Integrity vs. Tanking? NFL Has a Problem
Kiss, Jim Caldwell said. My butt, Bill Polian said. Resting your best players late in the regular season is more important than momentum, confidence, even the potential for a 19-0 season unprecedented in league history. They haven't come out and said so in emphatic terms, but they don't have to. Their smugness today is larger than Lucas Oil Stadium, the only sports structure I know that is more immense than the rest of a city's downtown area.