalties and fines.

That written, Joe just couldn’t pass up this little nugget from Mushnick about sweaty ass Chris Berman.

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think Berman is a natural fool rather than a practiced one.

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