*UPDATE*: We’ve added video of Bud Adams’ (double) bird flipping after the jump. After watching Adams in the clip, I’ll have what he’s having.
(Bud Adams: Honoring legacy of Frank Wycheck in his own special way)
I think it’s also safe to assume now that Adams will be punished in some way by the NFL’s league office.
Jim Wyatt of the NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN reports today that during the Tennessee Titans win over the Buffalo Bills at LP Field in Nashville, Titans Owner Bud Adams was excited. So excited that he made an obscene gesture in the direction of the Bills’ sideline.
(Photo is an obscene gesture, so if you click through, you’ve been warned)
Wyatt: “The 86-year-old owner made an appearance on the sideline in the closing minutes, and even did a little dance as the Titans capped a 41–17 victory. Then he turned toward the Buffalo sideline and gave the Bills the middle finger. Make that two middle fingers — Adams was using both hands.”
Wyatt’s report references Adams’ gesture coming from the sidelines.
This afternoon I received a photo of Adams also flipping the double bird, but from his luxury box - earlier in the same game.
And here’s the video, courtesy of reader iPhone4idiots:
So now it’s documented that Adams flipped the double bird twice during the game, which is a delightful development if you ask me.
Now the question is, will Adams be fined and/or reprimanded by the NFL’s league office? Without the photo evidence, perhaps he wouldn’t have been. But with this picture, you have to believe the league is going to do something. Though I hope it isn’t too over-the-top.
I’m an old school AFL guy, having grown up in Kansas City. I love personalities like Adams, Ralph Wilson and even Al Davis. They spice things up, keep it interesting. But an obscene gesture during a game in public view (twice!) is a no-no. Certainly a player or coach would be docked heavily for such an action, so I expect the same will apply to Adams.
Best part of this whole story? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was at the game with Adams today. Musta happened in the box when Roge hit the can.