Gunther Cunningham saw something that angered him through his yellow-tinted duck hunting glasses on Sunday. In response, he extended his middle finger, apparently in the direction of some Cowboys defenders. But it’s OK, Gunther… Dick Vermeil ain’t mad atcha.
“Hey, he made a mistake, and that happens,” Vermeil said. “I have seen that sign of peace in a national broadcast by an NCAA college football player (ed note: WHAT UP, CHRIS HENRY!). That’s a sign of frustration more than anything else, and sometimes, they deserve it.
“We all should demonstrate more professional poise, and he would tell you the same thing. But in the heat of the battle sometimes when you’re an intense, passionate, guy like he is… I don’t know how many of you have ever put yourself in that kind of environment to know what finger you might wave.”
Vermeil didn’t even cry. Gunther could still be fined by the league, which might put a dent in the number of clay discs he can purchase and shoot at in the offseason.