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RUSH: Have you seen the videotape of Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh? Let me read something to you. (interruption) Oh, it’s worse than that. It’s worse than that. This is a clear example of how leftist culture is just perverting everything it touches.

For those of you who didn’t see, it was the Detroit Lions and the Fort’iners at Ford Field, and the Fort’iners pulled the game out the last minutes of the game, big road victory. Jim Harbaugh, rookie coach of the Fort’iners, runs across the field like he’s been launched from a missile silo. He’s got the exuberance of a college coach, runs across the field, grabs Schwartz’s hand, the coach of the Lions, he’s good guy, by the way. Jim Schwartz is a good guy, trust me. Shakes Schwartz’s hand apparently very hard and slaps him on the back with apparently a lot of force, so much so that Schwartz, you can see it, just looks shocked, “What the hell?” looked around.

And then there must have been something said, because Schwartz started chasing Harbaugh half the way down the field to the locker room entrance. And the cameras followed this stuff and it was Fort’iner security people and PR guys who were keeping Schwartz away from Harbaugh, and Harbaugh was looking around, and they were shouting at each other. And the media has just had a cow over this. The media is acting like this is the greatest transgression and the sorriest thing that’s ever happened for our poor, innocent little children to see. Our kids are killing each other on the streets, and the media is upset with what’s happened here, the way these two coaches behaved.

Members of the sports media are demanding fines that these two coaches be made to produce television PSAs on sportsmanship and that these two coaches make a tour of public schools to apologize for their actions, to suggest that it was wrong and it was the wrong message to send to kids, and to basically ask for forgiveness and to apologize from now ’til the end of the season for what kids had to see in the post-game of the Fort’iner-Lions game. ‘Cause, you know, we got conflict resolution, and this cuts against the grain of conflict resolution, these two guys, what a horrible — it’s football, for crying out loud! It was a great game, it was one of the best games of the weekend, and two surprise teams, the Lions were undefeated, a lot of emotion in this game, but now we’ve got all these suggestions that the NFL fine them tens of thousands of dollars and put ’em on television PSAs and then make ’em tour the schools apologizing?

Can you imagine these two guys going into a school apologizing for what they did, and these kids looking around saying, “You know, I just slapped my buddy upside the head and I cut off his ear this morning and they’re apologizing to me for this?” And nobody even swung at anybody. (big sigh) I just sit here and watch the deterioration of everything that used to be great. To just sit here and have to watch it, I’m telling you, folks, it’s depressing.

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