In the past few years, it has become harder and harder to deny the connection between the violent nature of football and its participants' sadly youthful decline into Wheatena-eating invalids.
And yet, yesterday's 49ers victory introduced us to a reason to be thankful for future football-related memory loss. Namely, the ghastly spectacle of San Francisco 49ers star tight end Vernon Davis being hauled down, blatantly, by his genitalia.
News of the unorthodox tackle has spread far and wide -- and led to many awful puns. Perhaps the best/worst pun, and furthest dissemination of the incident (that was also a pun) hails from Australia, where the headline to a Herald Sun piece reads: "San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis left wincing after tackle gets tackled."
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