Flag-Planting Mayfield Should Only Regret Unnecessary Apology

Because we take college sports far more seriously than we actually should, we often read far too much into on-the-field acts of the participants. A person is “brave” if he leads a fourth-quarter comeback. He is “courageous” if he plays through injury. And he is “classy” if he doesn’t dance after scoring.

As if a football game is a morality play and we can sort out the sheep and the