Fred Flinstone - Ray Rice

Just about everyone (outside Baltimore) agrees that the NFL’s two game suspension for Ray Rice was weak. Also Stephen A. Smith’s comments on First Take were despicable. There have been hot takes written on the subject all over the place. Like this one from Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins.

See, some guys can sound so dumb you’d think they had a chair broken over their head, but the first element of provocation a woman should avoid is calling them on it, whether it’s an NFL official justifying a two-game penalty for a running back going all Flintstone on his wife, or an ESPN announcer who holds your cable subscription hostage while he tries to string two sentences together.

Whoa, whoa whoa. Don’t go dragging Fred Flinstone’s clean name through the mud.

Thankfully, Martin Kramer of Takoma Park wrote a letter to the editor (yeah, people still do that) and defended the honorable Flinstone name.

Ray Rice, Fred Flinstone

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