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In case you missed the field-goal fest in Dallas last night, the Cowboys rallied for a late 18-16 win against the Redskins. One of the key factors was a 15-yard facemask penalty on Washington defensive back DeAngelo Hall. (Hall didn't like the call and wants the ref to lose his job.) The best part about the penalty was the call from (I assume) Dallas radio announcers, who went all homer on the call, thanking Hall for the penalty. (Just for the record, I'm not ripping the announcers for being homers. Pretty much every local announcer is a homer. I find it funny, not offensive.)
Tim, the answer is quite simple. There is a slight difference between making someone get dressed up in a ridiculous outfit and sodomy/sexual assault/etc., which seem to be the practice of many high school and college teams. We don't highlight those things. We do highlight the ridiculous outfits. Having said that, here is a hazing photo that makes me proud. The Yankees made their youngsters dress up as '80s pop stars. Meanwhile, the Red Sox had rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias dress up as some kind of S&M hooker. The Royals had Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas play the Ace and Gary characters from Saturday Night Live. And the Cubs, well, let's just say one member of the Cubs had to dress up as the male organ.
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