I hate Backes, couldn't care if it was a clean hit or not, he is and always will be a loser. Nice job Ference, Backes is always hiding behind the shield and still wants to fight the little guys, usually with skill.
ference with the edge i guess. its nice when dudes drop the lids before a fight, but sometimes when a guy comes at them, they just don't have the time. i'd wear a visor if i were in the bigs after what happened to berrard, that still creeps me out. still, a guy with a visor is in a lose-lose situation when he makes a big clean hit. he shouldn't have to fight for it, but he steps up to the plate anyways, and then is still called a ***** regardless. give a little slack here. when they get run at for making a big hit they probably aren't holding up their hands and saying, "now just a minute sir, allow me the time and space to remove my helmet." come on.