"Football's epidemic needs a cure"

Even though this is in the cranky-old-man-yells-get-off-my-lawn vein, I totally support it.

On the first play of the college football national championship game Monday night, a Clemson sophomore cornerback named Mackensie Alexander made a nice open-field tackle on Alabama wideout Calvin Ridley. Alexander celebrated the takedown by standing over Ridley for several seconds and yelling at him.

The first play of the game.

Just stop it.