OK it's a game where men beat the crap out of each other but only within some arbitrary set of rules. You can hit a guy after the snap but you can't hit him once the ball carrying players knee is on the ground. Makes no sense to me.
And another thing, fighting during football is bad but fighting during other kinds of games is OK. The same sports writers who think hockey fights are fun are blasting the football players for behaving the same way.
Maybe since hockey is pretty much an all white sport fighting is just fine. Heaven help you if you're a black college football player pulling the same thing. All the uptight white guys in journalism will call for your removal from polite society.
Why can't Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor voting Americans just suck it up and admit we like gladiatorial violence. I know I do.