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In light of the cervical spine injury suffered by Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett Sunday, you might have thought that WGR-AM would have been compassionate and smart enough to drop its hit-of-the game feature Sunday afternoon.

But on the post-game show after the Bills 15-14 loss to the Denver Broncos, co-host Chris Parker said the play on which Everett was hurt earned it. Parker was almost apologetic about reading it, and rightly so.

A hit like the one that Everett was involved in reminded us all of how violent football can be. It also should end the practice of promoting a hit-of-the-game. Of course, NFL Films has regularly put together packages of hard hits, but only those that don’t cause serious injury.

-- Alan Pergament

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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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