It seems like if you're 86 you shouldn't have to apologize for shooting the bird, but Bud Adams, owner of the Tennessee Titans, did anyway today.
Mr. Adams flashed double rods yesterday at the Buffalo Bills on the way to his team's convincing victory over the upstate New Yorkers, which of course was reported by the media because we all have the right to know such things.
We're not sure if this sinks his nomination for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year, but it probably didn't help.
(We've taken the position that since Ralph Wilson, the Buffalo owner, was approved for the Hall last year, Mr. Adams might as well be, too, even though we realize many Oiler fans don't care for the man. Even so, we blame then-Houston Mayor Bob Lanier for running Mr. Adams and the Oilers out of town back in the day since the powers-that-be eventually turned around and coughed up a lotta public money to build a stadium for the Texans. Oh well ...)
Anyway, Mr. Adams said his behavior was wrong, said a report from the Associated Press.
"I do realize that those types of things shouldn't happen," Adams said in a statement. "I need to specifically apologize to the Bills, their fans, our fans and the NFL. I obviously have a great deal of respect for Ralph Wilson and the history we have shared. I also understand there will probably be league discipline for my actions and I will accept those."
We still say, if you're 86, fuck it, you should be able to do shit sometimes without people clucking about it.