Flem File: Wild scenes on sidelines

Updated: October 20, 2011, 7:45 PM ET
By David Fleming | Page 2

The NFL sidelines are perhaps the only place in the sports universe where visitors are routinely subjected to frequent bursts of both fire and urine.

In this strange, lovely world, I've seen 300-pound men weep uncontrollably. I've heard bones crack like dry twigs. Footballs zip past your head like bloated leather vampire bats and thick black cables constantly lash at your feet like serpents. There are rent-a-cops self-deputized by the magical powers of a yellow windbreaker, pop stars ...

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