Dunta Robinson's explosive shot to DeSean Jackson's chest, coupled with James Harrison's beheadings of Joshua Cribbs and former Bulldog Mohamed Massaquoi, has re-invigorated the national debate on what to do about helmet-to-hemlet hits in the NFL.
Was Robinson's hit a dirty hit?
ESPN's SportsNation has opened the floor, and America has spoken:
Let's peel back some regional bias here.
- Obviously Pennsylvania's going to go red, and Georgia's going to go green. Duh.
- DeSean Jackson is from California and played college football at Cal, which may explain some of that west-coast redness, though Cali itself is green since Raiders fans live there and yearn for violence at all times. I guess.
- Texas, New York, and Virginia/Maryland house Philly's three division rivals. They're not siding with the Eagles on anything, though D.C. itself does.
- Texas is also green because Houston Texans fans hate Robinson, and the longer he goes unsuspended, the less chance he'll wind up back in their state.
- Robinson played his college ball at South Carolina. All SEC states are green except Kentucky, which is pretty close to Pennsylvania, and Arkansas, the only anti-Dunta state besides Maine and Wisconsin that's not touching another red state.
- Arkansas? Petrino. Not a lot of Falcons fans in Arkansas. I can link to message board melees if you really want.
So looking at just the Midwest, Southwest, and Rocky Mountain states, what do we see here?