Negative campaigning: Should football coaches pick up where politicians left off?

The polls have closed, the votes are in, the offices filled. Election Night 2010 is over.
No more mud-slinging. No more name-calling. No more demonizing.
Now we can go back to being civil. Now we can go back to our pastoral, serene lives. Now we can go back to football.
Funny, how an enterprise that’s all blood and guts, a sport demanding a constitutional convention to keep heads attached to shoulders, a game in which coaches routinely go Marine drill sergeant on players, is downright genteel when it comes to seeking votes.